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Following hot on the heels of their recent win at Fine Food Australia for “Best New Product for the Australian Made Category, 2018”, Hum Honey has just been named Regional Food Champion Other Product Category at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.

In the lead up to taking out the place of Champion, Hum Honey was awarded the following medals:

  • Gold – Hum Honey Cold Fusion Organic Lemon Myrtle
  • Silver – Hum Honey Cold Fusion Organic Australian Lavender
  • Silver – Hum Honey Cold Fusion Organic Cinnamon Quill
  • Bronze – Hum Honey Cold Fusion Australian Organic Ginger

Managing Director and chief “Bee Girl” Leisa Sams said, “what an amazing few weeks it has been for us.  We are absolutely delighted that our products are being recognized at such a high-level right across Australia, and ever so proud to fly the flag for Regional Food for the Sunshine Coast.

“To have one of the judges describe our honey as being “like Christmas in his mouth” when he tasted it is something else.

However, Hum Honey was not the only local food and agribusiness producer to win awards at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show with The Bear and the Ladle, Barenuts, Noosa Black Coffee, Foods of Noosa and Ugly Duck Preserves also taking home another eleven medals for our region as well.

–        Ugly Duck Preserves

o   Silver Medal – Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread

o   Silver Medal – Lemon Marmalade

o   Silver Medal – Aussie Stonefruit Chutney

o   Bronze Medal – Quince Paste

–        The Bear and the Ladle

o   Bronze Medal – Aztec Red Hot Sauce

–        Barenuts

o   Silver Medal – Barenuts Butter

o   Bronze Medal – Dry roasted lime & black pepper macadamias

–        Noosa Black

o   Bronze Medal – Noosa Black First Point

o   Bronze Medal – Noosa Black First Point

–        Foods of Noosa

o   Bronze Medal – Artisan Pasta Gluten Free Fettuccini

o   Bronze Medal – Artisan Pasta Gluten Free Super Greens Fettuccini

And behind the scenes, the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) is working hard to ensure FAN members receive every opportunity to showcase the outstanding local produce we have in the Greater Sunshine Coast region, whether that be through promoting awards programs like these or helping them to exhibit at consumer and trade shows.

“Helping local food and agribusiness operators to expand their markets is one of the goals of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN),” General Manager Emma Greenhatch said.

“FAN is a local not-for-profit, industry-led cluster and it is wonderful to see our members benefiting from exhibitions like Fine Food Australia and competitions like Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. With members like Hum Honey taking out some of the most prestigious food awards in the country, this reaffirms our purpose to help our members to connect, collaborate and grow.”

With the Sunshine Coast continuing to be recognized all over Australia for the quality and variety of what we produce, expect to see many more accolades being awarded to our very talented food and agribusinesses.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Emma Greenhatch at Food & Agribusiness Network or email at [email protected].

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