September 15th, 2010
Keelham Hall Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, is in line for both regional and national awards.
The Brighouse & Denholme Road outlet is one of three businesses shortlisted for the meat awards category in the annual Yorkshire Post Taste Yorkshire Awards.
For the second year in succession, Keelham Hall Farm Shop has also been shortlisted as one of three finalists for the Farm Shop Butchery of the Year category in the national Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards.
The shop has won through to the final of the Taste Yorkshire Awards with its home-made pork, rhubarb and mango sausages, which are Yorkshire through and through.
The pork comes from Yorkshire-reared pigs, the rhubarb from the famous Yorkshire Rhubard Triangle, while the mango chutney, runner-up in the Deliciously Yorkshire Awards, is sourced through West Yorkshire supplier Curry Cuisine.
The Taste Yorkshire Awards are being run in association with the York Food and Drink Festival from September 17-26 and winner will be announced at an awards dinner on Friday, September 24.
On Monday, September 20, Keelham Hall Farm Shop will be showcasing its award-winning sausage ranges at the festival by handing out free tastings in the cookery demonstration tent in Parliament Street, York.
Butcher’s Shop of the Year, run by the Meat Trades Journal, is regarded as the premier annual awards for the UK butchery sector. Meat Trades This year’s winners will be announced at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London, on November 16.
In addition, Keelham Hall Farm Shop is – again for the second consecutive year - among a shortlist of three finalists in the annual Yorkshire Post Business in Excellence Awards for companies with a turnover of up to £10m.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Leeds on Thursday, October 14, which also features a keynote speech from Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.
The shop’s Victoria Robertshaw said: “Our business continues to go from strength to strength, confirmed by our progress in prestigious regional and national competitions in 2009 and again this year.”