Georgia represented in a big way at the 2018 Good Food Awards.
Eight Georgia food producers came home with awards, up from three last year; two were winners last year, as well.
Winners from the state include:
Single Estate Virgin Coastal Georgia Rum from Richland Distilling Company in Richland. Read more here
Held annually in San Francisco, the Good Food Awards honor food products free of artificial ingredients, hormones, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer and genetically modified ingredients.
Winners were determined after a blind tasting of entries that met standards for environmentally sound agriculture practices, good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain.
Awards were given in the categories of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves and spirits, as well as the new category of elixirs, which encompasses bitters, shrubs and syrups. 199 awards were given in total to winners from 34 states and D.C., chosen from amongst 2,057 entries in a blind tasting with 277 judges held in September (11 Georgia businesses made the list of semi-finalists).
A complete list of 2018 Good Food Awards winners can be found here.