Virginia Wins 7 Good Food Awards in 2022

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The Good Food Awards

The Good Food Foundation celebrates and connects the growers, ranchers, makers, and merchants who are committed to making and sharing the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic, and responsible. Each year, the foundation hosts a blind tasting of #goodfood from across the country, using rigorous guidelines for just about every food category imaginable. The Good Food Foundation recognizes that truly good food brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities.

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Troddenvale Cider at Oakley Farm

If you support the #DRINKLOCAL movement, then you’ll love that choosing Troddenvale Cider means your drink is hyper-local, and award-winning.  Troddenvale celebrates what is truly local about good food and drink. Focused on single-varietal ciders, they bottle using unfiltered, preservative-free methods in small batches. This winning edition is sold out, but check out their website to shop online, or plan a visit to their Warm Springs farm.

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Deep Roots Milling

A big congrats (or congrits?) to Deep Roots Milling. Their Heirloom Cateto Polenta, grown by @dancingstarfarms, brought home a good food award for 2022.

Deep Roots is an artisan mill working to bring small grain production back to Virginia. They stone-grind regionally grown grains on the historic water-powered mill @woodsonsmill.

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Farmers Daughter

Just over the border in Capon Bridge, Farmer’s Daughter won their 7th Good Food Award for their locally-sourced liver cheese. While liver cheese may not last on the menu, their award-winning dedication to good food shines through in all they serve up. 

It’s worth the trip to experience this family-run sandwich shop, whole animal butchery, and full-service grocery. Dedicated to respectful and sustainable sourcing they draw their goods from local farms like Quicken Farm.

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Wild Blue Chocolate

Here’s a sweet, deep, dark chocolatey treat you can feel good about.  

Another Virginia-based Good Food Award winner, Wild Blue Chocolate sources their cocoa beans directly from artisan cooperatives, supporting their personal mission of improving farmers’ livelihoods and supporting sustainable agriculture in a very hands-on way in exceptionally limited production runs. Order online or find them in select retailers in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Scratch Pasta

Who doesn’t love a  comforting bowl of pasta? 

Here’s an extra special one, because Scratch Pasta Co took home a 2022 Good Food Award for serving up this delicious Virginia Wheat Campanelle. You can find them in area grocery stores, local shops, and soon in their new Bedford Ave shop in Lynchburg!

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Red Root

Virginia herbalist Red Root & Co took home another Good Food Award for their My Dear Heart Elixir. The company’s small-batch artisanal process is true to the craft of herbalism and gives life to this elevating elixir.

Give @redrootco a follow on Instagram to boost your herbal knowledge. You can also order from this small-batch crafter through their storefront online.

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Petite Soeur

These Dark Cocoa Sablé from Petite Soeur are butter cookies crafted with just 5 simple ingredients. Made in small batches, the taste and technique won this DC maker a 2022 Good Food Award. 

Be sure to order online and secure your treats before you make that trip across the river to their Georgetown shop.

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Port City Brewing

Not just one, but two touchdown celebrations are in order for Port City Brewing. This year, the brewery scored two Good Food Awards. One for their Monumental IPA and the second award goes their Porter. 

It’s no wonder, they’ve been brewing award-winning, delicious, well-balanced beers that celebrate their raw ingredients since 2011. Visit their tasting room near Old Town Alexandria.

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