California Among Good Food Awards Winners

California Among Good Food Awards Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 Good Food Awards Winners and their food communities for leading the way towards a tasty, authentic and responsible food system.

For a long time, certifications for responsible food production and awards for superior taste have remained distinct—one honors social and environmental responsibility, while the other celebrates flavor. The Good Food Awards recognize that truly good food—the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities—contains all of these ingredients. We take a comprehensive view, honoring people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions.

Chosen from 1,927 entrants, California companies placed among the 242 award winners that are creating vibrant, delicious, sustainable local food economies.



Almanac Beer Co., Farmer’s Reserve Citrus & Golden Gate Gose, California
Eel River Brewing Company, California Blonde Ale, California
Fort Point Beer Company, Manzanita, California
Rogue Ales & Spirits, Rogue Farms Fresh Roast, California


Black Pig Meat Co., Coppa, California
Fork in the Road Foods, Uncured Black Forest Ham, California
Real Good Fish, Smoked Carmel Canyon Black Cod, California
Wooden Spoons, Pork Rillettes, California


Bellwether Farms, Whole Milk Ricotta, California
Cowgirl Creamery, Red Hawk, California
Pennyroyal Farm, Reserve Boont Corners, California
Tomales Farmstead Creamery, Teleeka, California


Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, 70% Bolivia, Alto Beni, California


Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Panama Esmeralda Estate, Lino Lot Natural, California
Equator Coffees & Teas, Panama Finca Sophia Gesha, California
Klatch Coffee, Kenya Karatu, California


Little Apple Treats, Rose and Cocoa nib Caramels, California
Neo Cocoa, Toffee Nib Brittle, California
Nosh This, Lavender Crack, California


Bloom Honey, Orange Blossom, California
Mikolich Family Honey, Sage and Wild Buckwheat, California
UrbanBeeSF, Tree Blossom Honey Quince & Tree Blossom Honey Nopa, California


Apollo Olive Oil, Sierra & Mistral, California
Berkeley Olive Grove 1913, California Mission Blood Orange,California
Calivirgin, Calivirgin Jalapeno-Garlic Olive Oil, California
La Nogalera Walnut Oil, La Nogalera Walnut Oil, California
La Tourangelle, Gourmande Roasted Hazelnut Oil, California
MoonShadow Grove, Ascolano, California
The Olive Press, Sevillano Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California


Happy Quail Farms, Farm Style Relish, California
Mimi’s Confitures, Radicchio Jam, California
SALSAOLOGY, Ancho Chile and Tamarind Sauce, California
Spoiled Rotten Vinegar, Blackstrap Vinegar, California


Pernicious Pickling Co., Pickled Red Beets: Fashionably Dill,California
Wild West Ferments, Seasonal Sauerkraut, California
Wine Forest, Pickled Sea Beans, California


Happy Girl Kitchen Co., Raspberry Lemon Jam, California
The Good Stuff, Best Plum Jam, California


Bear & Eagle Products, 1.0.1 Ultra Premium Vodka, California
Five By Five Tonics, Barrel-Aged Vanilla Bitters, California
Venus Spirits, Gin Blend No. 2, California

2016-05-31T19:24:14-07:00January 27th, 2016|

Greater Crop Insurance Protection Now Offered for Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Growers

Greater crop insurance protection is now available for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. New provisions under Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program will provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup and energy crops.

“For years, commodity crop farmers have had the ability to purchase insurance to keep their crops protected, and it only makes sense that fruit and vegetable, and other specialty crop growers, should be able to purchase similar levels of protection,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Previously, the program offered coverage at 55 percent of the average market price for crop losses that exceed 50 percent of expected production. Producers can now choose higher levels of crop insurance coverage, up to 65 percent of their expected production at 100 percent of the average market price.

2016-05-31T19:32:09-07:00December 30th, 2014|
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