What are the Farm Shop & Deli Awards?
In 2018 Farm Shop & Deli Awards will enter their 5th year in recognising, and celebrating, the very best standards in the UK’s independent, specialist retail market. With an expert panel of judges joining Nigel Barden Chair of Judges, the Awards will celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement, offered by our heroes of the high-street.
We anticipate entries for the 2018 Awards will open in June 2017. In the meantime, please see below useful information about the Awards and our 2017 judges, finalists and winners.
Meet our 2017 judges
Every November, Chair of Judges Nigel Barden and Co-chair of Judges, Elaine Lemm are joined by experts from the world of speciality retail, fine food and food media to form our judging panel.
They come together to evaluate the online entries and consumer votes for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards. Find out more about our 2017 judges.
Meet our 2017 finalists and winners
Our 2017 Farm Shop & Deli Awards came to a finale on Monday 24th April 2017 when our finalists gathered at Farm Shop & Deli Show for the eagerly awaited Winners Announcement Ceremony.
Meet our fantastic 2017 Farm Shop & Deli Awards Finalists.
Category and Regional winners, plus the overall 'Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year', were revealed live on stage at the show by Chair of Judges Nigel Barden.
Congratulations to all our 2017 Regional and Category winners, plus our 'Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year' - read our press release to find out more about our current winners, or follow the links below:
Meet our 2017 'Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year' winner, Keelham Farm Shop from Skipton.
Victoria Robertshaw, Co-Owner Keelham Farm Shop, with Nigel Barden and 2016 Retailer of the Year Arthur Howell.
The Farm Shop & Deli Awards team will be following up with Victoria and her crew at Keelham Farm Shop later this year. In the meantime you can:
Hear from our 2016 Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year
How to enter
Entries for our 2017 Awards are now closed
Our 2018 entries will be opening in June 2017. To be kept up-to-date when the entries open please click on the button below and 'register your interest to enter'.
Find out more about the Awards
Follow the link below to find out more about the awards:
2018 Awards Key dates
- Entries should be open online from June 2017 and will close mid September 2017
- Consumer voting will open in August 2017 and will close end of October 2017
- Judging will take place September to November ahead of the face-to-face judges deliberations in mid November
- After the initial round of judging the 'secret' visits will take place in December/January
- Category and Regional Award finalists will be revealed in March 2018
- Category winners, Regional Winners and the overall winner, the Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year, will be announced at Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC, Birmingham, on Monday 16 April 2018
Please note that the above is an indication only and final dates to be confirmed in June.
How can customers get involved?
Customer comments are important to the judging process and a chance to show support for local retailers. The consumer votes help decide the category, regional and overall Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year Award winners.
Online voting for the 2018 Awards will open in August 2017 and close end of October.
Voting is quick and easy - a link wil be provided below when online voting opens. Simply click on that, select the retailer(s) you wish to vote for, complete the online voting form and submit your vote!
All online voters will be entered into a prize draw to win a food hamper. The winner will be selected and notified after the online voting closes at the end of October - good luck!
Voting is currently closed
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