By Analiese Paik
The Good Food Award finalists for 2013 have just been announced and Winding Drive’s Wild Elderberry Jelly has been selected as one of 19 finalist in the Preserves category. Winding Drive, based in Woodbury, CT, is a vendor at the now year-round Westport Farmers’ Market and I was intrigued when I saw this native fruit in their lineup over the summer. Essentially inedible raw, elderberries are tamed by cooking and lose some of their potency and astringency. I love the notes of currant and Concord grape in this jelly and how the clean fruit flavors predominate thanks to a restrained hand with the sugar. Winding Drive’s distinctive products give a great name to CT Grown and make a thoughtful and delicious hostess gift.
Good Food Award winners will be announced on January 18, 2013 at a ceremony at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building. I’m rooting for Wild Elderberry Jam! Learn more about the Good Food Awards at http://www.goodfoodawards.org/.
Winding Drive will be in Greenwich at the Women’s Club Holiday Boutique on Friday, December 7, and at the Saturday Winter Farmers’ Markets in Westport on December 15. Wave Hill Breads Bakery & Cafe in Norwalk carries Winding Drive’s jams, jellies and marmalades.
744 Main Street – South
Woodbury, CT 06798