Producers of authentic, responsible foods, folks who are often overlooked in their work to reclaim and transform American food culture. One branch of the foundation’s work is the annual Good Food Awards, which grew to more than 2,000 entries this year.
The 2021 Good Food Awards looked different this year because of the pandemic, as did everything else under the sun — instead of live tastings and judging procedures, all competitions were held remotely (which is no small logistics feat).
But all the remote tasting and judging still resulted in a bumper crop of excellent comestibles, and 100 of the 219 winners across all categories are offering their products in an online pop-up shop, through February 7th 2021.
Categories are: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, fish, grains, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, and spirits. Wow, that was a mouthful, and a happy one.
The 100 companies represent a range of classics and brand-new discoveries, and the well organized online shop gives background on each, as well as a full ingredient list and the location of the maker.
Here’s my personal shopping list:
Charcuterie: Olympia Provisions Summer Sausage
Chocolate: Seahorse Chocolates Sampler Pack
Cider: Madrone Cider Three-Pack
Confections: Sapore della Vita Keto-Paleo Caramel Sauce
Preserves: Gables Delight Guava Jam
Snacks: ‘Ulu Mana ‘Ulu Chip Combo Pack
This list represents one choice from each category. Think of all the possibilities for shaking up your cooking routines, distant outdoor hangouts with friends, giving the kids something new to ponder, and just reward for patiently waiting for the world to open up again.
Visit the pop-up shop for stories about food and beverage artisans across the U.S., and order your favorites before February 7th.
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