'Our Cow Molly' BBC Food & Farming Award Winner 2016

'Our Cow Molly' BBC Food & Farming Award Winner 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BBC Future Food Award

This award was looking for cutting-edge innovation and pioneering work that could influence how the UK's food will be grown, distributed and sold in future. This award is for an ambitious and ground-breaking idea found within the food supply chain; from initiatives by national retailers and major food and drink manufacturers to new models being put into practice by farmers and producers. We want to hear about the big ideas other food businesses will want to follow. It could be work that deals with sustainability, health, food safety, energy or waste; any initiative which is scalable, commercially viable and applicable to food production and distribution in the UK. We also welcome nominations for initiatives outside the UK that have had a large impact on Britain as well as a global impact - ambitious ideas that have helped transform how the world thinks about food production.

2016 WINNER: Our Cow Molly, Sheffield

The Our Cow Molly dairy farm is the very last one left in Sheffield that process and bottles its own milk. Working closely with the University of Sheffield to change their buying model, Our Cow Molly supplies all of the university cafes - orders are placed on smart phones and computers. processed and delivered on the same day ensuring that they receive the best possible product. This is the first time that a university has worked directly with the farmer as a supplier and leads the way for other universities to adopt similar models.

Well done to the Andrew Family!  (Members of the South Yorkshire Grassland Society.)

 

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