3:55 PM 18th November 2021
North Yorkshire Family Farming Business Wins A Local Food Hero Award
Mandy and Karl Avison with their four deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards Multiple award winners Mandy and Karl Avison
The team at a Pickering farm shop, café and visitor attraction is celebrating after winning four prestigious regional food and drink awards, including a coveted Local Food Hero Award.
Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café was presented with awards for its home-grown strawberries in the Best Fresh Produce category, Scotch Egg with Yorkshire Black Pudding in the Best Ready to Eat category, Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu and Local Food Hero at the Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards during a glittering ceremony in Harrogate on 10th November.
Cedarbarn's owners, Karl and Mandy Avison were joined by 16 of their 38 strong team at the event. "The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging year for many businesses, but our amazing team rose to every challenge that we set them and helped us to flex our business to provide food and drink for the local community.
"We're incredibly proud of all four of our awards, but the Local Food Hero award is extra special as it was decided by a public vote and is testament to the value that people place on our home grown produce, our home reared meat and our fabulous team," said Mandy Evison.
Commenting on the Local Food Hero award, the judging panel, comprising industry experts including chefs, broadcasters, writers and buyers, said: "Karl and Mandy were applauded for their food and hospitality as well as their passion for farming and supporting the local community. Their shop and café sell and serve an array of home grown or locally sourced goods, aiming to promote impeccable provenance and to be as eco-friendly as possible."
The Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards celebrate Yorkshire's finest food and drink producers and are the biggest food and drink accolades in the North of England and attracted over 450 entries from businesses of all sizes from across the county.
The event was hosted by Executive Chef, Stephanie Moon and food and drink broadcaster, Nigel Barden and welcomed 300 businesses, producers and sponsors, who enjoyed a specially designed menu featuring many of the shortlisted and winning products, including Cedarbarn's Scotch Egg with Yorkshire Black Pudding.
Established in 1989, Deliciouslyorkshire is the Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and the Humber whose mission is to make Yorkshire the food and drink capital of Britain by promoting, supporting and developing its member businesses.