The Food Glorious Food competition is coming to Oxfordshire

Co-op Midcounties is bringing its Food Glorious Food competition to Oxfordshire for the very first time.

Budding entrepreneurs could be in with the chance of securing a £10,000 cash injection and an exclusive listing in selected Co-op Midcounties Food stores as part of the ‘Best of our Counties’ range.

What is Food Glorious Food all about?

The competition is returning for a second year with the hope of helping more local producers get their innovative products to shoppers. It highlights all that is great about food and drink produced within the Cotswolds region and is open to existing producers, farmers looking to diversify or anyone with a great idea.

Finalists will go head-to-head in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style competition where they will pitch their best ideas to a panel of industry experts, including the likes of celebrity chef Phil Vickery and Countryfile’s Adam Henson.

The competition is open to entries until midnight on 31 January 2020.

Food Glorious Food 2019

2019’s winning products came from local producer Deborah Flint, owner of Cinderhill Farm in Lydney, with her ‘Sausage Roll of Exceeding Enormity’ and ‘Foggy Pasty’. The winning products are now on the supermarket’s shelves, as well as Midcounties’ stores in Oxfordshire.

Deborah said:

“The Food Glorious Food competition was a really fantastic initiative to be involved in and has been a key part in fuelling the growth of our business. The £10,000 investment has meant we’ve been able to hire four more members of staff to respond to the increase in demand for our products.’

“The commitment Co-op Midcounties has to supporting local producers is second to none so we’d encourage anyone starting out with a great food or drink idea to take the next leap and enter the competition. We can’t commend Co-op Midcounties enough for the role they played in helping us and the other Food Glorious Food finalists to secure shelf space in stores across Oxfordshire.”

apply for the competition here

View the terms and conditions here.