Thursday, 20 November 2014


Shoppers and food lovers across Lincolnshire are being invited to judge the county’s best growers, producers and hospitality businesses in this year’s Select Lincolnshire Food awards.

Winner 2013 Peoples Choice Mountains Boston Sausage with Nicola Berry Lincolnshire Coop
The annual awards recognise and reward the people and businesses behind Lincolnshire’s billion pound food and farming industry.

One of the most competitive categories is the ‘People’s Choice Award’ which gives consumers; as well as local chefs, cooks and shoppers, the chance to vote for their favourite local food business which they feel is worthy of an extra-special prize.

Talking about this year’s awards, Gillian Richardson, Business Development Manager for Select Lincolnshire for Food, said: “In Lincolnshire, fresh local produce has a special place in people’s hearts.

“In fact, food feeds more than appetites here. We’re a county full of food experts. Growers, producers, processors, chefs, bakers and artisan businesses make Lincolnshire the jewel in the UK food industry’s crown.

“We’re thrilled to be organising the food, drink and hospitality awards again this year. But out of the 14 different categories, it is the ‘People’s Choice Award’ that businesses most want to win.

“It’s the second year that I have been involved in these awards, and the People’s Choice Award is about giving the vote to consumers. It would not be possible without the support of Lincolnshire Co-operative which is sponsoring the award.

“Lincolnshire Co-operative, through its Love Local range in its food stores, continues to be at the forefront of supporting local food businesses breaking into the retail market.

“I’d like to invite everyone to cast their vote on the Select Lincolnshire for Food website, and help us find the most rewarding business worthy of the People’s Choice Award”.

Vote here - To place your People’s Choice vote visit the Select Lincolnshire for Food website. 

The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony next year.

For more information about the awards next year, and how to be involved in with sponsorship please email 

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