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Alistair Strathern MP champions local farm Browns of Stagsden to win a Rural Oscar




Alistair Strathern MP is delighted to support local farm Browns of Stagsden for a Countryside Alliance Award.

Mr Strathern visited Browns of Stagsden, a farm and farm shop west of Bedford, last year. The farm is now in the running for an East of England Regional title, in the Butcher category. Browns has been shortlisted ahead of thousands of other nominees.

The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise and heritage. The Rural Oscars are now in their seventeenth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win.

They are set apart from other award schemes because they are driven by public nomination, offering customers the chance to single out their favourite businesses for national acclaim.

Alistair Strathern MP said: 

“The Countryside Alliance Awards celebrate those businesses that go the extra mile and are the cornerstone of our rural communities. Browns of Stagsden has shown that by reaching the regional finals, which is testament to the hard work and service it provides to the community.

“I will be following its progress with pride and will be championing its success. Browns is a fantastic part of the Stagsden and Bedfordshire community, offering brilliant service and a hub for high-quality local food.”

Note for Editors

Voting closes in one week on Monday April 1st and can be done through this link:


More information about the awards can be found here:

Alistair Strathern has spoken in Parliament about the future of farming, mentioning Browns of Stagsden. You can see the clip here

Please find attached a picture of Alistair Strathern at Browns of Stagsden




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