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All the winners: 2013 Eat Out DStv Food Network Produce Awards

Looking for the South Africa’s best cheese, bread or charcuterie? The winners of this year’s Eat Out DStv Food Network Produce Awards were announced tonight at a bustling food festival held at Woodstock’s Old Biscuit Mill. They were nominated by the public and selected as winners by a panel of judges consisting of Anelde Greeff, Anna Trapido, Abigail Donnelly, Jackie Cameron, Margot Janse and Pete Goffe-Wood.

Best new product
Cure Deli’s Bacon Jam

Best small producer: grocery/condiments
Karma Home Products
Top products: range of innovative marmalades

Best small producer: dairy (cheese)
Pépé Charlot Cheese Maker
Top products: The crotin, heart-shaped Pépé and Buche Affinée

Best small producer: dairy (other)
Gourmet Greek
Top products: traditional strained double thick Greek yoghurt

Best small producer: paddock (fresh)
Greenfields
Top products: organic, free-range rib-eye on the bone

Best small producer: paddock (cured)
Neil Jewell & Co.
Top products: Hand-crafted charcuterie: saucisson sec, squashed salami, cardamom salami and Walter ham

Best small producer: earth
Magic Herbs
Top products: range of organic vegetables, fruit and herbs

Best bakery
The Bread Gypsy
Top products: white sourdough, epibaguette, rye sourdough and ciabatta

Best organic or free-range producer
Farmer Angus Pasture Reared Food
Top products: pasture-reared beef, mince and eggs

South African food heritage award
Enaleni Farm
Top product: Zebra beans

Outstanding markets
South: Neighbourgoods Market

East: The Food Market

North: Pretoria Boeremark

Outstanding Outlets
South: Wild Peacock Food Emporium

East: Spice Emporium

North: Braeside Butchery

Central: Polkadeli’cious Deli

Best local food blog

Life is a Zoo Biscuit by Anél Potgieter

Established in 2007, the awards (previously known as the Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards) celebrate outstanding, independent South African producers for their integrity, passion and innovation. Winners are those who deliver a consistently high quality product that is SA-grown or developed using produce primarily from South Africa. Due care and consideration for both the environment and workforce are essential criteria. In addition to small producers, we also recognize stores and markets for their vital role in the process. Want to get involved? Here’s how you can enter for next year’s awards.

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