Wilkin & Sons have won an award for ‘Britain’s favourite food producer’. The award from LandLove magazine celebrates the best of produce from the British countryside. 12 categories from stately homes and wildlife reserves to food producers and family days out were voted for by over 25,000 readers.
The famous jams and preserves of Wilkin & Sons positioned the company as a major food producer that proved it is not only recognised as a brand, but enjoyed by many, beating toffee from Cartmel and smoked fish from Northumberland.
Britain's Favourite Food Producer
• Winner – Wilkin & Sons
• 2nd place – Swallow Fish of Seahouses
• 3rd place – Cartmel
"We are thrilled to crown 'Tiptree' the winners of the Britain's favourite food producer award, proving our readers love Wilkin & Sons world famous jams and preserves just as much as we do. Well done to all."
Natalie Crofts, Assistant Editor, LandLove Magazine
Essex recognised for food production
2 out of the 10 finalists in Britain’s favourite food producer category, were Essex based companies. The other contender from Essex for the award was Kelly Bronze Turkeys who produce high-quality free-range bronze turkeys using the best traditional farming and processing methods to produce a fuller flavour.
Wilkin & Sons
Wilkin & Sons, based at Tiptree in Essex, is famous throughout the world for its range of high-quality jams and marmalades, which are exported to more than 70 countries. The products can be found in high end hotels, restaurants, Eurostar and supermarkets amongst other places.
Kept within the Wilkin family since the mid-19th century, Tiptree is a quintessentially English brand producing conserves, jellies, curds and sauces using fruit grown on their very own farms in Essex, including their famous mulberries and the company has been a holder of a Royal Warrant from the reigning monarch since 1911.
“The Tiptree name is now a global brand with a long history of success. The Wilkin family has been farming in Tiptree since 1711 and has produced jam since 1885.”
Ian Thurgood, Joint Managing Director
A bi-monthly magazine, LandLove celebrates a more traditional way of life and the beauty of the British countryside. It offers seasonal British recipe ideas, explores the most interesting places in the British Isles, rediscovers local traditions and customs, includes practical advice and inspiration for those who garden and love crafts as well as celebrating the work of traditional craftsmen and artisan producers.
Source [LandLove Magazine]
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