Farm shop in national contest

Bucks County Show 2011.Richard Hilsdon and staff from Boycott Farm Shop,Stowe,in the Food Hall.'110901M-A048
Bucks County Show 2011.Richard Hilsdon and staff from Boycott Farm Shop,Stowe,in the Food Hall.'110901M-A048
0
Have your say

BOYCOTT Farm Shop in Stowe, has been shortlisted for a national award.

The shop will be going up against three other finalists in the Farm Retail Awards from the National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association (FARMA). It will be competing for the Own and Local title.

The winner will be announced on January 31, at Farm & More, the sector’s national conference.

Shop owner, Richard Hilsdon said: “We are delighted to have reached the finals of the FARMA awards for the third year running.

“We pride ourselves on offering good quality local food at honest prices, and the highest standards of customer care.

“To be named as one of the best farm shops selling own and local food, in the UK is a well-earned reward for the team and customers who have supported us over the past three years.”

Around 95 per cent of produce sold in the shop and used in the farm kitchen, is from the farm or local suppliers.

Boycott Farm Shop opened in 2008 on a 185-acre farm, home to Richard and Rosemary Hilsdon. They produce their own Aberdeen Angus beef, Gloucester Old Spot pork and free range eggs.

To start the new year, Boycott Farm is inviting customers to its Simply Boycott Tasting Day, on January 14, where it will be offering samples of its pies, casseroles and ready meals made in the farm kitchen.

On the day, it will also be offering special deals on frozen homemade ready meals.

The owners will be celebrating Farmhouse Breakfast Week at the end of January, a national event which runs from January 23 to 28. They will be offering a full English breakfast throughout the day until 3pm.

FARMA is a 700-strong farmer-owned co-operative that represents and supports direct sales to the consumer including farm shops, pick-your-own farms, farmers’ markets, box schemes and internet sales.

It sets standards for farm shops and farmers’ markets.