Success at 'The Rural Oscars' for three of our members
We're delighted to announce that three of our members are celebrating being chosen as regional finalists in Countryside Alliance Awards, often referred to as 'The Rural Oscars'.
The awards celebrate rural life and produce and the dedicated and passionate community working so hard behind the scenes. Based on nominations from members of the public the awards celebrate the people who work tirelessly to keep our rural community thriving.
John and Sue Mills run Parsonage Farm in Upton near Andover and were shocked to learn of their award. 'We were delighted to hear the news. We feel honoured to have been highly commended in the Local Food category which boasts so many outstanding local producers. Knowing that our customers have nominated us for the award makes us feel valued and that we must be doing something right.'
Isle of Wight Biltong was awarded highly commended in the start-up category. Lyburn Cheese also made it into the South-West local producer finalists list.
Tracy Nash our Commercial Manager at Hampshire Fare commented on the results: 'We are delighted that three of our producers have been recognised for their hard work and achievements in these highly-coveted awards. We are proud of them for making such an impact on the local community and feel confident that their businesses will go from strength to strength.'
Image: John Mills and Mike Alexander from Parsonage Farm