Pic Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.uk
Well known BBC Radio 2 Gastronome Nigel Barden paid a visit to Fife’s East Neuk yesterday (Tuesday May 20) to launch the 2015 Farm Shop and Deli Awards in a truly stunning setting overlooking the Firth of Forth. Fittingly the venue was the hugely popular Ardross Farm Shop, named Farm Shop of the Year before being crowned recently as overall winner and Farm Shop & Deli Awards Retailer of the Year 2014 in the UK-wide competition run in partnership with Olives Et Al. Ardross is run by the Pollock family, and majors on family and community spirit. At the helm are Fiona and Rob Pollock and daughter Nikki Storrar, who have 22 locally based employees. The shop launched in 2005 selling the farm’s traditionally reared beef and tasty local vegetables, and now 40 different seasonal fruits and vegetables are picked each morning from the farm. What little produce is left over at the end of each day is fed to the cattle, so nothing is wasted.