A handful of Triangle food and beverage makers won Good Food Awards.
It’s worth noting that Farmer’s Daughter Brand Pickles and Preserves in Hillsborough has won a Good Food Award every year since the awards started five years ago.
The annual contest is intended to recognize “tasty, authentic and responsibly produced” foods; in other words, companies not only committed to sustainability and social good but to producing delicious food and beverages.
The nationwide contest honors products in 13 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, pantry, pickles, preserve, spirits, oil and honey. Triangle companies are often represented on the list of winners.
Here is a list of the local winners and their winning products.
▪ Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery won for its Brandy Barrel-Aged First Frost.
▪ Goat Lady Dairy in Climax, N.C. won for its Lindale and Providence cheeses.
▪ Durham’s Prodigal Farm won for its Field of Creams cheese.
▪ Raleigh’s Escazu Artisan Chocolates won for its 70 percent Piura Blanco, Peru chocolate.
▪ Hillsborough’s Farmer’s Daughter won in two categories; in pickles for Ramp and Mustard Seed Kraut, Ruby Kraut and Hot Chili Okra Pickles; and in preservers for Bourbon’d Figs.
▪ Hillsborough’s Two Chicks Farm for its Dill Pickles.
See the complete list of winners, go to goodfoodawards.org/2016-winners/.