Good Food Awards


In its fifth year, the Good Food Awards honors people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment and who are connected to their communities and cultural traditions. These awards were created through a collaboration of food producers, farmers, food journalists and independent grocers organized by the Seedling Projects. This team nominates judges from across the country to select over 100 winners from 5 regions of the country that are then honored at a special ceremony in San Francisco every January. Various food luminaries have hosted this event, including Alice Waters, Nell Newman and Ruth Reichl. The day after, all winners take part in the vibrant Good Food Marketplace, held at the iconic Ferry Building, home of the spectacular Saturday Farmers’ Market. During this day long event the broader food-loving public is able to meet, sample and buy from these award winners. 150 winners will receive medals this year at the Good Food Awards Ceremony and Gala which will be held on Thursday, January 8th at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

This was the first year that a Honey category was added to the list of good foods. Our honey was requested to be entered into the blind taste testing, that was held in October in San Francisco. The country was divided into five regions. The 5 highest scoring honey entries from each of the five regions are named Good Food Awards Finalists. The winning honey producers are then chosen by selecting the 3 highest-scoring Finalists from each region. We were notified in November that our honey went from finalist to winner. To learn more about the process visit Good Food , there you can read about the committee chairs, judges, list of other categories and more. Canyon Market Chef, Richard Tarlov will be using our raw wildflower in one of only four prepared dishes served this year at the Gala. Sweet or savory, can’t wait to taste his dish!

We are California dreaming here at Kloten Apiaries! We are proud to represent North Dakota, we are proud to be nationally recognized for our great tasting Honey and most of all we are proud of our beekeepers Nick, The Dude and Chris, without their hard work and devoted care of our bees none of this would be possible. A big Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to San Francisco, whether you hauled honey across the country or helped with graphics or web building, your input and friendship is priceless. if you know anything about Kloten, you will realize this is like being launched at warp speed into interstellar space! Our big adventure starts now! Come along for the ride. We will be posting on our Facebook page.