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Bee Local Wins 2016 Good Food Award



In early November 2015 we were told by the Good Food Awards that our Sauvie Island honey had won in the honey category for 2016 beating out thousands of other entries. In its sixth year, the Good Food Awards is a nationally recognized award celebrating craftsmanship and sustainability:  

"The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities."

 The Bee Local team drove from Portland to San Francisco to attend the awards ceremony and take part in the Good Food Awards Mercantile. Our team with 242 other award winners gathered in the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture for two days of celebration. We are honored to have been recognized for being an "outstanding American food producer." 

 A heartfelt thank you to all of your support! What a way to kick off 2016! 




Salt Water Fire - Eclade de Moules

Every month Jacobsen Salt, Bee Local and Williams-Sonoma host a casual communal dining event to celebrate our community, chefs and the rich bounty of ingredients we are lucky enough to have here in Oregon.

This month we chose an Eclade de Moules:

"An eclade de moules traditionally takes place directly on the beach or out in the forest. A large quantity of fresh mussels are laid carefully in concentric circles on large wooden boards.

The mussels are then covered with dry pine needles or boughs which are then set on fire - roasting and steaming the mussels in their own shells. After the ashes are blown away, we will drizzle the mussels with olive oil and Jacobsen salt, and then devour the tender morsels with our hands."

The event was a huge success, we look forward to the next one.