Meet the Farm Shop Small Retailer of the Year – Cross Lanes Organic Farm
Cross Lanes Organic Farm has entered the Farm Shop & Deli Awards on several occasions and it’s been fantastic to see them commended and rewarded for all their hard work. Earlier this year they won the Farm Shop SmallRetailer of the Year. We recently chatted to them about that special moment and what’s been happening since their big win.
What is so special about the Farm Shop & Deli industry?
It is a trade of very like-minded people who share passion and values in quality local, artisan produce, everyone is extremely hard working and determined to make things a success.
How did you feel when you found out you had won the award?
We were shocked and delighted. The team was thrilled to bits to be chosen as the winner amongst many successful businesses. It’s great to have our dedicated team's hard work recognised and it has given the team a real boost.
Why did you decide to enter these awards?
We have entered the awards in previous years and have been commended in various categories which was fantastic, but as our business grew & developed, now in its fifth year we kept entering with additional offerings. We do try to be different putting our own ideas into play and this has paid off.
How has winning helped your business?
Being recognised in this way helps make people aware of Cross Lanes and its ethos. Our customers talk about our awards and are genuinely pleased for us, especially those customers who have supported us over the years and watched us develop.
What advice would you give to those considering entering in 2017?
Highlight all of your strengths, beliefs & uniqueness, and be prepared for the undercover judges.
You can enter the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 before Friday 30th September.