Four North Carolina companies were honored over the weekend with Good Food Awards, which honor "tasty, authentic and responsibly produced" foods.
The North Carolina winners include:
- Miss Jenny's Pickles, Habanero Bread and Butter Pickles
- Escazu Artisan Chocolate, 60% Goat's Milk & 65% Costa Rica
- Counter Culture Coffee, Buna Ababa -- Haru
- Farmer's Daughter Brand, Strawberry Honeysuckle Jam
"We are thrilled to have won a good food award in the coffee category," says Counter Culture Coffee company spokesman Mark Overbay. "It's heartening to see a food award develop that honors not only authenticity but also great flavor and sustainability in food."
Overbay noted that Timothy Hill, Counter Culture's quality control manager and coffee buyer, was in San Francisco to receive the award, which was especially fitting since Hill has worked closely with the farmers' cooperative in Ethiopia that produced the coffee. Counter Culture Coffee
This is the second year in a row that Counter Culture has won a Good Food Award.
The contest, in its second year, awards winners in eight categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles, preserves and spirits.