2011 Deliciouslyorkshire Award win – Press Release
December 7, 2011
SWEET SMELL OF STRAWBERRYÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â SUCCESS FOR MERCERÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢S OF YORKSHIRE
PRESERVE PRODUCER CROWNED ONE OF THE HIGHEST-SCORING PRODUCTS AT THE DELICIOUSLYORKSHIRE AWARDS
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBrilliant sweetness, sticky and sumptuous ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ one of the highest scoring products entered into this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s awardsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â was just one of the comments aboutÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â MercerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢sÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Strawberry Conserve from judges at last nightÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Deliciouslyorkshire Awards.
Paul and Lizzie ofÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â MercerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s of YorkshireÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â are celebrating after their Strawberry Conserve pipped competitors to the post to winÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Best Sweet Preserve at last nightÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s prestigious Deliciouslyorkshire Awards.
MercerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢sÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â fought off tough competition from an array other local producers to be crowned the winner in this category but the colour, consistency and flavour ofÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â MercerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢sÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Strawberry Conserve gave it the edge.
Last night saw DeliciouslyorkshireÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s seventh annual award ceremony, designed to showcase and celebrate the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“crÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¨me de la crÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¨meÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ of YorkshireÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s food and drink industry.
Paul and Lizzie Mercer were amongst the 400 guests who attended the glitzy award ceremony at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate which was hosted by Radio 2 Drive-time resident gastronome, Nigel Barden.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The winning conserve was also put through its paces as it featured in the eveningÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s dessert.
On winning the Best Sweet Preserve Category, sponsored by The Insurance Group, Lizzie Mercer said: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re delighted to have been named the winner of the Best Sweet Preserve category for a second time ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ this really is as good as it gets!
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAs a family-run business, we really do put our heart and soul into the preserves and continuously strive for perfection, so itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s fantastic that our passion and hard work has been recognised.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This comes after what has been an incredible year forÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â MercerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s of Yorkshire, with the lines now being stocked in MorrisonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s, Asda, Proudfoots, selected Costcutters and independent farm shops.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
- Paul and Lizzie Mercer receiving their award from Chris Brady from the Insurance Partnership
- Paul and Lizzie MercerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s of Yorkshire delicious Jam Conserve
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MercerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s of Yorkshire
- Makers of fine food in jars, Paul & Lizzie Mercer live in Yorkshire with their four children. Paul is an obsessive Foodie, always trying new recipes. Lizzie ensures that only the best reaches the shelves.
- Where possible MercerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s source ingredients from local growers to produce Cracking Conserves, Marvellous Marmalades, Cheeky Chutneys, Mouth Watering MayoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s, Cracking Curds and Delightful Dessert Sauces.