A FARM in Wormingford has picked up a top award for its range of artisan crisps.

Fairfields Farm, has won the regional champion award for East Anglia in this year’s Great British Food Awards.

The annual awards, which celebrate world-class food producers throughout the UK, see months of rigorous shortlisting, testing, tasting and consumer voting, with marks awarded for provenance and flavour.

Fairfields Farm was praised for its Lightly Sea Salted Red Emmalie Potato Crisps and Bacon and Tomato Potato Crisps, receiving nine out of 10 for taste and five out of five for provenance for both products.

The judges said Fairfields Farm is “everything you want to see from a great British brand – homegrown, sustainable, exceptional quality and successful. A high mark, well deserved by a farm that manufacturers its products on site with resulting traceability and low food miles.”

Robert Strathern, third generation potato farmer and co-founder of Fairfields Farm, said: “We are over the moon to have won such a prestigious prize at this year’s Great British Awards, especially scooping the brand new regional champion award.

“Our mission is to keep producing the best possible crisps, with the highest quality ingredients and the tastiest flavours.

“After 14 years in the business, it is still a wonderful buzz to receive such amazing feedback for our crisps and for the farm.”

The Great British Food Awards were judged by a panel of experts, which included The Hairy Bikers, Booths supermarket, Michel Roux Jr, Monica Galetti, William Sitwell, Olly Smith and Asma Khan.

Fairfields Farm has been producing crisps for 13 years using hand-selected potatoes.

It grows its own special varieties of crisping potatoes which are hand cooked on the farm.

For more information on Fairfields Farm, visit www.fairfieldsfarmcrisps.co.uk.

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