SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 14, 2020) – The Good Food Foundation is proud to announce the finalists and winners of the 2020 Good Food Awards Oils category. The fifteen extraordinary oil producers selected represent the nation’s best in delicious, sustainable fare, and all have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship and growing their businesses in harmony with a better food system.
For the first time, the Oils Blind Tasting took place separately from the other categories, which are tasted annually in September then announced the following January. Blind tasting the current harvest olive and other oils earlier in the year allows the oils to showcase better and have the likelihood to be available. Among the Winners and Finalists are Séka Hills Estate Grown Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, grown and milled in the Capay Valley, Corky’s Nuts’ Walnut Oil, made from organic certified walnuts grown on the owner’s family farm, and first-time Good Food Award Winner Congaree and Penn’s Pecan Oil from Florida.
For those excited to throw their hat in the ring for next year’s Good Food Awards, Entry Period is now open. Food crafters in 17 categories are invited to enter by filling out a short online form at goodfoodfdn.org/awards by July 31 ($78 entry fee). Samples for all categories except Oils will be requested in September, and 2021 Oils entrants will ship samples of their new harvest oil in the spring. Concurrently, the Virtual Mercantile, a socially distanced ‘un-trade show for tasty, authentic and responsible food,’ has been extended through the end of August due to popular demand. Upcoming tasting themes including The Brunch Pantry, Confections & Coffee, and the Cheese & Charcuterie Board. Food crafters and retailers interested in being part of either project can learn more and register at goodfoodfdn.org/mercantile/virtual.
Congratulations to the 2020 Good Food Awards Oils Winners and Finalists.
Bondolio, Sicilian Estate Blend, California
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch, Bountiful Basil Olive Oil, Hot Virgin Jalapeno Olive Oil & Lavish Lime Olive Oil, California Congaree and Penn, Pecan Oil, Florida
Corky’s Nuts: Walnut Oil, Cold Pressed Organic Walnut Oil, California
Enzo Olive Oil Company, Fresno Chili Crush Olive Oil, California
Fat Gold, Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Grumpy Goats Farm, Organic Italian Blend, California
Jackrabbit California Olive Oil, Relaxed Blend, California
La Tourangelle, Roasted Hazelnut Oil, California
Oliver Oil Co., Green Peanut Oil, Georgia
Séka Hills, Estate Grown Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Swayne Family Ranch, Tuscan Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Ulli’s Oil Mill, Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, New York
Olivaia’s OLA, Block X Blend, California
Spanish Oaks Ranch, Picual & Italian Blend, California
A list of Winners and Finalists in all categories can be found at goodfoodfdn.org/awards/
ABOUT THE GOOD FOOD AWARDS
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Now in its eighth year, awards will be given to Winners in 17 categories: Beer, Charcuterie, Cheese, Chocolate, Cider, Coffee, Confections, Elixirs, Fish, Grains, Honey, Oils, Pantry, Pickles, Preserves, Snacks and Spirits. The Good Food Awards seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.
ABOUT THE GOOD FOOD FOUNDATION
The Good Food Awards is organized by the Good Food Foundation 501 (c) 3, formerly known as Seedling Projects, in collaboration with a broad community of food crafters, grocers, chefs, food writers, activists and passionate food lovers. The Good Food Foundation is also the organizing force behind the Good Food Guild, Good Food Mercantile and Good Food Merchants Collaborative.