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

Come and watch this year's BBC Food & Farming Awards ceremony at the BBC Good Food Show, NEC, Birmingham, Weds. Nov 23rd.

The Finalists

  • pumpkin


    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 2010: Stroud Farmers Market


    Bolton Market, Ashburner Street, Bolton

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

    Maltby Street, near Tower Bridge, London

  • fish and chips


    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 2010: Mr Dutchy's Caribbean Takeaway, Northampton


    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


    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 2010: Baker, Alex Gooch, Hay-on-wye


    Golspie Mill, Sutherland, Scotland.

    Loch Arthur Creamery, Camphill Community, Dumfries, Scotland

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

  • tray of trinks


    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 2010: Wye Valley Brewery


    The Bristol Beer Factory, Bristol

    Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Scotland

    The Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden, Kent

  • grocer


    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 2010: Darts Farm Shop, Devon


    The Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop, Chepstow

    Hawkshead Relish Company, Hawkshead, Cumbria

    Pink Pig Farmshop, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

  • cow with calf


    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 2010: Jonathan Birchall, Farm Manager for Pilkington Farms, Hitchin


    Andrew Hughes -Trinley Estate, Andover, Hampshire

    Paul Sousek -Cottage Farm, Jacobstow, Cornwall

    Adrian Dolby - Barrington Park Estate, Burford, Oxfordshire

  • school dinner


    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 2010: Bob Davies, Easingwold Secondary School, York


    Carol McMath, Kibble Education Centre, Paisley

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

    Wayne Wright, Harper Adams University College, Shropshire

  • tinned food in a supermarket


    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 2010: Sainsbury's Carbon Footprint Initiative


    The True Food Community Co-operative Limited, Berkshire

    The Ice Organisation, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

    Thorntons Budgens Stores, Crouch End, north London

  • Derek Cooper


    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 2010: Richard Lutwyche, for work on traditional breeds


    Andrew Whitley, baker and "real bread" campaigner

    FareShare, food charity, fighting hunger & tackling food waste

    The Food for Life Partnership, Bristol

  • Richard Bertinet -2010's 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 2010: Richard Bertinet, Bath, for campaigning work on bread

    To be announced at the awards' ceremony.

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