Note: This post has been edited from its original version. In addition to The Simple Farm, Arizona's Fiore di Capra Inc. has also been nominated for a Good Food Award. We regret the mistake.
If you didn't already have a good enough reason to visit The Simple Farm, the farm in Scottsdale owned by goat-lovers Lylah and Michael Ledner, this should get you over there fast (but not too fast; their farmers market isn't till Thursday morning). The Simple Farm has been named a finalist in the 2014 Good Food Awards for their salted goat milk caramels.
Created in 2009, The Good Food Awards recognize "tasty, authentic, and responsibly produced" food producers and artisans all over the country. In this fourth year of awards, Good Food Awards will be given in 10 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserve, spirits and (new this year) oil.
The Simple Farm's salted goat milk caramels have been selected in the confections category along with 21 other products. Their caramels will compete against sweets from states including Wisconsin, Maine, Florida, South Carolina, and California.
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Last year, Gina Buskirk's ricotta was selected as a finalist in the cheese category.
Winners will be announced on January 18 at The 2014 Awards Ceremony. The gala event will be followed by the Good Food Awards Marketplace, a public event held at the San Francisco's historic San Francisco Ferry Building on January 18.
You can purchase The Simple Farms salted goat milk caramels in person at the farm, which is open to the public on Thursday mornings, or order them online at The Simple Farm website.