15 October 2019, 09:13 AM
  • The entries for the 2020 Awards have closed but consumers have until 31st October to vote for their local retailers
Farm Shop & Deli Awards consumer voting now open

The entries for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2020 have closed, and the consumer voting stage of the awards has now commenced.

Consumers have until 31st October to vote to support their local retailers, with the votes and comments help deciding the category, regional and overall Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year winners.

Voting is a quick and easy process. Consumers can visit the ‘2020 Entrants’ web page, select the retailer(s) they wish to vote for and submit the entry online. Online voting closes on 31 October 2019 and all voters will be entered into a prize draw to win a Fortnum & Mason food hamper from the Farm Shop & Deli Awards team.

Nigel Barden, chair of judges and food and drink journalist, says, “It’s such a privilege to see the joy on the faces of the Farm Shop & Deli Award winners as their names are read out. All the hard work and long hours are pushed to the back of their minds, with the realisation that they are the finest in their sector.”

New for 2020 the entrants were provided with an opportunity to upload an optional video to support their entry and showcase their business. The online entries, videos and consumer votes will be evaluated by the judging panel before being whittled down to a shortlist of finalists, some of whom may receive a ‘secret’ visit later this year to
see the retailers in action. The successful finalists will be announced in March 2020, with the winners revealed live at Farm Shop & Deli Show on Monday 30th March at the NEC Birmingham.

Find out more, or vote online, at farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/awards

Image: 2019 Retailer of the Year winners Cannon Hall Farm Shop collecting their Award from Nigel Barden and Debbie Edge

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