Great British Food Farm Produce Awards 2015

Great British Food Farm Produce Awards

 

You might not have heard of the Great British Food magazine’s Farm Produce Awards as they are just a year old. Launched  to celebrate the country’s finest home-grown ingredients, as well as the hardworking folk who produce it, this year’s competition is now open.

By voting for your favourite producers, food sellers and services you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 10 top-of-the-range Stellar pans worth £110 each. To vote, just click this link

There are six categories that readers can vote for –

  • Best British Restaurant
  • Best Independent Retailer
  • Best British Food Brand
  • Best Online Retailer
  • Best Food Personality
  • Best Cookbook

Malt Kiln Farm Shop in Coventry is nominated for Best Independent Food Retailer and Adams Restaurant in Birmingham is nominated for Best British Restaurant.  I’ve voted for both of them and added Cracking Yolks and Pig Tales by Glynn Purnell as my favourite cookbook.

Voting is open until 7th June and the winners will be announced in the September issue of Great British Food magazine .

New! Destinations page

In the spirit of shop local, eat local, I’ve set up a new Destinations page with guides to the food shops, producers, farmers markets, cafes and restaurants in Warwickshire. The first guide is on Rugby.

The Rugby page features – The Rose Tea Rooms, The Abraxas Cookshop, Delish Deli, Wild & Free, Rugby Farmers Market, Vermillion, Cafe Gnosh, Cafe Vin Cinq, Summersaults, Cheese on The Green, Malt Kiln Farm Shop and boutique hotel Number Sixteen.

Guides on Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon and Warwick to follow, so let me know if you have any recommendations.

The Revel Bakery

The Malt Kiln Farm Shop is now home to The Revel Bakery. Maurice Hartnett produces his rustic style loaves in a purpose built bakery at the back of the shop, which are on sale Thursday – Sunday.

While I was in Delish Deli in Rugby, I picked up a flyer for the one day introductory courses to bread making that Maurice is also running at Malt Kiln Farm Shop. For more details contact therevelbakery@gmail.com or farmshop@maltkilnfarmshop.co.uk