Good Food Awards 2012

The winners of the second annual Good Food Awards were recently announced. In case you haven’t heard of the national competition, here’s how it’s described at their website: “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.”

This year’s winners include four of Wisconsin’s own: Kickapoo Coffee (of Viroqua) for their Organic Biloya Yirgacheffe; Uplands Cheese (of Dodgeville) for their Pleasant Ridge Reserve; Death’s Door Spirits (of Middleton) for their white whiskey; and Spirit Creek Farm (of Bayfield) for their curtido, a Latin-American inspired sauerkraut.

To celebrate the winners, enjoy the video below from Wisconsin Public Television’s “Wisconsin Foodie,” which features Andrew and Jennifer Sauter Sargent of Spirit Creek. You won’t get to see them make kim chi, but you will get to see their farm and hear about their food philosophy. (As with just about everything from Wisconsin Foodie, it’s a nicely produced piece.)

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