Baker of the Year Award for Filberts

Lancaster-based Filbert’s Bakery won the Baker of The Year accolade in this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards which were held last month.

Judges were impressed by Felicity Smith and her team’s passion for producing organic, Real Bread, made from locally-sourced ingredients. They also commended Filbert’s Bakery for their commitment to supporting waste reduction campaigns, including The Real Bread Campaign’s No Loaf Lost initiative.

An ‘over the moon’ Felicity Smith said “it was most assuredly a team award.  We are a tiny bakery, started from enthusiasm and very little knowledge. No one is formally trained, and only one ever worked in a bakery prior to this one (and it wasn’t me!)”

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