2014 Good Food Awards Winners Announced

By Lee Havlicek.

You may have noticed: We like the Good Food Awards around here. In fact, we think the GFA team and the gloriously inventive foods and makers that they celebrate are downright awesome. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the 2013 awards, but here we are again, nearly through with the first full month of a new year. And while this realization often brings on some serious what-new-years-resolutions-have-I-accomplished-so-far panic, instead, we find ourselves feeling pretty good because with the announcement of the 2014 GFA winners, we have ourselves a whole new set of resolutions to add—130 of them, in fact—with no motivational difficulty in sight.


Founders Brewing Company All Day IPA, image courtesy of foundersbrewing.com


And don’t worry, you won’t have to satisfy your GFA appetite with this list alone. Like last year, we’ll spend the next months diving more in depth into (falling more in love with) the stories behind these life-changing/affirming edibles and the inspirational vanguards behind them.

Every one of them is a game changer.


Rogue Chocolatier Founder:Chocolate Maker, Colin Gasko, image courtesy of Rogue Chocolatier


2014 Good Food Award Winners:

16 Mile Brewery, Tiller Brown Ale, Delaware
Almanac Beer Company, Farmer’s Reserve No. 3 & Dogpatch Sour, California
Bear Republic Brewing Company, Café Racer 15, California
Brooklyn Brewery, Greenmarket Wheat, New York
Deschutes Brewery, Black Butte Porter, Oregon
Founders Brewing Company, All Day IPA, Michigan
Grand Teton Brewing Company, Sweetgrass APA, Idaho
Independence Brewing Company, Independence Pale, Texas
Jester King Brewery, Atrial Rubicite & RU-55 Barrel-Aged Sour Red, Texas
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, iO, Michigan
Lakefront Brewery, Inc., Wisconsinite Summer Weiss, Wisconsin
Ninkasi Brewing Company, Believer Double Red, Oregon
Port City Brewing Company, Optimal Wit, Virginia
Victory Brewing Company, Helios Ale, Pennsylvania


image courtesy of The Frech Bulldog


Charlito’s Cocina, Cerveza Seca – Dry Cured Beer Salami, New York
Continental Sausage, Buffalo Pastrami, Colorado
Cypress, Culatello, South Carolina
Daniele, Inc., Mortadella with Pistachios & Del Duca Vlado’s Riserva Prosciutto, Rhode Island
El Salchichero, Coppa & Prosciutto de Santa Cruz, California
Formaggio Kitchen, Pickled Beef Tongue & Pate de Campagne, Massachusetts
Fra’ Mani Handcrafted Foods, Salame Calabrese, California
Gary West Artisan Smoked Meats, Silver Fork Natural – Traditional, Oregon
Guglhupf Bakery, Restaurant and Cafe, Smoked Hog Head Cheese, North Carolina
Olympic Provisions, Salami Cotto, Oregon
P. Balistreri Salumi, Salami Point Loma “Rosemary and Garlic”, California
Tails & Trotters, LLC, Applewood Smoked Ham, Oregon
The French Bulldog, Hungarian Salami, Nebraska
Underground Meats, Sopressata,Wisconsin
Wheat and Sons, Pickled Beef Tongue, California


image courtesy of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company


Ancient Heritage Dairy, Hannah, Oregon
Bellwether Farms, Whole Milk Ricotta & Carmody, California
Blackberry Farm, Downer Brown, Tennessee


Blackberry Farm Downer Brown Cheese, image courtesy of yumsugar.com


Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese, Charloe, Ohio
Caves of Faribault, St. Pete’s Select Blue Cheese & Jeff’s Select, Minnesota
Farms for City Kids Foundation, Tarentaise, Vermont
Glendale Shepherd, Island Brebis, Washington
Jacobs and Brichford Farmstead Cheese, Everton, Indiana
Nature’s Harmony Farm, Georgia Gold Clothbound Cheddar, Georgia
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, Toma, California
Sequatchie Cove Creamery, Dancing Fern, Tennessee
Sprout Creek Farm, Madeleine, New York
Uplands Cheese, Pleasant Ridge, Wisconsin
von Trapp Farmstead, Mt. Alice, Vermont


Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, image courtesy of humboldtmade.com


Askinosie Chocolate, 62% Dark Milk Chocolate, Fleur de Sel & 70% Ecuador, Missouri
Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker, Madagascar Wild Pepper 70% Dark & Madagascar 70% Dark, Vermont
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, 72% Belize, Toledo, California
Fruition Chocolate, Dominican 70%, New York
Guittard Chocolate Company, Collection Etienne Eureka Works Meritage Blend #27 | 100%, California
Madre Chocolate, Triple Cacao, Hawaii
Patric Chocolate, Signature 70% Blend & Mocha OMG, Missouri
Rogue Chocolatier, Hispaniola, Silvestre & Balao, Massachusetts
Videri Chocolate Factory, 90% Dark Chocolate Ecuador Camino Verde, North Carolina


