Scilly’s Food Champion Wants Producers To Enter Awards

cakes charity stallThe islands’ Food and Drink Champion says she’s on hand to help businesses enter food awards, because they put local food producers on the national stage.

Issy Tibbs says there are a number of competitions currently open to Scilly’s producers, including the monthly Observer newspaper food awards and the Choose Cornish awards.

And Issy is hoping that more islanders will follow Michelle Mapplethorpe’s lead. She won a number of confectionary categories in the 2010 Taste of the West awards. The regional quality mark has extended their application date for products.

Retailers including farm shops, butchers, online stores and delicatessens, or hospitality businesses like cafes, restaurants and guesthouses can apply until 17th June.

Issy says these awards are a stamp of approval that show you produce food that stands out from the crowd.

The entry fee for non-members of the Taste of the West scheme is £120 but there is a discount for members. Issy can be contacted at the Farming Initiative offices in Trenoweth.

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