News from Daily Bread

Following the exciting launch of the 2022/23 Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards a few weeks ago, submissions are now in full swing.

With Vegans and veArtisan_Local_Vegetarian_or_Vegan_product_tb.pnggetarians looking set to make up a quarter of the British population in 2025, representing just how popular this way of eating has become, the Awards are delighted that the Artisan Local Vegetarian/Vegan Product of the Year will be back for its forth successful year.

The Artisan Local Vegetarian/Vegan Product of the Year category is open to products which are actively promoted or marketed as being suitable for vegetarians or vegans. If successful in securing ‘Gold’ in this category, the winning product will be entered into the Great Taste Awards 2023 and the entry fee will be paid for by the Weetabix NF&DA.

The Awards team is equally thrilled with the continued sponsorship from Daily Bread (celebrating 42 years of trading!). The business, which is a ‘Workers Cooperative’, is committed to stocking as much organic and local produce as they can, as well as offering a wide range of gluten free and vegan products. All of Daily Breads produce is suitable for vegetarians making them a perfect fit for sponsorship for the Artisan Local Vegetarian/Vegan Product award, as it perfectly mirrors their ethical stance and their passion for the promotion of vegetarian and vegan produce.

The closing date for The Artisan Local Vegetarian/Vegan Product of the Year category is 20th May 2022. If you want to nominate a business, organisation or person that you think deserves recognition within the food and drink sector, or if you are a producer and want to put yourselves forward, please call Sophie on 01933 664437 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application forms can be downloaded from the Awards website: www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk


The other free-to-enter categories in this year’s Awards (with their respective sponsors) are:
Artisan Local Drink of the Year
Artisan Local Product of the Year (Heygates Flour and Animal Feed)
Artisan Local Vegetarian / Vegan Product of the Year (Daily Bread)
Booker Dining Venue of the Year (Booker)
Booker Young Chef of the Year (Booker)
Community Café of the Year (Supported by The Good Loaf)
Farming Environment Award (Weetabix Growers Group)
F&B Achiever of the Year (Howes Percival LLP)
Food and Drink College Student of the Year
Healthy Food and Wellbeing Award (Delapré Abbey)
Local Food Hero of the Year (Moulton College)
One To Watch (Whitworth Bros. Ltd Flour Millers)
Weetabix Sustainability Award (Weetabix)
Whitco Chef of the Year (Whitco)
World Cuisine Restaurant of the Year (British Pepper & Spice)

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Back for their Fourteenth Year, the 2022/23 Culinary Awards Revealed!

The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards is back for its fourteenth year with another sensational set of categories and sponsors.

The Awards are a celebration and recognition of excellence within the Northamptonshire food and drink sector. It is a toast to all that is great about local produce and drink and rewarding those who work so hard to achieve the best within the culinary sector.

The team behind the Awards are delighted to announce the introduction of two debut categories: the Healthy Food and Wellbeing Award which welcomes a fresh sponsor, Delapré Abbey; and the Farming Environmental Award sponsored by Weetabix for the Weetabix Growers Group.

Thanks to ongoing support from headline sponsor, Weetabix will be supporting for their third year a sign of the Burton Latimer company’s commitment to the county’s flourishing food and drink sector. The breakfast giant will once again be joined by existing category sponsors Booker, British Pepper & Spice, Daily Bread, Whitco, Heygates Flour and Animal Feed, Howes Percival LLP, Moulton College and Whitworth Bros Ltd Flour Millers.

John Petre, Supply Chain, Procurement and Technical Director at headline sponsor Weetabix welcomed everyone to The Falcon in Castle Ashby, one of the two Booker Dining Venue Gold Winners of 2021.  He announced a new category aimed at celebrating the work of the members of the Weetabix Growers’ Group, who provide wheat from within a 50 mile radius of the Burton Latimer site.  The Award will champion those farmers who are reducing the environmental impact of growing wheat.  ‘The Farming Environment Award is an exciting new category, along with the Healthy Food and Wellbeing Award sponsored by Delapre Abbey – both of which capture the importance of sustainability.   Weetabix is proud to once again be the headline sponsor for the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards and we look forward to supporting the sector by celebrating the sector’ John added.
Sally West, Corporate Consumer Service Manager at Weetabix asked Zak Perrin, Owner and chef of The Falcon Inn (Fotheringhay) and last year’s Gold award winner, what the Awards had meant to him. Zak said “winning Gold at the Food and Drink Awards is my proudest achievement in my career. It’s been a great thing for the business and for myself personally. It has also opened my eyes to the producers we have on our doorstep locally and a great network.”

