New York, New York, (June 29, 2014) – Earth & Vine Provisions has been named a Finalist for Outstanding Salad Dressing in the
Specialty Food Association’s 2014 sofi™ Award competition. Earth and Vine premiered their product line this morning when The 60th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show opened in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. A sofi™ is the top honor in the $88 billion specialty food industry. The “sofi” represents the highest level of quality in the Specialty food sector. Capturing the sofi – the Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation award represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association.
Earth & Vine Provisions, one of 109 finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 2,025 entries across 30 Awards categories from Outstanding Appetizer to Outstanding Vinegar has diligently worked on perfecting product and flavors. Winners will be announced by noted chef Dominique Ansel at a red-carpet ceremony June 30, 2014, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
“We are so happy that our Honey Pear Vinaigrette has received this incredible honor,” says Tressa Cooper, owner of Earth & Vine. “The Honey Pear Vinaigrette has been a consistent bestseller in our product line, and it is so good to see the judges feel the same,” says Cooper who left a career in the gourmet food industry to start her own business and pursue her passion for creating hand crafted, all natural provisions. Earth & Vine Provisions are sold at markets nationwide as well as online at earthnvine.com.
Family owned and operated since 1997, by Tressa and Ron Cooper, Earth & Vine Provisions has been built from the ground up. Growing and sourcing their ingredients from local farms and growers, the company has complete control over their product as they also manufacture their complete line of products at the Looms, CA. facility. Earth & Vine creates elegantly crafted, perfectly balanced, flavor driven provisions that instantly and easily elevate food from so-so to outstanding.
“A sofi is the highest honor for products from our members, who bring craft, care and joy to the specialty food they create. The honor means the product is simply the best in its category,” says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.
The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to specialtyfood.com. Learn more about the 2014 sofi Awards at specialtyfood.com/sofi.