Category winners received an award and membership in the state Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program, statewide notoriety and bragging rights. All winners and finalists earn the right to have their products stamped with the 2018 Flavor of Georgia logo. They also gain exposure to grocery buyers and food industry professionals who judge the final round of the contest. For more information about Goodson Pecans, visit goodsonpecans.com. The Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with Gourmet Foods International, Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. The winners are listed below by prize name, product name, company name and town.Grand Prize Winner and Miscellaneous Category: Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter, Goodson Pecans, LeesburgFinalists’ Choice Award and Honey Category: H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey Creamed Healthy, H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey, StatesboroBarbecue Sauces: Lane’s BBQ Sorta White BBQ Sauce, Lane’s BBQ, BethlehemBeverages: Olympus Greek Mountain Blueberry Citrus Tea, Olympus Greek Mountain Teas, LawrencevilleConfections: Brown Butter Crunch Gelato, Honeysuckle Gelato, AtlantaDairy Products: New World Chocolate Milk, Rock House Creamery, NewbornJams and Jellies: Wild Elderberry Pepper Jelly, Fairywood Thicket Farm, FairburnMeat and Seafood: Applewood Smoked Bacon, Pine Street Market, Avondale Estates Condiments and Salsas: Sourwood Balsamic Vinegar, Built by Bees, AtlantaSauces and Seasonings: Cajeta, Bootleg Farm, LLC, SpringfieldSnack Foods: Sugar and Spice Cashews, High Cotton Company, Sandy SpringsShowcase events like the 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest help entrepreneurs spread the word about their products. Many participants have landed spots in regional and national grocery chains like Whole Foods, Ingles, Fresh Market, Earth Fare, Kroger and Harvey’s. David and Melody Goodson, co-owners of Goodson Pecans of Leesburg, Georgia, have taken the grand prize at University of Georgia’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest with the Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter.The annual contest, conducted by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is a chance for food businesses to showcase their new products.A team of food industry experts and grocery buyers chose Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter as the best of 33 finalists. They rated the products on qualities including innovation, use of Georgia theme, market potential and flavor.In addition to the grand prize, Goodson Pecans also won first place in the miscellaneous category.Governor Nathan Deal, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue congratulated the category and grand prize winners during Flavor of Georgia Day, part of Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta.“We had over 125 products submitted this year and some of the toughest competition we’ve seen in the contest’s 12-year history,” said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator. “The 33 products represented are truly the best of the best.” The Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is organized by the UGA CAES Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development with support from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, Nadine’s Wardenga Enterprises Inc., the Office of the Governor, Walton EMC, Gourmet Foods International, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. For more information about the contest, visit www.flavorofga.com or follow @FlavorofGA on Twitter and Instagram.
Reinier said: “I want to be a part of the history of this great club. “Today is a very happy day for me as I get to fulfil a childhood dream.” Reinier had been on international duty with the Brazilian Under-23s, helping them in Tokyo 2020 pre-Olympic qualifying, before being unveiled as a Real Madrid player. The attacking midfielder is the third Brazilian teenager to join the Spanish giants in the past two years following Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.Vinicius has been a regular for Zidane out wide this season making 24 appearances, but only managing three goals.Rodrygo, meanwhile, has been deployed both on the wing and through the middle this term, playing 18 times for the first-team with seven goals.Real Madrid president Florentino Perez spent £300m last summer on stars such as Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo.But the Bernabeu chief insisted he will continue to invest in youthful talent after snapping up Reinier.Perez said: “It is our obsession to look for players who could be the big stars of tomorrow. Loading… Read Also: Sergio Ramos prepared to walk out on Real Madrid“Today we welcome a player who has just turned 18 but has already won the Copa Libertadores with Flamengo, one of the biggest clubs in the world.“As we aim to build the best stadium of the 21st Century, we are obliged to develop the talent of the future. It’s not easy to find unquestionable talent that can make you form part of Real Madrid’s legend.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Reinier Jesus broke down in tears after completing his £25million transfer to Real Madrid. The 18-year-old was touted around Europe’s top clubs after helping Flamengo win the Copa Libertadores and the Brazilian top flight last season. Reinier Jesus broke down in tears after completing his £25m transfer to Real Madrid He has penned a six-and-a-half-year deal with Zinedine Zidane’s side that expires on June 30 2026, and described the transfer as a “dream.”Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On Schedule5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?