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The Balloon Tree Voted Top Farm Shop in the Region


Owner Matthew Machin and the whole team at The Balloon Tree are delighted with winning the Farm Shop of the Year Award 2016 at the recently held Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards.

Created to recognize the effort and ingenuity of Yorkshire’s burgeoning food and drink industry, local producers, including The Balloon Tree, stand out as regional businesses who not only deliver a great service, but also care about the countryside and Yorkshire’s environmental future.

Esther Leach, Editor of Yorkshire Life said: “We are committed to championing the wealth of talent in the growing and preparation of food and drink around the region where hospitality plays a huge part in welcoming the very many visitors whose spending helps to boost our economy and create jobs.”

From initial reader nominations to a panel of food industry expert judges ‘mystery shopping’ the shortlisted businesses, competition was tough for the coveted awards.

Matthew said: “I would like to thank all our customers, suppliers and great team here for supporting us. We’re very much a family business with our farm at its heart. It’s great to be able to share what we love, to support our community and welcome visitors to the area.”

Found at Gate Helmsley, between York and Stamford Bridge and, with Halloween shortly upon us, it’s all systems go for the farm shop team piling high the pumpkins and tidying up the pick your own patch.


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