Last night we went to Auckland to the Taste Farmers Market Awards dinner and we were awarded ‘Highly Commended (2nd)’ in the “From the Kitchen bench” category. We were up against jams, preserves, pestos, etc. The winner for this category was ‘Relish the Thought’ from Auckland with their 30 different relishes - Well Done! Congratulations to Ron Aratema (aka the Salmon Man) from the Waikato Farmers Markets! He won ‘Freshest Producer from the Water! Well done Ron! Come down and see him at the Hamilton Farmers Market.
The awards celebrate the growers and producers that sell at Farmers Markets all around New Zealand from the butchery, the paddock, water and from the kitchen bench. The judges for the Taste Farmers Markets Awards were NZ leading chef Jonny Schwass, Master Chef Nadia Lim and acclaimed author and chef Julie Biuso. The judges feedback on our products were:
- Like the packaging, great story and family business, no graininess, nice mouth-full and individual honey flavors.
- Interesting bee pollen, serving suggestions on packaging, passionate food producers and it shows in product.
- Love the packaging and the story, really delicious and the real taste of honey flavour, love the the honey is raw!
A great night was had by all. Have a look at our photos. Check out our Awards section of our website