The Good Food Awards or GFAs are an annual award competition for outstanding American craft food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. They are created by the Good Food Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to celebrate, connect, empower and leverage the passionate and engaged players in the food system who are driving towards tasty, authentic and responsible food. The Good Food Awards take place in San Francisco and are designed to celebrate foods that are "tasty, authentic, and responsibly produced".
The Good Food Awards have 17 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, fish, grains, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, and spirits1. Each category has its own criteria for quality and sustainability, such as using organic ingredients, avoiding artificial additives, practicing good animal husbandry, and supporting local communities. The entries are judged by a panel of experts in a blind tasting and then vetted for meeting the sustainability standards.
This year, Honey Pacifica was honored by winning
To win a Good Food Award means to be recognized as one of the best food crafters in the country who not only make delicious products but also care about the environmental and social impact of their work. It also means to join a network of like-minded food crafters and merchants who support each other and share their vision of a good food system. The winners receive a medal and a seal that they can display on their products and websites to show their commitment to good food.
The Good Food Awards are a prestigious and meaningful honor for any food crafter who wants to make a difference in the world through their food. They showcase the diversity and creativity of the American food culture and inspire others to join the movement towards tasty, authentic and responsible food.
To see the list of winners for 2023, you can visit their website here.