National recognition for local business

Family affair: Husband and wife team Andrew and Debbie Booth have made it to the finals of the 'Local Food Farmer of the Year' awards.
Family affair: Husband and wife team Andrew and Debbie Booth have made it to the finals of the 'Local Food Farmer of the Year' awards.

A LOCAL farm store and coffee shop has made it through to the finals of a prestigious national award.

The Store at Foveran is one of three finalists in the running to be crowned Local Food Farmer of the Year 2011 in the Farmers Weekly Awards.

The family-run farm and farm shop is managed by husband and wife team Andrew and Debbie Booth. The successful business, which is in its 11th year, has its own on-site butchery, kitchens, coffee shop and farm.

Managing Director and Farmer, Andrew Booth, said: “We are delighted to have reached the finals of the awards and it’s a massive achievement for the team. To make it as a finalist from competitors from across the country is a great accreditation not only for the business but also for the farming industry in Scotland.”

The ‘Farmers Weekly’ awards are held annually and help to show support for the role that farmers play in today’s society. During their seven years running the awards have recognised nearly 300 finalists and winners for their achievements, hard work and innovation.

The winners of the awards will be announced at an exclusive ceremony on 6 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.