Updated: Nov 16, 2019
Two of Gowan's Ciders were recognized as 2020 Finalists for the Good Food Awards emphasizing fairness and transparency from seed to plate, promoting safe and enjoyable working environments, and safeguarding biodiversity by creating products free of genetically modified ingredients. Finalists from across the 17 categories are crafting food that is good for both consumers and the environment, favoring practices that build soil health for generations to come without the use of pesticides and herbicides.
The 403 products listed below from these 307 outstanding food and drink crafters first rose to the top in a blind tasting of 1,835 entries by 252 grocers, makers, farmers, journalists and chefs; then passed a rigorous vetting to confirm they meet Good Food Awards standards regarding ingredient sourcing and environmentally sound agricultural practices. An additional 17 high scoring products were disqualified for not meeting the sustainability standards.
The Winners will be announced on Friday, January 17, 2020, at a 1,000 person gala in the historic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, followed by two days of celebration including the public Good Food Awards Marketplace at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (Tickets: $5) and the industry-only Good Food Mercantile.
Organizers & Supporters:
The Good Food Awards are organized by the Good Food Foundation 501 (c) 3. The Presenting Sponsor is the Good Food Merchants Collaborative, comprised of 18 of the country’s top independently-owned retailers from Ann Arbor to Oakland to Sioux Falls, all of whom are committed to supporting America’s great food crafters. Joining them is a vibrant group of key supporters, including Premiere Sponsors Williams Sonoma, Bi-Rite Market, Vermont Cheese Council and Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Lead Sponsors Dominic Phillips Event Marketing, Veritable Vegetable, Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press also make the weekend possible.
Special thanks to the Good Food Merchants Collaborative Members:
Di Bruno Bros.
Each Peach Market
Glen's Garden Market
Good Earth Natural Foods
Market Hall Foods
Market of Choice
Woodstock Farmers’ Market
World Foods Portland
Zingerman’s Family of Businesses