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Croots Farm Shop gets a gold star in the Great Taste Awards 2014

Published On Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 by Sticky Beak
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Derbyshire farm shop Croots has struck gold in the Great Taste Awards 2014 by winning a gold star for its smoked salmon pâté.


The awards run by the Guild of Fine Food are regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the fine food world and the annual scheme is the largest and most trusted awards scheme for speciality fine food and drink in the UK.


Croots Farm Shop, based at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, has won a number of Great Taste Awards in previous years for its sausages, bacon, pork pie, ale, muesli and lemon oil.


The latest gold star has been awarded for the store’s smoked salmon pâté, which is made of salmon that’s been smoked on the shop’s premises in its own smokery. The judges said: “A great appearance and good creamy texture with discernible pieces of fish.”


Farm shop owner Steve Croot said: “We are really pleased to have added another gold star to our collection of awards. It’s the first we have received for our smoked salmon pâté, which is one of the most popular items on our deli counter here at Croots.”


The shop has won scores of awards for its products since opening in 2008. Croots was also a runner-up in the Best UK Independent Food Retailer 2010 category of the Observer Food Monthly Awards. The year before, it was named in The Independent’s top 50 best food shops.


Earlier this year, owner Steve Croot was named the Derbyshire Food Hero for 2014.


Croots Farm Shop is open daily from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm). Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.


For more information visit www.croots.co.uk