FARM SHOP & DELI RETAILER AWARDS 2022

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 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR regional WINNERS and commended retailers! 

Chair of Judges, Nigel Barden, commented on the 2022 Awards:“We had some fabulous entries, many reflecting how resourceful retailers have been in the food and drink sector, as they faced another very different and challenging year. Our judges had a difficult task drawing up the regional shortlists and winners for this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards, as there were some remarkable entries reflecting how resourceful many in the food and drink sector are, particularly with the emphasis being focused on recycling, waste and sustainability. It is heartening to see how much these talented, resourceful and diligent entrants care about their businesses and it was a privilege to read about them and celebrate them at the winners announcement."


FULL LIST OF regional winners and commended retailers

 

east anglia

Winner: The Grundisburgh Dog Delicatessen Ltd, Woodbridge

East Anglia Regional Winner 

Judges comments:
“I think this is a really good strong story - I love the fact that the pandemic has resulted in additional services being bought to this village community. Clear red lines on sustainability and excellent social on Instagram.”

“This sounds a very special place and an instant success within its community. I appreciate the team's sustainability efforts as well as their innovation and proactivity.”

Commended Retailers:
Earsham Street Delicatessen, Bungay
Friday Street Farm, Shop, Kitchen, Deli/Cheese Room, Butchery, Saxmundham
Kemps Fruit and Veg, Hunstanton
The Goat Shed, Norwich
The Norfolk Deli, Hunstanton

 

midlands

Winner: Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, Bakewell

Midlands Regional Winner

Judges’ comments:
“Long established farm shop that is constantly moving forward with the ever changing times but keeping the ethos of a traditional farm shop. Stocking locally sourced produce, helping with sustainability by introducing self serve produce, zero to landfill policy.”

“Employment to local people, staff training and listening to staff on a regular basis. All in all a very good all round business.” 

Commended Retailers:
Aubrey Allen, Leamington Spa
Bells Farm Shop, Stourport on Severn
Drapers Lane Delicatessen, Leominster
Gates Farm Shop, Oakham
Ludlow Farmshop, Ludlow
The Amazing Chocolate Workshop, Blidworth
The Deli in the Village, Stourbridge

 

nORTH EAST

Winner: Town End Farm Shop, Skipton

North East Regional Winner

Judges’ comments:
“Phew, I almost had to lie down after reading that list of hugely and highly commendable aspects to this small yet super dynamic farm shop out near Malham. He certainly does have his finger on the button here and quietly, seemingly just gets on with the job in hand and I found his list of eco-credentials not just extensive but also in areas that I had certainly not thought of before which was a real standout for me.”

Commended Retailers:
Church Fenton Community Shop Ltd, Tadcaster
Farmer Copleys, Pontefract
Mainsgill Farm Shop, Richmond
Minskip Farm Shop, York

 

Northern ireland

Winner: Cunningham Butchers, Food Hall & Steak House, Kilkeel

Northern Ireland Regional Winner

Judges’ comments:
“Great cutting down on packaging and looking for local suppliers. This will undoubtedly all help the local economy. They are also trying hard for their staff.”

“Demonstrate a real and genuine local and Irish pride and theme wish products and suppliers”   

Commended Retailers:
Colemans Farm Shop, Templepatrick
Millar Meats, Irvinestown

 

NORTH WEST

Winner: The Lambing Shed Farm Shop Ltd, Knutsford

 North West Regional Winners

Judges’ comments:
“Really nice looking business, can see where it is looking to reduce its carbon footprint and really like the investment in its people. Nice website and social feeds too. Looks like somewhere I'd like to visit.”

“The Lambing Shed sounds superb - ticking all the boxes for me in terms of looking after staff, sustainability, innovation during the pandemic and being a community hub.”  
 

Commended Retailers:
Chorlton Cheesemongers Ltd, Manchester
Delifonseca Dockside, Liverpool
Hill Farm Real Food t/a S E A Aidley & Co, Tarporley
Lovingly Artisan Bakery - The Bread Store, Kendal
The Hollies Farm Shop, Tarporley
Winter Tarn Dairy, Penrith

 

Scotland

Winner: The Cheese Lady, Haddington

Scotland Regional Winners

Judges’ comments:

“Love this - it has real personality, great website - especially the "I like.." section to provide other cheeses you might like. Entry covers all the basis and good to see a forward looking focus on sustainability.”

“Fabulous to change business around in such short time- using all there skills- book etc. can only judge by the website the cheeses look incredible!!” 

Commended Retailers:
The Brand Family Larder, North Berwick
The Crieff Food Company, Crieff
The House of Bruar, Perth


south east

Winner: Basil & Tom's, Acton

South East Regional Winners

Judges’ comments:
“Wow. What an amazing journey doing good along the way. I hope the community supports you going forward like you have supported them.”

“Stepped up impressively during the pandemic despite being a young business, providing excellent support for the community.”

 Commended Retailers:
Blue Tin Produce, Ipsden
Cheese Etc, The Pangbourne Cheese Shop, Reading
Fridge of Plenty, London
The Fresh Fish Shop, Haywards Heath
The Grumpy Goat, Reading
The Kitchen Larder, Chalfont St Peter


south west

Winner: Pipers Farm, Cullompton 

South West Regional Winners

Judges’ comments:
“Fantastic operation. Serious and yet still genuinely ethical sustainable business. Ticks all boxes with bells on.”

“One of their customers sums it up perfectly: "I have had a number of orders over the last few years & have never been disappointed. I like the ethical production, the assurance that animals are free range & grass-fed & that every bit of packaging is recyclable.”

 Commended Retailers:
Brace of butchers, Dorchester
Darts Farm, Exeter
Durslade Farm Shop, Bruton
Greendale Farm Shop, Exeter
Kimbers Farm Shop, Wincanton
The Barn at Severn & Wye, Westbury on Severn

 

wales

Winner: Forage Farm Shop and Kitchen, Cowbridge

Wales Regional Winner

Judges’ comments:
“Well presented application. Excellent sustainability. Good care of staff. Good care of farm land. Like the idea of going to schools to encourage young interest something we should all do more of.”

“A remarkably funky purpose built farm shop on the Penllyn Estate Farm near Cowbridge, which opened in 2020. There are numerous great initiatives such as transitioning to a regenerative farming system, supplying meat to Cowbridge Comprehensive & the head butcher teaching a butchery skills session at the school. Zero-waste policy with the butchery operating a whole carcass model, working with the kitchen to use excess cuts. Left-over produce is donated to Llamau, a local homeless charity. Much of the shop’s produce is supplied by the estate & they’ve looked at their agricultural & retail activities holistically when reviewing their sustainability achievements. An impressive entry, with lots to talk about.”  

Commended Retailers:
The Gourmet Butcher, Whitchurch
The Little Cheesemoger, Prestatyn
The Olive Tree Delicatessen, Mold
Wright's Shop and Kitchen, Llanarthne

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WORTHY regional WINNERS and commended retailers!

 2022 Finalists  Previous Awards winners

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