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Local Food & Drink

Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:31


This is a new award for 2018 which will recognise excellence in local produce and in production methods that are environmentally sensitive.

Projects could include:

  • Use of local produce
  • Traditional production methods
  • Businesses & shops focusing on local food and drink


We're looking for initiatives that might include one or more of the following: 

  • Ingredients sourced in Bedfordshire
  • Produced in Bedfordshire
  • Promote or use local food and drink – commitment to local sourcing
  • High quality products
  • Unusual ingredients or ideas
  • Provide environmental benefits such as increased biodiversity, commitment to using sustainable packaging etc


Pictured is produce from Mrs Middleton Ltd which won a CPRE Mark at our 2014 awards.

Our judges wrote: Two sisters have created an enterprising business, producing high quality cold-pressed rape seed oil at Barton Hill Farm, farming in a way that enhances biodiversity on the land. The idea came from the realisation that many visitors to the countryside have little knowledge of how healthy, good quality foodstuffs are produced. The oil bottles show a map reference to indicate exactly in which field the seed was grown and bears a Made in Bedfordshire label. The company is set to become a leading sustainable food producer, with the oil already being used in top restaurants and selling at farm shops across England. The enterprise has also diversified into flour, which is ground locally at Stotfold Mill.

You can visit their website here.



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