BOOM - Best Of Organic Market
The demand for organic food is growing rapidly, with organic sales rising steadily over the past seven years. The BOOM Awards celebrate current market events as well as the innovators who are shaping the future of food and agriculture. The awards are open to all organic producers and companies in a large number of categories. Food and beverage categories that are blindly judged purely on the basis of taste and quality include
- Categories for fresh products, dairy products, baked goods, meat, fish and poultry
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Baby and children's products
- New categories for organic special products and the best organic snack
Led by the UK organic certification body Soil Association, the Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the best in organic food, beverages, hospitality and innovation, as well as the pioneers in creating a more sustainable food system.
Prizes aren't just given for products that can be found in stores, as more restaurants and cafes are now using organic products with the BOOM Awards recognizing the best of these products, including the best independent retailer, the best supermarket and the best subscription program.
An independent jury made up of experts from the organic sector, food journalists, chefs and bloggers will vote on the awards. The Soil Association will also be joined by a high profile "BOOMbassador" who will be on the judging panel and host the awards ceremony in a new venue to celebrate the best organic companies in the UK.
Clare McDermott, Director of Business Development at Soil Association Certification, said: "The BOOM Awards are all about the taste and quality of organic and give some of the best delicatessen in the UK the chance to showcase their products and consider them the best, what organic has to offer to be recognized. Delicatessen producers are leaders in organic and with an awards show that attracts retailers, wholesalers and marketing to support our winners, this really is a great way to show the best! what organic has to offer.
“The organic market is booming, and more people are searching, speaking, and choosing organic than ever before. Small steps can make a big difference in promoting a better world, and by choosing organic, buyers are doing their part to support one contribute to a more sustainable food system by working with nature to protect the soil, promote wildlife, avoid antibiotics and reduce pesticide use.
"Organic farmers and producers have always been innovators and pioneers, and hundreds of products have been launched in the last year alone. The BOOM awards get bigger and bigger every year and are our chance to make some ado about organic and the amazing thing Celebrate food and drink that organic offers.