Eight Georgia Grown products have been named in a competitive pool of finalists for the 2019 Good Food Awards. With over 2,000 entries, The Good Food Foundation announced 401 industry-leading food and drink finalists from across 40 states, including eight from Georgia.
“I believe Georgia Grown companies produce the most flavorful, accessible and highly-regarded food and drink products in the nation,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “It’s no surprise Georgia was well represented in this year’s group of finalists. We wish them the best in the final round of the competition- bring it on home!”
The finalists from Georgia include: 
Green Hill CheeseSweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville 
Honey Cinnamon Pecan ButterGoodson Pecans in Leesburg
Ripple Effect Chocolate BarXocolatl Small Batch Chocolate in Atlanta
Vintage Gala CiderUrban Tree in Atlanta
Ethiopia Kayon Mountain CoffeePERC Coffee Roasters in Savannah 
Raspberry Macadamia NutsJARDI Chocolates in Chamblee
Sumac HoneyDancing with Bees in Cornelia 
Sourwood HoneyMtnHoney in Clarkesville

“We are very pleased that our Georgia Grown products are being recognized nationally. It means so much to be in such esteemed company” said David Goodson, owner of Goodson Pecans.

The awards are open to U.S. based companies whose products fall within 16 categories and comply with all category specific standards. Winners will be announced Friday, January 11, 2019, at a gala in the historic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center.

For more information on the Good Food Awards, including a complete list of categories and standards, please visit www.goodfoodfdn.org/awards

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