Score one for the home team.
This past weekend in San Francisco, the 1st annual Good Food Awards recognized American food producers and the farmers that provide their ingredients. Organized by Seedling Projects, an organization dedicated to supporting the sustainable food movement, the Good Food Awards selected winners in seven categories: Beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles and preserves.
Pine Street Market, the only Georgia entry selected as a finalist, earned one of the 71 awards given for their PSM Coppa in the charcuterie category. Owner Rusty Bowers opened Pine Street Market in March of ’09, and began making some fantastic charcuterie and sausages. I’ve always known Pine Street as a source for some of the best cured meats in the city, but it seems I should expand that to include the rest of the country as well.
Bowers’ winning Coppa, made with Berkshire pork from Gum Creek Farms in Roopville, Ga, is a favorite of mine, but I think Rusty himself