San Francisco, CA (November 14, 2016) – The Good Food Awards could not be more proud to announce the 291 Finalists of 2017, representing not just the best of America’s growing food movement, but the best of America. At a time when the values our country stands for are in question, they exemplify all that is right from coast to coast: our proud immigrant history, stewardship of a rich and fertile agricultural landscape, a spirit of innovation and the daily choice to balance personal gain with the wellbeing of the commons.

Representing 14 categories and 38 states, all Finalists rose to the top in a blind tasting of the 2,059 entries from nearly every state and passed a rigorous vetting to confirm they met specific Good Food Awards standards around environmentally sound agriculture practices, good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain. Amongst their ranks are Nadia Hubbi in California, a Muhammara crafter keeping her Syrian family’s tradition alive; Nacxitl Gaxiola in Brooklyn, whose company was created to honor the traditional salsas, moles, escabechese and adobes of Mexico; Paul Lieggi in Oregon working with the fishermen and women of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Yakima and Warm Springs tribes to source hoop caught Chinook Salmon for his aromatic hardwood smoked salmon; and Ann and Dan Trudel, a husband and wife farmer and preserver growing and pickling organic brussels sprouts in the heart of rural Ohio. These 291 Finalists - and the hundreds of farmers, ranchers, fishermen and colleagues they collaborate with - are actively building the sort of world we want to live in.

The 200 Good Food Award Winners will be announced Friday, January 20, 2017, at a gala Awards Ceremony at the historic Herbst Theater in the San Francisco War Memorial, on the same stage where the United Nations charter was signed, and will be followed by two more days of celebration. Medals will be bestowed by renowned chef and activist Alice Waters and organics pioneer Nell Newman, tipping their hats to these exceptional food producers. A reception with the winning food and drink will follow the ceremony, offering both regional ‘tasting plates’ and small bites created by local chefs. A limited number of tickets are available to join the Winners and their families at the ceremony and reception ($120 here).


Blackberry Farm Brewery, Native Series Tennessee Cream Ale, Tennessee
Bluejacket Brewery, Fields of Friendly Strife, District of Columbia
Brewery Vivant, Bon Papa, Michigan
Deschutes Brewery, Black Butte Porter, Oregon
Eel River Brewing Company, Organic Amber Ale, California
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Feral One, California
Fort Point Beer Company, Moon Phase, California
Full Sail Brewing Company, Hop Pursuit IPA, Oregon
Headlands Brewing Company, Groupe G, California
Hops & Grain Brewing, The One They Call Zoe & A Pale Mosaic, Texas
Lakefront Brewery, Fuel Café & Whiskey Barrel-Aged Organic Beer Line, Wisconsin
Mt Tabor Brewing, Lamp Post Lager, Oregon
Perennial Artisan Ales, Glitter and Gold, Missouri
Port City Brewing Company, Porter, Virginia
Reuben's Brews, Crikey IPA & Robust Porter, Washington
Rogue Ales & Spirits, Pumpkin Patch Ale & Fresh Roast, Oregon
Rolling Meadows Brewery, RMB Coffee Break, Illinois
Sufferfest Beer Company, Epic Pilsner, California
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, Black Bear Lager, California
Urban Artifact, Calliope, Ohio


1732 Meats, Lamb Prosciutto, Pennsylvania
Avalanche Cheese, Coppa, Colorado
Black Pig Meat Co., Prosciutto, California
Blackberry Farm, Guanciale, Tennessee
Clove and Hoof, Bologna, California
Creminelli Fine Meats, Calabrese Italian Salami, Utah
Dickson's Farmstand Meats, Head Cheese, New York
Farmer's Daughter Market & Butcher, Sweet Capicolla & Paté Campagne, West Virginia
Fra' Mani Handcrafted Foods, Salame Gentile, California
Hudson & Charles, Chicken Liver Pate, New York
il Porcellino Salumi, Smoked Head Cheese & Coppa, Colorado
JM Stock Provisions, Beef Tongue Pastrami, Virginia
La Divisa Meats, House Pate, Pennsylvania
La Quercia, Prosciutto Piccante, Iowa
Lady Edison, Extra Fancy Country Ham, North Carolina
Olympia Provisions, Landrauchschinkin & Salami Capri, Oregon
Red Table Meat Co., Speck & Boldog, Minnesota
Tails and Trotters, Prosciutto Pacifico, Oregon
The Butcher & Larder, Large Black Lonza, Illinois
The Local Butcher Shop, Pork Liver Mousse, California
The Spotted Trotter, Bresaola, Georgia
Thistle Meats, Duck Liver Mousse, California
Timbercreek Market, Timbercreek Farm Duck Rillet, Virginia

