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.

Entries for 2018 closed on 30th September 2017.


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

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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.


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 being revealed at Farm Shop & Deli Show on Monday 16th April 2018 at 15.30.

Take a look at our 2018 finalists and please join us for the winners announcement on Farm Shop & Deli Live.


How to enter

Our 2018 entries are now closed and we wish the best of luck to all our entrants.

Take a look at our 2018 entrants here.

If you are interested in entering our 2019 awards, due to open this summer, please click on the link below and 'register your interest':

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Meet our 2017 category and regional 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. 

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:

See our 2017 Category and Regional winners 

Read more about our 2017 'Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year' winner, Keelham Farm Shop from Skipton.

Meet our 2017 Retailer of the Year Keelham Farm Shop

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards caught up with Victoria and her crew at Keelham Farm Shop earlier this year.

Take a look at our video to find out more about what makes Keelham Farm Shop a worthy winner, and what Victoria will be looking for as an awards judge next year:


Find out more about the Awards

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

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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 2018 Awards closed on 31 October 2017 with nearly 5,000 votes received! A massive thank you to all who voted.



Click here to find out what our winners can expect to win!


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!

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