Guatemala Acatenango Coffee, image courtesy of Square One Coffee


1000 Faces Coffee, Suke Quto, Georgia
De La Paz Coffee, Kenya Gichathaini & Peel Sessions, California
Flying Goat Coffee, Ethiopia Wote Konga, California
Intelligentsia Coffee, Organic Shegole Ethiopia, California
Kickapoo Coffee Roasters, Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Idido, Wisconsin
Kuma Coffee, Kenya Kiamabara AA, Washington
Metropolis Coffee Company, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aylele, Illinois
Olympia Coffee Roasting Co., Ethiopia Konga, Washington
Panther Coffee, Ethiopia Chelba & Nicaragua Kailash
ReAnimator Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Sota, Pennsylvania
Roast House, Batzchocola Guatemalan, Washington
Sightglass Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Guji Yetatebe, California
Square One Coffee, Guatemala Acatenango, Pennsylvania
Tandem Coffee Roasters, Aylele Yirgacheffe Ethiopia, Maine


Brown Butter Bourbon Caramels, image courtesy of Fruition Chocolate


Alma Chocolate, Sea Salt Hazelnut Crunch Bar, Oregon
Cacao Art Chocolates, Tupelo Honey and Cardamom, Florida
Chocolats Latour LLC, Rosemary Almond Brittle, Ohio
Coco Delice, Beer Bon Bon, California
Feve Artisan Chocolatier, Hazelnut Crunch Bar, California
French Broad Chocolates, Indian Kulfi Truffle, North Carolina
Fruition Chocolate, Brown Butter Bourbon Caramels, New York
Kakao Chocolate, Lavender Truffle, Missouri
Nosh This, Almond Toffee, California
Nutty Steph’s, Inc, Salted Caramel Bar, Vermont
Patric Chocolate, Mint CRUNCH Chocolate Bar, Missouri
Sapore della Vita, Caramel Sauce, Florida
Serendipity Confections, Chocolate Covered Butter Caramels with Fleur de Sel, Colorado
Trini Treats, LLC, Coconut Fudge, New York
WR Chocolatier, Mocha, North Carolina
Xocolatl de David, Raleigh Bar & Brown Butter Bar, Oregon


Glashoff Farm, image courtesy of Glashoffs.com


Berkeley Olive Grove, California Mission Blood Orange Olive Oil, California
Fattoria Muia, Fattoria Muia Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Frantoio Grove, Frantoio Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Glashoff Farms, Roasted Walnut Oil, California
Hammons Black Walnuts, Black Walnut Oil, Missouri
Jovia Groves Olive Oil, Arbequina, California
MoonShadow Grove, Ascolano, California
Seka Hills, Seka Hills Arbequina, California
Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods, Delicata Squash Seed Oil & Butternut Squash Seed Oil, New York
Tallgrass Ranch, Tallgrass Ranch Estate Blend, California
Tiber Canyon Ranch, Tiber Canyon Ranch California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California


Confituras Pickled Blueberries, image courtesy of blessherheart.typepad.com


Baba’s Cooking School, Lala Sauce, Washington DC
Confituras, Pickled Blueberries, Texas
Firefly Kitchens, Firefly Kimchi, Washington
Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Sweet Pepper Relish, Washington DC
Happy Pantry, Power Krautage, California
Jarred SF Brine, Sweet Spiced Pickled Cherries, California
Marcia’s Munchies, Bread & Butter, Michigan
Oly Kraut, Sea Vegetable, Curry Kraut & Cumin Jalapeño Kraut, Washington
Pogue Mahone Pickles, Dill & Garlic Pickles, Texas
Rick’s Picks, Smokra, New York
SouthPort Grocery, Onion Marmalade, Illinois
The Brinery, Sea Stag & Oh Gee Kimchi, Michigan
Two Chicks Farm, Dill kraut ‘n pickles, North Carolina
Wine Forest, Pickled Sea Beans, California


Plumline Jams, image courtesy of feelgoodfoodscatering.com


Bathtub Gin, Limoncello Strawberry, Tennessee
Black Radish Creamery, Mr. Atwood’s Jelly, Ohio
Blake Hill Preserves, Plum & Fennel Chutney, Vermont
Central Bottle Wine + Provisions, Juliet Tomato Jam with Hand Harvested Fennel Pollen, Massachusetts
Crosstown Sweets, Plum & Star Anise Jam, New York
Garden Dreams Houston, Peaches and Dream, Texas
Kelly’s Jelly, Kelly’s Habañero Pepper Jelly & Kelly’s Strawbañero Pepper Jelly, Oregon
Kuaiwi Farm, Papaya, Apple Banana, Rangpur Lime Fruit Leather, Hawaii
Lilli-Pilli Patisserie, Mirabelle Plum, Washington
Mimi’s Confitures, Onion Jam, California
Plumline, Santa Rosa Plum Jam, California
Quince & Apple, Tart Cherry Grenadine, Wisconsin
Republic of Jam, Marionberry Espresso, Oregon
Swallowtail Farm, Rhubarb Syrup, Michigan
The Jelly Queens, Blood Orange Marmalade, Texas


Clear Creek Distillery Orchards, image courtesy of Clear Creek Distillery


Clear Creek Distillery, Pear Eau de Vie, Mirabelle Plum Eau de Vie & Cranberry Liqueur, Oregon
Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Delaware Phoenix Rye & Delaware Phoenix Bourbon, New York
Essential Spirits, Sgt. Classick Gold Hawaiian Rum, California
Falcon Spirits LLC, Botanica Spiritvs, California
Organic Nation, Organic Nation Gin, Old Field Rye Whiskey & Organic Nation Vodka, Oregon
Osocalis, Inc., Apple Brandy & Rare Alambic Brandy, California
Rogue Ales & Spirits, Oregon Single Malt Vodka & Spruce Gin, Oregon



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