to celebrate, Soil Association Certification in partnership with Abel & Cole are launching the hunt for the Nation’s Favourite organic product, as part of the Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards, the UK’s only dedicated awards celebrating the best of organic.
£45 million is now spent every week on organic in supermarkets, independent retailers, online and through home delivery, British baskets are overflowing with organic food and drink. From chocolate to cheeses and bunches of carrots to handcrafted biscuits like previous Nations Favourite winners Island Bakery, the organic market is BOOMing.
The Soil Association have been searching for the UK’s favourite organic product by asking the public to vote on their website with the winner being announced at a prestigious award ceremony in London on 26 June.
As well as crowning the Nation’s Favourite, this year the BOOM Awards will celebrate the businesses, producers and brands working hard to make food as it should be throughout the UK, as well as commending some of the best new products and organic innovators working towards a sustainable future for all of us.
Thomasina Miers, 2019 BOOMbassador, Masterchef winner and co-founder of Wahaca comments:
“I’m thrilled to be part of the BOOMs, celebrating the best of the organic market and the people and businesses creating change in the food industry. At home I buy a range of fresh organic produce at our local market and at Wahaca we buy organic milk and do collaborations with organic vegetable producers.
“Organic farming helps looks after our planet: we all have a part to play in this. We can no longer afford to sit back and wait for others to do the work in safekeeping our soil, our insects, our wildlife, our biodiversity. Time is running out! We must take action! I enjoy shopping and cooking with organic produce – it doesn’t need to be all the time but start buying little bits here and there and notice how good everything tastes (and how much good it does)! I am delighted to be helping to launch this inspiring and incredibly important food awards and can’t wait to see who the public votes for!”
Could it be one of these unique organic products that is crowned the winner?
Cucumber vodka (DaMhile) –
Dà Mhìle Distillery makes high-quality organic artisanal gin, whisky, vodka and liquors in Southwest Wales. This deliciously organic Cucumber Vodka is light, gorgeous and perfect in all of your summer cocktails.
Vegan Butter (Veurre – the hemp pantry) –
Veurre is the plant-based alternative to butter brought to you by The Hemp Pantry. Dairy, nut and soya free, Veurrehas been made using coconut and hemp oils. Simply cook, bake, melt and spread
Severn Sisters sheep cheese with seaweed (High Weald Dairy)
Named after the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs in East Sussex, this recently developed organic semi-soft matured sheep milk cheese is coated in a layer of Hebridean seaweed. As well as looking interesting, Seven Sisters has a light nuttiness to it and the seaweed coat makes it very difficult to resist.
Ginger yogurt (Brown Cow Organics)
This live organic natural yoghurt is rich and creamy and lusciously swirled through with organic stem ginger puree, fresh and cool with a little ‘kick’ of ginger. Full of flavour and naturally low in fat
Mango and passion fruit kefir (Yeo Valley) –
Yeo Valley have introduced this ancient way of fermenting yoghurt into their growing range, it’s creamy and tangy and contains 14 different live cultures
Beetroot sourdough (Daylesford Organic) –
Developed by the Daylesford Bakery team, this beetroot sourdough is made with the juice and gratings of fresh market garden beetroot. It has an earthy flavour and dark pink colour. Delicious toasted with crumbled Daylesford Greek Style Cheese, fresh herbs and a drizzle of Leoube Olive Oil.
Avocado chocolate pot (ONIST)
These organic Avocado Choc Pots indulge the sweet spot while offering nothing but natural goodness. They are made from 40% fruit, and they are a fantastic source of gut friendly fibre. Better still, each pot is less than 250kcal and contains nothing but nutritionally-rich calories.