companies on the peninsula win the Good Food Awards for their sustainable products | Peninsula Foodist | The peninsula foodist

By Anthony Shu

Putting coffee notes and farmer faces on their bags is just one of the ways Progeny Coffee stands out from its competitors. Photo courtesy of Progeny Coffee.

On March 4, specialty food producers from across the country were honored at the Good food prices at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, including a handful of winners from the peninsula.

Hosted by the Good nutritional foundation, the Good Food Awards celebrate “tasty, authentic and responsible” food in 18 different categories. Winners are recognized for their commitments to social and environmental responsibility in addition to creating enjoyable products.

Five winners were recognized on the peninsula:

Santé Nuts: Candied Pecans

Based in Santa Clara, Santé Nuts boils nuts before roasting them to create the crunchiest product. The company says that the boiling process adds increased moisture to the nuts, which results in the creation of more small holes as steam escapes during the roasting process. These tunnels are essential for developing an airy crunch.

Health NutsInstagram: @health_nuts.

Offspring Coffee: Piñita

The Covered Six Fifty how Progeny Coffee displays a dedication to sustainable practices and an economic approach called “beyond trade” that aims to push a greater share of profits to farmers. Piñita is a strawberry, vanilla and tropical fruit flavored coffee produced by third-generation farmer Juan Felipe Restrepo.

Offspring CoffeeInstagram: @progeny_coffee.

Pikklepuss: Premium Strawberry Pepper Shrub Cocktail Shaker, Pear Ginger Premium Shrub Cocktail Shaker

Redwood City’s pikklepuss is part of a recent wave of companies producing the shrubby, vinegary syrups that form the basis of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. Originally popular in the American colonial era, shrubs are reappearing in cocktail bars across the country.

pikklepuss, 650-260-3214. Instagram: @pikklepuss.

Alma Superfoods: Aji Yellow Pepper Cashew Butter

Founded by Guili Glassman in Belmont, Alma Superfood’s nut butters harness the Peruvian ingredients she grew up with in her childhood home. In addition to the yellow aji pepper, the company offers products that highlight lucuma, a starchy fruit commonly used to flavor ice cream, cocoa and chipotle.

Alma SuperfoodsInstagram: @almasuperfoods.

Slow Brine: Kraut of the Coast

Based in Moss Beach, Slow Brine ferments sauerkraut, pickles, sauces and kimchi. It also offers ready-to-eat products to the Coastside through Rebyl food. Coastside Kraut is a twist on traditional sauerkraut with mustard greens, ginger and seaweed.

Slow brineInstagram: @slowbrine.

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