We’re delighted to announce that American Spoon has been named a finalist for the second annual Good Food Awards! In a blind tasting, judges (judges like Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl!) selected our Heirloom Tomato Preserves and our Wild Thimbleberry Jam as finalists for this prestigious award honoring sustainability and craftsmanship.
For nearly thirty years, we’ve worked to build direct and personal relationships with independent fruit growers and foragers all over Michigan’s Northern Fruitlands. The Brandywine tomatoes for our coveted Heirloom Tomato Preserves are grown right here by a handful of Northern Michigan family farmers, and every summer we work with local residents of the Keweenaw Peninsula to pick precious wild thimbleberries for our Wild Thimbleberry Jam. Once they’re delivered to our kitchen, we prepare them by hand and carefully preserve them in our copper kettles using twice as much fruit as sugar and a little pure lemon juice.
We’re honored to be recognized for our long-standing commitment to capturing the singular flavors of exceptional fruits and for helping to sustain dedicated growers and foragers in rural communities across Northern Michigan. Our Heirloom Tomato Preserves and our Wild Thimbleberry Jam are exactly what good food is all about.
Winners will be announced on January 13th, 2012 at a ceremony at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building. Our supply of Wild Thimbleberry Jam should last until then, but Heirloom Tomato Preserves are already nearly sold out! We’re thrilled to be in such great company, and you can learn more about the awards and see a full list of finalists here.