Companies offering the tastes of Lincolnshire have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to the county’s finest food industries.
Select Lincolnshire’s Food and Drink Awards were held at Lincoln on Thursday with two Boston-area businesses picking up accolades.
The awards are held each year to celebrate the best food producers, pubs, restaurants and cooks across the county.
Mountains Boston Sausage was the proud joint recipient of the prestigious Lincolnshire Co-operative People’s Choice award, voted for by members of the public.
Dan Mountain from Mountain’s Boston Sausage said: “Considering the quality of the other companies, to win this award is a fantastic achievement and something that we can feel extremely proud of.
“It is testament to all the hard work our staff have put in over the years and I would like to thank all the people who voted for us.”
Elms Farm Cottages, in Hubberts Bridge, won the Mr George Award in recognition of an ‘outstanding contribution’ the county’s food suppliers.
The company, which runs self-catering holiday cottages on their farm, prides itself on offering guests a ‘taste of Lincolnshire’ with welcome hampers featuring the finest Lincolnshire produce.
Carol Emerson, who owns the company with husband, John, said: “We were obviously delighted to have won. We came runner-up for the second award we were nominated for in the self-catering category, which we won last year.”
This year’s ceremony was streamed live over the internet and generated more 1.2 million Tweets on Twitter.
All of the awards, except the People’s Choice Award, were judged by Select Lincolnshire’s ‘mystery shoppers’.