The Soil Association’s (SA) Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards 2017 have opened for entries.
The awards are judged by an independent panel of food experts and include categories for the growing range of places organic food is available – from restaurants to caterers, retailers to box schemes. The public can also nominate their organic heroes.
Cook, food writer and author Rosie Birkett is this year’s celebrity ambassador. “The awards are certainly shaping up to be the most varied and interesting yet, with new categories and some really exciting judges to be announced. I’m particularly excited about the Nation’s Favourite Award – it’s a category open to the public to nominate their favourite organic product. I’ll be revealing more over on my website and social media pages in the coming months so watch this space,” she says.
Judging takes place on 2-5 May and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at London’s Market Hall in Borough Market on 5 July. Anyone in the organic industry or who has organic as part of their business can enter the awards, and there is a discount available for SA Certification licensees who apply.