One of our very own small businesses is starting to make its’ mark on the world of farming & food in more than one area. Elms Farm Costock has recently been nominated for two of this year’s Countryside Alliance Awards. One for Best Butchery and the second for the Clarissa Dickson Wright Special Award for those who work hard to campaign, educate and prioritise slow food in its’ taste and quality, showing real support for all our UK farmers and producers.
This week, Chris & Phil, two of the Elms Farm team headed to the big smoke in their finest tweed (just in case anyone confused them for city bankers) and the finalists’ awards reception being hosted at the prestigious House of Lords in Westminster.
The day started well for our two gents with a fine breakfast, some cultural enjoyment in the Imperial War Museum and then onto the event itself, full of interesting people all making their own great contributions to the UK’s food & farming industry. The Rural Oscars, as it is affectionately known, is becoming a national countryside award to be proud of and the competition was fierce.
This was the very first year Elms Farm has entered and they can be proud of their achievements, making it through to Regional Finalist for Best Butchery, Midlands and even more impressive, a place nationally in the final three for the Clarissa Dickson Wright Award for their work in fostering rare breeds, helping the public connect with the food on their plate and educating people on bureaucratic misinformation out there.
For Elms Farm, it was a runners-up place this year but with a huge thumbs up for helping Nottinghamshire farming, food and countryside management take its place on the map. We look forward to 2020 with great expectations!
To find out more about their work in countryside management , animal rearing & the food production efforts at Elms Farm Costock, please visit www.elmsfarmcostock.co.uk