Islands’ Farms Judged For Royal Cornwall Show Award

Churchtown Farm

Churchtown Farm

A delegation from the Royal Cornwall Show Society has been judging island farms for an award.

It’s the first time that islanders have entered the competition, which is sponsored by the Duke of Cornwall.

Prince Charles used to award a prize that recognised excellence in traditional skills, like hedge building, but the category has changed and now honours the best in diversification.

Show Secretary Chris Riddle and his colleagues visited St Martin’s on Friday to judge Churchtown Farm’s diversification into a successful mail order flower business.

The group then visited Troytown Farm on St Agnes to view their dairy product and ice cream business, which uses milk from their herd.

Chris says the Show Society would welcome more entries from Scilly in the future. He’s keen to develop the relationship with Scilly, which started last year when the Islands’ Partnership had a stand at the Royal Cornwall Show.

Judging for all the other show categories has been completed and Chris says the Hicks and Julians should hear whether they have been successful, soon.