Last week the CT Specialty Food Assoc. held it’s 9th Product Awards Competition. There were 237 specialty food items from CT-based producers. Categories ranged from dairy to beverages to confections to snack foods. The entries were judged by a 30-person panel that included chefs from the CT Dept. of Ag’s Farm To Chef Program.
Sure it’s a win for the producers but I can’t help thinking it’s a win for us eaters too.
A few of my favorites:
- Outstanding Bread: Wave Hill Breads placed 2nd & 3rd for it’s 3 Grain Pain du Campagne & 3 Grain Petit Epi.
- Outstanding Dairy: Cato Corner Farm placed 1st, 2nd & 3rd for it’s Black Ledge Blue Cheese, Brigid’s Abbey Cheese & Bloomsday Cheese.
- Outstanding Product Line: Boxed Goodes tied for 1st for it’s line of herbs, rice, snacks & soups followed by The Olive Oil Factory in 2nd for it’s flavored oils.
Here’s a complete list of all the winners. I hope to sample it all.