Consumer voting now open for Farm Shop & Deli Awards
Published:  22 August, 2017

The consumer voting for Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018 is now open.

To vote, consumers can visit the ‘2018 Entrants’ web page, select the retailers they wish to vote for and submit an entry online. Online voting closes on 31 October 2017 and all voters will be entered into a prize draw to win a Fortnum & Mason food hamper. There is also still time for businesses to enter the competition here.

This is the fifth year of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards and there are category awards up for grabs across 12 different specialisms, with nine regional awards also available – plus the coveted Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year. There is a Newcomer of the Year award, which was won by Brace of Butchers in 2017. Last year’s Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year was Keelham Farm Shop.

Nigel Barden, chairman of judges and food & drink journalist and broadcaster, said: “The Farm Shop & Deli sector continues to grow in size and importance, as do these awards, which crucially acknowledge the finest in the field, in both retail and online. They also help consumers track down the finest out there, as these talented retailers continue to push the boundaries.”

The 12 categories are:
•    Baker
•    Butcher
•    Cheesemonger
•    Delicatessen
•    Farm Shop – Large Retailer
•    Farm Shop – Small Retailer
•    Fishmonger
•    Food Hall
•    Greengrocer
•    Market
•    Online Business
•    Village store/Local Shop