The Farm Retail Association (formerly FARMA) has announced the list of finalists in the annual awards celebrating the best farm shops, farm cafés and restaurants, farmers’ markets, Pick Your Own farms and trade suppliers. They are the only awards that are judged by fellow farm retailers.
Bakeries notoriously use a lot of energy. Alongside the usual energy needs such as lights and heat, they also need power for the ovens, mixers, fridges and freezers. This can often result in high energy bills and shrinking profit margins due to the rise in energy prices.