delicious. Produce Award winner: Hodmedod’s

Meet the winner of our ‘from the earth’ primary category…

delicious. Produce Award winner: Hodmedod’s

Hodmedod’s, from Eastern England, for their Organic Quinoa.

The judges said: “We love the fact that it’s grown in the UK. Plus, the flavour is excellent: buttery and nutty, with a texture that pops in the mouth”


Sales of quinoa, the ancient Andean grain that’s a staple in Peru and Bolivia, have skyrocketed in the UK, thanks to its popularity among the health-food-loving crowd. Unfortunately, that popularity has led to price rises in its South American homeland, putting it beyond the reach of many. 


Enter British-grown quinoa… Nick Saltmarsh, William Hudson and Josiah Meldrum, the guys behind Hodmedod’s, work with growers in the UK to introduce and develop nutritious pulses and cereals that are good for people and the planet. Of course, it’s no good championing a food if it doesn’t taste good, and Hodmedod’s quinoa tastes good. It even converted our previously sceptical food editor Rebecca Woollard, and judge Prue Leith couldn’t get enough of the stuff at the final tasting in July. 


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