2019 Good Food Award Entry Period Now Open

Accepting entries July 2-31, including new Snacks category

mailJuly 2 marks the launch of a coast-to-coast call for entries of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, honey, fish, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, spirits and (new this year) snacks. The Good Food Awards celebrates the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. As the only national initiative to recognize food crafters who excel in both taste and sustainability, we anticipate over 2,000 entries from all fifty states.

Over 250 food crafters, grocers, chefs, journalists and pioneers of the food movement will serve on this year’s judging panel. In past years, judges have included Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, Michael Bauer, Nell Newman, Liz Prueitt, Christine Muhlke and Paul Bertolli, among other food movement pioneers.

To enter, food crafters fill out a short online form at goodfoodfdn.org/awards by July 31, followed by sending samples for a blind tasting in September. A $75 per entry processing fee covers sorting, transport and storage (waived for the first entry submitted by new and renewing Good Food Guild members). Find more information on the most frequently asked questions at: goodfoodfdn.org/awards/faq.

Snacks: New this Year Savory and crunchy, our Snacks category celebrates the bites we reach for again and again – popcorn, granola, chips, crackers, crisps, bars, balls, hard pretzels, snack mixes and puffs. We anticipate this will be our biggest category to date, and look forward to tasting the nation’s best treats this September. Find more information at https://goodfoodfdn.org/awards/categories/snacks/.

Organizers The Good Food Awards is organized by the Good Food Foundation, a California based 501 (c) 3 formerly known as Seedling Projects, in collaboration with a broad community of food producers, chefs, food writers and passionate food-lovers. The Good Food Foundation is also the organizing force behind the Good Food GuildGood Food Mercantile and Good Food Merchants Alliance.

Sponsors Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor the Good Food Merchants Collaborative, composed of 20 of the country’s top independently owned retailers from Oakland to Philadelphia, committed to supporting America’s great food producers in their own communities and across the country: Bi-Rite Market, Canyon Market, Cowgirl Creamery, Cured, Di Bruno Bros., Each Peach Market, Foragers Market, Glen’s Garden Market, Good Earth Natural Foods, Green Zebra Grocery, Healdsburg SHED, Look’s Market, Market Hall Foods, Market of Choice, TASTE, The Palace Market, Washington’s Green Grocer, Woodstock Farmers’ Market, World Foods Portland and Zingerman’s Family of Businesses. Joining them is a vibrant group of key supporters, including Premier Sponsors Bi-Rite Market and Williams-Sonoma and Lead Sponsors Dominic Phillips Event Marketing, Impact HUB Bay Area and Veritable Vegetable. Find more information at: goodfoodfdn.org/awards/sponsors

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