Richmond businesses land Good Food Awards

Local coffees, ciders, and cocktail mixers honored by national awards


Afterglow won for Pygmies Lot, a coffee from SOPACDI co-op in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Four Richmond-area businesses are among the winners of the 2024 Good Food Awards. The national awards recognize specific products from small businesses in 18 different categories.

The categories include beer, preserves, confections, snacks, and more. Richmond’s winners were recognized in the coffee, cider, spirits, and elixirs categories.

☕️ Afterglow Coffee Cooperative
The worker-owned roastery won for Pygmies Lot, from SOPACDI co-op in the Republic of the Congo.

🐝 Blue Bee Cider
Three of Blue Bee’s ciders came away with the Good Food label: Harvest Ration, Hewe’s Crab, and Harrison.

🍅 Texas Beach
This River City brand makes Bloody Mary Mix that can be found at several local grocery stores, incuding Union Market, Stella’s Grocery, Libbie Market, and Little House Green Grocery.

🍊 MOTHER Shrub
Based in Midlothian, MOTHER Shrub was lauded for its Grapefruit Drinking Vinegar.

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