PYO of the Year 2021 – entries now open


The Farm Retail Awards celebrate the best farm retailers across the UK. The awards provide an opportunity for farm shops,  PYO’s, farmers’ markets and trade suppliers to win a prestigious trophy and associated publicity opportunities.

They are the only Awards that are judged by fellow Farm Retailers.

All members of the Farm Retail Association are eligible to enter the awards free of charge.

Why you should enter

  • FREE to enter with a simple submission process
  • One of the most respected awards in the industry
  • A chance to recognise your team and promote your achievements to your customers
  • Each finalist will receive a feedback report as part of the judging process
  • PR opportunities – with support of the Farm Retail Association to maximise your business
  • Finalists provided with a pack of resources (finalist logo, social media ads) to promote your status as a finalist
  • Finalists showcased at the Awards Gala Dinner at the Annual Conference


  • Submission deadline: Friday 10th July 2020
  • Finalists announced: Friday 17th July 2020
  • Judging visits: Mid-late July 2020
  • Winner announced: At the Farm Retail Awards, Tuesday 2nd March 2021, Edinburgh

Enter now

PYO farms are a wonderful cornerstone to British farming, giving the public a chance to select the fruit, vegetable and flowers straight from the field. This award recognises excellence in PYO and the judges will be looking for an economical and environmental balance of great service, excellence in crop management, and innovation.

Download the guidance notes

Download the submission form

Remaining categories will be open for submissions from 1st September 2020

  • Large Farm Shop of the Year
  • Small Farm Shop of the Year
  • Farmers’ Market of the Year
  • Farm Café/Restaurant of the Year
  • Rising Star Award (in business for 36 months or less)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Trade Supplier of the Year

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