Fiddlehead Farm Wins Another National Good Food Award!
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Chatham County’s Fiddlehead Farm has won their THIRD national Good Food Award! Earlier this year they won for their Black Garlic Rooster Sauce. In previous years they have won for their Roasted Strawberry Preserves (2018) and Strawberry Honeysuckle Jelly (2020). The awards are given annually to winners in several categories: beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, drinks, elixirs, fish, grains, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, and spirits. Close to 200 winners are chosen from over 2,000 entries from all 50 states.
Visit this website to see all the 2021 Good Food Award winners…but click at your own risk – if you view this list while hungry you may end up ordering one of everything!
Congratulations to these other 2021 Good Food Award winners from North Carolina:
- Coffee Caramel Bar, Chocolatay Confections
- Cape Fear Spicy Pepper Relish, Cottage Lane Kitchen
- Bourbon Truffle, Fera’wyn’s Artisan Chocolates
- Pierre Delecto: Pear & Sumac, Fullsteam
- Russets & ‘Twigs 2019, James Creek Cider House
- Savory Apple, Mrs. Ruth’s Jams
- Tuxedo Sesame Flatbread Crackers, The Accidental Baker
- Strawberry Habanero Pepper Jelly, Valley Brook Farms
- Green Garlic Kimchi, The Spicy Hermit
Fiddlehead Farm’s Emily and David Boynton have produced many different hot sauces over the years and last year David had the idea to substitute black garlic for some of the regular garlic in their rooster sauce recipe to take it up a notch. It was a success! They make the black garlic and also grow the habanero peppers used in the sauce. Black garlic is produced by aging fresh garlic through an extended warming period (140-190° F) in high humidity for 1-2 weeks. The finished garlic is tender and dark brown in color with a rich, tangy, slightly sweet flavor that lends umami to dishes. Black garlic cloves can be chopped, smashed, or pureed and added to sauces, soups, stews, pastas, and sauteed vegetables.
Emily makes a wide variety of preserves, hot sauces, and finishing salts in her kitchen in Pittsboro. All of Fiddlehead Farm’s products are made in small batches which means the focus is on high quality seasonal ingredients. Emily sources her ingredients from local organic and sustainable farms with the exception of fruits like citrus and cranberries that are not grown in North Carolina. You can view a list of the farms that Emily sources from on her website.
Fiddlehead Farm sells direct to customers at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market; you can also purchase their products at Weaver Street Market stores, Chatham Marketplace, the Pittsboro Farmers’ Market, Fair Game Beverage Co., Sugar Island Bakery, Locopops, the Durham Food Co-op, and on-line through the Fiddlehead Farm website.