Nominations are now closed for the 2009 Food and Farming Awards. The finalists will be published on this website later this month.

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  • grocer

    BEST LOCAL FOOD RETAILER

    It could be your favourite corner shop, butcher, baker or deli. Tell us about the retailer near you making a difference to the community – and to the producers who supply it.

  • pumpkin

    BEST FOOD MARKET

    Awarded to the market making fresh, locally–grown food accessible to its community. As well as farmers’ markets we’re interested in regular, local food markets with a wide range of high quality produce – particularly in areas ill–served by other retailers.

  • fish and chips

    BEST TAKEAWAY

    It could be Indian, Italian, Chinese or good old fish & chips. We want to hear about excellent, freshly made meals that use carefully sourced ingredients and provide value for money.

  • cow with calf

    FARMER OF THE YEAR

    The award for someone who has risen to the challenges of farming in the 21st century and is an inspiration to anyone interested in food production and the countryside.

  • jars of jam

    BEST FOOD PRODUCER

    Open to anyone who produces food – from milk or meat to cakes or chocolates. We’re looking for companies or individuals who use good quality ingredients to provide an excellent finished product.

  • school dinner

    BEST DINNER LADY OR MAN

    Whether it’s in a school, a hospital, a care home, or the workplace – this is awarded to a cook who provides a wide range of healthy, tasty food in any institutional setting. We’re looking for meals prepared on the premises with fresh, carefully sourced ingredients.

  • Derek Cooper

    DEREK COOPER AWARD

    Named after The Food Programme's first presenter, for the individual or organisation that has done most to increase our knowledge and understanding of good food and the vital role it plays in our lives.

  • tinned food in a supermarket

    BEST RETAIL INITIATIVE

    We’re interested in an imaginative initiative that’s changing the way good quality food is being sourced and sold. It could be a supermarket, wholesaler, website, or chain of food shops – that’s transforming your access to great produce with an original idea.

  • Fanny Craddock

    BBC FOOD PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

    It could be a writer, broadcaster, or chef; a role model who inspires a passion for good food and communicates the importance of great produce with enthusiasm and clarity. Previous winners include: Hugh Fearnley–Whittingstall Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and James Martin.

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