Shoppers and food lovers are being invited to judge the county’s best growers, producers and hospitality businesses in this year’s Select Lincolnshire Food awards.
The annual awards recognise and reward the people and businesses behind Lincolnshire’s billion-pound food and farming industry.
One of the most competitive categories is the ‘people’s choice award’ which gives consumers - as well as local chefs, cooks and shoppers - the chance to vote for their favourite local food business which they feel is worthy of an extra-special prize.
Talking about this year’s awards, Select Lincolnshire business development manager Gillian Richardson said: “In Lincolnshire, fresh local produce has a special place in people’s hearts.
“In fact, food feeds more than appetites here. We’re a county full of food experts. Growers, producers, processors, chefs, bakers and artisan businesses make Lincolnshire the jewel in the UK food industry’s crown.
“We’re thrilled to be organising the food, drink and hospitality awards again this year. But out of the 14 different categories, it is the ‘people’s choice award’ that businesses most want to win.”
Nicola Berry, supply chain manager for Lincolnshire Co-op, which is sponsoring the award, said: “We know that there’s lots to celebrate about Lincolnshire’s food - that’s why we’re so enthusiastic about our Love Local range, which supports small producers across our area.
“I’m sure that there’s many people out there who are just as passionate about yellowbelly produce and we’d encourage them to get voting for their favourite food business to give them a chance of scooping the ‘people’s choice award’.”
Place your people’s choice vote before Friday, January 31, when all votes will close. Go to selectlincolnshire.com/food/vote.
The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at The Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, on Thursday, February 6.