Vote for The Southern Co-op’s Freshwater Store as ‘Best Place to Buy Local Produce’ on the Isle of Wight

The Southern Co-operative store in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, has been nominated as a finalist for myisleofwight.com’s Awards 2015 as the ‘Best Place to Fill your Boots (Full of Local Produce)’ and needs your vote!

The Freshwater store needs support to be crowned the winner by voting here: http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/my-isle-of-wight/features/where-is-your-favourite-place-to-fill-your-boots-full-of-local-produce/. Voting closes on the 31st December.

The Southern Co-operative Freshwater Store and Colleagues

The Southern Co-operative Freshwater Store and Colleagues

Kate Hibbert, Local Sourcing Manager for The Southern Co-operative, said: “Our sourcing of local products began on the Isle of Wight in 2006, so it seems fitting that our Freshwater store now carries the largest Local Flavours range across all our stores. It is extremely rewarding to see how both The Southern Co-operative and local island businesses have developed over the last nine years to enable this amazing offer.”

The Southern Co-operative store in Freshwater opened in September 2015 as the flagship store for the Local Flavours range, stocking food and drink from over 35 Isle of Wight growers and producers. The store also has a dedicated ‘Fresh from the Island’ counter which offers locally sourced meat, cheese, fish, savoury pies and more.

Alix Robinson, editor of myisleofwight.com, said: “It’s amazing the way that Island tourism businesses get behind the spirit of the awards – all nominees showcase a very high standard of customer service and are setting such a great example for new businesses to follow.”

The myisleofwight.com Awards 2015 are the Isle of Wight’s visitor-voted awards for tourism businesses and services. The Awards provide visitors with the opportunity to pick out star performers on the island who have helped make their visit a truly fantastic and unforgettable experience.

Kate continued: “The Island has many natural resources that contribute towards the diverse local food producing community and, as a regional retailer, it is vital that we work to sustain these producers across our estate. I encourage everyone to visit the store and support your island by buying local!”

To cast your vote, visit: http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/my-isle-of-wight/features/where-is-your-favourite-place-to-fill-your-boots-full-of-local-produce/.

The Southern Co-operative Freshwater Local Flavours

The Southern Co-operative Freshwater Local Flavours