Georgia represented in a big way at the 2018 Good Food Awards.
Eight Georgia food producers came home with awards, up from three last year; two were winners last year, as well.
Winners from the state include:
- The Sourwood Honeycomb from MtnHoney in Clarkesville. The company also won last year for its Spring Wildflower honey. Read more about it here
- The Wildflower Honey from Swarm Chasers Apiary in Austell
- Oliver Oil Co. in Pitts, Ga., which won last year for its benne oil and sunflower oil. Read more about Oliver Oil Co. here.
- Strawberry, Blueberry and Jalapeño Jam from Regina’s Farm Kitchen in Dunwoody
Held annually in San Francisco, the Good Food Awards honor food products free of artificial ingredients, hormones, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer and genetically modified ingredients.
Winners were determined after a blind tasting of entries that met standards for environmentally sound agriculture practices, good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain.
Awards were given in the categories of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves and spirits, as well as the new category of elixirs, which encompasses bitters, shrubs and syrups. 199 awards were given in total to winners from 34 states and D.C., chosen from amongst 2,057 entries in a blind tasting with 277 judges held in September (11 Georgia businesses made the list of semi-finalists).