Andante Dairy, Figaro, California
Avalanche Cheese, Cabra Blanca, Colorado
Blackberry Farm, Hawkins Haze, Tennessee
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, Cottonseed, North Carolina
Branched Oak Farm, Prairie Bloom Camembert, Nebraska
Briar Rose Creamery, Classic Chevre, Oregon
Caputo Brothers Creamery, Ricotta Salata, Pennsylvania
Dutch Girl Creamery, Rosa Maria, Nebraska
Face Rock Creamery, Extra Aged Cheddar, Oregon
Farms For City Kids, Reading, Vermont
Grafton Village Cheese, Bear Hill & Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar, Vermont
Lark's Meadow Farms, Alto Valle, Idaho
Laura Chenel's, Ash-rinded Buchette, California
Laurel's Crown, Bebé, Washington
Nicasio Valley Cheese Company, Foggy Morning, California
Parish Hill Creamery, Kashar, Vermont
Pennyroyal Farm, Vintage Boont Corners, California
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, Original Blue, California
Rogue Creamery, Organic Tolman Blue, Oregon
Sequatchie Cove Creamery, Coppinger, Tennessee
Shelburne Farms, Clothbound Cheddar, Vermont
Split Creek Farm, Feta Marinated in Oil, South Carolina
Sweet Grass Dairy, Thomasville Tomme, Georgia
Tulip Tree Creamery, Trillium, Indiana
Uplands Cheese, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Wisconsin
Vermont Creamery, Bonne Bouche, Vermont


Areté Fine Chocolate, Gianduia Bar, California
Castronovo Chocolate, Dominican Republic Dark Milk 50%, Florida
Charm School Chocolate, 70% Dark Belize, Maryland
Creo Chocolate, Minty Dark 73%, Oregon
Cultura Craft Chocolate, 70% Haiti, Colorado
Dandelion Chocolate, Mantuano, Venezuela 70%, California
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, 78% Vietnam Tiên Giang, California
Fresh Coast Chocolate Co., Belize 70% & Tanzania 70%, Michigan
Fruition Chocolate, Marañón Canyon Dark Milk 68% & Hudson Valley Bourbon Dark Milk 61%,
New York
LetterPress Chocolate, Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador 70%, California
Lonohana Estate Chocolate, Milk and Ginger & Lonohana Estate 73%, Hawaii
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co., Mexican-Style Cinnamon Chili Chocolate Bar, Tennessee
Parliament Chocolate, Tanzania: Kilombero Valley, California
Patric Chocolate, Sweet and Sassy & Piura Dark Milk & 58% Dark Milk Chocolate, Missouri
Stone Grindz, Wild Bolivia 70%, Arizona


Bad Seed Hard Cider, IPC, New York
Big B's, Grizzly Brand & Chester Hoppearcot & Bourbon Barrel Pommeau, Colorado
Blue Bee Cider, Harvest Ration, Virginia
Castle Hill Cider, 1764 & Levity, Virginia
Eve's Cidery, 2015 Darling Creek, New York
Far West Cider Co., Orchard Blend #1 & Pink Cascade & San Joaquin Sparkler, California
Finger Lakes Cider House, Goodlife Barrel Rye, New York
Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Oak and Apple Cider & Apple Blueberry, Washington
Humboldt Cider Company, Macintosh & 3 Amigos, California
L. Mawby, Bright & Century, Michigan
Orchard Hill Cider Mill, Ten66 Pommeau, New York
Scar of the Sea, Hopped Cider & California Hard Cider & Newtown Pippin Hard Cider, California
Slyboro Cider House, La Sainte Terre, New York
Snowdrift Cider Co., Reserve Perry & Pommeau, Washington
Whitewood Cider Co., Gibb's Farm Single Farm & Newtown Pippin Single Varietal, Washington
Wrangletown Cider Company, Feisty Dog Orchard, California


