Rogate brothers up for Sussex food gong

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BROTHERS Shon and Simon Sprackling from Rother Valley Organics at Rogate are among five farmers shortlisted for the prestigious Sussex Farmer of the Year award.

“All five candidates have been chosen for going the extra mile in promoting Sussex food and farming and all have really made a mark on the local produce industry,” said Suzanne Craig of Knill James, the company sponsoring the awards.

“I am delighted to have seen so many superb farmers, from the full length and breadth of Sussex, entered into the awards and it’s been very tough narrowing down the shortlist this year.

“We now ask the public to vote – at www.sussexfoodawards.biz – for the one they think is most deserving of this year’s trophy.”

The Sprackling brothers manage a commercial farm of over 4,000 acres, with a large organic butcher, selling meat directly to customers through farmers markets and to local shops.