Northern Farmer Awards 2017

We won the 'Outstanding Achievement' award at The Northern Farmer Awards 2017 on 15th March 2017 at the Pavillions in Harrogate. We were not expecting that and the team are all thrilled to bits. Peter Coverdale (Director / Owner of Cross Lanes) took great pleasure in accepting the award for the team, pictured below.

Northern Farmer Awards


Teesdale Business Awards 2016

On 15th February 2017 we were thrilled to win the 'Environmental Achievement Award' at the Teesdale Business Awards. It is so rewarding to be acknowledged for the work we do.

It is great to win this award again, we last won the 'Environmental Achievement' award in 2012.



Farm Shop & Deli Award 2016

Cross Lanes won the Farm Shop Small Retailer of the Year catergory.


From more than 350 entries across the country, there were 12 category winners and 9 regional winners of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2016, winners were announced on 18th April at the Farm Shop & Deli Show, NEC Birmingham.


Tye Trophy - Tyne Tees Region 2015

The family farm, Trees House Farm & Dent House Farm run by Simon and John Hare has won the Tye Trophy Tyne Tees Region Conservation Award. The farm is one of five regional winners who are in the running to take overall honours in the Yorkshire Agricultural Society's prestigious Tye Trophy in recognition of their environmental achievements. Planting new hedgerows, creating field corner water areas, running the farm entirely organically, not using chemicals and increasing bird & wildlife populations has all put them in a strong position.


Northern Farmer Awards 2015

We have won the 'Family Run Farm of the Year', the Hare family farming in Brignall linked with Cross Lanes. The award was presented at the Pavillions in Harrogate 19th March 2015. How pleased were we to bring the 'Family' award home for everyone. There is a lot behind this award, years of hard work building businesses up by Mums & Dads, the next generation working alongside and passionately moving things forward, two families linked by marriage working together (The Hare family & the Coverdale family) and the team at Cross Lanes now part of that family. John & Simon Hare were also finalists in the 'Green Farmer of the Year' and 'Outstanding Achievement of the Year' awards, so a great well done all around.


Farm Shop & Deli 2015

Cross Lanes has been commended in the 'Farm Shop of the Year' category with over 500 entrants across the UK! We were one of twelve category winners and twenty three commended chosen following a day of intensive judging by leading speciality retailers and key industry figures along with mystery visits conducted throughout December by Nigel Barden and Elaine Lemm.


BBC Good Food Top 10 Destination Farm Shop 2014

Cross Lanes has been chosen as a Top 10 Destination Farm Shop by Clare Hargreaves of BBC Good Food. The team are chuffed to bits, all our hard work is paying off.

Top 10 Farm Shop


Farm Shop & Deli 2014

Cross Lanes has been commended in the 'Farm Shop of the Year' category from nearly 300 entries nationwide!! and we have ALSO been commended as ONE OF THE BEST RETAILERS within the 'NORTH EAST REGION' Farm Shop & Deli Awards, Cross Lanes Organic Farm was one of 18 commended and 9 Regional Champions for this award, chosen by a panel of expert judges, we showed the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement. We were told the judges were delighted at the high-level of effort and detail we had taken with our entry as well as the passion we have for what we do. We had secret judges at Cross Lanes early morning on 17th January and heard the results later that day, you just never know who is in the shop do you? The complete list of category award winners can be seen here and here.


The Farm Shop & Deli Awards, in partnership with Olives Et Al, recognise the very best standards in speciality retail and celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement. The Awards celebrate the unsung heroes of the high street and speciality retail scene with categories ranging from butchers, bakers, farm shops and delis through to garden centres, food halls and online businesses. Judge Neil Nugent, Executive Chef and Head of Product Development at Morrison’s said “The Awards are a brilliant opportunity for the UK’s small independent businesses like Cross Lanes Organic Farm Ltd to get recognition nationally and enable them to become a destination.”

We were one of twelve category winners and twenty five commended and were chosen following a day of intensive judging by leading speciality retailers and key industry figures along with mystery visits conducted throughout December by BBC Radio 2’s Nigel Barden, Chair of Judges. Nigel Barden said “It's gratifying to know that there are so many excellent purveyors of food & drink in Britain, like Cross Lanes Organic Farm Ltd. During the mystery visits I have been delighted, moved & inspired by the people I've met and it's marvellous to find local retailers like Cross Lanes Organic Farm Ltd, are so much at the heart of their community. “


Teesdale Business Awards 2013

Cross Lanes were finalists in the Environmental Achievement Award.


Great Taste Awards 2013

We have won a '1 Star' for our 'Organic Blueberry Frangipane'. Well done Stevie & Kaylee. Click here to see the results and our listing.


RIDBA FAB Awards 2013

Cross Lanes Organic Farm was named 'Building of the Year' and got a prize for 'Best Building Aesthetics' at the first ever Farm and Agricultural Building awards run by the 'Rural & Industrial Design & Building Association'. The award ceremony was held on 19th April in Bath with TV presenter Kate Humble giving the awards. Simpson & Allinson of Barnard Castle entered our building in the awards as they designed and supplied the steel framework for Cross Lanes which you can see within as we left it exposed to give the building an industrial look.

These awards aim to recognise and reward those who have taken the time and effort to ensure their new working farm building is sympathetic to, and even complements the local landscape, while ensuring it is fit for purpose and has been designed with sustainability in mind. View further information about the FAB awards here, and you can see clips of the awards been presented to Geoff Simpson for the Aesthetics and for the overall Building of the Year.