Anchorhead Coffee, Guatemala Huehuetenango - Codech, Washington
Bard Coffee, Hambela Estate, Maine
BeanFruit Coffee Company, Ethiopia Adame Gorbota Cooperative, Mississippi
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Panama - Hacienda La Esmeralda Noria Lot, California
Case Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia, Hunkute, Oregon
Craft & Mason Roasting Co., Ethiopia Hunkute, Michigan
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, Ethiopia Kossa Kebena, Ohio
Equator Coffees & Teas, Panama Esmeralda Mario - Carnaval, California
Giv Coffee, Panama - Boquete - Kotowa Geisha Natural, Connecticut
Higher Grounds Trading Co., Yirgacheffe Idido, Michigan
Intelligentsia Coffee, Ethiopia Kurimi - Angelino Profile, California
Intelligentsia Coffee, Ethiopia Kurimi - Chicago Profile, Illinois
Kickapoo Coffee Roasters, Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Charbanta Natural Process, Wisconsin
Klatch Coffee, FTO Ethiopia Gedeb, California
La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Hacienda La Esmeralda Geisha, Pennsylvania
Lineage Roasting, Kenya - Kagumoini (Kamacharia Coop) & Ethiopia - Bokasso, Florida
Mr. Espresso, Ethiopia FTO Worka Natural, California
Noble Coffee Roasting, Ethiopian Adisu Kidane & Ethiopian Shilcho, Oregon
Novel Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Bokasso,Texas
Olympia Coffee Roasting Co., Ethiopia Konga, Washington
Onyx Coffee Lab, Ethiopia - Hambela Buku, Arkansas
OQ Coffee Co., Kayon Mountatin Farm, Ethiopa, New Jersey
Red Rooster Coffee Roaster, Ethiopia - Washed Hambela, Virginia
Speckled Ax Wood Roasted Coffee, Ethiopia Bekele Dukale, Maine
Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co., Ethiopia - Kayon Mountain, Minnesota


Alma Chocolate, Chocolate Pistachio Toffee, Oregon
Askinosie Chocolate, Dark Milk Chocolate + Black Licorice CollaBARation™ Bar, Missouri
Batch PDX, Candy Cap Mushroom Truffle & Ghost Pepper Truffle, Oregon
Bee Ranch, Honey Salted Caramel, Colorado
Big Picture Farm, Farmstead Chocolate Covered Caramels & Farmstead Caramels, Vermont
Cacao Art Chocolates, Tupelo Honey and Cardamom, Florida
Dear Coco Chocolate, Savannah Toffee Chocolate Bar, Maryland
Fat Toad Farm, Vanilla Bean Goat's Milk Caramel Sauce & Spicy Dark Chocolate Goat's Milk
Caramel Sauce, Vermont
Fran's Chocolates, Almond Gold Bar, Washington
French Broad Chocolates, Sorghum Caramel, North Carolina
Fruition Chocolate, Brown Butter Bourbon Caramels, New York
GerDan Chocolates, Gingerbread Caramels, North Carolina
Hawaiian Nougat Company, Lilikoi Nougat, Hawaii
Kakao Chocolate, Chai Tea Truffle & Norton Pâtés du Vin, Missouri
Little Apple Treats, Apple Pie Spice Caramels, California
Mayana Chocolate, The Space Bar & Coconut Dream Bar, Wisconsin
NeoCocoa, Black Sesame Seed Toffee Brittle, California
Nosh This, Macadamia Crack en Fuego & Lavender Fleur de Sel Caramel, California
Patric Chocolate, Oatmeal Cookie Bar, Missouri
Seersucker Candy Co., Muzzle Loaders, Tennessee
The Chocolate Maker's Studio, Fennel Pollen Caramel Bar, Texas
Theo Chocolate, Walla Walla Sweet Onion Caramel, Washington
Tonewood Maple, Maple Cream, Vermont
Valenza Chocolatier, Barolo Bonbon, California
Vermont Amber Organic Toffee, Fennel Seed Toffee, Vermont
Videri Chocolate Factory, Rosemary Honey Chocolate Caramel, North Carolina
Zak’s Chocolate, Cacao Nib Caramel, Arizona


Anna Maria Fish Company, Cortez Bottarga, Florida
Bemis And James Gourmet, Bottarga, Florida
Blue Moon Fish Co., Smoked Bluefish, Florida
Bon Appetit Management Group, Hardwood Smoked Salmon, Oregon
Boston Smoked Fish Co., Smoked Bluefish Pâté, Massachusetts
Deckhand Seafoods/Sea Creatures, Canned Smoked Herring, Washington
Deckhand Seafoods, Canned Smoked Columbia River Shad, Washington
Ekone Oyster Company, Smoked Albacore Tuna with Lemon Slice, Washington
Fishing Vessel St. Jude, Solid White Albacore Tuna: Mediterranean, Washington
Lox, Box & Barrel, Celtic Seafare, Hot Roasted Honey Salmon, Texas
Real Good Fish, Carmel Canyon Smoked Black Cod Rillette, California
Regalis Foods, Regalis Ikura Shoyu Zuke Caviar, New York
South Bay Wild, Smoked Black Cod, California
Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, Estate Smoked Sturgeon, California
Wooden Spoons, Salmon Rillettes, California


