The Good Food Awards is excited to announce the launch of its second year with a call for now through September 1! Seedling Projects, the “‘do tank’ for the food movement” behind the initiative, is inviting food producers from across the country to submit their beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles and preserves to a blind tasting that takes place at The Hub in San Francisco, with over 80 food world luminaries including Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, Amanda Hesser and Nell Newman. The catch: everything must be produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner to be eligible to enter the blind tasting.
In further Good Food news, the awards have responded to the Renaissance in small-scale distillation alighting across the country by adding a new category: Spirits. Led by values of transparency, innovation and responsible production, distillers at the frontier of America’s food culture are encouraged to enter their spirits.
All winners are honored at a ceremony in the San Francisco Ferry Building, invited to sell their wares at the Good Food Awards Marketplace and can proudly display the Good Food Awards Seal all year long. Last year’s 71 winners also received some unexpected perks, from special placements in Whole Foods Market and Williams Sonoma stores nationwide to media coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post, and New York Times.
You can review the sustainability criteria and enter online at www.goodfoodawards.org. The entry fee is $35.