Founder of the Awards Jane Hasell-McCosh said:
‘We are delighted to have received so many champion quality preserves again this year. Small businesses have been hit incredibly hard by the pandemic, but I think it has made people realise how vital good, local food is, and I hope that Paradise Preserves will have huge success with their marmalade both locally and further afield. The quality of artisan marmalade has never been higher and I am so proud of our Award winners this year.’
This year the Artisan entrants had a whole weekend to celebrate their achievements with a Workshop for Gold winners and Presentation Ceremony on Saturday 26th March. Sunday was Dalemain National Marmalade Week. Church bells rang the ‘Marmalade Delight Minor’ and Dalemain’s Medieval Hall was transformed into a Marmalade Shop, with marmalades from Taiwan, Zambia, Portugal and the UK available to taste and buy.
Owner and artisan marmalade maker Joanne Anson says:
‘We are so pleased to have won these awards against such strong competition from all over the world. We have been making our marmalade for over 10 years and have always thought that it is some of the best marmalade we’ve ever tasted, so it’s nice to have the Award to prove it!’