Kent Food, Farming & Landscape Award 2013 sows seeds of opportunity for second year amongst Kent farmers
The search to find the 2013 winners of the Kent Food, Farming & Landscape Award in the county, which is part of the Produced in Kent inspired Taste of Kent Awards, has begun in earnest with the launch of this category for the second consecutive year. The popular farming award has been made possible again with the sponsorship support of the county’s two protected landscapes, the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the High Weald AONB, and the backing of the Kent National Farmers Union and the Kent Country Land and Business Association (CLA).
The field is now wide open for farmers to enter the Small Farm and Large Farm category and is open to all farmers and food producers, from livestock and arable through to fruit farmers and juice producers. Produced in Kent, the organisers of the Taste of Kent Awards, explained that the types of outstanding farming initiatives that will be considered for entry into the 2013 award include a livestock farmer who is enhancing the landscape, an arable farmer involved in environmental schemes who is going ‘the extra mile’ to care for the countryside, a fruit farmer who has dedicated areas of the farm for wildlife and landscape conservation, a juice producer who links landscape conservation with their product, and a local producer who has diversified their business in a way which supports the landscape.
The popularity of the award was defined in its debut year by the outstanding quality of the entries with the awards being presented to Ellie’s Dairy for the Small Farm Award and Edward Barham for the Large Farm Award.
TO ENTER visit www.tasteofkentawards.co.uk to download the official entry form. All entries should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on 2 January 2013.