Cider Mill, has won a Green Apple
Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest
companies, councils and communities.
They competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and they will be presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London on Monday, November 16.
As a result of this Green Apple Award success, they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement.
They could also progress to represent their country in the Green World Awards, and the European Business Awards for the Environment.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered
Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
More information on the Green Apple Awards can be found here.
“It is an honour for myself and all the staff at Ostlers Cider Mill to receive the Green Apple Award for doing a job in the manner we all love.
Winning the Best Environmental Practise award is great recognition for all the hard work, effort and ideas, that my staff and I have put into the company to make our practise as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible.
It gives us such pleasure to receive such awards but we get our main job satisfaction from the amazing feedback from our customers on how we have helped them with the products we produce.
have so many plans for the future and it's these achievements that
spur us on even more.”
Rebekah Paterson – Co owner of Ostlers Cider Mill
It's all celebrations at Ostler Cider Mill, as the Cloudy Apple Cider Vinegar wins GOLD at the 2015 Taste of the West.
The Cloudy Apple Cider won the GOLD award within the 'Sauces and Accompaniments' category.
Rebekah - Co Owner is "We are very honored to receive this award from Taste of the West, it's great to receive the award for the forth year in a row, which shows the high quality and consistency of our product"
The Taste of the West Awards programme has been promoting and supporting the South West food and drink industry for two decades and 2015 promises to be one of the most exciting years yet, following the incredible success of 2014 when over 1,000 products and 300 establishments were judged.
North Devon Journal Coverage
OSTLERS Cider Mill held its annual wassail at its orchard near Goodleigh in Januray 2015. Wassailing is an ancient custom where the orchard trees are blessed so they give a good crop later in the year.
Scrumpy time: Pickers gather the years cider apples during harvest at Ostler's cider Mill, one of only a handful of traditional cider orchards left in Devon. This year has seen their sales increase over twofold as Nationwide cider demand is on the up again. Harvest time for cider fruit is roughly from September to November and by October most of the fruit has fallen to the ground ready to be picked.
Westcountry food photographer Guy Harrop has scooped a first prize in an International food photography competition. Guy was the winner in the ‘Food and its Place’ category in the ‘Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2013’ competition for his image called ‘Scrumpy Time’ taken at a North Devon cider orchard during harvest. The International competition, in its second year attracted over 5500 images from around the world.
Guy received his award from chairman of the judges, journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner at a packed champagne reception in the London.
Said Guy,” Last year I had two entries in this category and came second, so to actually win first prize in a category this year is fantastic. My food photography is really one of my passions and during this last year I have been very busy shooting new work for restaurants, luxury hotels, food producers and food publishers.
I think where I live is also very beneficial to my food photographs, as Devon and Cornwall have such a really diverse range of food producers from chocolates and cheese to meat and fish. I grew up in a hotel and was always around cooking as a child, so food and photography really does tick all the boxes.”
Guy’s work is regularly published both Nationally and Internationally in magazines, newspapers and books.
Guy can be contacted at www.guyharrop.com or on 01271 850317From l-r (Celebrity chef, food critic and judge Jay Rayner, International food photographer Guy Harrop, Andy Macdonald, Managing Director of Coregeo UK, the Master Licensor of Pink Lady® In the UK)
Ostlers Cider Mill, in Goodleigh, wet the appetites of judges at this year’s Great Taste Awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the food world.
The vinegar, which won a Taste of the West Award last year, was awarded a gold star following a judging process involving more than 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting.
Becci Hartnoll, joint owner, said: “At Ostlers we know we have a great product, but when we heard that 10,000 other products had entered we were wondering if we would get any stars.
“Being a traditional and family-run business, we are delighted that our cider vinegar is now getting the recognition which it deserves.
“Our products are sold nationwide and also starting to be sold in Europe. We put our success down to the special blend of Devonshire apples and an old family recipe.”
Judges said the cider vinegar had a ‘great colour’ and a ‘good sharp twang up front and a long lasting apple finish’.
Out of almost 10,000 products entered into Great Taste 2013 just 125 have been awarded three-star.
They will now be re-judged by industry experts who will announce 50 Golden Fork trophy winners as well as a 2013 supreme champion on September 9."
Collecting our award with Tim Maddams of the River Cottage team (left) and Hayley, Champion Judge (right) at the ceremony at the Eden Project on 16th October 2012.