We are proud to announce that our very own "Mr. Atwood's Jelly" won a 2014 Good Food Award!! As well, our beloved "Billionaire" preserve was also recognized as a finalist in the competition!
This award is very exciting for us, however also bitter sweet. The amazing farmer who grew the best Concord grapes we've ever tasted (chemical free none the less), Martin Zelones of Windy Hill Berry Farm, recently passed away. We are extremely heartbroken that we never got to share this great news with him. We will miss our dear friend and hope he is looking down on us and to his memory we dedicate and share this award.
For those not familiar with the GFA, below is a brief explanation of the national competition:
"The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace at the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
In its fourth year, Good Food Awards will be given to winners in ten categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserve, spirits and our newest category, oil. Awards will be given to producers and their food communities from each of five regions of the US. The Good Food Awards seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good."
A complete list of the 2014 winners here.