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Sussex Life - - Restaurant Review -

COWDRAY PARK FARM SHOP Mid­hurst Ru­pert Titch­marsh, gen­eral man­ager 01730 815152; cowdray-farm-shop

“At Cowdray Farm Shop & Café, we are de­fined as a busi­ness by our con­nec­tion to the land which sur­rounds us and our po­si­tion at the heart of the beau­ti­ful South Downs Na­tional Park. We are very for­tu­nate to be able to show­case the fruits of the es­tate farms and those of other lo­cal pro­duc­ers. These prod­ucts sit side-by-side with del­i­ca­cies from fur­ther afield. This field-to­fork ap­proach gives us a prove­nance which the pub­lic clearly ap­pre­ci­ate, hav­ing been nom­i­nated for this award by our bril­liant cus­tomers. This en­dorse­ment of our teams’ ef­forts is hugely grat­i­fy­ing.”

EGGS TO AP­PLES FARM SHOP Hurst Green Su­san­nah Hewett, co-owner 01580 860566; www.eggstoap­

“We are over­joyed to be nom­i­nated for a se­cond time after win­ning this cat­e­gory last year. We have worked hard this year to main­tain and de­velop our of­fer­ing to cus­tomers and are re­ally proud of what our team of staff have achieved, par­tic­u­larly in a year where we have seen costs for small busi­nesses rise again. New ad­di­tions in­clude an on­site florist and we now pro­vide cater­ing and bar­be­cue boxes to lo­cal vine­yards and camp­sites. We con­tinue to be com­pli­mented on our wide prod­uct range, cus­tomer ser­vice and the num­ber of lo­cal pro­duc­ers that we cham­pion.”

WESTONS FARM SHOP Itch­ing­field, Hor­sham David Ex­wood, owner 01403 791228; www.we­st­ons­

“The team and I are de­lighted and grate­ful to our cus­tomers for vot­ing for us. As farm­ers and grow­ers as well as re­tail­ers it makes us re­ally proud to cham­pion lo­cal, great qual­ity food with ex­cel­lent trace­abil­ity. We love putting pro­duce from our large, mixed fam­ily farm on the shelves and it gives us great plea­sure to give so many won­der­ful lo­cal pro­duc­ers an out­let to sell their food and drink. Eat­ing well and sus­tain­ably doesn’t have to cost the earth. We stock sea­sonal Sus­sex pro­duce and use as lit­tle pack­ag­ing as pos­si­ble. Good friendly ser­vice doesn’t cost any­thing but it is worth a lot to our cus­tomers.”

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