johns of instow

Last year’s winners Johns of Instow and Appledore, from Devon

The finalists have been announced for the third annual Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Held in partnership with deli chain Olives Et Al and organised by The Grocer’s publisher, William Reed Business Media, the event celebrates the specialist independent retail market, recognising its highest standards, best service, product innovation and community involvement.

The awards commend retailers’ success in both speciality sectors and regions. Category prizes up for grabs across 12 specialisms include Baker of the Year, Local Shop of the Year and Greengrocer of the Year. The regional winners will be selected from the category finalists and declared live during the Farm Shop & Deli Show at Birmingham’s NEC on 18 April, when the name of the overall winner will also be revealed.

“The awards are an excellent way to reward those leading the specialist retail sector,” said the show’s event director, Jack Halliday. “They set an exceptional industry standard across the categories and regions through targeted innovation and true understanding of what makes consumers tick.”

Nigel Barden, chairman of the judges, added: “The artisan food and drink market is particularly competitive, and it’s crucial we recognise those who are championing the sector by leading from the front. It’s important they can be acknowledged by the public and their peers in the trade.”

The full list of finalists:

Baker of the Year

Bondgate Bakery

Dee Light Bakery

Hambleton Bakery

Butcher of the Year

Arthur Howell

Clogher Valley Meats

Hopetoun Butchery

Meat NW5

Walter Rose & Son

Cheesemonger of the Year

Cheese Please

Hartington Cheese & Wine

Paxton & Whitfield

The Courtyard Dairy

Fishmonger of the Year

Latimer’s Seafood Deli & Café

Ramus Seafoods

Veasey & Sons Fishmongers

Greengrocer of the Year

Andreas of Chelsea Green

K.D. Davis & Sons (The Greengrocers) Ltd

Delicatessen of the Year

Billington’s of Lenzie

Delifonseca Dockside

Don Street Deli

The Gourmet Pig

The Hungry Guest

The Norfolk Deli

Food Hall of the Year

Bakers & Larners of Holt

Cranstons Orton Grange Food Hall

Ludlow Food Centre

Local Shop of the Year

Shropshire’s Own

Siop Pwllglas Community Shop

Welton’s Deli

Farm Shop - Large Retailer of the Year

Bodnant Welsh Food

Darts Farm

Keelham Farm Shop

Rhug Estate Farm Shop

Farm Shop - Small Retailer of the Year

Cross Lanes Organic Farm Ltd

Foxholes Farm Shop

Loch Leven’s Larder

The Salt Pig Ltd

Uncle Henry’s

Market of the Year

Horsforth Farmers’ Market

Made in Stroud Ltd (fresh-n-local markets)

My Farmers’ Market Limited

Online Business of the Year

Alternative Meats Ltd


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