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Taste Farmers' Markets New Zealand Awards 2011

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Taste Farmers' Markets New Zealand Awards 2011

Success is easy pickings for local growers Everyone loves the taste of fresh produce, particularly when it has been grown close to home. Farmers' Markets are about celebrating seasonal and local goods - and the best are about to be judged.

With more than 50 Farmers' Markets throughout the country, the inaugural Taste Farmers' Market Awards 2011 will be out to find the finest in each category of fresh, local, authentic food that is value for money.

Chairman of the Farmers' Market New Zealand Association, Chris Fortune, says, "Farmers' Markets are growing in popularity as many people now rely on using regional produce. They want to know what is in their food and how it's grown. The Taste Farmers' Markets New Zealand awards will put the spotlight on the very best from around the country."

Taste magazine has come on board as the main partner of the awards. Taste's Editor, Suzanne Dale says, "It was natural for us to want to champion these awards. Farmers' Markets offer the best of seasonal produce and bring producers, consumers and communities together. Taste regularly features food heroes who are committed to providing top-quality New Zealand food for all of us to enjoy."

The list of categories to be judged:

 Honest to Goodness Farmers' Market of the Year Award 2011, as voted by consumers  Regional Farmers' Market Area of New Zealand  Tastiest Food Producer from the Dairy  Tastiest Food Producer from the Paddock  Freshest Producer from the Sea  Best Food Producer from the Kitchen Bench  Supreme Farmers' Market Photo or Video  Farmers' Market Manager of the Year as voted by stallholders  Golden Hoe Award - Best Speaker or Presentation on Farmers' Markets  Hungriest Media Localvore Entries for the awards open in March next year, with the winners announced in July 2011. For more information on the awards and how to enter, visit www.marketground.co.nz/tastefmnzawards. FMNZ represents 50 Farmers' Markets nation wide and aims to spread passion for local, fresh, seasonal food by educating consumers and fostering the sharing of knowledge and information between New Zealand food producers.

Taste magazine is a great-value monthly food magazine for New Zealanders who love to cook. Every issue is packed with recipes and food ideas that are fresh, seasonal and easy to follow.

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