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Walnuts & Barley - Good Food Awards Finalists

November 01, 2021

Walnuts & Barley - Good Food Awards Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that Hummingbird made the Good Food Foundation's list of the 351 Finalists for the 2022 Good Food Awards in two categories, Snacks and Grains.

Our Awakened® Walnuts start with raw Organic nuts from a family farm in California, then we soak them overnight in pure water initiating germination which helps reduce enzyme inhibitors that make all nuts hard to digest. Next, we rinse with a Himalayan Pink Salt and water solution and dehydrate them at low temperatures until they reach the perfect crunchiness.

Our Tibetan Black Barley is grown on an organic farm in Idaho. This Barley, with its bran intact, retains its firm, plump texture during cooking, making it perfect in soup, stuffing and stews. It’s also great when mixed with other grains due to its contrasting chewy texture. The Dalai Lama says he eats it for breakfast everyday.

Spanning 42 states and Washington D.C., the Finalists stood out from the nearly 2,000 entries as the top scorers in 17 total categories. Our Awakened® Walnuts and our Tibetan Black Barley are officially Good Food Awards Finalists. It is our pleasure to share this news with you our loyal customers.

Across all categories, the Finalists represent the highest standards of quality, sustainability and social responsibility. In Kansas, Grains and Drinks Finalist Pinole Blue uses organic blue corn to make tortillas and a traditional beverage, while returning a portion of profits to the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) people of Northern Mexico. In Hernando, Mississippi, Mae’s Gourmet Jams has blended tradition with a commitment to sustainability, using techniques passed down through generations to turn local, organic blueberries into Blueberry Lemongrass Jam. In California, Appanage’s Ortolan Rosolio is an aperitif made from heirloom roses which would otherwise be wasted or discarded for aesthetic imperfections.

The Good Food Foundation will return to live events in 2022, beginning with the Good Food Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 14 in San Francisco, where 233 of the 351 Finalists will become the 2022 Winners. Following the ceremony, the industry-only San Francisco Good Food Mercantile will open for buyers to connect directly with good food makers from across the country – and now the world, at the first ever Good Food International Showcase. The Good Food Foundation will hit the road next spring with the Portland Mercantile on April 29 and the New York Mercantile on June 25. Tickets and registration for all events will be available in mid-November at goodfoodfdn.org.

Organizers & Supporters:

The Good Food Awards are organized by the Good Food Foundation 501 (c) 3. The Presenting Sponsor is the Good Food Merchants Collaborative, comprised of 19 of the country’s top independently owned retailers from Ann Arbor to Oakland to Sioux Falls, all of whom are committed to supporting America’s great food crafters. Joining them is a vibrant group of key supporters, including Lead Supporters Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press and Dominic Phillips Event Marketing.

Special thanks to the Good Food Merchants Collaborative Members:

Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, Canyon Market, Cowgirl Creamery, Cured, Di Bruno Bros., Each Peach Market, Good Earth Natural Foods, Goose the Market, Harmons Grocery, Look’s Marketplace, Market Hall Foods, Market of Choice, Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, The Palace Market, TASTE, Woodstock Farmers’ Market, World Foods Portland and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.




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