The nation’s leading food crafters, grocers, chefs, journalists and activists gathered tonight via live stream for an Awards Ceremony to honor the 219 Good Food Awards Winners of 2021. Taking advantage of the virtual format, the evening showcased photos and film taken at the farms, breweries, curing rooms, distilleries and kitchens of the 219 Winners, as well as congratulatory videos from food luminaries including Dan Barber, Howard McGee, Dr. Jessica B. Harris, Alice Waters, Dana Cowin, Bryant Terry, Nell Newman and Amanda Hesser.
“By fermenting, curing, and crafting truly nourishing food, you create healthy communities better able to face both once in a century pathogens and the strains of everyday life,” said Good Food Awards Founder Sarah Weiner, addressing the Winners. “It wouldn’t be long until good food becomes mainstream. Until then, you are the blueprint for this change.”
The 2021 Winners in 17 categories come from 41 states, Washington, D.C. and Guam, rising to the top amongst 1,928 entries in a September Blind Tasting. Of the 219 Winners selected from 336 Finalists, 55% are first-time Winners, 51% are female-owned and 10% are BIPOC-owned. The greatest number of Winners come from the Golden State (44), followed by Oregon (25), Washington (17), Colorado (15), New York (14) and Vermont (13).
For two weeks only, from Monday, January 25 through Sunday, February 7, food lovers from across the country can find 100 of the newly minted Winners at the first ever, online Good Food Awards Pop Up Shop. With single basket checkout and no added shipping fees, the Pop Up Shop makes discovering and supporting the country’s leading producers easier than ever before. Visit at shop.goodfoodfdn.org.
The full list of 2021 Good Food Award Winners can be found here.