BOOMing marvellous

© Tara Fisher

On 26 June the 2019 edition of the Soil Association BOOM Awards were marked with a ceremony and drinks reception at Oval Space, London, where the industry gathered to celebrate the ‘best of the organic market’.

Louise Forster-Smith, BOOMs project manager, comments: “It was brilliant to see the organic industry coming together for the BOOM Awards ceremony to celebrate the hard work, innovation and inspiring stories that are the mark of organic. It was made even better being able to sample some of the delicious food and drink supplied by BOOM winners, finalists and sponsors and enjoyed by everyone who attended.”

“Seeing some of the best and brightest in the industry get the recognition they deserve as they went on stage to collect their awards was a great reward at the end of the campaign,” she adds.

Winners from the 25 categories and the Nation’s Favourite Organic Product were as follows:

  • Best of Organic Dairy: Godminster – Vintage Organic Cheddar
  • Best of Organic Fresh Produce: Bothenhill – Organic Asparagus
  • Best of Organic Bakery: Daylesford – Organic Beetroot Sourdough
  • Best of Organic Snacks: Nairn’s Oatcakes – Organic Super Seeded Oatcakes
  • Best of Organic Confectionery: Original Beans – Zoque 88% Spirited Dark, Selva Zoque, Mexico
  • Best of Organic Chilled and Frozen: Tideford – Lentil & Spinach Dhal Soup
  • Best of Organic Meat and Poultry: Higher Hacknell – Organic Lamb Cutlets
  • Best of Organic Pantry: Hembridge Organics – Organic Raspberry Jam
  • Best of Organic Baby and Children’s Products: Lowerhurst – Organic Beef & Carrot Meatballs
  • Best of Organic Alcoholic Drinks: Davenport Wines – 2017 Diamond Fields Pinot Noir
  • Best of Organic Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Brocton Leys – Organic Apple Juice
  • Best of Organic Specialist Diet: Clive’s Pie – Organic Creamy Mushroom Pie
  • Best Scottish Organic Product: Island Bakery – Lemon Melts
  • Best New Organic Product: Pip Organic – Rainbow Fruity Lollies with Cheeky Veg
  • Best of Organic Eating Out: Riverford Field Kitchen
  • Best of Organic Box Schemes: Riverford
  • Best of Organic Independent Retailers: Locavore
  • Best of Organic Online Retailing: Ocado
  • Best of Organic Supermarkets: Sainsbury’s
  • Best of Organic Innovation: Organic Pantry
  • Best Organic Export Company: Clearspring
  • Best Organic Packaging Initiative: Arla Foods UK
  • Best Organic Marketing Campaign: Yeo Valley – Yeo Kefir Marketing Campaign
  • Best Organic Food Blogger: Kathy Slack – @gluts_gluttony
  • Best Organic Farmer: Jo and Tim Budden – Higher Hacknell Farm
  • The Nation’s Favourite Organic Product: Godminster – Vintage Organic Cheddar