The Soil Association has revealed the winners of its BOOM (Best of the Organic Market) Awards, celebrating the very best and most innovative organic products in the market.
Over 200 guests attended the ceremony on 5th July at London’s Borough Market to hear who had won in the 23 organic food and drink categories. Among the categories is The Nation’s Favourite, a consumer choice award open to nominations from the public.
Among the winners were Organic whole Guernsey Milk from Abel & Cole, which won Best of Organic Dairy Products; Guy Watson at Riverford Organic, who won Best Organic Farmer; and Waitrose, which won Best Organic Supermarket.
“It’s a positive time for organic. There are now more than 8,000 stores nationwide that stock organic products, from supermarkets to independents to coffee shops and high street restaurants. That growth is reflected in these awards as well, with more entries year on year and a threefold increase in votes for the Nation’s Favourite,” said Clare McDermott, business development director at the Soil Association. “The BOOMs are such an exciting way to showcase the fantastic array of organic products now available. Congratulations to all our winners.”
The awards come ahead of Organic September, which is set to be bigger and better than ever before and will see the first Organic September Saturday, on 16th September.