One of our favorite food events – the Good Food Awards – came and went in mid-January, and the cat is finally out of the bag: 

It is with great pride that we announce Community Grains was recognized with a Good Food Award for our Identity Preserved Organic Spaghetti

Organized by the Good Food Foundation and Good Food Merchants Collaborative, the Good Food Awards Ceremony is a celebration of food that not only tastes incredible but is also produced with sustainability in mind. The driving force behind the Good Food Awards is the cultivation of holistic food systems, creating healthier communities without compromising taste and craftsmanship.

Over 2,000 products from 50 states enter the Good Food competition every year, and each entry is blind tasted and vetted for environmental and social responsibility. Out of 2,000 entries, 207 winners were selected from 37 states, Guam, and Washington, D.C. Categories included: beer, whiskey, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, pickles, preserves, grains, honey, and more.

Our CEO, Bob Klein, accepted the award this past Friday in San Francisco, in a fanfare on par with a Hollywood awards ceremony. The event was a who’s who of passionate foodies, including Michael Pollan, who gave a keynote speech, and farm-to-table chef Alice Waters, the ceremony’s honorary host. 

At the Good Food Foundation there are no shortcuts: each award signifies an accomplishment in producing food that is just as delicious as it is holistic. Our Organic Identity Preserved Spaghetti sets the bar high for other pastas and we couldn’t be prouder.

Our Identity Preserved line fulfills all of these requirements and then some. We take pride in our 23 Points of Identity, which you can find here on our website. Grab a box of our pasta, find the batch number on the box, and type it into our search engine to find out how transparent we truly are with our grains. 

Social and environmental stewardship, healthy whole-milled flour, and seriously great taste? Your heart, mind, and tummy will agree that this is the start of a truly great meal, and a healthy lifestyle. Join us in choosing nutrient rich grains for you and your family!