Eversfield Organic’s Tavistock shop shortlisted for national award

Eversfield Organic’s Tavistock farm shop and deli has been shortlisted in the 2019 Guild of Fine Food’s annual Shop of the Year awards.

Opened last October, the outlet provides a one-stop shop of locally and sustainably produced food and drink.

The shop will now undergo two further rounds of judging, including an announced visit from one of the judges and a mystery shop in its bid to win the Delicatessen & Grocer category.

Eversfield’s written entry has been reviewed by a panel of respected industry experts including Edward Berry of The Flying Fork, Stuart Gates, former managing director at Fortnum & Mason and senior buyer at Harrods, award-winning retailer Tracey Colley and food writer, Patrick McGuigan.

The store will be rated on attributes such as the overall shopping experience and financial performance to staff training opportunities and environmental initiatives.

Eversfield Organic sales and marketing director Anna Elliot said: “We are absolutely thrilled our farm shop and deli has been shortlisted in the Guild of Fine Food’s Shop of the Year competition, especially considering we opened our doors to our first customers less than four months ago.

“It’s a huge mark of recognition for our shop, which has been so warmly received by the people of Tavistock and further afield, as well as for our dedicated team.

“We’re delighted our commitment and enthusiasm for sourcing food and drink ethically, sustainably and with great consideration for the environment has been recognised.”

All of the produce on offer at the family run shop is certified organic, bar fish and game where sources of wild produce is preferable.

The winner will be announced at the Guild of Fine Food’s Shop of the Year 2019 event at Fodder Farm Shop and Café in Harrogate.