Akaka Falls Farm, Lehua Honey, Hawaii
Ann's Raspberry Farm/Voracious Honey, Raspberry Blossom, Ohio
Apoidea Apiary, Allegheny Spring Blossom Honey, Pennsylvania
Bear Creek Organic Farm, Boyne Honey, Michigan
Bee Wild, 100% Pure and Raw Sourwood Honey, Georgia
Bee's Needs, Marvelous May, New York
Bloom Honey, Avocado Honey & Sage Honey, California
C&C Orchards, Wildflower Honey, Massachusetts
Crusher Honey, Crusher Honey, Illinois
Gold Star Honeybees, Gold Star Honeycomb, Maine
Hall's Honey, Raw Extracted Honey, Nevada
Highland Honey, Fermented Turmeric In Creamed Honey, Colorado
Island Bee Company, Clethra Honey, Massachusetts
Mad Urban Bees, Urban Honey, Wisconsin
Miss Bee Haven Honey, Honey Comb, California
MtnHoney, Spring Wildflower, Georgia
Old Blue Natural Resources, Harlan: Bigleaf Maple & Harlan: Wild Blackberry, Oregon
Olympic Wilderness Apiary, Fireweed Honey, Washington
Playflight Honey, Kelsey Creek Spring Raw Honey, California
San Francisco Bee-Cause, Bee Farm Honey, California
Sequim Bee Farm, Lavender Honey & Saffron Spun Honey & Blackberry-Infused Honey,
Simmons Family Honey, Wildflower Honey, Georgia
Tewksbury Honey, Spring Harvest, Massachusetts
Two Hives Honey, Zilker Comb, Texas
Williams Honey Farm, Wildflower Honey, Tennessee


Calivirgin, Bountiful Basil Olive Oil, California
Clif Family Kitchen, Organic Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Enzo Olive Oil, Organic Clementine Crush, California
Grumpy Goats Farm, Picual Olive Oil, California
Oliver Farm, Benne Oil & Sunflower Oil, Georgia
Organic Roots Olive Oil, Organic Arbosana Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Round Pond Estate, Spanish Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Small House Farm, Hemp Seed Oil, Michigan
Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, New York
The Groves On 41, Greek Koroneiki, California
The Olive Press, Jalapeno Olive Oil, California
Yates Pecan Company, Extra Virgin Pecan Oil, Texas


Aedan, Country Miso, California
Apex Food Company, PIAZ, North Carolina
Atwater's, Green Goddess Salad Dressing, Maryland
Beau Bien Fine Foods, Herbed Red Onion Marmalade, Michigan
Bourbon Barrel Foods, Hot and Spicy Kentuckyaki Sauce, Kentucky
Bronx Hot Sauce/Small Axe Peppers, Bronx Hot Sauce, New York
Bunches & Bunches, Smoked: Oaxacan Mole Sauce, Oregon
Burma Love Natural Foods Co., Laphet (Fermented Tea Leaves), California
Carr's Ciderhouse, Cider Syrup, Massachusetts
Chaparral Gardens, Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar, California
Coldwater Canyon Provisions, Tomato Jam, California
Farmer's Daughter, Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce, North Carolina
Hot Winter Hot Sauce, Original Hot Sauce, Oregon
Jem Nut Butters, Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter, Oregon
Johnson Berry Farm, Strawberry Habanero XXX Sauce, Washington
Kitchens of Africa, Zanzibar: Curry Simmer Sauce, North Carolina
Lindera Farms, Black Locust Vinegar, Virginia
Marcia's Munchies, Pickled Corn Relish, Michigan
Middle West Spirits, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ohio Maple Syrup, Ohio
Mimi's Confitures, Onion Jam, California
Pike Brewing Company, Pike Stout Mustard, Washington
RedCamper, Cherry Fig Mostarda, Colorado
ROOTZ Sauce, Hot Mustard, California
Sweet Pillar, Muhammara, California
Taste Elevated, Boozy Cran-Cherry Chutney, Texas
Texas Black Gold Garlic, Black Garlic Puree, Texas
The Kitchen Garden, Kitchen Garden Farm Sriracha, Massachusetts
XILLI, Salsa Macha, New York