 

John Petre - WeetabixJohn Petre - WeetabixAnother previous Gold award winner, Simon Derrick from Blue Skies who picked up the Sustainability Award was also present at the launch and when asked how aware he was of the wider food and drinks sector in the county and its breadth. Simon responded with “I have always been aware of a strong food and drink sector in Northamptonshire but I don’t think I was ever aware of just how much is here. You really get a sense of the passion, enthusiasm and the skills, whether it’s the restaurants, food producers, or local pubs. The enthusiasts you have around food and drink in this county is amazing and I think we need to do more to celebrate that and to champion it across the county and further afield”.
The full details of the latest competition were revealed by Awards Director, Rachel Mallows MBE, at the launch which took place (Tuesday 5 April) at The Falcon in Castle Ashby, one of the Gold Winners of the Booker Dining Venue of the Year 2021. Rachel revealed a change to the Café award which this year is supported by The Good Loaf, a category now named Community Café of the Year to celebrate great Cafes and Tea Rooms that also support their local communities.
Rachel added ‘We are asking our foodies of the county to buy local, shop local and eat locally and help the sector not just recover, but thrive after the past two years’.

The free-to-enter categories in this year’s Awards (with their respective sponsors) are:
Artisan Local Drink of the Year
Artisan Local Product of the Year (Heygates Flour and Animal Feed)
- Artisan Local Vegetarian / Vegan Product of the Year (Daily Bread) -
Booker Dining Venue of the Year (Booker)
Booker Young Chef of the Year (Booker)
Community Café of the Year (Supported by The Good Loaf)
Farming Environment Award (Weetabix Growers Group)
F&B Achiever of the Year (Howes Percival LLP)
Food and Drink College Student of the Year
Healthy Food and Wellbeing Award (Delapré Abbey)
Local Food Hero of the Year (Moulton College)
One To Watch (Whitworth Bros. Ltd Flour Millers)
Weetabix Sustainability Award (Weetabix)
Whitco Chef of the Year (Whitco)
World Cuisine Restaurant of the Year (British Pepper & Spice)

The results of the competition, which will again see finalists awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze,
will be announced at the Awards celebrations taking place on 20th October 2022 at The Royal & Derngate Theatre.

For more details on all the categories in the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2022/23, including downloading entry and nomination forms, please visit the Awards’ website – www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk - or call Sophie on 01933 664437 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also follow the Awards on Facebook at @foodawards or Twitter and Instagram at @foodawardsHQ or on LinkedIn at @weetabixnfadawards

Northamptonshire’s biggest and brightest celebration of the local culinary sector is back! The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2021/22 is an annual competition that celebrates all that is great about local food and drink, recognising excellence within the county's dining and drinking venues and rewarding those who work so hard within the culinary sector.

Daily Bread Co-operative is the sponsor for the Vegan and Vegetarian Product category. This will be the thirteenth year of the Awards and to celebrate that, there are thirteen categories to enter (entry deadlines in brackets):

* Artisan Local Drink (Friday 11th June)

* Artisan Local Product (Friday 11th June)Northamptonshire Food Drink Logo

* Artisan Local Vegetarian/Vegan Product (Friday 11th June)

* Booker Young Chef (Friday 18th June)

* Chef (Friday 18th June)

* Food & Drink College Student (Friday 18th June)

* Local Food Hero (Friday 9th July)

* Booker Dining Venue (Friday 6th August)

* Independent Cafe/Tearoom (Friday 6th August)

* World Cuisine Restaurant (Friday 6th August)

* F&B Achiever (Friday 13th August)

* One To Watch (Friday 13th August)

* Weetabix Sustainability Award (Friday 13th August)

We would like to encourage local businesses to enter in to as many relevant categories as they would like - entry forms and T&Cs are on the website www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk.

As ever, the competition is FREE to enter and the names of those companies which entered but were not successful in being shortlisted will not be revealed, so there is no negative publicity in taking part.

We look forward to seeing the entries for this year's competition and in the meantime you can follow the latest details of the competition on the Northamptonshire Food & Drink website, on Twitter and Instagram at @foodawardsHQ, or on Facebook – www.facebook.com/foodawards. Good luck!

