Two Suffolk and two Essex food producers to be judged in national finals of Produce Awards 2017

Lodge Farm Honey, based at Colne Engaine, near Colchester, has reached the finals of the delicious.

Lodge Farm Honey, based at Colne Engaine, near Colchester, has reached the finals of the delicious. Produce Awards 2017. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk and Essex food producers are set to judged by a national panel in the Produce Awards 2017 run by delicious. magazine.

Hadley's Dairy in Colne Engaine.

Hadley's Dairy in Colne Engaine.

The five eastern England finalists in the competition are: Halesworth-based Hillfarm Oils’ Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, Colchester-based Lodge Farm Honey, Lemon Curd Ice Cream from Hadley’s Dairy Products in Colchester, and Free Range Whole Bird from Sutton Hoo Chicken, near Woodbridge, along with Hedgerow Harvest from Old Rectory Preserves in Norfolk.

Judges in the national stage of the competition include food writer and critic Matthew Fort, food presenter and chef Andi Oliver. John Farrand, managing director of The Guild of Fine Food, food writer and cook Lucas Hollweg, social media blogger Clerkenwell Boy, Aggie MacKenzie, who was co-presenter of Channel 4’s How Clean is Your House, and food writer and journalist Sue Quinn. The winners will be announced in October.

Bottling taking place at Hillfarm Oils

Bottling taking place at Hillfarm Oils - Credit: Hillfarm Oils

Sutton Hoo free range chicken products.

Sutton Hoo free range chicken products. - Credit: Archant