Horsham District food and drink businesses recognised

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The finalists for the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2012/13 have been announced and producers from the Horsham District feature in seven of the eight categories.

The Sussex Food and Drink Awards are the only awards that highlight, recognise and support Sussex farmers and producers and the businesses which sell and promote their produce.

Sussex is blessed with a wealth of glorious food and drink, including a huge number of creative and hardworking producers and manufacturers who are creating award winning food and drink every day.

The Horsham District is a key contributor to Sussex’s success, with many award winning artisan producers, micro breweries, vineyards, fantastic farms and farm shops and independent retailers as well as scrumptious eateries serving up local fare.

As a result, the Horsham District regularly provides finalists and winners in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards.

The year 2012/2013 will be no exception with finalists in seven of the eight categories:

Sussex Food Producer of the Year: Just Brownies, Partridge Green, West Sussex

Sussex Drink Producer of the Year: Dark Star Brewing Co, Partridge Green, West Sussex

Best Sussex Food/Farm Shop: The Sussex Produce Co, Steyning, West Sussex

Best Sussex Eating Experience: Wabi, Horsham, West Sussex

Sussex Young Chef of the Year: Charlie Tayler, The Pass, South Lodge, West Sussex

Sussex Farmer of the Year: Harry Goring, the Wiston Estate, Steyning, West Sussex

Best Sussex Farmers Market: Steyning Farmers Market, West Sussex

Olympian and inspirational athlete Sally Gunnell will be patron of the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2012/13 and she will be helping Danny Pike from BBC Sussex Radio present the awards at the fabulous seven course Sussex banquet to be held at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on Thursday January 31 2013.

Visit the Sussex Food Awards website (www.sussexfoodawards.biz) to see who will be at the awards ceremony at the Amex on January 31 when the winners will be announced.

Over 350 guests attended the final of the Sussex Food & Drink Awards in January 2012 with tickets selling out fast.

Tickets are on sale now so don’t miss the chance to be there to join in the celebrations.

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