A rural business has been shortlisted for an award known as the Organic Oscars.

Goldhill Organics have been shortlisted in the fresh produce, box scheme category for this year’s Soil Association Boom Awards.

Owner Jane Somper took her produce to London, raising a few eyebrows among fellow train passengers who could smell the strong fragrance of the spring onions. The veg box was then taken by taxi to the specified venue and handed over to judged in a blind tasting by a panel of experts. The Soil Association sent out an email informing Goldhill Organics of the good news, with an invitation to attend the awards ceremony, where all the great and the good of the organic world will be.

Jane said: “This is great news for us and we are proud that our work and the vegetables have been recognised in this way, and to be able to put the Dorset flag on the national food map. There are so many great producers in the county and if we can shout loudly about that, we will.”

The vegetables are freshly picked every day at Goldhill Organic Farm that is owned by the Cross family who have been growing organically in North Dorset for over 25 years.