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November 16, 2016

Three companies represent Maine in Good Food Awards finals

Photo / Tim Greenway Matt Bolinder, owner of Speckled Ax Wood Roasted Coffee, adds wood to his Petroncini roaster where he is roasting Ethiopian beans. The Portland-based coffee roaster is among the finalists for the 2017 Good Food Awards.

Two Maine-based coffee roasters and a Waterville-based apiary are among the 291 national finalists for the 2017 Good Food Awards.

The two Portland-based coffee roasters are Bard Coffee at 185 Middle St. and Speckled Ax Wood Roasted Coffee at 567 Congress St., in the city’s downtown. Gold Star Honeybees, which won a 2016 Good Food Award, was the only Maine-based apiary to make the finalists’ cut this year.

Finalists made the cut in a blind tasting of the 2,059 entries from nearly every state and passed rigorous vetting to confirm they met specific Good Food Awards standards around environmentally sound agriculture practices, good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain, according to a news release.

The 200 finalists for the 2017 Good Food Awards will be announced at the annual gala at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco on Jan. 20.

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