Alder Tree is pipped at the post

The creators of a celebrated ice cream made with fruit from their won farm said they felt “privileged” to reach the finals of BBC Radio 4’s prestigious Food and Farming Awards.

Alder Tree, based at Alder Carr Farm near Needham Market, fought it out with two other contestants in the Best Food Producer category but were pipped at the post in by Loch Arthur Creamery in Dumfries. The chair of judges was chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan.

“We were delighted to reach the finals of such a prestigious award,” said managing director Stephany Hardingham.

“We didn’t win this time, but it was a real privilege to get this far and we were proud to see so many foodies and celebrities enthusiastically tucking into the ices we supplied for dessert.”

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