Hip hip hooray! We're so excited because 19 of our Mouth-watering indie makers have been chosen as winners in the 2017 Good Food Awards, the indie Oscars of the snack world!
The Good Food Awards first started in 2011 to recognize food businesses for their environmental and social responsibility as well as their taste. All entries must be made with real (preferably local) ingredients and nothing artificial or genetically modified. The judges think that “truly good food—the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities—contains all of these ingredients.”
These 19 makers were chosen from 2,059 entrants (wow!) and are now being recognized as leaders in creating delicious and sustainable local food economies. Now that's food we can really feel good about eating. The Good Food Awards have pretty good taste.
And the award goes to...
Charcuterie1732 Meats, Lamb Prosciutto, Pennsylvania
Olympia Provisions, Landrauchschinkin & Salami Capri, Oregon
Vermont Creamery, Bonne Bouche, Vermont
Fruition Chocolate, Marañón Canyon Dark Milk 68% & Hudson Valley Bourbon Dark Milk 61%, New York
Orchard Hill Cider Mill, Ten66 Pommeau, New York
Alma Chocolate, Chocolate Pistachio Toffee, Oregon
Big Picture Farm, Farmstead Chocolate Covered Caramels & Farmstead Caramels, Vermont
Fat Toad Farm, Vanilla Bean Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce & Spicy Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce, Vermont
French Broad Chocolates, Sorghum Caramel, North Carolina
Mayana Chocolate, The Space Bar & Coconut Dream Bar, Wisconsin
Bee’s Needs, Marvelous May, New York
Enzo Olive Oil, Organic Clementine Crush, California
Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, New York
Bourbon Barrel Foods, Hot and Spicy Kentuckyaki Sauce, Kentucky
Bunches & Bunches, Smoked: Oaxacan Mole Sauce, Oregon
Middle West Spirits, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ohio Maple Syrup, Ohio
Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Sweet Pepper Relish & Sweet Chips, District of Columbia
Quince & Apple, Tart Cherry and White Tea, Wisconsin
High Wire Distilling Co., New Southern Revival Brand Bourbon Whiskey (Four Grain), South Carolina
Congratulations to all winners and nominees! See the full list of winners here.