The 2016 Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards had a fantastic ceremony yesterday evening, Thursday 20th October, at Royal Windsor Racecourse.
Vale Harvest were thrilled to receive the award for BEST FARMERS MARKET, second year running!
The key to a good Farmers’ Market is not only the range of produce and the quality of its stalls but also the principles that it supports.
Vale Harvest was selected as a finalist based on the number of votes received from readers. Judge Louise Pearson visited and said: “Right from the moment you arrive at the market you are struck by the community spirit. But, beyond that, there is a very warm welcome for newcomers.
“Stallholders are keen to share the stories behind the produce and very knowledgeable about the products they offer. The only problem for customers – and it’s a good one – is that the vast choice makes it hard to choose what to take home! Also, it’s great to discover surprises and items you just don’t see elsewhere.”
Also highly commended:
• Windsor Farmers’ Market
• Ascot Farmers’ Market
The award was sponsored by Royal Windsor Racecourse.