Three Embla awards to Norway – Bondebladet
The very best in the whole of the Nordic region were gathered during the award ceremony in Oslo to honor the food and the people behind it. In total, candidates from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the Åland Islands participated. Three out of seven prizes went to Norway, writes Bondelaget.
– This is absolutely fantastic and shows how high the quality of local food is in Norway, says farmer team leader Bjørn Gimming.
The six Nordic agricultural organizations, gathered under the Nordic Farmers ‘Organizations’ Central Council (NBC), are behind the award. It is also supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The farmers’ team was the host when the prize was awarded in Oslo last week.
Geitmyra Credo received the award for being the best player in the category «Nordic mat for children and young people», for having developed a concept that has especially contributed to developing the next generation of knowledge and skills related to Nordic mat and mat culture.
Kvitnes Gård received an award in the category «Nordic food destination», for an overall manufacturer of raw materials and raised Kvitnes as a destination through food culture, cooperation and unity.
Undredal Stølsysteri was named the best in the category «Nordic food craftsman», for having developed a unique product with high gastronomic quality and is rooted in Nordic raw materials and craft traditions.
The award was established to strengthen the common Nordic food identity and culture, and increase interest in Nordic with outside the Nordic region. These are the other winners: Raw material producer: Fredriksdals Kirsebærvin, Denmark, Food for many: The Junk Food Project, Denmark, Food intermediary: Det Grønne Museum, Denmark and Food founder: Brännlands Cider, Sweden.