Created ten years ago, the Slow Food Awards winners are nominated by the public. Each winner is a champion of good, clean and fair food and represents the very best of their craft.
In addition to the public vote, each national director chooses their Person of the Year, someone who embodies Slow Food values.
Best Butcher Seaview Farms
Best Baker Ursa Minor
Best Greengrocer Slemish Market Garden
Best Fishmonger Ewings
Best Deli or Grocer Indie Fude
Best Cheesemonger Arcadia Deli
Best Market Inns Market
Best Restaurant/Food Eatery Edo
Champion Slow Food Product Young Buck Cheese
Person of the Year: Frank McCooke (pictured above) Frank and his wife Linda, son Matt and daughter in law Lori have been running Slemish Market Garden in Ballymena for over 10 years. Frank grows biodynamically as much of the produce they sell as possible and carefully sources the rest from smaller producers. He’s a natural born educator that transcends the generations. Frank’s philosophy is entrenched in the Slow Food ethos.
Nominated by Paula McIntyre Director Slow Food Northern Ireland