Two Good Food Awards!

Blossom Meadow Farm was awarded TWO Good Food Awards!!!! Both our Strawberry Jam and Red Raspberry Jam won a 2020 Good Food Award, a nationwide competition sponsored by the Good Food Foundation. With over 2,000 entries each year, the competition is fierce for a Good Food Award. Of the hundreds of entries submitted in the preserves category, Blossom Meadow Farm is one of only two winners located in the northeast and one of thirteen preserves winners nationwide. Blossom Meadow Farm is the only preserves company that received two medals.

All Good Food entries are judged in a blind tasting and vetted to confirm they meet Good Food Awards standards regarding environmentally sound agricultural practices and ingredient sourcing. For example, Blossom Meadow Farm follows organic growing principles to grow their berries and only uses non-GMO cane sugar in the jam. Also representing the best in the nation, the South Fork-based apiary Bees’ Needs’ won a Good Food Award in the honey category for their Black Locust and Blackberry Honey.

“Now in its tenth year, the Good Food Awards celebrates American food and drink crafters who demonstrate a commitment to creating tasty, authentic and responsible products and in doing so, bettering our nation’s food system. Each of the 2020 winners demonstrates both a mastery of their craft and a commitment to maintaining exceptionally high social and environmental standards in their work. This year, the Good Food Awards distinguished makers in sixteen categories – beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, fish, grains honey, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, and spirits.” said Sarah Weiner, Executive Director of the Good Food Foundation.

All winners were announced January 17, 2020 at a 1,000 person gala in the historic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. Renowned author, journalist and professor Michael Pollan delivered the keynote speech. Blossom Meadow Farm’s Laura Klahre wore a carrot-print dress as “carrot seed producers use blue bottle flies to pollinate the flowers – they don’t mind being caged over the flowers but bees do.” Felted moths including the blackberry looper moth and the raspberry pyrausta moth were pinned on the back of her dress. “Moths are nocturnal pollinators – turn your porch light off at night – it’s distracting them from their pollination work and instead they go into your house when you open the front door.” she said. “Our farm celebrates the work of alternative pollinators and I wanted them represented on stage when I accepted the awards.”

Blossom Meadow Farm jam can be purchased online or at our store in Cutchogue (31855 Main Road, a space shared with winery Coffee Pot Cellars). The store is reopening for the season on Feb 14th.
Laura Klahre at the Good Food Awards