Farm Shop & Deli Awards announces finalists in 13 categories

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Farm Shop & Deli Awards finalist The Lambing Shed

Newcomer of the year finalist The Lambing Shed

Finalists for the fourth annual Farm Shop & Deli Awards have been announced, after judges whittled down entries across 13 speciality sectors and nine regions.

The awards, held in association with Lakeland Computers and organised by The Grocer’s publisher, William Reed, celebrate the specialist independent retail market, judging the best standards, level of service, product innovation and community involvement in the sector.

The speciality categories include baker of the year, delicatessen of the year and farm shop of the year. New for 2017 is the newcomer of the year award, which was added after face-to-face judging in November revealed a number of entries opened after April 2014. Entrants were therefore judged against fellow retailers within the specialist category, as well as against other newcomers.

“I am thrilled that young businesses are also now included with the newcomer of the year category as the pool of talent is now a whole lot deeper,” said co-chair of judges Elaine Lemm.

Chair of judges Nigel Barden said: “It is a joyous journey visiting the awards finalists around the UK and, with the standards being so high, it’s the attention to detail that really makes winners stand out. It’s also apparent when staff have been well trained and crucially enjoy their work. Inspired, informed and enthusiastic folk behind the counter make a shopping experience so much better.”

Winners will be announced at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC Birmingham on 24 April. More details on the finalists can be found at the Farm Shop & Deli Awards website.

The full list of finalists:

Baker of the Year

Bondgate Bakery

Hambleton Bakery

Hobbs House Bakery

The Hungry Guest

Butcher of the Year

Brace of Butchers

Cunningham Butchery and Food Hall

Meat NW5

The Pink Pig Farm

Walter Rose & Son


Cheesemonger of the Year

Cheese Please

Cheeses of Muswell Hill

Paxton & Whitfield, Jermyn Street

The Courtyard Dairy


Delicatessen of the Year

Arch House Deli

Billington’s of Lenzie

Delilah Fine Foods Leicester

Papadeli

The Gourmet Pig

The Norfolk Deli


FarmShop - Large Retailer of the Year

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop

Drewton’s Farm Shop

Keelham Farm Shop Ltd


FarmShop - Small Retailer of the Year

Cross Lanes Organic Farm Ltd

Foxholes Farm Shop

Roots Farm Shop

The Gog Farm Shop

Uncle Henry’s

Welbeck Farm Shop


Fishmonger of the Year

Latimers

Ramus Seafoods

The Fresh Fish Shop


Foodhall of the Year

Bakers & Larners of Holt

Cranstons

Brampton Food Hall

Delifonseca Dockside

Ludlow Food Centre


Greengrocer of the Year

Andreas of Chelsea

K.D. Davis & Sons

Rafters of Driffield


Local Shop of the Year

FINK

Shropshire’s Own

Siop Pwllglas

StockGhyll Fine Food


Market of the Year

Horsforth Farmers Market

West Malling Farmers Market


Newcomer of the Year

Brace of Butchers

Court Farm Shop

Donaghy & Sanderson

Love Cheese

The Lambing Shed Farm Shop


Online Business of the Year

Dukeshill Ham Co Ltd

Farmison & Co

Parsnips and Pears

The Cornish Fishmonger

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