Farmers have an opportunity to win £40,000 cash by entering the UKTV Local Food Hero 2007 awards.

For the second year running celebrity chef Gary Rhodes and digital channel UKTV Food have launched a nationwide search to discover Britain’s ultimate food champion. 

The awards celebrate home-grown local success stories – from farm shops to tea rooms, to bakers and butchers.

To nominate, vote and review your favourite food business simply log onto

Voting ends on 20 August when the final shortlist is announced.

For more information simply click on to