REBECCA Watts (10) from Wellington has been crowned the winner of Rumwell Farm Shop’s seasonal Apple Dish Competition. Rebecca was presented with a confectionary hamper for her prize-winning apple and almond tart.
Anne Mitchell, Co-Owner of the farm shop and café, said: “We’d like to say a huge congratulations to Rebecca. Her apple and almond tart was very tasty and we were delighted to present her with a hamper to take home.” Rebecca was chosen as the winner once each dish was tried and tested by Anne and chefs from the Rumwell Café.
Baking clearly runs in the Watts family as Rebecca’s brother and sister also entered the competition. Eight-year-old Owen was the runner up with an apple upside-down cake and Caitlin (9) received a Merit for her apple and sultana muffins. Owen and Caitlin were presented with confectionery goodies.
Anne explained the purpose of the competition: “As part of British Food Fortnight we thought it would be fun to host a foodie competition for children. All they needed to do was to create a dish using British apples as the main ingredient. As well as the apple dish competition we also had food and drink tastings to celebrate British Food Fortnight and showcase the best in West country produce.”
As a nation-wide event British Food Fortnight has grown rapidly since 2002 when it was introduced as a response to the Foot and Mouth crisis. It is now firmly established on the national, retail, catering and school calendar as the definitive celebration of the diverse and excellent range of food available in Britain.
The recently opened Rumwell Café which operates alongside the Farm Shop is able to seat approximately 80 people. The food prepared in the café kitchen is sourced from the Farm Shop, the Mitchell family farm and regional suppliers.