Farm Fresh South has won its first ever awards with Gold and Silver medals for outstanding raw, pasteurised and chocolate milk.
Logan and Melissa Johnson were pretty stoked to find out their products had made it into medal contention in the 2021 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
The annual awards this year attracted a record 300 food and drink entries with 223 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded.
Logan said this was the first year they had entered the awards – in fact any awards, and with that success will now be starting to showcase their products to the country a bit more.
“We didn’t really have any expectations,” he said.
All Gold medal winners are now in contention for the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Supreme Champion, Category Champion and Special Awards, which will be announced on Tuesday June 22.
Their award-winning milk and chocolate milk made it through 30 different judges, and co-director, Kathie Bartley said it was wonderful to see such a diverse range of products.
“Our panel tasted and assessed paua and Blue Cod from the Chatham Islands, sauces and chutneys from Northland through to Central Otago, nut butters, fresh produce, specialty cheeses, Pohutukawa smoked meat, gourmet sausages, charcuterie, salmon, artisan chocolate, gluten free and dairy free products to name a few.”
Logan said he and Melissa would be attending the awards gala in Auckland and were looking forward to that – after a huge year of growth within the company.
As well as increases in home deliveries and orders to supermarkets, Farm Fresh South has now started to attract interest from hotels in Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sound.
Its vending machine at Windsor has also been moved to a more suitable location at the Caltex Savoy in downtown Invercargill, and they have employed more staff to boost their small team.
For more information about Farm Fresh South raw or pasteurised milk home deliveries go to https://farmfreshsouth.nz