Friday, December 23, 2016

Many N.C. businesses awaiting the Good Food Awards results in January


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By Dathan  | December 23, 2016
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It was back in November when the Good Food Awards announced the 2017 finalists for what they recognize as "truly good food." These are the small businesses across the country that bring people together and build healthy communities with a gentle touch. Be it beer, honey, confections, spirits, pickles and more.

For 2017 there was a grand total of 2,059 entrants with a total of 291 companies making the cut. Out of those 291, 11 of them hail from the great state of North Carolina – 9 of them from the Triangle-area.

The Good Food Awards features a total of 14 categories, and North Carolina companies achieved finalists in 6 of the 14. Unfortunately we didn't have any finalist in the following categories: Beer; Chocolate; Cider; Fish; Honey; Oils; and Pickles.

Winners will be announced on January 20, 2017. But until then, take a look at the finalist that made the prestigious cut.

Charcuterie:
  • Lady Edison, Extra Fancy Country Ham, Durham

Cheese:
  • Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, Cottonseed, Cedar Grove

Confections:
  • French Broad Chocolates, Sorghum Caramel, Asheville
  • GerDan Chocolates, Gingerbread Caramels, Raleigh
  • Videri Chocolate Factory, Rosemary Honey Chocolate Caramel, Raleigh

Pantry:
  • Apex Food Company, PIAZ, Apex
  • Farmer's Daughter, Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce, Durham
  • Kitchens of Africa, Zanziar: Curry Simmer Sauce, Raleigh

Preserves:
  • Farmer's Daughter, Strawberry Preserves, Durham
  • Fiddlehead Farm, Blueberry Hibiscus Jam, Pittsboro

Spirits:
  • Crude Bitters and Sodas, "Apothecary Number 15" Spruce and Birch Bitters, Raleigh
  • Top of the Hill Distillery, Organic Vodka, Chapel Hill