Category Finalists for the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards

Posted 17th October 2023

The final nominations are in, as the shortlisting has been taking place throughout September for the remaining four categories: Local Food Hero; Farming Environment; Sustainability and Event Venue.

The Farming Environment category (sponsored by the Weetabix Growers Group) is designed to recognise those protocol growers who have supplied Weetabix within the last two years and who have taken demonstrable action to reduce the environmental impact of growing wheat through carbon footprint reduction, promoting wildlife or regenerative agriculture.

Finalists for the Farming Environment Award are:

Ben Atkinson, J.E Atkinson & Son
Jim Beaty, Wold Farm
Ed Dale, Stetchworth Estate Farms
Will Green, White House Farm
Matt Knight ,J.A Knight & Sons
Johnny Wake, Courteenhall Estate

For the Local Food Hero award, the team are looking for people and businesses in the food and drink sector who go further in producing, supplying, promoting or selling local goods or food services, thereby contributing to the reduction of food miles and carbon emissions.

Finalists for Local Food Hero are:

Milly Fyfe
The Shack Food Project
Skittles Community Shop
The Roaming Artisan

Headline sponsor, Weetabix, has developed a ‘Change For Better’ framework, based on the four key areas of: sustainable ingredients, reducing packaging waste, efficient operations and health and wellbeing. Inspired by their campaign, the Sustainability Category is therefore designed to recognise and celebrate an individual, business, or organisation for a product, drink, process or project.  These need to have made a positive impact in sustainability across one or more of the four areas, and its capacity to act as inspiration to others in the sector.

Finalists for Weetabix Sustainability Award are:

Blue Skies
Green Machine Refill
Silverstone Circuit
Sol Laug Havens
The Farm Shed

The final category to be announced is the Event Venue of the Year category sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn.  These independent Event Venues specialize in catering for over 100 people for formal occasions.

Finalists for Event Venue of the Year are:

Furtho Events
Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens
Kettering Park Hotel & Spa
Rushton Hall
Silverstone Circuits
The Granary at Fawsley

Award winners will be announced at the Royal & Derngate on 1st November at the 15th Weetabix Food & Drink Awards 2023/24.

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