Locavore wins BBC Food & Farming Award

LOCAVORE, a social enterprise in Central Scotland, has won the best shop prize at the BBC Food & Farming Awards.

The judges hailed Locavore for helping to “build a more sustainable local food system by providing local, organic grocery shops and veg box deliveries, using food from their land, local growers and ethical producers”.

Locavore was founded in 2011 and has three shops in Glasgow, plus branches in Edinburgh and Kirkintilloch.

Rhuanedd Richards, director of BBC Cymru Wales, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the Food & Farming Awards have taken place in Wales for the first time, and that the ceremony has been held in such a wonderful setting at the National Museum in Cardiff.

“These awards are a platform for those who have worked incredibly hard to champion the cause of good food.

“I know I speak for the entire BBC Cymru Wales team when I say that we have loved hearing their wonderful stories and sensing the passion they have for the food they make.

“Congratulations to all our winners and nominees.”

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