TOP FARM SHOP
Judge: Linda Dumbrell Sponsor: Haymans Highly Commended: Hall Farm, Dedham Highly Commended: Lathcoats Farm Shop, Chelmsford Winner: Blackwells Farm Produce, Coggeshall
WHAT THE WINNER SAID:
We are absolutely thrilled to have won again and we really appreciate the support our customers give us. We were just as nervous tonight and winning this award again means so much to us. We are always finding ways to improve and thinking what we can do next for the business. Customers are always happy we have won and they show so much support. Thanks again, we are so very proud and extremely flattered
WHAT THE JUDGE SAID:
My overall winner has to be Blackwells Farm Produce in Coggeshall. Each of the finalists had so much to offer, but one of the distinguishing factors was that I felt Blackwells were just focused on the farm shop, while the other two finalists also rely on tea rooms, animals and orchards. As this award is looking for the Top Farm Shop, Blackwells were my winner.
Kirsty Williamson, James Blow, Roxanne O'Brien, Frances Lodge, Teresa Evans-Mortimer, Howard Blackwell, Jane Blackwell and Sharon Houghton