FRA Awards 2024

Farm Retail Awards 2024 Winners

The Farm Retail Awards celebrate the cream of the crop in the industry, showcasing an incredible array of farm retailers from the length and breadth of the UK. 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.

FRA Chair Emma Mosey said: “Congratulations to all of our winners whose dedication and passion is reflected in the standard of their business. We thank them for their commitment to the industry which they help to grow and thrive.”

The 2024 Awards Ceremony was presented by Derbyshire Dairy Farmer and After-Dinner Speaker Peter Slack (pictured), taking place at the Holiday Inn, Peterborough West, as part of the FRA’s Stronger Together event.

Peter Slack, Awards presenter

Lifetime Achievement Award

kindly sponsored by CSY Retail Systems Ltd

Janet Harrison and Ross Pierrepont

WINNER: Janet Harrison, Abbey Leys Community Farmers Market

This award recognises someone for their outstanding contribution to the Farm Retail sector.

Janet has championed the Farmers’ Market cause, even representing UK Farmers’ Markets internationally, which supported the forming of the World Farmers Markets Coalition. Her own Farmers’ Market has been extremely successful, supporting many small farms and producers in the area.

Large Farm Shop of the Year

kindly sponsored by Cunninghams EPOS Group

Farmer Copleys farm shop

WINNER: Farmer Copleys, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

A fabulous Yorkshire farm shop focused on Yorkshire produce, with the majority of their sales being from their own produced goods! A very strong retail offer, alongside a fantastic butchery and deli, plus their new addition, Copleys Kitchen, combines to create a wonderful site for their customers.

FINALISTS

Forage Farm Shop & Kitchen, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

Millets Farm Shop, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Small Farm Shop of the Year

kindly sponsored by The Cress Co

WINNER: Alder Carr Farm Shop, Needham Market, Suffolk

Alder Carr Farm Shop champions local produce, and especially take pride in their own award-winning produce. A coherent space for the café, butchery and farm shop teams to support each other, and their customers.

FINALISTS 

Bells Farm Shop, Stourport-on-Severn, North Worcestershire

Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café, Pickering, North Yorkshire

Rising Star of the Year

kindly sponsored by Fieldfare

WINNER: Runcton Farm Café, Chichester, West Sussex

Judges were impressed with what Runcton had on offer for such a new part of the business. The use of solar power across the business was also a highlight of the entry, showing innovation is at the heart of Runcton.

FINALISTS 

Copleys Kitchen at Farmer Copleys, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Forage Kitchen at Forage Farm Shop & Kitchen, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

Farm Shop Butchery of the Year

kindly sponsored by Angel Refrigeration

Welbeck Farm Shop

WINNER: Welbeck Farm Shop, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

The winning factor for Welbeck Farm Shop is their locally sourced meat, with a majority of the meat coming from their own estate! The team running the butchery are friendly and knowledgeable, providing high quality service.

FINALISTS 

Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Cafe, Pickering, North Yorkshire

Millets Farm Shop, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Farm Café/Restaurant of the Year

kindly sponsored by Arrange Spaces

WINNER: Runcton Farm Café, Chichester, West Sussex

Their menu centres around their own outstanding produce, in a bright and fresh setting with loads of natural light.

FINALISTS

Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Cafe, Pickering, North Yorkshire

Millets Restaurants, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Pick Your Own of the Year

WINNER: Farmer Copleys, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Greeted upfront by friendly and knowledgeable staff, their PYO is very innovative, and linked to other areas of the business, like their café.

FINALISTS 

Bells Farm Shop, Stourport-on-Severn, North Worcestershire

Horsforth PYO, Horsforth, West Yorkshire

Associate Member of the Year

WINNER: Fresh Retail Group LTD, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Fresh Retail’s testimonials spoke volumes about the service they offer, standing out as preferred industry consultant.

FINALISTS

Arrange Spaces, Stancombe, Dursley

Just Desserts Yorkshire, Shipley, West Yorkshire

Farmers Market of the Year

kindly sponsored by Dole

Barnard Castle Farmers Market

WINNER: Barnard Castle Farmers Market, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham

A fantastic high street based market, run and managed by the stall holders. A wonderful range of stalls and goods, with outstanding customer interaction, supported by great local facilities.

FINALISTS 

Abbey Leys Community Farmers Market, Knutsford, Cheshire

London Farmers Market, Marylebone, London

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