By William Baldie
On Saturday, 12 April 2014, Eat Out Magazine in conjunction with Zonnebloem is announcing the winners of the 2014 Produce Awards at the Slowmarket at Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch. The market runs it’s usual times from 9am to 2pm and the awards ceremony will happen at 10:30am.
Entry is free, so everyone who is attending the market are welcome to pop over to the ceremony. The Produce Awards celebrates and rewards the local producers and artisans who work diligently and relentlessly to produce and supply high quality produce that is grown or manufactured with integrity and with an environmentally friendly approach in mind.
The who’s who of the foodie industry will all be attending, so make sure to follow proceedings and announcements on social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter. Follow Eat Out Magazine on Twitter: @Eat_Out and keep an eye out for the hashtag: #eatoutproduceawards. Nominations for the awards were open from the 3rd of February 2014 and closed on 12 March 2014. Any small producer, market or blog could have been nominated during this time.
Award categories include:
- Best new product
- Best small producer: grocery/condiments
- Best small producer: dairy (cheese)
- Best small producer: dairy (other)
- Best small producer: paddock (fresh)
- Best small producer: paddock (cured)
- Best small producer: earth
- Best bakery
- Best organic or free-range producer
- South African food heritage award
- Outstanding markets: South; East & North
- Outstanding outlets: South; East & North
- Best local food blog
Anelde Greef, content director at Eat Out, Abigail Donnelly, editor of Eat Out, Deena Naidoo, winner of the MasterChefSA season 1, and acclaimed chefs Jackie Cameron and Vanessa Marx administered the judging of all the entries.
EatOut Magazine, n.d., 2014 Eat Out Zonnebloem Produce Awards, viewed on 10 April 2014, from http://www.eatout.co.za/award/2014-produce-awards/#produceabout
Image 1: EatOut Magazine, n.d., Abigail Donnely, viewed on 10 April 2014, from http://www.eatout.co.za/award/2014-produce-awards/#producejudges
Featured image: EatOut Magazine, n.d., Zonnebloem Logo, viewed on 10 April 2014, from http://www.eatout.co.za/award/2014-produce-awards/#producesponsors