Good Food Awards Entry Period Now Open

July 8th 2019

Accepting entries July 8-31, including new Grains category

San Francisco, CA (July 8, 2019) – Today marks the launch of a coast-to-coast call for entries of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, honey, fish, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, spirits and (new this year) grains. The Good Food Awards celebrates the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. As the only national initiative to recognize food crafters who excel in both taste and sustainability, we anticipate over 2,000 entries from all fifty states.

Over 250 food crafters, grocers, chefs, journalists, and pioneers of the food movement will serve on this year’s judging panel. In past years, judges have included Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, Michael Bauer, Nell Newman, Liz Prueitt, Christine Muhlke, and Paul Bertolli, among other food movement pioneers.

To enter, food crafters fill out a short online form at by July 31, followed by sending samples for a blind tasting in September. A $78 per entry processing fee covers sorting, transport, and storage (waived for the first entry submitted by new and renewing Good Food Guild members). Find more information on the most frequently asked questions at

Grains: New This Year
Hearty and healthful, the Grains category celebrates the cereals and legumes we keep stocked on our pantry shelves – rice, barley, oats, grits, quinoa, beans, lentils, pasta, and tortillas. We can’t wait to honor the hardworking farmers, millers, and growers preserving biodiversity in the American food system. Find more information at

The Good Food Awards is organized by the Good Food Foundation, a California based 501 (c) 3 formerly known as Seedling Projects, in collaboration with a broad community of food producers, chefs, food writers, 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 Alliance.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor the Good Food Merchants Collaborative, composed of 17 of the country’s top independently owned retailers from Oakland to Philadelphia, committed to supporting America’s great food producers in their own communities and across the country: Bi-Rite Market, Canyon Market, Cowgirl Creamery, Cured, Di Bruno Bros., Each Peach Market, Foragers Market, Glen’s Garden Market, Good Earth Natural Foods, Look’s Market, Market Hall Foods, Market of Choice, TASTE, The Palace Market, Woodstock Farmers’ Market, World Foods Portland and Zingerman’s Family of Businesses. Joining them is a vibrant group of key supporters, including Premier Sponsors Bi-Rite Market and Williams-Sonoma and Lead Sponsors Dominic Phillips Event Marketing and Veritable Vegetable.