The team from Farmer Lou's South Grafton, which took out the people's choice award, with The Daily Examiner deputy editor Shannon Newley. Photo Pixie Bella / Contributed NO RESALE
The team from Farmer Lou's South Grafton, which took out the people's choice award, with The Daily Examiner deputy editor Shannon Newley. Photo Pixie Bella / Contributed NO RESALE Pixie Bella

People's Choice award gives Farmer Lou’s bumper harvest

FARMER Lou's South Grafton staff members have been busy doing more than just selling fruit and vegetables for the past couple of months.

Business part owner Tina Felice said her team had gotten behind the inaugural Clarence Valley Business Awards People's Choice, letting customers know about it - and she credits this to their success in taking out the trophy at a weekend award ceremony.

"A lot of people were asking what was going on," she said. "It felt really good, nearly everyone we told (voted), they didn't hesitate.

"It was all really exciting.

"When it was announced, the whole table cheered.

"After the awards, people are coming in and congratulating us."

Awards committee marketing and promotions manager Erica Fletcher said the job was not over for the committee with judge Adam Gordon set to follow up with awards nominees.

"I have had correspondence with some of the sponsors and they were really pleased with how the night went," she said.

"They said they thought the night ran really smoothly and was well timed.

"Over the next couple of weeks judge Adam Gordon will contact the category winners and give them feedback.

"We want to be a valuable experience for the entrants and I think that's an important part of it.

"We wanted them to look at their business and what they are doing well and what they can improve."

The committee will seek feedback from entrants, sponsors and awards night attendees to improve the awards.



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