National recognition for Drewton’s Farm Shop’s homemade products

Published: 06/09/2016

Drewton’s Farm Shop at South Cave in East Yorkshire has continued its recent winning streak with a string of prestigious, national awards for its homemade products.

Proprietor Katie Taylor and her team have been notified that their Rhubarb, Elderflower and Custard Tart has been Highly Commended in the Great British Food Awards 2016. Shortlisted products are put to the test by a number of high profile figures from the food industry, including John Torode of Masterchef fame and celebrity chef Valentine Warner. The award-winning tart is produced in-house by the farm shop’s head baker Sam Toynbee and her team using locally-sourced ingredients. The category was judged by baker, food writer and television personality Edd Kimber, who won the first ever series of The Great British Bake Off.

At a regional level, the Rhubarb, Elderflower and Custard Tart has also been shortlisted in the Best Sweet Baked Product category in the 2016 East Yorkshire Local Food Network Awards. The Drewton’s Farm Shop team heard this week that they have also been shortlisted in the Best Local Breakfast, Best Local Café/Tea Room Menu and Best Retailer of Local Food categories.

This latest exciting news came just days after a number of Drewton’s Farm Shop’s products received coveted star ratings in the Guild of Fine Foods’ 2016 Great Taste Awards. The Sticky Toffee Pudding received a two-star rating, and there were one-star ratings for the Steak Pie and Smoky Chilli Bangers. When products are awarded stars by the Guild of Fine Foods, it means that they’re considered among the best foods in the world and retailers are entitled to use the Great Taste logo on their packaging, along with the relevant number of stars. The Sticky Toffee Pudding, Steak Pie and Smoky Chilli Bangers are all handmade in-house by the team at Drewton’s Farm Shop using locally-sourced ingredients.

Drewton’s Farm Shop is also waiting to hear whether its Sausage Rolls and Yorkshire Sausages are the best in the country after they made it through to the national final of delicious. magazine’s inaugural produce awards. The winners will be announced in September. The farm shop is also a finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire’s 2016 White Rose Awards, having been shortlisted in the Taste of Yorkshire category.

A delighted Katie Taylor said: “We’ve had a truly amazing summer; it’s wonderful to receive this kind of recognition at a national level from industry experts and food critics. It’s a testament to the high quality of the ingredients that we use, not to mention the skills and creativity of our team of butchers, bakers and chefs. We’ve got our fingers crossed for the delicious. magazine finals, but we’re delighted to have even made the shortlist as it’s a real foodie bible.”

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