Flavor of Georgia

first_imgIn the snacks category:Take and Bake Cheese Wafers; Jo’s Original Cheddar Pecan; Cheese Louise!;AlpharettaGeorgia Blues Bar; M Chocolat; AlpharettaSpent Grain with Rosemary Vegan Spelt Crackers; Earth Biscuit Foods; Atlanta In the miscellaneous category:Garlic & Herb Chicken Brine Company; Fire & Flavor; BogartKing Louie Corn Medley Seasoning; King Louie Special Blend Seasoning;FitzgeraldOliver Farm Artisan Oils Pecan Oil; Oliver Oil Co.; PittsSouthern Sriracha Boiled Peanut Rub; Hardy Peanuts Inc.; Hawkinsville In the confections category:JudiCakes Cream Cheese Poundcake Caramel Sea Salt; JudiCakes; Atlanta Peachy Keen Pecan Praline; Loose Sugar; HarrisonTybee Turtle French Macaron; Maison de Macarons; Savannah In the meat and seafood category:Apple Wood Smoked GA Trout; Diana’s Specialties; MariettaLeoci’s Handcrafted Cured Duck Prosciutto; Leoci’s; SavannahBeef Ribeye; Brush Creek Farm; ColbertVidalia Onion Sausage; Ogeechee Meat Market; Savannah In the marinades and sauces category:Balsamico alle Ciliegie; A&A Alta Cucina Italia; Johns CreekGA Mustard Marinade; Q Sauce LLC; DaculaWhiskey Marinade; Foy’s; Columbus In the beverage category:Organic Blueberry Juice; Byne Blueberry Farms; WaynesboroSouthern Sweet Tea; Just Add Honey Tea Company; TuckerWhite Hills Farm Lavender Calamint Rooibos Tisane; White Hills Farm; Dearing Winners will receive a plaque presented by Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Commissioner ofAgriculture Gary Black, a membership in Georgia Grown and bragging rights.All finalists earn the right to have their products stamped with the 2014 Flavor of Georgialogo. They also gain exposure to grocery buyers and food industry professionals whojudge the final round of the contest.All of the 2014 Flavor of Georgia entries will be featured in the Flavor of GeorgiaProduct Directory. More information about the contest is available at www.flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu.The Flavor of Georgia food product contest is sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness andEconomic Development in partnership with the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness,Office of Gov. Nathan Deal, Walton EMC, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, theGeorgia Agribusiness Council and the UGA Department of Food Science andTechnology.center_img In the barbecue and hot sauce category:Causey’s Sweet’N Smoky BBQ Sauce; Causey’s Foods Inc.; SmyrnaDAVIS’ 1929 Sauce; Davis Sauces LLC; Peachtree CityDirt Road Barbeque Sauce; Dirt Road Sauce; AthensRichard’s South Georgia Style Mustard BBQ Sauce; Richard’s; Homerville In the adult beverages category:Richland Rum; Richland Distilling; RichlandWake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout; Terrapin Beer Co.; Athens Judges have selected 35 products to compete in the final round of the 2014University of Georgia Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest on March 17-18 at theGeorgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta. The Flavor of Georgia contest is a chance for food businesses to highlight their newproducts and receive feedback from a panel of food industry professionals. The 35 finalists were selected from a field of more than 120 products in 12 categories,one of the largest fields in the contest’s history. Finalists will bring their products to the final round of judging on March 17-18 as part ofthe Governor’s annual Agriculture Awareness Week held across the street from theGeorgia state Capitol. “Food entrepreneurs from every corner of the state submitted delicious and innovativeGeorgia products this year,” said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator. “From the onion fields in South Georgia to in-town Atlanta, we received products that show off the best that the state has offer.” Kane, a food business development specialist, and her colleagues at the Center forAgribusiness and Environmental Sciences in the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences, have organized the annual contest since 2007. Judges for this year’s final round of the Flavor of Georgia contest include food brokers,buyers, chefs and other food industry experts. They judge each entry on commercialappeal, use of local Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, taste, innovation and potentialmarket volume in each category.This year’s finalists include:In the dairy category:Applewood Smoked Gouda; Udderly Cool Dairy; RoopvilleBourbon Pecan Gelato; Honeysuckle Gelato; AtlantaGeorgia Gold Clothbound Cheddar Cheese; Nature’s Harmony Farm; Elberton In the jams and jellies category:Cinnamon Honey Spread Company; Weeks Farm; OmegaRaspberry Jalapeno Jam; Leoci’s; SavannahThe European Wine Table Gourmet Wine Gelee, Bordeaux Rouge; TEWTGourmet LLC; Alpharetta In the condiments category:Bell’s Bloody Hot English Mustard; Q’Bella; AlpharettaSweet Onion Confit; Preserving Place; AtlantaSweet and Tangy Tomato Chutney; Souvei LLC; Atlantalast_img read more

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