The team at a Norfolk farm shop are toasting to success after being given a national award by a celebrity chef.

The Goat Shed in Honingham, between Dereham and Norwich, won the Rising Star of the Year category at the Farm Retail Awards 2023 on March 7 in Exeter.

The event was hosted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and organised by the Farm Retail Association, which was formed in 1979 to support the industry. 

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The awards are judged by fellow farm retailers and celebrate shops, cafés and restaurants, farmers' markets and trade suppliers.

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The Goat Shed was opened by Sam Steggles at Fielding Cottage in early 2021 in response to rising demand for local produce during the pandemic.

It sells Fielding Cottage's own award-winning goat's cheeses in its newly-refurbished cheese room and deli and The Goat Shed Kitchen serves delicious breakfasts and lunches overlooking the goats. 

Mr Fearnley-Whittingstall said: "It’s great to celebrate these businesses, often family-run, who are working so hard to supply high-quality local food to communities across the country."