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We’re all about leading the search for New Zealand’s Outstanding Food Producers.

Whether you’re a small producer, a large producer or grower with an established brand, if you have a product or products that you are proud of we want to celebrate your endeavour!

One producer creating benchmark goods of exceptional quality, will be named NZ Life & Leisure Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer 2017 and eight others will be named category winners. The grand winner will receive a major feature story in NZ Life & Leisure and  marketing services valued at $5,000 from Marvellous Marketing to help them maximize the benefits of winning the award.

Entries are open to New Zealand producers, with judging in early March 2017. Finalists will be named in early March 2017. Winners of the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producers will be announced in the May 2017 issue of NZ Life & Leisure.

We’re also calling on Kiwi foodies to choose the country’s finest with a special Peoples’ Choice vote. Food lovers are encouraged to vote for their favourites to choose the Outstanding Specialty Food Store or Supermarket, Outstanding Farmers’ Market, Outstanding Food Region and select the favourite Outstanding Product or Producer.