Farm Retail Awards 2023 winners, group photo, with FRA Awards logo and sponsor COOK logo

Farm Retail Awards 2023 Winners

The Farm Retail Awards celebrate the cream of the crop in the industry. They are the only awards judged by fellow farm retailers and celebrate the best farm shops, farm cafés and restaurants, farmers’ markets and trade suppliers in the country.

The 2023 awards ceremony took place at the Sandy Park Conference and Banqueting Centre in Exeter showcasing an incredible array of farm retailers from the length and breadth of the UK.

We had the pleasure of the awards being presented by multi-award winning writer, broadcaster and celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. He said he was impressed by the calibre of entries: “It’s important to shine a spotlight on businesses in this sector who are working so hard to supply high quality, nutritious local food and produce to communities across the country. I am so impressed by the standards of entries and delighted to award the winners who should be proud of their achievement.”

Part of our annual event ‘Stronger Together’, we were delighted to once again be celebrating the best in farm retail.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall holding carrots

Lifetime Achievement Award

kindly sponsored by CSY Retail Systems

Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award David Isgrove, with sponsor CSY and celebrity host Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

WINNER: David Isgrove of Moseley Farmers’ Market

Inspired by his wife Linda, David set up Moseley Farmers Market in 2000 after spending two years winning over shopkeepers, residents and the council to the idea of holding a real Farmers Market in the suburb of a busy city. Moseley, with it’s small retail centre, was struggling at that time to attract interest, shops were closing and footfall was falling.

Over the years the market has given back over £100,000 to the community in grants and projects. It has contributed to local art works, the yearly floral displays, an Alternative Giving Scheme to help homeless and vulnerable people, Christmas Day lunches for isolated people, community events, paying for designs to improve the public realm and dozens more projects.

Large Farm Shop of the Year

kindly sponsored by Cunninghams EPOS Group

Strawberry Fields Farm Shop team on car

WINNER: Strawberry Fields Farm Shop, Lifton, Devon

This destination farm shop has a really strong range of goods and has eye catching theatre throughout.  The own produced food range was fantastic.


Farmer Copleys Farm Shop, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
Newlyns Farm Shop & Kitchen, North Warnborough, Hampshire
Rumwell Farm Shop, Taunton, Somerset

Small Farm Shop of the Year

kindly sponsored by The Cress Co

Broom House Farm Shop entrance

WINNER: Broom House Farm, Witton Gilbert, Durham

They have so much pride about their organic focus, and their butchery really creates a destination in its own right.  The farm shop, café and outdoor areas all create something that fuses really well together.


Burwash Larder, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Goat Shed, Honingham, Norwich

Farm Shop Butchery of the Year

kindly sponsored by Angel Refrigeration

WINNER: Broom House Farm, Witton Gilbert, Durham

Judges were impressed with the Butchery’s USP – Organic grass fed beef, lamb and mutton and rare breed saddleback pork all reared on the farm to supply the shop and café.


Hutchinson Hobbs, Stockton on Tees, Durham
The Butchers at Darts Farm, Exeter, Devon
Welbeck Farm Shop, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Café/Restaurant of the Year

kindly sponsored by Arrange Spaces

Inside photograph of Hartley Farm

WINNER: Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

The development of their barn into a restaurant has created something for everyone.  The customer seating area, the function space and the workspace all fuse well together and the décor created a real wow factor.


Darts Farm, Exeter, Devon
Strawberry Fields Farm Shop, Lifton, Devon

Rising Star of the Year

kindly sponsored by Fieldfare

WINNER: The Goat Shed, Honingham, Norwich

The farm shop has grown significantly since it opened.  The cheese room and restaurant create a real wow factor for a rising star and the facilities throughout were very well considered.


Nolton Cross Farm Shop

Pick Your Own of the Year

kindly sponsored by Digitickets

Cammas Hall berry's in a basket

WINNER: Cammas Hall, Bishop’s Stortford, Essex

A wide range of cropping is grown, all the favourites including pumpkins, cherries and sunflowers. Visitors are greeted by enthusiastic staff throughout the PYO experience.


Craigies Farm, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington, Cheshire
Manor Farm Fruits, Tamworth, Staffordshire
Rectory Farm, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Associate Member of the Year

WINNER: Employment Law Solutions, Nantwich, Cheshire

Judges had a very positive experience with this business. Finding Jen to be professional, engaging and helpful. Employment Law Solutions have a strong sense of care and attention to detail. The FRA Members helpline is a fantastic offer too.


WBC, London, County of London
Yockenthwaite Farm, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Farmers Market of the Year

Moseley Farmers' Market town centre

WINNER: Moseley Farmers’ Market, Birmingham, West Midlands

This large, town centre based market not only brings customers to them, but also the town.  The markets focus on community and support of locals was fantastic.


Cliftonville Farmers’ Market, Margate, Kent
Great Malvern Farmers Market, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

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