Steve Croot ahead of the Great British Food Awards 2017

Derbyshire farm shop Croots has received national recognition for two of its home-made
products after being named a finalist in two categories of the Great British
Food Awards 2017.
Two years
ago, the farm shop won top bake for its Derbyshire Bakewell Tart in the awards
run by Great British Food magazine. And last year its home-made Derbyshire Pasty was highly
commended in the same awards.
Now another
of the tasty bakes from Croots has been singled out for success, with Croots
Lemon Tart selected as a finalist in this year’s sweet baked category. Also
named as a finalist in the awards is Croots Lemon Rapeseed Oil.
absolutely thrilled to hear that the Croots Lemon Tart and the Croots Rapeseed
Oil have been shortlisted in the national awards organised by Great British Food magazine,” said Steve
Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop and Café at Wirksworth Road, Duffield, with
his wife Kay.
“Our home-baked
and home-made products are a really popular part of the range of food and drink
that we offer, and both the Lemon Tart and the Lemon Rapeseed Oil are big
favourites with our customers. It was great news for us when our Derbyshire
Bakewell Tart won the title of best sweet bake in the magazine’s award two
years ago and we are so happy that other products have now hit the spot in the
initial round of judging and made it onto the shortlist for this year’s awards.”
Croots Farm
Shop, which opened nine years ago, at Farnah House Farm, has won scores of
awards for its products, including sausages, meat products, and bakery items.
Earlier this month (June), it picked up the People’s Choice Award for Family
Business of the Year in the Midlands, at an awards ceremony run by Family
Business United.
“We have a
very talented team at Croots, some of whom have been with us since the start of
our journey, and our success in the awards we enter is very much down to them,”
added Steve.
Editor of Great British Food, Natasha Lovell-Smith, said in
a note to Croots: “We had a
lot of great entries this year, so you should be very proud!” 
Judges for
the national magazine, a monthly magazine dedicated to celebrating the
wonderful quality and diversity of British produce, are now busy picking the
winners of the competition, which will be announced later this summer.
Croots Farm
Shop, based at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, is open Monday to Saturday
from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm) and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.
Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.
For more
information, visit Find Croots on Twitter
@crootsfarm_shop or on Facebook
Press release issued by Nottingham based PR company Perfect 10 PR