High Weald

producer vegetables stall

The search is on to find Kent's farmers, growers, food producers and rural businesses contributing to the benefit of the Kent countryside.

The Kent Countryside Award 2016 recognises the hard work that goes into caring for Kent's countryside and its environment by those that are working on the land or are a rural business.

Entries needs to show what businesses do to care for the countryside where their business is situated and how they look after the environment too. The business must be either using Kent produce, or growing, producing or farming in the county. The types of business that can enter include all farmers, B&Bs using Kent produce, horticulture and food and drink producers, but this list is not exhaustive so if you are not sure if your business is eligible then please ask.

How to enter 

Businesses can enter themselves for the award or can be nominated by another person who feels they deserve recognition. Please complete the application form and add any photographs or extra pages as you wish. If you are based in the Kent High Weald and would like to talk through an application then please contact Jason Lavender  01424 723014 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Download application form

Judging 

Entries are assessed by the Kent Countryside Award Panel whose members are:

Kent National Farmers’ Union 
Kent Country Land and Business Association
Chairman of the Kent Downs AONB Joint Advisory Committee

The judges are advised by Produced in Kent, the Kent Downs AONB and High Weald AONB Units. They may well contact the business to have a chat about the application or to arrange a visit to the business during the judging process. 

Deadline 

Closing date for entries is midday, Monday 11th January 2016; and the winners will be announced at the Taste of Kent Awards ceremony in March 2016.

Further information is available on the Taste of Kent website