RICS North East Renaissance Awards 2013

Cross Lanes were awarded a 'SPECIAL COMMENDATION' at the regional award ceremony on 19th April, which we were chuffed to bits with having been shortlisted in the Tourism & Leisure category. The Cross Lanes team would like to say a huge thank you to Angela and David Coulson with Addisons Chartered Surveyors for nominating them for the RICS awards. View further information about the RICS awards here.


Countryside Alliance Awards

Countryside Alliance Awards

For the North East region we won a 'Rural Oscar' for the Countryside Alliance Start-up Award. As a regional champion we went forward to the national finals and were invited to a Parliamentary reception at the House of Lords in London on the 13th March!! Peter & Sue (owners of Cross Lanes) went down to London with their daughter Stevie, son in law Simon and little Sophia. We were awarded a Highly Commended for our category! It was a shame we didn't win but we were still chuffed to bits with how far we got nationally. We were told that winning a 'Rural Oscar' for our region is extremely prestigious, it meant our commitment to the community, the rural economy and to the countryside impressed the judge. Helen Goodman our local MP put us forward saying 'I nominated Cross Lanes Organic Farm which has quickly established itself as one of the country's best organic farm shops, run and built entirely on eco principles', a big thank you to Helen.


Farm Retail Awards - FARMA 2013


Amazing...... another award and we got to meet a person we really look up to in our industry ...... Mr Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, wow! We are chuffed to bits we won the 'Environmental Farm Retailer of the Year' in the FARMA awards. This year the Farm & More conference was held at Harrogate and Peter and Debs went down for the day to talk at the conference about the environmental features of Cross Lanes and then went to the award ceremony in the evening. This award was sponsored by Ecover and the picture on the right shows Peter & Debs with Hugh and the Ecover team, good job we stock the full range of Ecover and all the refills, how proud are we!! We also bought Hugh's latest book which he signed To Cross Lanes from Hugh and the River Cottage Team. We were also a national finalist in the Best Farm Retail Newcomer. Rita Exner, FARMA secretary, commented, “The competition is very tough and the standards extremely high, particularly given that we received our highest ever number of entries this year, Cross Lanes Organics is clearly proving itself to be one of the nation’s best new farm shop.” Click here to see all the results.


BBC Food & Farming Awards 2012

We were a finalist in the 'Best Local Food Retailer' category of the BBC Food & Farming Awards. With over 900 nominations in this category we reached the top 3 in the country, the team at Cross Lanes were thrilled to bits that we have been recognised, after all the dedication and hard work over the last year its a real boost for everyone, and we pass a huge thank you to our loyal customer who nominated us. We congratulate Eurospar, Dolgellau who won the category, the results were announced at the BBC Good Food Show on 28th November at the NEC Birmingham. The BBC Radio 4 You & Yours programme covered the awards and you can listen to a clip of our coverage online . We had a great day at the show and awards, we took food down for the awards reception which included organic sirloin steak and Arthur Potts Dawson served this up as carppaccio which tasted amazing, our team were in early doors that day making a fantastic range of breads to take down and we took some of our local cheeses, Cotherstone Cheese, Acorn Dairy Wensleydale and Laceys Richmond Blue. We mingled with celebrity chefs including Arthur Potts Dawson, Brian Turner, Valentine Warner and the Raymond Blanc!!

BBC Food Awards

Below are photos from when the judges, Simon Parkes and Arthur Potts Dawson came and spent the afternoon with us at Cross Lanes, they sampled dishes off our menu, we gave them a tour of the site, they talked to the team and our customers. Some of our local suppliers also kindly came in to meet them as well, Simon Hare of Trees House Farm, Just William, Caroline from Acorn Dairy, Harry from Piercebridge Organic Farm and Richard & Beverley Ward.

Judges Visit


Teesdale Business Awards 2012

Wow!!! We have just won the 'Best New Business' and the 'Environmental Achievement' award. The team went to the award ceremony on Thursday 18th October at the Morritt Arms Hotel and had a fantastic evening. What a happy team the Cross Lanes team are!! Click here to find out more about the awards.



Durham County Council Environment Awards 2012

We have won the 'Outstanding' award in the County Durham Environment Awards, we are absolutely delighted. We were shortlisted in the categories: 'Built environment', 'Climate Change', 'Craftsmenship' and 'Greener Business' and were judged to be so exceptional by the judging panel that they awarded us the discretionary accolade. We went to the award ceremony on the 9th October with Jeff Cutting Wharton Constrution Ltd, the main contractor for the build and Chris Fish of CMF Planning & Design. Wayne Harris, executive director property and development for livin, said: “We’re really pleased to recognise Cross Lanes Organic Farm, which displays an outstanding combination of new and traditional building techniques, using a wide variety of climate change migration measures.

Durham Environment Awards

Click here to see the write up on the Durham County Council website and here for the overall results.

Press coverage from the Northern Echo.


Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2012

Announced 5th September 2012. We have won a 'Highly Commended' award for Kaylee's 'Organic Fruit Scone'. Well done Kaylee.

Click here to see the results and our listing.


Great Taste Awards 2012

Great news, we have won our first award, it is a '1 Star' for Stevie's 'Organic Gluten Free Apple & Almond Cake'. Well done Stevie. Click here to see the results and our listing.



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