SELECT LINCOLNSHIRE AWARDS: Local honour for national award-winner

Coun Colin Davies presents an award to the Manor Farm Shop.
Coun Colin Davies presents an award to the Manor Farm Shop.

The Manor Farm Shop, at Swineshead, collected the honour of Retailer of the Year at this year’s Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.

The family-run business was also ‘highly commended’ in the The People’s Choice Award and Grower of the Year categories.

It follows national recognition for the outlet, with it being named Best Small Farm Shop in Britain by FARMA – the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association - last year.

Shop manager Charlotte Thompson said the business felt ‘very proud’ to have won the latest award, valuing the local recognition alongside last year’s national recognition.

One of the reasons she gave for the business’ success was the efforts it makes to ensure its produce is fresh.

She said: “Some of the cauliflowers could be cut 
in the morning and within 
an hour they can be in the shop.”