Arundel Food Festival recognised at the CPRE Countryside Awards

Mike and Jonathan receiving Arundel Food Festival's 'Highly Commended' award from Lady Egremont on behalf of CPRE

Mike and Jonathan receiving Arundel Food Festival's 'Highly Commended' award from Lady Egremont on behalf of CPRE

With less than a week to go until the start of Arundel Food Festival 2011, we’re delighted to announce that that we’ve recently been ‘Highly Commended’ at the CPRE Sussex ‘Countryside Awards’ in the ‘Field to Table’ category. The prestigious Countryside Awards ceremony was held at Petworth House on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Hosted by Lord and Lady Egremont, winners were applauded by David Tupper DL ‐ High Sherriff for West Sussex, Carola Godman Law DL – Deputy Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex and the Right Honourable Nick Herbert MP, together with 100 guests representing local authorities and like-minded organisations from across the County.

Awards were given in three categories: New Sussex Landscape, Field to Table (for local food projects) and Sussex Rural Enterprise. Lady Caroline Egremont, one of the Panel Judges said “the winning projects are both inspiring and captivating. The sheer determination of those involved in taking their projects forward is quite inspirational. Each and every project will make a positive contribution to our countryside and its communities”.

Food Festival Co-ordinator, Mike Imms, who attended the event, along with Jonathan Brantigan from Pallant of Arundel, said: “We are really pleased that the importance of the Arundel Food Festival was recognised in its inaugural year. This was a self‐funding and self‐organising Chamber of Commerce initiative which celebrated local produce and help put Arundel “on the map”. We have worked hard to develop these ideas for this months event.

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