Innovative Sheffield Dairy Scoops BBC Food and Farming Award

Innovative Sheffield Dairy Scoops BBC Food and Farming Award

09 May 2016

Our Cow Molly has scooped the Future Food Award at the BBC Food and Farming Awards.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the food world, the 16th BBC Food and Farming Awards was held in Bristol with some of the country’s best-known chefs, food writers and broadcasters attending.

Our Cow Molly is a fresh milk brand created by the Andrew family, traditional dairy farmers based in Dungworth, Sheffield. Convinced that they could get a premium for their milk by selling direct to customers, they now deliver to households in the city and supply the University of Sheffield.

Their latest in a string of awards, was presented by farmer and agricultural policy expert Mike Gooding and Julia Glotz, managing editor of The Grocer magazine. On presenting the award, Julie described Our Cow Molly’s innovative approach “as a model that could help save many more of the UK’s struggling dairy farmers.”

Our Cow Molly is run by Eddie Andrew and his brother Dan, and the milking is overseen by their father Graham. On receiving the award, Eddie said “Since we’ve been telling our story as part of the BBC Food and Farming Awards process more and more people are discovering our approach to the tough business of dairy farming, and perhaps through these awards many will be inspired to work in a different way.”

While the Andrew family have been dairy farmers for generations, Our Cow Molly was established as the dairy’s brand back in 2007 and since then continues to go from strength to strength, having branched out from milk into a line of popular gourmet ice creams, with plans to expand into other product lines on the horizon.

The Our Cow Molly label on each bottle makes a point of emphasising the freshness and local origins as ‘Sheffield milk’. With recent developments including a contract with the University of Sheffield and new facilities on the farm, the dairy will also start supplying a number of Co-Operative supermarkets in Sheffield later this month.

The Our Cow Molly Farm itself is also a popular destination for visitors, with an on-site Ice Cream Parlour and fantastic views across Sheffield- open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm.

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