HEROES of the food world who go above and beyond to promote Yorkshire produce are being honoured next month.

Judges of the Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2021 have singled out key figures who strive to help other food and drink businesses.

They will be toasted at the awards ceremony along with other finalists behind the best local produce as well as the best new business, with The Larder Club - a social enterprise in York supporting the rehabilitation of women offenders - among the contenders.

The food heroes shortlist includes Karl and Mandy Avison, of Pickering’s Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café, along with Tracey Baty, of Three 60 Marketing & PR; and Adam and Jennie Palmer, of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil.

Cedarbarn, a family business in Pickering, has been shortlisted for six awards over four categories including best use of local produce on a menu; best ready to eat category; and the best fresh produce with their home-grown strawberries and Victoria plums from the Cedarbarn orchard.

Mandy said they were honoured by the Food Hero nominations, and to be 'in such fine company'.

"Although it is our names which appear on the Yorkshire heroes shortlist, this is actually for the amazing Cedarbarn team as a whole, for their hard work and dedication over lockdown, and really digging deep in what has been a very unusual and challenging summer.

"They have done a fantastic job in difficult circumstances and we are so proud of them.”

Also on the Food Hero shortlist are founders of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and Charlie & Ivy, Jennie and Adam Palmer.

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Adam said: "Helping to promote Yorkshire's amazing producers and our fellow family businesses comes naturally and is just part of the day job.

"To be honest, we're more excited that our brand-new Plant Based Mayonnaise has been shortlisted in the Free From category as this marks a completely new departure for the Charlie & Ivy's brand."Whatever happens awards-wise, the dy awards events are always great fun and a good night will be had by all."

The winners will be announced at the Pavilions of Harrogate on November 10, when food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden and chef consultant Steph Moon will host an evening of champagne, local food and celebration.

Other Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards categories celebrate best bakeries, beers, spirits, confectionery, sweet preserves and independent retailers.

Finalists from York, North and East Yorkshire, chosen from hundreds of entries, also include Rudgate Brewery, Wold Top Brewery, Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice, Ryeburn of Helmsley, Yorvale, Voakes, Sloemotion and The Yorkshire Pasta Company.

The full Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2021 shortlist:

Best Bakery

Bake Yorkshire – Salted Caramel Brownie

Burtree Puddings – Treacle Parkin Pudding & Treacle Toffee Sauce

Lottie Shaw’s – Lottie Shaw’s Seriously Good Mince Pies

Shutishuti – Apple & Blackberry Caramel Tart

The Yummy Yank – Chocolate Brownie Snaps – Original

Best Beer

Rudgate Brewery – Ruby Mid

Rudgate Brewery – York Chocolate Stout

The Pennine Brewing Co – Shepherdess Blonde

The Pennine Brewing Co – Yorkshire Greens

Wold Top Brewery – Landmark Lager

Best Beverage

Dark Woods Coffee – Common Grounds – Barrel Aged Coffee

Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods – Paradise Yorkshire Tonic

Rounton Coffee – Two Stories

Source Climate Change Coffee – Nicaragua Rio Coco Cloud Forest – Home Compostable Capsules

Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice – Traditional Cold Pressed Apple & Raspberry Juice

Best Cheese

Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Buffalo Blue

Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Mrs Bell’s Blue

Yorkshire Pecorino Cheese – Yorkshire Fiore

Yorkshire Pecorino Cheese – Yorkshire Pecorino Fresco

Best Confectionery

Love Brownies – Raspberry Brownie Bon Bon

Ryeburn of Helmsley – 15 Chocolate Box

Sciolti – Elderberry & Liquorice Sambuca Truffles

T C Patisserie – Florentines

Best Fish & Seafood

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Smoked Mackerel

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Smoked Salmon & Champagne Pate

