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Farmers Market NZ Award Winners

Farmers Market NZ Award Winners

Tasting Real New Zealand flavour at Farmers' Markets

Farmers’ Markets New Zealand (FMNZ) celebrated the real heroes and champions of regional food production at the 2014 Farmers Markets Awards in Feilding. Chefs Julie Biuso and Hester Guy tasted and tested the very best of NZ Farmers Markets showcasing local innovation and regional tastes that we are developing right here in our own backyards. Judge Hester Guy says "We found less reliance on preservatives in the bottles and more emphasis in the integrity of ingredients. The raw product is the hero and the quality and flavours of these products is paramount". Chairperson of FMNZ - Chris Fortune commented that "the attention to quality and freshness is what makes the difference and you can find that in bucket loads at Farmers' Markets nationwide on a weekly basis"

Winners of Farmers’ Markets NZ 2014 Awards

Farmers’ Market of the Year Award 2014 as voted by Consumers - Feilding Farmers' Market - The Third year in a row that this iconic Market held in the middle of town has united its localvores to outvote all other regions

Creamiest Food producer from the Dairy - Mount Eliza Cheese - Tauranga Farmers' Market - Great examples of local cheese making processes with great flavours and textures. Simply put the best - we want more !

Tastiest Food producer form the Paddock

Tastiest Pip fruit - Okainamu fm. Organics - Nelson Farmers' Market - The judges would move next door tomorrow to be closer to the best tasting apples and pears that we have ever tried

Dirt on the roots - Almadale Produce Ltd - Feilding Farmers' Market - These potatoes would receive gold medals in the Olympics for their freshly dug appearance, and their taste and flavour

Dirt off and On the roots - Heatherdale - Nelson Farmers' Market - The perfect showcase of produce from the Garden and Field

Organically produced - Kandu organics - Tauranga Farmers' Market - Simply the best Organic produce in NZ

Ugly is tasty - Clevedon Farmers' Market - Curious Croppers - What can we say, Ugly is tasty…..very very tasty….some of the best tomatoes we have ever tried, vibrant, flavoursome, tasty and I want more

Freshest Food producer from the Water - Stewart Island Smoked Salmon Ltd - Invercargill, Ohoka, Christchurch, Mt Pleasant & Lyttelton - For the second year in a row this is simply the very best of South Island Salmon. If you gave 5 stars to seafood then this would get 6!

Best Food producer from the Kitchen Bench - Lancaster Citrus - Feilding Farmers' Market - We Love the attention to good produce, time honoured technique and just flavour packed. Clear out the pantry because these are simply the best in NZ

Tastiest Food producer from the Butchery - Westwood Chicken - Canterbury Farmers' Market - When you want the best then just keep it simple and Westwood Chicken is simply the most outstanding poultry producer in the NZ

Innovation from the Kitchen Bench - Cheviot Hills Fine Foods - Lyttelton Farmers' Market - Innovation, innovation, innovation - three stars for taking a product from the farm and turning it into the product of the year

Regional Farmers’ Market of New Zealand 2014 Awarded to the region of NZ who celebrates Farmers' Markets and makes a real difference - ALL SOUTH ISLAND FARMERS' MARKETS

Market Manager of the Year 2014 - Raewyn Loader - Feilding Farmers' Market

Highly Commended from the Kitchen Bench

Gisborne Farmers' Market - Bee Box - Great tasting Premium honey that was oozing with regional flavours

Hamilton Farmers' Market - Natures Country Honey - Natures county gold shows us how Mother Nature knows best when it comes to real food

Cromwell Farmers' Market - Wild Thyme Gourmet - Great branding and good story with “I want more appeal “

Highly Commended from the Butchery

Christchurch and Oxford Farmers' Market - Euro Deli Meats - Cressy Farm continues to set the bar very high for NZ pork producers and these simple pork cuts tell the whole piggy story in the taste and flavour

Highly Commended from the Water - Hobsonville Point & Britomart Farmers' Market - Mulleez - Smoked to perfection, Mulleez takes two iconic NZ products and makes them into an icon NZ seafood sensation


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