Somerset free-range egg producer, Blackacre Farm, took its place among the nation’s leading agricultural businesses on Friday 11 December for the 2015 Farm Business Food & Farming Industry Awards, coming away from the prestigious event having been Highly Commended in the Rural Enterprise Award category.
Adding to an impressive haul of awards in 2015, including a Great Taste 3-star award, a Great Taste 1-star award and three Taste of the West Gold Awards, Blackacre Farm impressed the panel with its substantial growth over the past 12 months, in particular with its strong presence in independent retailers and farm shops. Judges were full of praise for Blackacre Farm’s owners, Dan and Briony Wood, hailing them as “Tireless innovators with an entrepreneurial spirit”.
Having recently launched its award-winning Free Collection of hen, duck and quail eggs, Blackacre Farm’s commitment to love, care, freedom and fresh air has been the cornerstone of its success throughout 2015. Judges made particular note of the range’s strong brand identity, as well as the farm’s investment in establishing its own breeder flock for ducks, which has led to sales of its Waddling Free duck eggs doubling year on year.
Held in the Member’s Dining Room at the House of Commons, the awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of the UK’s leading farm and food businesses, showcasing the drive and innovation of those within the rapidly changing industry. Combining innovation with a strong commitment to traditional farming methods, Blackacre Farm continues to champion independent producers by proudly keeping up with consumer demand and increasing sales, without employing a multi-tier shed system.
Blackacre Farm’s eggs are available from Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges, Bayley and Sage, Chatsworth Estate and other good independent delis, farm shops, butchers and grocery stores in the UK.
For more information about Blackacre Farm visit www.blackacrefarmeggs.com.