We're UK Local Food Farmer of the Year 2013
It's official - we're the best! We are thrilled to have been named as Farmers Weekly UK Local Food Farmer of the Year 2013! Colin and Linda picked up the award in London on Thursday 3 October. Shortlisted to the final three, McKee’s were up against two major farm shops from England.
Speaking after the event, Colin said:
‘What really impressed the judges was that this is a real family farm where we produce our own beef and chicken, selling direct to the customer via our shop and restaurant to an impeccably high standard. The judges were very taken by how the business has grown over the past few years and also by the amount of food that is produced on site from scratch. We are delighted to have won this award, not just for ourselves but also for all our talented staff who work really hard to make our business stand out from the rest. To have been up against some of the top food businesses in the UK and to bring the award home to Northern Ireland is fantastic.’
One of the judges, Sally Jackson, Chair of the Farm and Retail Markets Association, said:
‘Home-grown beef and chicken, a busy production kitchen and thriving deli, combined with strong vision and close attention to detail, make this business a winner’
Our thanks are due our loyal customers who appreciate quality, and to our hard-working and talented staff who ensure our products and customer service are of the highest standard, and all of the local producers whose home-grown food we are delighted to serve.
Go back to latest news
MCKEE’S COUNTRY STORE AND RESTAURANT
28 Holywood Road, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland BT23 4TQ
T: 028 9182 1304 F: 028 9181 6800 E: