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2017 Awards

Three award wins at Quality Food Awards 2017

We are delighted to have won three awards for our live vanilla organic yoghurt at the Quality Food Awards #QFA17.

These awards are the most prestigious for food and drink products on sale in the UK; to win one award would have been wonderful, to have won two would have been amazing, to win THREE is spectacular! We were overwhelmed when presented with the awards.

Brown Cow Organics were the only company to be awarded more than one win!
Best chilled product - Small Producer Quality Food Awards
Winner Dairy|Yogurts - Main Quality Food Awards
Highly Commended in the QGold award - Small Producer Quality Food Awards

Bath Food and Drink Awards

Winner - Highly Commended Local Meat Award
The Bath Good Food awards recognise the best in food and drink in and around Bath. Brown Cow Organics were delighted to receive the Highly Commended Award in the Local Meat category.

Shortlisted for THREE Food Awards!

We couldn't be more excited and delighted to be notified we are finalists in not one, not two but three different awards this September.

25th September: The first result is in - We've won Highly Commended for the Bath Good Food awards on Sunday 24th September in the best local meat category.

The other two ceremonies will be later this year, we'll keep you posted.

Many thanks to everyone who voted for us.

2016 Awards

Food & Farming Industry Award

Perridge Farm (the home of Brown Cow Organics) won Highly Commended for Champions in Sustainable Farming Award in the prestigious Food and Farming Industry Awards 2016 which was presented to them at the House of Commons dinner to celebrate the awards.

The award judges and organisers said of Brown Cow Organics:
"Our highly commended farmer has succeeded in organic production by only supplying the independent sector.. The farm has a 100 head Guernsey herd and through the Brown Cow Organics business supports 11 local families. On the farm every effort is made to encourage healthy soils to produce sustainable nutritious food." The award was sponsored by NSF - one of the most widely known and respected global food assurance brands

Judith Freane of Brown Cow Organics said:
"It was fascinating to talk and be with other farmers that share the same drive and enthusiasm for farming as us. Winning this award is truly an accolade to commemorate our 30 years in farming."

After dinner speaker Giles Brandreth said:
"Farmers were the most fulfilled profession that he'd ever met; that whatever happened locally, nationally or internationally we always had a task to do, come what may - to produce food and that therein lay a passion for our daily tasks and a shared vision rarely seen with such longevity in other professions."

Rib Eye Steak - Great Taste Gold Star Award Winner 2016

We are delighted to have won a Gold Star Award for our Organic Rib Eye Steak in the 2016 Great Taste Awards against some tough competition. 10'000 products were entered and we are one of only 35% of entries that were accredited with an award.

The Judges said
"An excellent beefy aroma to this good-looking steak. Great texture and an amazing flavour from the grass feeding."

"A well prepared steak, the fat is creamy, the lean is tender and with good succulent flavours, rich and savoury."

Winner BOOM Awards Dairy Category - Organic Strawberry and Vanilla Panna cotta

We are absolutely delighted to win this years BOOM Awards in the Dairy Category.

Whilst the competition was tough (nearly 500 entries across all categories) we were honoured to be in the company of fellow Guernsey Cow produce finalists organic milk producer Berkley Farm Dairy who produce the organic Guernsey milk for Abel and Cole and Natural Vitality producing Lebnah also for Abel and Cole from our own multi award winning organic natural yoghurt.

The Best of Organic Market Awards, the BOOMs, from the Soil Association have been awarding the best of organic for many years. 2016 BOOM awards celebrated across the board people and businesses who have worked hard to make a difference, changing our food for the better year on year and we are proud to have been among them.

Taste of the West Award - Rib Eye Steak

Highly Commended in the 2016 Taste of the West Awards for our Organic Beef Rib Eye Steak

Taste of the West Award - Blackcurrant and Coconut Yoghurt Limited Edition

Taste of the West Award - Strawberry and Vanilla Panna cotta

2015 Awards

Two Gold Star Great Taste Award win for River Cottage Blackcurrant on the bottom Organic Yoghurt

"A Marriage made in Heaven"

One of our customers favourite yoghurts from the River Cottage range we produce for Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall.

Here's what the Judges had to say.

"Beautiful colour with great presentation. We were surprised and delighted by the taste. Not too sweet and great to have a blackcurrant that tasted of the fruit. Lovely swirls of creamy yoghurt mingled with intense blackcurrant; delicious yoghurt with fine acidity balances the intense dark sweetness of the excellent blackcurrants which retain their shape and bite: a marriage made in heaven."

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Brown Cow Organics wins 1 Gold Star Great Taste Award for Natural Yoghurt

Yet another win for our Live Natural Yoghurt in the 2015 Great Taste Awards

Here's what the judges had to say.

"Looks thick, creamy and a beautiful colour. Tangy and fresh, clean milk notes and just a hint of citrus which adds to the overall freshness. We like this creamy, thick, tangy, yoghurt. Its a versatile ingredient and can be eaten and enjoyed on its own"


Winner of Best Dairy in Taste of the West 2014 Awards

We scooped in the dairy sector of the Taste of the West Awards this year, also winning Best Dairy with our Live Organic Vanilla Yoghurt - fantastic for breakfast, for dessert and amazing with Christmas Pudding!

Soil Association Organic Awards Finalist

Our Adult Brown Cow Organics Live Organic Yoghurt multi pack was well received by the Soil Association judges and we were very proud to have reached the finals.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the consumer vote.

Two Star Gold Great Taste Award for our Natural Yoghurt

Yet another win for our Natural yoghurt, our cows are deliriously happy to receive yet another win this year.

Gold Taste of the West Award for our Vanilla Yoghurt

We are delighted to have received a GOLD AWARD for our Brown Cow Organics Live Organic yoghurt in the Taste of the West Awards this year.

Bronze in Englands Best Burger Challenge

Emblex asked us to 'Be proud of your burger' and to 'Rise to the Challenge' in their Englands Best Burger Challenge.

Well we are definately proud of our award winning burgers and are delighted that our Brown Cow Organics Organic Beef Burger has been awarded Bronze in the Englands Best Beefburger Challenge in the Butcher category.

Burgers can be part of a nutritious, healthy, balanced diet, especially when made using only the beef, onion & seasoning in ours. Our Organic Beef Mince provides a highly succulent, tender and tasty burger; an irresistibly delicious and hearty meal for adults and a fun meal for kids.


2013 First Good Dairy Award from Compassion in World Farming

We are thrilled that our determination to keep animal welfare as a priority in everything we do and all the food we produce has been acknowledged with this award from Compassion in World Farming. You have to make some very tough decisions as a farmer nevertheless my husband we have always been resolute that animal welfare will and is critical in everything we do. This award clearly demonstrates to and reassures our customers that we uncompromisingly pursue high welfare standards.

Gold & Dairy Category Winner Organic Food Awards

Brown Cow Organics were overjoyed to receive both a Gold and Dairy Category winner award for their Live Organic Natural yoghurt at the Soil Association Organic Food Awards (now in their 27th year) ceremony on 19th September 2013. The Organic Food Awards blow the trumpet for the best of the best; producers who go that extra mile showcasing the UK's best organic food produced with passion, creativity and care. Brown Cow Organics are thrilled to be a double winner this year - the judges described the Brown Cow Organics live organic award winning Natural Yoghurt as "Rich, tangy, mouth-watering, keeps giving flavour, nice colour, not too thick." The Soil Association commented "Brown Cow Organics have shown a dedicated ethos to animal welfare, provenance of a product that supports local employment and a dedication to their local environment and most importantly supports a small family run farm."

Judith Freane owner of Brown Cow Organics was as pleased as her renowned 'Happy Cows' and said when this year's results were announced "these awards are so important to us and our customers, they differentiate our products and provide consumers with a reliable seal of approval - based not only upon great taste - but recognition of our animal welfare and environmental ethos too; it confirms they can trust they are purchasing a quality product."
It's a been a splendid year of recognition from the Soil Association for Brown Cow Organics; during their annual Soil Association assessment this year the inspector commented to Judith "The animal welfare standard on this farm is excellent and the best I have ever seen in my fifteen years as a Soil Association Inspector."
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Dark Cherry Live Organic Yoghurt Wins Gold Great Taste Award 2013

Brown Cow Organics have won another Gold Award at this year's Great Taste Award, this year for their Dark Cherry Live Organic yoghurt. Their dark cherry flavour was introduced into the 155g individual pot size range earlier this year and is now available in a 500g pot too.
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What an Olympic Awards year - We've won FOUR Golds at the Great Taste Awards

Gold Star and 2 Gold Star Winning products

2 Gold Star- River Cottage Panna-cotta - described by the judges as "Beautiful presentation with custardy raspberry aroma, great contrast between the fruity topping and creamy base. Delicious fruit and excellent flavours, all-round very moreish - A little pot of luxury.

Gold Sta
r -Live Organic Natural Yoghurt (also winner in 2011) - described by the judges as "Smooth and thick, tastes creamy with nice finish, good mouth feel"

Gold Star -Live Organic Orange, Lemon & Ginger yoghurt a new flavour introduced in 2011 - described by the judges as "Light and creamy, refreshing delicate balance of flavours; genuinely good combination"

Gold Star -Organic Beef Burgers - described by the judges as "Wholesome beef and fresh onion smell, good thickness, an attractive burger. Really good balance of flavours with the right amount of onion."

Nominate us in the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2012 - Best Food Producer Category

Please nominate us in the 13th BBC4 Food Programme Food & Farming Awards in the Best Food Producer category - Nominations have to be in by 12th August.

Nominations can be made through the BBC Food & Farming Awards’ website till 12 August -

Now in their thirteenth year the awards have helped to transform and celebrate the lives of the unsung heroes of the food world including school dinner cooks, small traditional food businesses, community-led markets, and independent food retailers. Each finalist and eventual winner starts with a member of the public sending in a nomination, so we need your Vote!

Once the judges have selected a shortlist for each of the categories, they will visit each finalist in person. The eventual winners will be announced at the annual BBC Food & Farming Awards ceremony, held at the BBC Good Food Show, NEC, Birmingham on 28 November 28. Shortly after, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a programme featuring the winners and judges.

You can follow the awards on twitter #BBC4FoodAwards

Brown Cow wins Gold Star Award at Royal Bath & West Show for 'Best Organic Yoghurt'

June 2012 - Winners Gold - Royal Bath & West Show
We've won Gold for our Natural Yoghurt in the category: BEST ORGANIC YOGHURT

Brown Cow wins 2nd Gold Star Award at Royal Bath & West Show

June 2011 - Winners Gold - Royal Bath & West Show
Weve won Gold for the category:
Best Stirred Yoghurt

Winners Silver - Royal Bath & West Show

June 2011 - Winners Silver - Royal Bath & West Show
Weve won Silver for the category:
Three Fruit Yoghurts for our Strawberry, Raspberry & Blueberry flavours


Brown Cow wins 2 Star Gold Great Taste Award 2011 for Natural Yoghurt

The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the food industry acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink. Only 608 products out of 7,500 were awarded a 2 Gold Star this year and Brown Cow Organics are thrilled to have received this accolade for their Live Organic Natural Yoghurt.

Brown Cow wins 1 Star Gold Great Taste Award for River Cottage Blackcurrant Panacotta

Only 1686 products out of 7,500 were awarded a 1 Gold Star Great Taste Award this year and Brown Cow Organics are delighted to have received this award from the Guild of Fine Food for this wonderful River Cottage product that we only launched in November 2010

Winners Gold - Royal Bath & West Show

June 2011 - Winners Gold - Royal Bath & West Show
Weve won Gold for the category:
plain or flavoured, made from any Organic certified milk.

