Food Hero Awards winners unveiled by Burnham Food Festival
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival have
announced the two winners of their Local Food Hero Awards for
Beef has shown a commitment to sourcing and producing authentic
and delicious food rooted in the local area.
Leggland's Orchards has shown an unparalleled provenance and attention
to detail to create a great range of Somerset products.
Director Beverley Milner Simonds said: "We created these
awards to celebrate the traders who we feel have backed the festival,
a drive for their businesses and deserve some public recognition
for their hard work and commitment."
Director Sarah Milner Simonds added: "We are looking forward
to welcoming thee traders and 90 others to the festival on Saturday
23 May - we hope you agree that we have brought the best of Somerset
into the town for the day."
Welland of Berrow Beef added: "We are thrilled to be awarded
Local Food Hero 2015 by our local food festival. It's a real honour
to be recognised by others; when we are so proud ourselves of
providing top quality, grass fed, native breed beef to the local
market, at an affordable price. I also know there are a lot of
other excellent food and drink producers locally, so for us to
be recognised with this award is fantastic - thank you."
Louise Perrin of Leggland's Orchards said: "Were thrilled
to receive this award genuinely unexpected. Weve
worked hard to develop a range of traditional and contemporary
handmade preserves and this acknowledgement encourages us to continue
and come up with fresh ideas. People always ask us if we make
it all ourselves. Of course we do!"
they want to know where we source the ingredients in most
cases we can show you the tree or bushes. We always get a buzz
at the Burnham Food Festival. Its the best organised food
event we attend. This is our third year now and it is an established
date in our diary."