Food Festival announces Food Hero Award winners
Food & Drink Festival has announced the two winners of their
'Local Hero Awards' for 2016.
Orchards have won for a second year after showing huge attention
to detail to create a great range of Somerset products.
second winner, Robert Hawler Venison, shows a commitment to producing
the highest quality meat and products with very high welfare standards.
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 these traders and 102 others to the festival on Saturday
28th May - we hope you agree that we have brought the best of
Somerset into the town for the day."
Hawker of Robert Hawker Venison said: "Thank you for this
award it's so unexpected! It's humbling to receive this award
as there are so many other great and worthy producers that attend
the excellent food festivals, it's a brilliant showcase to let
your produce shine! This award means a lot to Amanda and I and
my family, it represents the early mornings and late nights working
at producing the best local produce we can!"
Perrin of Legglands Orchards added: "We are beyond thrilled
to be given the Local Food Heroes award for the second year running.
Were a husband and wife micro-business and this recognition
inspires us to continue producing the best Somerset artisan preserves.
There is an amazing buzz at the Burnham on Sea Food & Drink
Festival and we love being part of it. Thank you to all the visitors
who give us such wonderful feedback, and of course to Bev &
Sarah for organising such a great event. PS Were in the
pair will be presented with their awards at the next Burnham Food
& Drink Festival on Saturday 28th May.