Fine Farm Produce Awards

 Tilberthwaite Farm, Coniston, Cumbria

The farmers we work with go to extraordinary lengths to produce tasty food while caring for the countryside and the wildlife that depends on it. This is no small task, which is why we recognise the very best of what they harvest at the Fine Farm Produce Awards.

The awards are open to the 1,500 tenant farmers working on the farmland and the estates in our care. Whether they feed the birds during the winter, create grassland to attract birds and butterflies or keep the soils healthy, the efforts made by these farmers mean we can all enjoy the countryside. 

Sustainably produced food is not only better for nature, it tastes better too. Every year competition judges are presented with the finest cuts of meat from rare-breed cattle and lambs, cider made from apples in wildlife-rich orchards, eggs from free-range chickens, and much more. 

All entrants must fulfil a checklist of environmental and welfare standards, as well as guarantee the quality and origin of all ingredients and their production methods before the judging process begins.

" Many of the products that pass the taste test are, in my opinion, some of the very best you can find in the country."
- Richard McGeown, judge and chef patron of Couch’s Great House

Food and farming at its best

Richard McGeown, judge and chef patron of Couch’s Great House Restaurant in Cornwall, says: ‘Our role is to rigorously assess the presentation, cooking and taste of each product. Many of the products that pass the taste test are, in my opinion, some of the very best you can find in the country.

 
‘There is great satisfaction in knowing that the award winners care so much about producing fantastic food and drink in a sustainable way for the rest of us to enjoy.’
Rachel Brewer and her award winning apples at Barrington Court

This year's winners 

The winners of the Fine Farm Produce Awards 2019 have been announced at BBC Countryfile Live. The awards ceremony took place in the National Trust's Cookery Theatre, where celebrity chefs have been cooking up tasty dishes using some of the ingredients produced by the farmers who work on the land we care for.

Previous winners

Farming for Nature at Hill Top Farm, Yorkshire

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