We are proud and excited to be one of four South East finalists in the Countryside Alliance Awards or Rural Oscars, in the Rural Enterprise category. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. The awards celebrate rural businesses that go the extra mile, support their local economy and are the unsung heroes in every community. We are thrilled that amongst the 17,000 public nominations, we made it to the final!
Our small family run farm has been a part of the local community for over 46 years. Our farm shop supplies our own home reared lamb, pork and goat meats as well as locally sourced and produced products. More recently our newly created Education Centre supports vulnerable children from across East Sussex as well as local families encouraging young people to take an interest in farming and livestock care.
The awards are now in their sixteenth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. They are set apart from other award schemes because they are driven by public nomination, offering customers the chance to tell us why their favourite businesses are worthy of national acclaim.
Vote for us
Unlike many other awards, winners are decided by public vote, so please vote for us!
Winners will be chosen via a public vote in February and announced in the spring. The winners of each region will be up against fellow winners from around the UK, and the national champion will be announced at the House of Lords in the national champions reception in May.
Countryside Alliance Awards Director Sarah Lee commented: “We have been overwhelmed by nominations this year. The secret to the Rural Oscars’ popularity is that they honour the people involved in these businesses, not just their produce or services. They exist to sing the praises of those who work hard to keep our communities and rural economy ticking but don’t seek the spotlight. These awards provide a cause for celebration in a time of great uncertainty in the countryside. Our local produce is second to none, and many community heroes and businesses are worthy of national recognition.”
Thank you very much for your support. We love what we do for our customers and the local community.