Celebrating Excellence: Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café’s Journey to the National Family Business Awards

in Pickering

In the picturesque setting of North Yorkshire, Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café is a haven of family entrepreneurship and commitment to local agriculture.

This beloved establishment has recently been recognised for its dedication and hard work, being shortlisted in the Family Business of the Year category for the Yorkshire region at the prestigious 14th National Family Business of the Year Awards.

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A Legacy of Farming and Fresh Produce

Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café is not just a business; it’s a legacy that has been nurtured through four generations of the Avison family. Mandy Avison, co-founder of Cedarbarn, expresses pride and joy in representing Yorkshire on a national level.

The Avison family’s passion for agriculture shines through their business, which focuses on rearing, growing, retailing, and serving fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Their dedication to sustainability and community support is a testament to their deep roots in the Pickering area.

An Integral Part of the Community

The National Family Business of the Year Awards, organized by Family Business United, aims to highlight the significant role that family businesses play across the UK. Paul Andrews, the founder and CEO of Family Business United, praises the contribution of such enterprises in creating jobs, generating income, and fostering community spirit across the nation. The awards are a celebration of these foundational elements, recognizing businesses of various sectors and sizes.

A Flourishing Local Enterprise

What began as a modest pick-your-own strawberries operation from a caravan in 1995 has flourished into a thriving hub for both locals and visitors.

Today, Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café not only offers a delightful café experience but also sells a wide range of products sourced predominantly from their own and neighboring farms. This model supports local farmers and suppliers, reinforcing the farm shop’s commitment to the local economy and sustainable practices.

Awaiting the Grand Celebration

The culmination of this exciting journey will be at the awards ceremony scheduled to be held at The Royal College of Physicians in London on June 19th. Here, Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café will find out if their efforts in promoting family values, community involvement, and sustainability in agriculture will earn them the coveted title in their category.

Cedarbarn’s story is one of passion, perseverance, and pride in one’s roots. It is a shining example of how traditional values can blend seamlessly with modern business practices to create a sustainable and cherished local business.

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