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We're a proud finalist in Yorkshire Life magazine’s Food and Drink Awards 15/08/2016

Jonathan and Juli Shepherd

We're delighted to have made the last three in the Food Product of the Year category of the Yorkshire Life magazine’s Food and Drink Awards after independent judges whittled the nominees down from many entrants.

Products were tasted without our knowledge, and were chosen purely on merit.

Our co-founder Jonathan Shepherd said: “We’ve very proud to have been shortlisted in this prestigious competition. These awards are a celebration of all those who work extra hard to get Yorkshire on the map as a region of fine produce so it’s an honour to be rewarded for our efforts.”

The category was open to farmers, producers, retailers and manufacturers in a bid to crown the best food product from the county.

Voting had been open online for readers to make their nominations in all categories since February.

Now in its 23rd year, the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink awards are seen by many as a highlight of the food and drink industry in the region.

Esther Leach, editor of Yorkshire Life, said: "We are committed to championing the wealth of talent in the growing and preparation of food and drink around the region where hospitality plays a huge part in welcoming the very many visitors whose spending helps to boost our economy and create jobs."

The results will be announced on Monday, September 26, when finalists, guests and sponsors will gather at Rudding Park in Harrogate for an events night hosted by TV news presenter Claire Montgomery.