The European Commission announced the 24 nominees for the EU Organic Awards in a July press release. These nominees where shortlisted out of a pool of 200 submissions entered between March and June of this year. 8 of them will be retained and attributed an award during a ceremony on 23 September.
In previous articles, we have announced the nominees in the categories “Best Organic Farmer (female)”, “Best Organic Farmer (male)”, “Best Organic Region” and “Best Organic City” (click this link for the first article and this link for the second). The four categories left are “Best Organic Bio-District”, “Best Organic SME”, “Best Organic Retailer” and “Best Organic Restaurant”.
The nominees for “Best Organic Bio-District” are Italian, French and Portuguese with Associazione Bio-Distritto Cilento from Campania (Italy), Association Biovallée from Eurre (France) and Centro Municipal Cultura e Desenvolvimento de Ihanha-a-Nova from the Centro region (Portugal).
The three contestants for “Best Organic SME” are Gino Girolomoni Cooperativa Agricola from Isola del Piano, Pesaro and Urbino province, Italy; Goodvenience.bio GmbH from Magdala, Thuringia, Germany and Labonca Biohof GmbH from Burgau, Styria, Austria.
As for the nominees in the “Best Organic Retailer” category, we have Ecoveritas SA from Barcelona, Spain; La ferme à l’arbre de Liège from Liège, Belgium and Bio MERCATO, seiVital GmbH from Kempten, Bavaria, Germany.
Last but not least, the contestants for “Best Organic Restaurant” are Trattino from Lyon, France; Lilla Bjers HB from Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden and Restaurant Luftburg (Kolariks Kolariks Freizeitbetriebe GesmbH) from Kolarik im Prater, Wien, Austria.
More information about the EU Organic Awards can be found here.
Source: EC press release
Picture: DG Agri, European Commission