Awards & Accreditation

award_brownieWe scooped a gold star in the prestigious Great Taste Awards 2009.

We are celebrating the news that our triple chocolate brownies have been rated again ‘close to perfect' by an independent panel of judges in the national competition, run by The Guild of Fine Food.

In 2009 Great Taste Awards, 639 products were awarded one gold star, 308 received two gold stars and just 83 received three-star gold, reserved for products that are considered faultless.

organic_certifiedOrganic certification means that coffee farmers avoid unnecessary chemicals and pesticides - good news for plant and animal life. Organic certification also means more money to the farmers, over and above the Fairtrade price.

RA_Seal625Rainforest Alliance Certified, a certification program administered by the Rainforest Alliance, has developed sustainable product certifications for coffee, cocoa, sugar, produce, flowers and much more. Rainforest Alliance in a non-profit leader in product certification, working with partners around the world to address the needs of farmers and meet the demands of consumers.

Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee must meet rigorous criteria, including shade and forest structure, water quality and agrochemical management criteria. Rainforest Alliance Certified farms cover produce coffee in the western hemisphere as well as Africa and Asia. Roaster and retailers selling RA Certified coffee may use the certification seal, free of charge, upon registering with the program.

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FairtradeThe FAIRTRADE Mark is a registered certification label for products sourced from producers in developing countries.

“Fairtrade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Its purpose is to create opportunities for producers and workers who have been economically disadvantaged or marginalized by the conventional trading system. If fair access to markets under better trade conditions would help them to overcome barriers to development, they can join Fairtrade.”

Fairtrade is a tool for development that ensures disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal through the use of the international FAIRTRADE Mark.

For more information click here.

PeakCuisinePeak District Foods is a group of local food producers and food businesses based in and around the Peak District. You will see members at food events and farmers' markets through the year. Many food and accommodation businesses in the Peak District use Peak District Foods too. Look out for 'Savour the Flavour of the Peak District', the local food guide.

The Peak District National Park is an internationally valuable landscape. There is a growing interest in connecting food production and environmental management. By savouring the distinctive local foods of the area you are helping to care for that wonderful landscape formed by centuries of food production.

For more information click here.