Good Food Awards Celebrates Top Food and Drink Crafters, Including Hummingbird Wholesale from Eugene, Oregon

January 26th 2021

Eugene, Oregon (January 26th, 2021)

Hummingbird Wholesale in-house made Organic Awakened® Pecans were chosen as a 2021 Good Food Award Winner. “Our hard work and keen attention to detail make these so special. We are so thrilled to be recognized and appreciated for our hand-crafted Awakened® Pecans,” responded Charlie Tilt, who is the owner of Hummingbird Wholesale, along with his wife, Julie Tilt.  “These pecans highlight the opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack while supporting family farms. We want to congratulate all the winners of the 2021 Good Food Awards!”

This is Hummingbird Wholesale’s second Good Food Award Winning product, having also won in 2016 for their Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, made from Oregon-Grown and in-house pressed Hulless Styrian Pumpkin Seeds.

The 2021 Good Food Award Winners in 17 categories come from 41 states, Washington, D.C. and Guam, rising to the top among 1,928 entries in a September Blind Tasting. Of the 219 Winners selected from 336 Finalists, 55% are first-time Winners, 51% are female-owned and 10% are BIPOC-owned. The greatest number of Winners come from California (44), followed by Oregon (25), Washington (17), Colorado (15), New York (14), and Vermont (13).

The nation’s leading food crafters, grocers, chefs, journalists, and activists gathered last Friday evening via live stream for an Awards Ceremony to honor the 219 Good Food Awards Winners of 2021. Taking advantage of the virtual format, the event showcased photos and film taken at the farms, breweries, curing rooms, distilleries, and kitchens of the Winners, as well as congratulatory videos from food luminaries including Dan Barber, Howard McGee, Dr. Jessica B. Harris, Alice Waters, Dana Cowin, Bryant Terry, Nell Newman, and Amanda Hesser.

“By fermenting, curing, and crafting truly nourishing food, you create healthy communities better able to face both once-in-a-century pathogens and the strains of everyday life,” said Good Food Awards Founder Sarah Weiner, addressing the Winners. “It wouldn’t be long until good food becomes mainstream. Until then, you are the blueprint for this change.”

NEW THIS YEAR: Good Food Awards Pop Up Shop
For two weeks only, from Monday, January 25 through Sunday, February 7, food lovers from across the country can find 100 of the newly minted Winners at the first ever, online Good Food Awards Pop Up Shop. With single basket checkout and no added shipping fees, the Pop-Up Shop makes discovering and supporting the country’s leading producers easier than ever before. Visit at shop.goodfoodfdn.org.

The full list of 2021 Good Food Award Winners can be found here.

Organizers & Supporters: The Good Food Awards are organized by the Good Food Foundation 501(c)3. The Presenting Sponsor is the Good Food Merchants Collaborative, comprised of 20 of the country’s top independently owned retailers from Ann Arbor to Oakland to Sioux Falls, all of whom are committed to supporting America’s great food crafters. Joining them is a vibrant group of key supporters, including Veritable Vegetable, Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, Dominic Phillips Event Marketing, Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press.

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About Hummingbird Wholesale

Family-owned bulk and grocery foods manufacturer and distributor, Hummingbird Wholesale is dedicated to being a positive force for change in the organic industry. Hummingbird works directly with family farms to source wholesome Organic food, with a focus on Pacific Northwest-grown products, thoughtfully curating and creating unique, artisanal products, such as their trademarked Awakened® Pumpkin Seeds and single origin honeys. Hummingbird serves a full variety of food businesses, from co-ops and regional retail chains, to restaurants, food service providers and manufacturers.  At Hummingbird Wholesale, every relationship matters–more than a food distributor, they work closely with farmers, businesses and nonprofit organizations to promote sustainable agriculture, build regional food system infrastructure, and strengthen the organic community.  http://www.hummingbirdwholesale.com/