Stark Naked Foods, the Suffolk-based fresh pesto producers whose 100% natural products are in Sainsbury’s, were shortlisted in the Waitrose/Farmers Guardian/ Country Living Farm Entrepreneur Awards out of a very large entry, and attended an awards ceremony at the Royal Berkshire Show as part of the Made in Britain Food Awards.
Marcus and Victoria Starke received a plaque and a cheque for £500 as runners-up. Malcolm Crabtree, MD of Leckford Estate, the Waitrose-owned farm, who was one of the judges, said: “The competition was very close, with four great finalists with only a whisker between them.”
Pictured are Malcolm Crabtree, MD, Leckford Estate, Marcus and Victoria Starke and Mark Price, Waitrose MD.
Starke Naked Foods produce fresh pesto from locally grown ingredients using Victoria’s own recipes in a BRC/GAI Global accredited factory near Eye. Suffolk.
Stark Naked also won the Best Farm Entrepreneur Award, presented by Farmers Guardian.
Stark Naked Foods’ Stark Naked Rocket Pesto has recently been shortlisted for a Q Award in the Local Food category, in the 2009 Quality Food Awards. The awards ceremony is on 1 December at the Hurlingham Club in London.
Stark Naked Foods
Tel: 01379 870015