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Kate Hackworthy wins Best Organic Blogger at Soil Association BOOM Awards

Congratulations to Veggie Desserts + Cakes author Kate Hackworthy, winner of this year’s prestigious BOOM Awards (Best of Organic Market Awards) from the Soil Association for Best Blog. The Frome, Somerset-based food blogger impressed the judges with her site VeggieDesserts.co.uk which covers creative desserts with vegetables, ways to reduce food waste and vegetarian and vegan meals.

Kate Hackworthy said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that my blog has won at the BOOM Awards. I was delighted to be shortlisted and to win is a real honour. With my debut cookbook, Veggie Desserts + Cakes, being published next month, this is proving to be a very exciting year for me”

The ceremony was held at the iconic Borough Market in London following judging by a panel of experts including chefs, journalists and retailers. This year, there were over 1000 entries across a range of categories and Kate Hackworthy of VeggieDesserts.co.uk won the Best Organic Blogger category.

The Soil Association’s BOOM Awards are the UK’s only dedicated organic awards celebrating people, producers, restaurants and brands working to produce food as it should be.

More people than ever before are choosing organic – confirmed by recent research from England Marketing1 which revealed that 39% of shoppers buy organic food on a weekly basis. Certified organic means food that has been produced to the very highest standards. It means fewer pesticides, no artificial additives or preservatives, always free range, higher standards of animal welfare and absolutely no GM (genetic modification). Now in its fifth year of continued growth and worth £2.09 billion, the organic sector has never been healthier.

Soil Association Certification Business Development Director, Clare McDermott said: “The organic market grew a fantastic 7% last year, and more and more people are looking for, buying and talking about organic. With hundreds of new and innovative products launched last year alone, the BOOMs are a fantastic opportunity to make some noise about organic and help more people understand the benefits, alongside showcasing the range of amazing products and producers.

More information about the BOOM Awards can be found here

[1] England Marketing carried out an online survey amongst 1000 consumers who buy organic food.