Businesses get a Taste of awards success

BUSINESSES in our area are celebrating after winning top foodie awards.

Market Rasen tearoom and farm shop Sunnyside Up and East Barkwith bed and breakfast The Grange have both been highly commended in this year’s Tastes of Lincolnshire awards.

The awards, funded by Lincolnshire County Council, recognise businesses encouraging people to choose quality locally sourced and produced food and drinks.

Sunnyside Up owner Hazel Hammond said: “We’re thrilled and honoured to have been recognised.

“All the staff work really hard so it’s nice to see that their hard work is being rewarded.

“We do try very hard to support Lincolnshire produce – it has fewer food miles and as a county we produce really good food.

“I would like to thank all my staff and customers because I wouldn’t have won this award without them.”

The Grange owners Sarah and Jonathan Stamp are thrilled to be recognised for the third year running.

Sarah said: “It’s nice to be recognised for our hard work through the year.

“We always use local produce and support other local businesses. We like to think we get a lot of people returning.”

Other winners included conference and wedding venue Hemswell Court and Elsham-based Pipers Crisps won the Lincolnshire Co-operative people’s choice award in the Select Lincolnshire category.

Tastes of Lincolnshire and Select Lincolnshire project’s Mary Powell said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Lincolnshire Co-operative who sponsored The People’s Choice Award. This award allowed Lincolnshire’s residents, for the first time ever, to pick their favourite county producer. The votes were counted online and over 1,500 people entered. Pipers Crisps, scooped the award on the night.”