The Pakaraka Permaculture team at the Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market.

Kiwi foodies are being encouraged to help uncover the country’s favourite food producer and Farmers’ Market as part of the 2019 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.

The Coast People’s Choice Awards encourages food lovers to share the name of their ‘go to’ food producer and Farmers’ Market. The winners will be chosen by popular vote and named Coast People’s Choice Outstanding Food Producer and Coast People’s Choice Outstanding Farmers’ Market, announced in mid-April.

Last year food lovers chose Lake Farm Pies, Clevedon Herbs and Produce and the Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market they followed on from the inaugural winners of the People’s Choice in 2017 which were; Otago Farmers’ Market and Fix and Fogg.

Everyone who votes in the Coast People’s Choice Awards goes into the draw to win a year’s subscription to NZ Life & Leisure and an Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards hamper, featuring a selection of winning products from the Awards.

Nominate your favourites online!

Nominations for the Coast People’s Choice Awards are open from Friday 1 February until Sunday 31 March 2019 and can be made by visiting or

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards celebrate Kiwis who harvest, grow and make food and drinks. Over two years of the awards a team of specialist judges have assessed almost 350 products, awarding 130 products with an Outstanding NZ Food Producer Award which allows the products to wear a medal sticker as an independent endorsement of its quality.

New Zealand producers harvesting, growing and making food which is available for retail sale are encouraged to enter the awards online at by Monday 25 February 2019. Feedback is available for all entries and Marvellous Marketing will host a number of Winner Events around New Zealand between April and September 2019 that will showcase champions, gold and silver medallists.

Organiser Kathie Bartley made special mention of the loyal sponsors who make the Awards possible. Thanks to; NZ Life & Leisure, Coast, Ara Wines, Emerson’s Brewery, Farro, FMCG Business, Label & Litho, and Marvellous Marketing.


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