The Good Food Awards invites food producers from across the country to submit their beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, honey, oils, pickles, preserves, preserved fish, spirits, pantry items and – new this year — elixirs! (Elixirs, you ask? We’re talking shrubs, syrups, and bitters!)
A blind tasting with a judge panel composed of over 250 food crafters, chefs and food writers will determine which products become the 2018 Good Food Award Winners. The catch: everything must be produced with a commitment to environmental and social responsibility, supporting local economies and the planet.
A short online entry form will be available at goodfoodawards.org from July 5-31. The entry fee is $70, which covers the cost of processing, sorting, storing and transporting over 2,000 anticipated entries. Want a free entry? Become part of our network of tasty, authentic and responsible businesses, by joining the Good Food Merchants Guild. The Guild unites mission-driven craft food businesses, and provides a number of benefits, including an invitation to participate in the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco and New York. To learn more, visit goodfoodmerchantsguild.org.
All winners will be honored at a gala awards ceremony with food movement pioneers like Alice Waters, Carlo Petrini and Winonah LaDuke, sell their wares at the 5,000-person Good Food Awards Marketplace, and proudly display the Good Food Awards Seal all year long. Last year’s 193 winners also received some wonderful and well deserved media attention, with coverage in 200 national outlets, including Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Eater, The New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Winning businesses also reported significant sales increases, which in the case of one chocolatier soared 400%.