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North Norfolk awards ceremony celebrates the best of Norfolk's independent suppliers

PUBLISHED: 15:03 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:03 14 May 2018

[L-R]  Kevin  Jonas  (Jonas  Seafoods),  Alaistaire  Brice  (Havensfield  Eggs),  Michael  Baker  (Managing  Director,  C  T  Baker  Group),  Roger  Holme  and  Richard  Holme  (Roger  Holme  Foods) Picture: Alexa King

[L-R] Kevin Jonas (Jonas Seafoods), Alaistaire Brice (Havensfield Eggs), Michael Baker (Managing Director, C T Baker Group), Roger Holme and Richard Holme (Roger Holme Foods) Picture: Alexa King

Alexa King

The quality and quantity of high end food suppliers in Norfolk has been celebrated with an awards ceremony.

[L-R]  Alaistaire  Brice  (Havensfield  Eggs),  Michael  Baker  (Managing  Director,  C  T  Baker  Group)  Picture: Alexa King[L-R] Alaistaire Brice (Havensfield Eggs), Michael Baker (Managing Director, C T Baker Group) Picture: Alexa King

Every year the county’s finest independent food stockists gather at the C T Baker Budgens ‘Local Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony.

The evening marked the seventh year of the event, which in previous years has seen winners such as Sharrington Strawberries, Martin’s Farm, Cornerways Nursery, Broadland Hams and H V Graves butchers.

Michael Baker, managing director of C T Bakers Group, announced that this years winner is Havensfield Eggs.

He said: “Havensfield eggs have been previous winners under another name and we call them local although they are on the Suffolk border. They are always happy to support promotions and will fit in with our stock requirements. Their products sit in our top five every week of the year.”

Local  Supplier  Dinner  Guests  (The  Feathers  Hotel,  Holt) Picture: Alexa KingLocal Supplier Dinner Guests (The Feathers Hotel, Holt) Picture: Alexa King

Runners up were Cromer’s Jonas Seafoods and King’s Lynn’s Roger Holme Foods.

Mr Baker added: “Dealing locally keeps food miles to a minimum, freshness to the forefront and the money circulating in our local economy. Local produce is something to be promoted as special compared with supermarket brands and not to be treated as a simple commodity with prices slashed.”

Guests at the event were treated to a three course dinner featuring many of the produts which are local sourced by C T Baker Budgens’.

Members of the public can also look forward to seeing what’s on offer at C T Bakers Group with a series of food fairs held on July 29 and August 12 and 26 at Bakers Court, Holt.

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