Ann's Raspberry Farm, Petite Brussel Sprouts, Ohio
Blackberry Farm, Tomato Brined Pickled Okra, Tennessee
Blue Bus Cultured Foods, Lemon Garlic Dill Kraut, Washington
Bow Hill Blueberries, Heirloom Pickled Blueberries, Washington
Choi's Kimchi Co., Radish Kimchi, Oregon
Coldwater Canyon Provisions, Tarragon Cherries, California
Fab Ferments, Ginger Raw Cultured Beet Kvass, Ohio
Food and Ferments, Sea King Sauerkraut, New York
Gordy's Pickle Jar, Sweet Pepper Relish & Sweet Chips, District of Columbia
Grandma's Gourmets, Spicy Maple Bread and Butter Pickles & Bloody Pickles, Minnesota
Hex Ferments, Miso Kimchi & Glow Kraut, Maryland
Holy Schmitt's, Original Horseradish, New York
Indiana Pickle Company, Indiana Style Beer Pickle Chips, Indiana
Kansas City Canning Co., Pickled Ground Cherries, Missouri
Krazy Kraut, The Original Dill, Ohio
Lev's Original Kombucha, Black Currant Kombucha, California
McVicker Pickles, Curried Cauliflower, California
Roots Kitchen and Cannery, Curried Carrot Pickles, Montana
Town Farm Gardens, Pickled Asparagus, Massachusetts
True Family Foods, Habanero Turmeric Kimchi, California
Wild West Ferments, Moroccan Beets, California


Agraria Edibles, Black Berries Jam, Massachusetts
American Spoon, Rhubarb-Hibiscus Conserve, Michigan
Atwater’s, Red Berry Rose Jam, Maryland
Bi-Rite Market, Shak’s Royal Blenheim Apricot Jam, California
Blake Hill Preserves, Gooseberry and Elderflower, Vermont
Doves & Figs, Never Bee Blue: Fruit and Honey Sauce, Massachusetts
Eutopos Farm and Gardens, Eutopos Red Huckleberry Jelly, Washington
Farmer’s Daughter, Strawberry Preserves, North Carolina
Fiddlehead Farm, Blueberry Hibiscus Jam, North Carolina
Food For Thought, Blueberry Lavender Organic Preserves & Michigan Pear Organic Preserves,
Green Jam Man, Honey Sage Pear Jam, Vermont
Gus & Grey, Gus Gus Goose (Gooseberry Jam), Michigan
HeathGlen Farm and Kitchen, Blueberry Pomegranate Jelly, Minnesota
Home Ec. Preserves, Pawpaw Jam, Indiana
Johnson Berry Farm, Raspberry Habanero Jam & Little Wild Jake Jam & Tayberry Jam,
Lemon Bird Preserves, Blenheim Apricot, California
Matthiasson, Howard’s Miracle Plum Jam, California
McEvoy Ranch, Meyer Lemon Marmalade, California
Mt. Hope Farms, Raspberry-Marionberry Fruit Spread & Columbia Star-Aronia Fruit Spread,
Quince & Apple, Tart Cherry and White Tea, Wisconsin
Red Hen Cannery, Heirloom Tomato Spice Jam, California
Serious Jam, Cranberry Butter, Minnesota
The Jelly Queens, Lemon Lavender Curd, Texas


Breuckelen Distilling, 77 Whiskey: Local Rye and Corn, New York
Crude Bitters And Sodas, "Apothecary Number 15" Spruce and Birch Bitters, North Carolina
Golden Bear Botanical, Tonic Syrup: Spring Botanicals, California
High Wire Distilling Co., New Southern Revival Brand Bourbon Whiskey (Four Grain), South
Kansas City Canning Co., Beet Tarragon Shrub, Missouri
Las Californias Shrub Company, Pineapple Cilantro Habanero Shrub, Kansas
Martin Ryan Distilling, Aria Portland Dry Gin, Oregon
Nahmias et Fils, Legs Diamond Rye Whiskey, New York
Nostrum, Strawberry Hibiscus Jalapeno Shrub, California
RAFT, Citrus Rosemary Syrup & Essentials Vanilla Syrup, Oregon
Rogue Ales & Spirits, Single Malt Whiskey, Oregon
Sonoma County Distilling Company, Cherrywood Rye Whiskey, California
Stonecutter Spirits, Single Barrel Gin, Vermont
Sumptuous Syrups Of Vermont, Sumptuous Tart Cherry Syrup, Vermont
Syntax Spirits, Perky Pepper Green Chili Flavored Vodka, Colorado
Texas Beach, Texas Beach Bloody Mary Mix, Virginia
The Hudson Standard, Catskill Masala Bitters, New York
Top Of The Hill Distillery, Organic Vodka, North Carolina
Venus Spirits, Aquavit & Wayward Whiskey Rye, California
Vikre Distillery, Boreal Juniper Gin, Minnesota
Vivacity Spirits, Turkish Coffee Liqueur, Oregon
Wine Forest, Wild Huckleberry Shrub, California