Soil Association launches 2014 organic awards

The Soil Association has announced that its 2014 awards are now open for entries, with everything from food and drink to organic living awards up for grabs.

Farmers, butchers and farmshop owners are being encouraged to enter categories, including: Organic Food and Drink; Organic Shopping – including Best Supermarket, Independent Retailer and Box Scheme; and Organic Living, which includes farm visits.

Judged by a panel of journalists, chefs and farmers, the public have the final say in the winners, to be announced on 8 September 2014 at the Soil Association’s annual conference.
Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association said: “This year’s Organic Awards are so exciting – a wonderful opportunity for such a wide range of businesses to tell the public how they are organic champions. I’m sure our great panel of judges will be challenged in their task to shortlist the entrants across the many new categories and I am delighted that the public get to have the final say on the overall winners.

“The awards are therefore a great opportunity for not only the products and businesses themselves to be recognised and celebrated, but also the passion and creativity of the people behind them who care so much about what they do.”

All entries must be made via the Soil Association website and each entry costs £24, with the exception of the Best Supermarket award which costs £120.

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