It’s decision time as we reveal the shortlist for the Farmers Guardian Mart’s the Heart Awards 2018, so make sure you register your vote online at martstheheart.com or send off the form from your FG magazine.
WHAT WILL THE WINNERS RECEIVE?
Winners will be guests at the British Farming Awards, with their awards presented by Farmers Guardian, the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association and the awards’ sponsor SAI Global.
Photographs of the presentation will be made available to winners and their companies for their own use and will appear in FG. Each winner will feature in an in-depth profile in print and online.
Dinky’s Dinahs has been serving fooD and refreshments for 16 years. It prides itself on local produce when available and prices are affordable, without any corners cut on portion sizes.
The aim of staff is to ensure customers enjoy a friendly environment.
Market Cafe prides itself on offering customers a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
Supporting ‘farm to fork’, the team is passionate about improving vitality of small local farm businesses, while building connections within the community.
A previous winner, Raglan Cafe takes pride in food, milkshakes and puddings, all made using British produce.
Staff enjoy helping their local farming community by supporting RABI and YFC and host a night for rural singles to find companionship.
The team at Thrapston mart aims to provide delicious food and a consistent service at a fair price.
The cafe is the social hub of the market, with a relaxed atmosphere, offering farmers a place to congregate in between the auctioning process.
The Tavern prides itself on its locally-sourced, freshly-prepared, home-cooked food.
On market days, the cafe is a hive of activity, with farmers catching up on the day’s trading, while at weekends, it caters for weddings, birthdays and parties.
NOW in its third year, the Lifetime Achievement Award is designed to recognise a dedicated and passionate individual who has worked in the auctioneering industry for a minimum of 30 years.
The person will have played a vital role in the market system and will be recognised as an inspirational role model. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.