Farm Butcher of the Year Winner 2016

Press Release


FARMA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT END OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE

FARMA, the trade body representing around 500 farm retailers across the UK, has announced the winners of the national farm retail awards following the members annual conference and trade show in Chester. 

The winners were announced on the final day of the conference, Tuesday 1st March, following an exciting three day event at The Queens Hotel, Chester. The annual conference included several tours around Chester looking at a number of farm shops in the area as well as Chester Zoo, the trade show, a number of talks from leading farm retailers as well as a butchery skills competition and an inspiring yet lively debate on customer loyalty.

FARMA has proudly show cased the best farm retailers across the UK through the annual FARMA awards for the past 15 years. These annual awards provide an opportunity for shops, markets,butchers and restaurants to stand out against their competitors. The award categories include: large and small farm shop of the year, pick your own (PYO) of the year, farmers’ market of the year, restaurant/cafe of the year, farm butcher of the year and newcomer of the year. There is also one overall winner in retail champion of the year.

The 2016 winner of the FARMA farm butcher of the year was awarded to Newlyns Farm Shop in Hook, Hampshire. The judge said: “One of the most welcoming farm shop butchery counters I have ever approached – not simply due to the spectacle of meat on offer but also the enthusiasm and passion of the staff who hold a wealth of expertise and knowledge.”

 

About Newlyns Farm Shop: We are livestock and arable farmers producing all our own beef, pork and lamb and retailing through our shop.  We hang all our own meat in a purpose-built hanging room before our team of resident butchers butcher it.  With full traceability, our meat is of the highest provenance. Our team of in-house chefs produce 26 different ready meals from scratch to carcass balance all our meat.  Our Farm Café produces an exciting extensive menu using our own meat and Newlyns Cookery School teaches a wide range of courses to increase the culinary repertoire of adults and children.

 

Michael Mack of Savills, the managing agent for FARMA, comments: “The FARMA awards are a fantastic way to reward our members for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. The awards are presented at the end of an educational and inspiring three day members conference and trade show, which is a wonderful way to celebrate their passion to promote food grown and sold by the same hands.”


Fulllist of 2016 Awards winners:

THE FARMA RETAIL CHAMPION OFTHE YEAR - Sponsored by Lakeland Computer Services

·        HollowTrees Farm Shop (Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 6HX)

@HollowTreesFarm

 

The FARMA Large Farm Shop of theYear - Sponsored by Cotswold Fayre:

·        HollowTrees Farm Shop (Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 6HX)

@HollowTreesFarm

 

The FARMA Small Farm Shop ofthe Year - Sponsored by Booker Wholesale

·        HanleyFarm Shop (Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16 7NA)

@HanleyFarmShop

 

The FARMA PYO of the Year -Sponsored by Hugofox

·        LotmeadFarm (Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 0SN)

@lotmeadfarm

 

The FARMA Farmers’ Market of the Year -Sponsored by Gala Tents

·        MoseleyFarmers’ Market - Last Saturday of each month exceptDecember, when it is the last Saturday before Christmas, 9.00-2.00pm (Villagegreen, Moseley, Birmingham, B13)

@MoseleyFarmMkt

 

The FARMA Restaurant/Cafe of the Year

·        FarndonFields Farm Shop (Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9NP)

@FarndonFieldsFS

 

The FARMA Farm Butcher of theYear - Sponsored by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board: Beef andLamb

·        NewlynsFarm Shop (Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1HA)

@newlynsfarm

 

The FARMA Newcomer of the Year - Sponsoredby The Cress Co

·        WhitehouseFarm (Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6LB)

@norwichpyo

 

 

 

ENDS

For further information from theFARMA annual conference or additional judges comments please contact:

MichaelMack of Savills on: 07720 496510 or email mmack@savills.com

 

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