Gainsborough: Redhill Farm’s loin of pork is recognised at Great Taste Awards

John Farrand, Richard Fozard and Jane and Terry Tomlinson from Redhill Farm
John Farrand, Richard Fozard and Jane and Terry Tomlinson from Redhill Farm

Redhill Farm’s Free Range Loin of Pork in Morton, Gainsborough, has been judged to be the number one speciality food in the Midlands and East Anglia region in the 2014 Great Taste Awards.

The panel of judges, including Sheila Dillon, presenter of BBC Radio 4 Food Programme and Food Critic and journalist, Charles Campion, blind-tasted in teams to ensure a balance of expertise, age and gender.

The judges also awarded it a three star Gold and selected it as one of the Top 50 Foods in Britain before nominating it for a prestigious Golden Fork Award.

Redhill Farm’s Golden Fork Award for Best Speciality Food in the Midlands and East Anglia was presented to owners Jane and Terry Tomlinson at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner on Monday 8th September at the Royal Gardens Hotel in Kensington, an event which invites hundreds of food producers, speciality food buyers, fine food retailers, chefs and food journalists.

Jane Tomlinson said: “This is an amazing accolade for us and comes at an important time as we move into our new purpose built production facilities and new farm shop to showcase our national award winning free range pork products to visiting chefs and food writers and provide a light, airy retail environment for our loyal customers.”

“The judges’ comments are fantastic.”

“We set out to farm and produce the very best free range pork and to be selected as the number one speciality food in a region the size of the Midlands and East Anglia is the most incredible recognition for all our efforts.”

The Great Taste Awards are renowned as the Fine Food Oscars and the three star system is their equivalent of Michelin Stars for food producers.

Of the 10,000 entries submitted this year, 153 were awarded the ultimate three star gold with only nine Golden Forks awarded for Best Regional Speciality.

The judging is a lengthy process. everything is blind tasted by knowledgeable teams of judges.

Judge and Deli Owner, Steve Harrison Deli and Dine in Retford, said: “I was especially proud as a judge in the Great Taste Awards to see my judging peers place a Redhill Farm product in the top nine regional food awards and award the magnificent Free Range Loin of Pork a prestigious Golden Fork award.”

“Redhill Farm is already a valued supplier to our Deli.”