Food & Farming Awards 2017

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Do you know a great baker, cheesemaker, gin distiller or streetfood trader? Then you’ve got less than two weeks to nominate them for a Food & Farming 2017 Award!

Chef Giorgio Locatelli, writer Joanna Blythman and R4 presenter Sheila Dillon are among the panel of judges looking for winners in the award categories;

  • Best food producer
  • Best drinks producer
  • You and Yours best takeaway or streetfood
  • BBC Future Food Award
  • Countryfile best Young Farmer
  • Best food retailer
  • The One Show best cook of the year
  • The BBC World Service Food Chain programme Global Champion award
  • The Derek Cooper outstanding achievement award

 Sheila Dillon says: “We set up the Food and Farming Awards in 2000 to highlight the people who, through food, are changing Britain for the better:  farmers, shopkeepers, cooks in schools, hospitals and other public places, food producers, campaigners, market organisers, street food vendors.  People working away, mostly under the media radar, adding to the quality of all our lives but receiving hardly any public recognition.

“Since then, the awards have changed a lot of lives and helped influence food policy, both country-wide and locally.  And all that change has been the public’s doing. You have been our eyes, ears  and tastebuds in every part of the UK.  Without your nominations, your interest in passing on what you know about the best in your area, the awards would be meaningless.”

Find out more and vote (before 24 January) here

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