November 10, 2014
We are really excited to announce that we are a 2015 Good Food Awards Finalist! Competing against some of the best coffee roasters in the US, we are stoked to be chosen as one of the 26 coffee roasters nationwide. We are keeping our fingers crossed, hoping to be selected as a winner. To receive this award would not only be great for our organization, but also shed a positive spotlight on the quality producers available in Mississippi.
For more information about the Good Food Awards, check out the official press release below:
The Good Food Awards are proud to announce the 206 Finalists of 2015, representing the best from America’s growing movement of talented and socially conscious food entrepreneurs. From Louisiana Swamp flower Honey to Georgia Pecan Oil to Colorado Umeboshi, tasty, authentic and responsible food is being crafted in every part of the country. This year’s 1,462 entries—the highest number yet—exemplify the country’s diverse and deep-rooted food traditions. Chosen from amongst the 206 Finalists, 150 Good Food Award Winners will be announced January 8, 2015, at a gala in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The awards themselves will be bestowed on each winner by renowned chef and activist Alice Waters, who helped launch the Good Food Awards five years ago.
The Finalists emerged from a one-day marathon judging session September 7 in San Francisco at the Impact Hub San Francisco, when 180 chefs, retailers, food writers, farmers and food crafters sampled entries from the 11 categories of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, honey, oils, preserves, pickles and spirits. The top taste scorers were further vetted to confirm environmentally sound agriculture, good animal husbandry, transparency, and fair treatment at all stages of the supply chain. The record number and range of entries reflects the vitality of the Good Food Movement and demonstrates the power of ethical, sustainable food to sustain communities and support local economies.