Good Food Awards Now Accepting Entries

Entry period closes August 31

The Good Food Awards is now accepting entries in all categories. The entry period closes August  31. The Awards, now in their third year, were founded to “recognize American craft food producers who excel in taste and sustainability,” according the organizers. The awards are open to producers across the nation with prizes awarded regionally. Last year dozens of winners were featured in Whole Foods displays and some made it to the shelves of Williams-Sonoma. Seedling Projects, which organizes and founded The Good Food Awards estimates that last year’s winners cumulatively invested an increased $800,000 in local farms to fulfill the new demand for their award-winning foods.

“The Awards are a way to publicly recognize the people who are not satisfied with the status quo, but continue to push their industries towards greater craftsmanship and sustainability,” says Sarah Weiner, Director of the Good Food Awards. “They are food crafters from small towns and big cities who are maintaining an important piece of our cultural heritage – the food we eat – while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities.”

We are great fans of any awards program that has a category for pickles and heartily support the Good Food Awards.

Per the call for entries:

August 5th marks the official launch of a coast-to-coast call for entries of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles, preserves, spirits, and (a brand new category) confections. A blind tasting with Alice Waters, Nell Newman and over 130 other food movement leaders will determine this year’s 100 winners, who will be showcased in San Francisco at a special one-day Good Food Awards Marketplace within the iconic CUESA Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

How to Enter

From August 5-31, 2012, food producers are invited to enter in nine categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles, preserves, spirits and confections.  Winners — selected from each region of the United States — are chosen based upon meeting the sustainable production criteria of each category and excelling in the blind tasting. Enter at


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