It’s great to see Borough Market getting all on board with the Slow Food Movement and this week they have been awarded one of the highest accolades in the industry – the title of London’s Best Market in the Slow Food London Awards 2014. Awarded to Borough for the second year running, the voting was once again carried out by members of the public.
Not only did the market come out as winners on the day though, with Borough’s many traders following up clutching prestigious awards for themselves, including its new on-site bakery, Bread Ahead, which was awarded Best Baker. In total, Borough Market and its traders won five awards, and were named as runners up in a further three categories
Donald Hyslop, Chair of Borough Market Trustees, said: “This award is fantastic recognition of the hard work the Market and our traders put in – to sourcing and creating fantastic, high-quality produce, which benefits both the environment and local communities. We’re especially proud that the awards relied on nominations and votes from the general public – meaning Borough Market is truly London’s favourite slow food market”.
Borough Market is an ardent supporter of the Slow Food movement, which promotes sustainable, seasonal and high-quality food. 30 Borough Market traders have achieved Slow Food London-approved status. This means that they support traditional food practices, and operate in a way which has a positive effect upon the environment.
Shane Holland, Chair of Slow Food London, said: “Slow Food London is a global NGO which promotes quality and sustainable food in 156 countries. We have a strong relationship with Borough Market – it is the biggest concentration of Slow Food, and of course sustainable low-impact food, in the UK”.
Borough Market now produces Slow Food Maps, enabling shoppers to make decisions about their purchases which can have a positive impact upon the planet.