Quality assurance is commonly described as a process to prevent mistakes or fix defects. From this perspective, QA is about defense, ensuring some set minimal threshold of quality. But, at Quince and Apple, we've developed a Quality Assurance program that is fundamentally about driving continuous improvement and making even great things always better. The work our QA team is doing to source a new tea for our Tart Cherry and White Tea preserve is a case in point. Fine teas are like wines, with each vintage showing different flavor and aroma profiles based on the terrior and growing conditions of that year's season. Every so often, we need to bring in a new tea when our supply of a previous...
We are very excited to announce that we are a 2017 Good Food Award winner! Our Tart Cherry and White Tea preserve was selected from over 2000 submissions in a blind tasting hosted in San Francisco by the Good Food Foundation. The Good Food Awards honor and celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. They grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. Thanks to all of our farmers, employees, customers and friends who have all contributed to helping us make good, award winning food.
We have some pretty awesome cheese friends, including Erika, the creative force behind one of our favorite cheese blogs - Cheese Sex Death. She's got a great post up about creating your own cheesy gift basket featuring our preserves! Head on over and check it out. photo from Cheese Sex Death
We are really excited about this one. We just learned that our Tart Cherry and White Tea preserve is a Finalist for the 2017 Good Food Awards! It's a great honor and we wanted to share the news! The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. They grant annual awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. They host an annual awards ceremony to celebrate companies that promote craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities. We won a Good Food Award back in 2014 for our Tart Cherry Grenadine and we're hoping for the same result this time around!