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Vermont Specialty Food & Beverage Producers Win National 2022 Good Food Awards

For Immediate Release

January 15, 2022

Media Contact: Erin Sigrist, Executive Director | 802-839-1928 |

Vermont Specialty Food & Beverage Producers Win National 2022 Good Food Awards

BERLIN, VT - Thirteen Vermont specialty food and beverage producers received twenty awards across ten categories in the annual 2022 Good Food Awards. Seven members of the Vermont Specialty Food Association received awards, including: Blake Hill Preserves, Champlain Orchards, Monti Verdi Salumi, Pin Up Pickles, Republic of Vermont, Runamok Maple, and Vermont Creamery, were announced during a virtual award ceremony on Friday, January 14th. Find the full list of 2022 winners here:

The Good Food Awards are presented by the Good Food Foundation as a way of “shining a spotlight on the taste-making crafters at the vanguard of deliciousness and social and environmental excellence. The Awards catalyzes a shift in spending towards truly good food, and the rest of the industry follows.”

Winners will be honored at the Good Food Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 4th in San Francisco. This year’s Good Food Award Winners hail from 39 states and Washington, D.C. Chosen in a blind tasting from thousands of entries before passing a further sustainability and social responsibility vetting process, nearly half of the Winners are first-time awardees. 56% of the Winners are woman-owned businesses and one in six are BIPOC-owned businesses. Across 18 categories, each recognized crafter demonstrated exceptional taste and a deep commitment to building a more sustainable, just food system.

“The list of Vermont specialty food and beverage producers that are recognized among the top-ranking producers in the nation continues to grow and solidify Vermont’s place among America’s best states for a vibrant, sustainable, and impactful food landscape,” says Erin Sigrist, Executive Director of the Vermont Specialty Food Association. “This competition sets exacting environmental and social responsibility standards, and Vermont’s producers continue to meet and exceed those expectations. The contributions that these producers make go far beyond the craft food and beverage landscape; their impact is felt within each of their communities and across the state.”

Find the complete list of all Vermont Winners, their product and category below (* indicates member of VSFA):

About the Vermont Specialty Food Association:

The Vermont Specialty Food Association is the leading information resource for all specialty food and beverage producers, service providers, and industry professionals. VSFA seeks to grow specialty food and beverage businesses and the Vermont industry through education, promotion, and statewide and national collaboration. It is the nation's oldest and most highly regarded specialty food association, celebrating over 30 years of service to the industry.

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Congratulations to all Vermont producers that were recognized as Good Food Finalists!


  • Agricola Meats, Salame Classico (Monti Verdi)


  • Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm, Highlander
  • Vermont Creamery, Bijou
  • Vermont Creamery, Cremont
  • von Trapp Farmstead, Mad River Blue


  • Champlain Orchards, Ettersburg
  • Champlain Orchards, Honeycrisp
  • Eden Specialty Ciders, Northern Spy Barrel-Aged Ice Cider
  • Eden Specialty Ciders, Windfall Orchard Farmhouse Cider


  • Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co., Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar


  • Blake Hill Preserves, Basil & Blueberry Shrub
  • Blake Hill Preserves, Spicy Jalapeno Shrub
  • Blake Hill Preserves, Wild Mint Shrub
  • Runamok Maple, Orange Maple Bitters
  • Runamok Maple, Smoked Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup


  • Moon and Stars Arepas, Moon and Stars Arepas


  • Republic of Vermont, Honeycomb


  • Blake Hill Preserves, Roasted Garlic Savory Jam
  • Republic Of Vermont, Cultured Maple Syrup


  • Pin Up Pickles, Pickled Strawberries
  • Pin Up Pickles, Bread & Butters
  • The Tipsy Pickle, Double Garlic Lush Pickles
  • The Tipsy Pickle, Hart Bread N Butter
  • The Tipsy Pickle, Maple Breakfast Stout Pickles


  • Blake Hill Preserves, Raspberry with Wild Bergamot Flower Jam
  • V Smiley Preserves, Plum Anise Hyssop Lemon Verbena Jam


  • Appalachian Gap Distillery, Drumlin Champlain Valley Straight Rye Whiskey, Vermont