Here are the selected finalists and winners for the 2011 Food and Farming Awards. The winners will all be featured on BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme and Farming Today, as well as on BBC Local Radio.

The Finalists and Winning Entries

  • pumpkin

    BEST FOOD MARKET

    Where is Britain's best food market? It can be a regular street, WI or farmers' market, but what we're looking for is the market that best serves its local community providing fresh, high quality and affordable food, particularly in areas neglected by other retailers.

     

    Winner in 2011: Bolton Market, Ashburner Street, Bolton

     

    East Oxford Farmers' and Community Market, off Cowley Road, Oxford

    Maltby Street, near Tower Bridge, London

  • fish and chips

    BEST TAKEAWAY

    Whether it's good old fish and chips, Middle Eastern falafel or an inspirational curry we want to celebrate the people taking takeaways and street food to a whole new level. And it's more than just great taste, we want to hear about excellent, freshly made meals that use carefully sourced ingredients and provide value for money.

     

    Winner in 2011: Jack and Linda Mills, The Brighton Smokehouse, under-the-arches, Brighton

     

    The Sea Tree, "alternative fish bar", Cambridge

    Rico's Pizza Shack, mobile wood burning oven, Oxfordshire

  • jars of jam

    BEST FOOD PRODUCER

    Open to anyone who produces food -whether it's cheese, meat or pies, salads, cakes or chocolate. We're looking for companies or individuals using quality ingredients and a lot of expertise to create an excellent, fairly priced, finished product.

     

    Winner in 2011: Loch Arthur Creamery, Camphill Community, Dumfries, Scotland

     

    Golspie Mill, Sutherland, Scotland.

    Alder Tree Fruit Ices, Alder Carr farm, Needham, Suffolk.

  • tray of trinks

    BEST DRINKS PRODUCER

    Do you know of an inspirational brewer, wine maker, distiller or juice-maker, using carefully sourced ingredients and skill to produce an outstanding drink? We want to hear about the people bringing new ideas to the world of drinks, as well as those keeping traditions alive.

     

    Winner in 2011: The Bristol Beer Factory, Bristol

     

    Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Scotland

    The Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden, Kent

  • grocer

    BEST LOCAL FOOD RETAILER

    This award celebrates all those local shops that make our lives more delicious, from butchers and farm shops to bakers and delis. Tell us about the retailer near you not only selling delicious fresh produce but also making a difference to the community -and to the producers who supply it.

     

    Winner in 2011: The Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop, Chepstow

     

    Hawkshead Relish Company, Hawkshead, Cumbria

    Pink Pig Farmshop, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

  • cow with calf

    BBC FARMING TODAY, FARMER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    The award for someone who has risen to the challenges of sustainable farming in the 21st century and who has been a source of encouragement and inspiration to others interested in food production and the countryside.

     

    Winner in 2011: Andrew Hughes -Trinley Estate, Andover, Hampshire

     

    Paul Sousek -Cottage Farm, Jacobstow, Cornwall

    Adrian Dolby - Barrington Park Estate, Burford, Oxfordshire

  • school dinner

    BEST "DINNER LADY"/ PUBLIC CATERER

    We're looking for cooks who make mealtimes in our hospitals, care homes, schools or workplaces a delight. We're looking for tasty and healthy food prepared on the premises with fresh, carefully sourced ingredients, particularly in our less celebrated institutions.

     

    Winner in 2011: Wayne Wright, Harper Adams University College, Shropshire>

     

    Carol McMath, Kibble Education Centre, Paisley

    Libby Lewis, Farley Hill School, Eat Smart Café, Berkshire

  • tinned food in a supermarket

    BEST RETAIL INITIATIVE

    We're interested in an innovation that's improving the way good quality food is sourced and sold. It could be an initiative by a national supermarket, a wholesaler, a website, or a chain of food shops -any imaginative idea transforming your access to great produce with an original idea.

     

    Winner in 2011: The True Food Community Co-operative Limited, Berkshire

     

    The Ice Organisation, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

    Thorntons Budgens Stores, Crouch End, north London

  • Derek Cooper

    DEREK COOPER AWARD

    Named after The Food Programme's first presenter, for the individual or organisation doing most to bring about real change in our relationship with food. From grassroots community projects to academic research and campaigns, this award aims to recognise the unsung heroes whose work has increased our access to, and knowledge and appreciation of, good food.

     

    Winner in 2011: The Food for Life Partnership, Bristol

     

    Andrew Whitley, baker and "real bread" campaigner

    FareShare, food charity, fighting hunger & tackling food waste

  • Richard Bertinet -2010's BBC Food Champion of the Year

    BBC FOOD CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

    Who has inspired you to think differently about food? It could be a writer, broadcaster, blogger or television chef; any commentator who in the past twelve months has used their work to give us fresh insights into the food we eat. So tell us about the person you believe has helped bring about a wider passion for good food, demystified great cooking and helped explain the world of food in general.

     

    Winner in 2011: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for work on the Fish Fight campaign.

Explore BBC Food

BBC Food

Browse over 13,000 recipes on BBC Food



BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.