What are the Farm Shop & Deli Awards?

For over 5 years Farm Shop & Deli Awards have been 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.


Enter now 2019


Entries close 21st September 2018.


What our judges look for

Take a look at our selection of videos here and find out what our judges look for.


Meet our 2018 judges

2018 Judges montage

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. 

Take a look at our 2018 Farm Shop & Deli Award judges.

Our 2019 Judges line up will be announced later this year.


meet our 2018 category finalists

Our 2018 category finalists were announced on Thursday 1st March, with the category and regional winners, plus overall Retailer of the Year revealed at Farm Shop & Deli Show on Monday 16th April 2018 at 15.30.

Take a look at our 2018 finalists

Our 2019 finalists will be announced in March 2019.


Meet our 2018 category and regional winners

Our 2018 Farm Shop & Deli Awards came to a finale on Monday 16th April 2018 when our finalists gathered at Farm Shop & Deli Show for the eagerly awaited Winners Announcement Ceremony. 

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 2018 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:

See our 2018 Category and Regional winners 

How to enter

Registrations are now open for 2019 and will close on Friday 21st September.

If you are interested in entering our 2019 awards, please click on button below to enter.

Enter now 2019


Find out more about the Awards

Follow the link below to find out more about the awards:

Find out more


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.

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!

Online voting for the 2019 Awards will open on 1st September and close on 31st October 2018.


Here's what OUR 2018 RETAILER OF THE YEAR Won

Click here to find out what our 2018 winners won!


Sponsorship opportunities

If you are interested in being one of our Farm Shop & Deli Sponsors, please get in touch with us to discuss your options!