The UK is no longer a member of the EU and has entered a transitional period, and trade negotiations are ongoing.


The UK will remain in the EU’s customs union and single market for the duration of the implementation period and all EU rules and regulations will still apply. Effectively, nothing will change until 31st December 2020.


We are working with our suppliers to minimise the impact of Brexit on our customers. There is still a lot of uncertainty on what changes will happen from 1st January 2021, but we will post updated information here when it becomes available.


The impact of a no-deal Brexit with regards to tariffs, customs duties, and excise is not entirely clear, is quickly evolving and the advice available from the UK government is open to interpretation. We can therefore only share the resources currently available to us and cannot vouch that our interpretation is correct or that the situation will not change. It does however barring a late deal that WTO (World Trade Organization) tariffs will apply. There can be delays at UK ports also as a result.


There is expected to be price increases and delays in some products. However, our suppliers have built extra capacity which can be a combination of several things such as higher than normal stock levels. This is beside the excellent efforts that have been made to maintain supplies during the pandemic.

So we at Daily Bread with our trade partners will do our best to reduce the impact on our customers. We thank you for your loyalty and we are looking forward to a better year.

There has been a recent controversial issue concerning an investment in Oatly who produces a range of Oat based drinks and other products. It has been reported that Blackstone Inc has invested $200 million in Oatly. It has also been reported that Blackstone has invested in other companies or has links to those that are involved in the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. There is also concerns mentioned of the Blackstone CEO political links.

We have included a couple of links below for some background information, from both sides of this issue.

Daily Bread is concerned about this issue. We are presently not buying any more Oatly products. We have just what's left on our shelves from previous purchases.

We would like customers to give us feedback on this issue so do please contact us via email with your opinion. In the meantime, we have started purchasing another brand that has been selling vegan drink products for many years, The Bridge.

The Bridge produces several oat-based drinks - Oat milk, Calcium enriched, and Barista. They are also on offer at the moment from our supplier at a good price. Please try these and lets us know what you think or if you have other brands that you like we can look at.

https://www.oatly.com/int/climate-and-capital

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/sep/01/oatly-vegan-milk-sale-blackstone

After the court case of Oatly against Glebe Farm, we are pleased to inform you that Glebe Farm has won. https://www.veganfoodandliving.com/news/oatly-loses-court-case-against-glebe-farm/

The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food & Drinks awards is an annual competition run by the sector for the sector and which is aimed at celebrating all that is great about local food and drink.

Daily Bread is the sponsor for the vegan and vegetarian category and the results are below. which were announced on the 12th November 2020.

Because we were unable to meet the celebration took place on Youtube.
More details and results in the other categories can be found on the Northamptonshire food and drinks website - www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk

 Awards 2020

food awardsGIARDINIERA Nakasero, Northampton

SALTED VANILLA POPCORN What’s Poppin’, Northampton

 


 HABANERO AND RED ONION RELISH Bite Me Spices, Northamptonsilver

LIME PICKLE Papa’s Dhaba, Northampton

SAVOURY VEGETABLE PIE Sol Laug Havens CIC, Moulton


bronzeCHOCOLATE AND COURGETTE CAKE Sol Laug Havens CIC, Moulton

MATCHA TEA BROWNIES Pure and Raw Goodies, Northampton

SARA’S PARMIGIANA Squisito Butchers & Provisions, Yelvertoft 

 

 

We hope everybody is keeping safe and well at this time.

Covid restrictions have been lifted. However it is still preferred if Customers continue to wear a mask, but this is your choice.

Ordering online & Shop

ukraine flagWe have good stocks of most products; however, due to Brexit, Covid and the war in Ukraine, this can vary from time to time.
There are supply issues with some foods from Ukraine, including prices.
Prices have also been affected by the rise in fuel prices.
We will not knowingly stock any product from Russia.
 

You can use the online shop to 'Click & Collect'.  Orders will be in the front of the shop, please ask at the till when you come in. You may still need to queue.

If there is a specific product you require please check before making a long journey as the stock levels on the website will not be up to date.

Opening times

Monday to  Friday  9am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm

We will be closed Bank Holiday
Monday 2nd May

Workbridge Garden Centre, Canvas Printshop & Cafe

These areas are open but with limited opening times and products.

For the latest information and contact details please visit their website workbridge.org.uk
Please contact them directly as we will not have the latest information or be able to inform you about their product range.

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