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Supported and judged by leading farm shop and deli retailers, top wholesaler buyers and owners and industry experts, the Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards is an initiative that recognises and rewards the best in specialist food and drink products. The awards are open only to products that are sold in farm shops, delis and other speciality food retailers.
This year, the awards will be judged across eleven categories (Beverages, Chilled & Frozen Desserts, Chilled Deli, Condiments & Sauces, Fermented & Smoked Foods, Meat, Non-Food, Plant-Based, Preserves, Savoury Biscuits & Snacks and Sweet Bakery & Confectionery) by panels of expert judges.
The judging process will review everything about the product including the full value chain, branding along with taste, ensuring products are well set to sell in the independent sector, and judging will be split.
Ambient products will be judged across various locations in March, with winners announced throughout April, while chilled or frozen products will be judged live at the Farm Shop & Deli Show on Monday 24th April 2023, with winners announced live on-stage during the afternoon.
Commenting on the awards, Giorgio Rigali, head of communications and exhibitions at William Reed, said, “We are delighted to announce the return of the Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards for a second year. Farm shops are the heartbeat of local communities, and these awards celebrate the incredible range of local, high-quality products they have to offer.”
“With supporters including leading UK farm shops and delis such as Thyme & Tides, The Kitchen Food Company, retailers such as Booths, and wholesalers such as Cotswold Fayre and Diverse Foods, these awards give suppliers a real boost in the process of getting their products in front of the right people.
“Not only that, each entrant will receive feedback from the judging process, benchmarking them against the average scores from the competition.”
“Winners of these awards are not only great tasting, but they also look great on the shelf and are competitively priced, making them desirable for wholesalers, retailers and consumers alike.”
The deadline for entries into the awards is Friday 17th February 2023. To enter, click here.
To register to visit Farm Shop & Deli Show, click here.