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Smoked Trout Fillet

Staal Smokehouse – Beetroot Cured Smoked Salmon

Best Free From

Charlie & Ivy’s – Charlie & Ivy’s Plant Based Mayonnaise

Geo Middlemiss & Son – Gluten Free Curd Tart

The British Premium Sausage Company – Gluten Free Cumberland Sausage

Voakes – Gluten Free Steak Pie

Wold Top Brewery – Intuition Non Alc Pale Ale <0.5%

Best Fresh Meat

Herb Fed – Herb Fed Free Range Chicken

Mainsgill Farm – Tomahawk Steak

Yorkshire Lean Meat – 40 Day Dry Aged Longhorn Beef Cote De Boeuf

Monk Fryston Farm Partners – Rack of Grass Fed Hogget

Best Fresh Produce

Cedar Barn – Strawberries

Cedar Barn – Victoria Plums

Herbs Unlimited – Lemon Verbena

Naturally Grown – Mixed Cherry Tomatoes

Best Ice Cream/Dairy

Burtree Puddings – Panna Cotta

Yorkshire Dama Cheese – Sheeps Milk Yoghurt

Yorvale – Coconut & Chocolate Plant Based Ice Cream

Yorvale – Yorkshire Lemon Curd Ice Cream

Yummy Yorkshire – Malted Milk Ice Cream

Best Pantry

Farmhouse Potato Bakers – Bannisters Yorkshire Family Farm Garlic & Rosemary Roasting Potatoes

Saffron Tree – Saffron Tree TOGETHER Naan Blend

Saffron Tree – Saffron Tree TOGETHER Spice Blend

Yockenthwaite Farm – Nutty Spelt Not So Sweet Granola

Best Pork Pie

Geo Middlemiss & Son – Pork Pie

J A Mounfield & Son – 1lb Pork Pie

Lishman’s of Ilkley – Pork Pie

Voakes – Pork & Black Pudding Pork Pie

Best Prepared Meat

Lishman’s of Ilkley – Marmalade Glazed Ham

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Bresaola

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Oak Smoked & Airdried Venison

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Smoked Black Treacle Bacon

Swaledale Foods – Calabrian Sausages

Best Ready to Eat

Cedar Barn – Caramelised Onion Sausage Roll

Cedar Barn – Scotch Egg with Yorkshire Black Pudding

J A Mounfield & Son – Family Chicken & Ham Pie

Toppings Pies – Steak & Horseradish Hot Pie

Voakes – Pork, Chicken & Stuffing Pie

Best Savoury Condiment

Aagrah – Aagrah Lal Piaz Chutney

Geo Middlemiss & Son – Yorkshire Pork Dripping

T C Patisserie – Piccalilli

The Chilli Jam Man – Mild Smoky Chilli Jam

The Chilli Jam Man – Mexican Sweet Chilli Sauce

Best Spirit

Botanic Request – John Robert’s Botanic Request London Dry Gin

Bullion Chocolate – The Cocoa Nib Liqueur

Fairfax Distillery – Special Edition Fairfax Distillery Rum

Sloemotion – Sloe Gin

The Little Red Berry – Blackberry Whisky Liqueur

Best Sweet Preserve

Harewood Food & Drink Project – Harewood Honey

Jilly’s Larder – Raspberry & Liquorice Preserve

Rosalind’s Larder – Gooseberry & Tonka Bean Jam

Rosalind’s Larder – Limoncello Lemon Curd

Non-Product Categories

Best Independent Retailer

Drewton’s Farm Shop

Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop

Mainsgill Farm Shop

Minskip Farm Shop

T. Appleton & Son

Best New Business

Humble Pie Cookery Kitchen

John Robert’s Botanic Request

The Larder Club

The Leeds Deli

The Yorkshire Pasta Company

Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu

Cedar Barn

Harewood Food & Drink Project

Hinchliffe’s – The Rusty Bull

Love Cheese

The Coniston Hotel – Blossom Kitchen

Best Wholesaler

Coffee Care

Class One Fresh Produce

Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers

Rounton Coffee

Local Food Hero

Karl & Mandy Avison – Cedar Barn Farm Shop

Tracey Baty – Three 60 Marketing & PR

Rennick Hodgson – Coffee Care

David Lishman – Lishman’s of Ilkley

Adam & Jennie Palmer – Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil