Apley Farm Shop wins major national award
Apley Farm Shop has been recognised with major awards from the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association.
FARMA is a co-operative of farmers, producers selling on a local scale, and farmers’ markets organisers. FARMA works throughout the UK and is the largest organisation of its type in the world, representing direct sales to customers through farm shops, Pick-Your-Own, farmers’ markets, home delivery, on-farm catering, and farm entertainment.
FARMA awarded Apley Farm Shop its Rising Star award & Ludlow Food Centre its UK Farm Retailer of the Year award during a presentation ceremony with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall held in Harrogate.
“This is a remarkable achievement and we are absolutely delighted,” said Apley Farm Shop owner Lord Gavin Hamilton, who founded Apley Farm Shop almost two years ago. “The day-to-day running of the shop is very much a team effort and I congratulate our staff for their hard work and dedication to the business and their constant attention to detail.”
“We pride ourselves on supplying top quality, locally sourced food at reasonable prices and it is encouraging to know, given the recent findings related to certain mass-produced meat items, that more and more people are supporting their local butchers. Our in-house butchery at Apley is always busy and customers are very pleased with the excellent meat it supplies.”