Farm shop gets gold in regional awards
A LOCAL farm shop struck gold this month when its produce was announced as some of the finest in the region.
Higher Trenowin Farm Shop in Nancledra, Penzance, was awarded gold last week in the Taste of the West awards as part of its annual food business competition.
The shop has been running for six years and received a bronze award back in 2008.
Now owners Bridgette and Steve Clamp have seen their dedication recognised and are overwhelmed by the result.
"We are very excited," said Mrs Clamp. "Our hard work has been rewarded. After being given bronze we were given some constructive criticism and we worked on that.
"We're proud of the produce here and from our suppliers – it shows the quality."
Mrs Clamp added her regular customers have supported the success.
"Everyone has said it was well deserved," she said. "They've been full of praise."
But it is not just locals who enjoy the farm's offerings.
Mrs Clamp said the summer saw swathes of visitors eager to try west Cornwall's food.
"It's on the up," said the farmer. "People want to taste and sample all that is good about Cornwall."
Higher Trenowin's shop stocks fresh, local fruit and vegetables – grown both on the farm and at others nearby.
It is also renowned for its pedigree herd of red ruby beef, which is also joined by a free range flock of chickens.
Mrs Clamp mentioned her home-made treats too – noting that the lemon drizzle and heavy cakes were particular favourites.