Winners - Royal Bath & West Show 2011

June 2011 Silver Winners - Royal Bath & West Show 2011
Weve won Silver for the category THREE CARTONS OF FRUIT YOGURT
(stirred) made either with whole cows' milk or skimmed cows' milk, to include: 1 strawberry and 2 other flavours.

Winners Bronze - Royal Bath & West Show

June 2011 Bronze Winners - Royal Bath & West Show 2011

Weve won Bronze for the category:
YOGURT made either with whole cows' milk or skimmed cows' milk.

Winner Taste of Somerset 2011 Awards

Winner Taste of Somerset 2011 Awards
We have just won the Taste of Somerset Harmsworth Award for Outstanding Contribution to Food in Somerset - An award that recognises an individual or company that has put Somerset on the map with inspiration, energy, imagination and use of Somerset ingredients.

Judith & Clive Freane attended the finalists awards dinner on Friday 8th April and were delighted to be announched as the winners in this, the highest accolade category of the Taste of Somerset Awards.


Organic Food Awards 2010

The Awards are piling up here at Perridge Farm, we're over the moon that our produce is being recognised so widely by our peers and customers. We've now just won Highly Commended in the Organic Food Awards for our Rib Eye Steak.

Winners of Four Gold Star Awards - Great Taste 2010 - 22nd July 2010

Brown Cow wins another 4 Awards! We are delighted to have won a staggering four Gold Star Awards in the Great Taste Awards 2010 for our Organic Beef.

1 Gold Star - Dry Aged Sirloin - "Very good beef with great depth of flavour"
1 Gold Star - Dry Aged Rib Eye "Good appearance, balanced meat"
1 Gold Star - Beef Fresh - "Close to Perfect"
2 Gold Star - Dry Aged Fillet Steak - "Melt in the mouth, tender, delicious, clearly a high quality meat"

We are very proud that our Beef is consistently recognised for the quality product it is ; these
awards give a real 'seal of quality and excellence' and shows our customers they can trust unequivocally in Brown Cow Organics produce.

Winners at Royal Bath & West Show 2010 - 2nd July 2010

Brown Cow scooped a Gold and a Silver award for our Organic Yoghurt at the Royal Bath & West Show June 2010

Brown Cow Organics practically swept the board in the organic yoghurt categories at the Royal Bath & West show on June 2nd 2010.

*GOLD* - In the 3 cartons of fruit yoghurt class (stirred made either with whole cows' milk or skimmed cows' milk, to include: 1 strawberry and 2 other flavours).

*SILVER* - In the One 250g. carton of organic yoghurt class (plain or flavoured, made from any Organic certified milk.)

Taste of Somerset Awards - 2010

'Best Meat Producer' Runner Up in the Somerset Taste Awards 2010
A big thanks for the 1000's of you in Somerset who voted for us

Great Taste Awards 2009

Great Taste Gold Award - for Brown Cow Organics Real Live Natural Yoghurt.

Women in Ethical Business Award 2008

Winner of the Women in Ethical Business Award - Best Small Business as given by Triodos Bank.
Judith talks about Brown Cow Organics after winning the Women in Ethical Business Awards in 2008 - see the video on Green TV
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British Academy of Gastronomes Award 2008

for our pioneering approach to farming and food production. This was presented by the President of the academy Egon Ronay.

Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative 2007

Clive, the heart of the farm richly deserved the first award from the Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative for his outstanding endeavours to produce excellence from his herd of organic Guernsey cows.

Waitrose Small Producers Award 2006

Waitrose awarded their accolade for our outstanding beef.

Great Taste Awards 2005

Our River Cottage Vanilla yoghurt strikes gold at the "oscars" of the food industry.

Soil Association 2004

Three years aa the top organic beef.

Soil Association 2003

Another accolade for the beef from the Soil Association.

Soil Association 2002

Then in 2002 the Soil Association gave us the award for being the best beef farm.

Soil Association 2001

Our first Soil Association Food Award and only months after finishing the years of converting the farm to full organic licensing.