Fresh Walnut Silver Winner 2010 NASFT
HARVEST SONG CHOSEN AS A FINALIST FOR TWO NEW GOLD PRIZES FOR FRESH WALNUT AND BLACK CURRANT PRESERVES.
Twice a winner for Apricot and Sour Cherry preserves. Harvest Song is nominated again by The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) to win another Gold prize, which will be announced at the Fancy Food Show in New York, June 27-29, 2010.
"Each time we are nominated. I look at the list of the judges and am humbled when I see the experience and knowledge each brings to the specialty food world. As co-founder of Harvest Song, I have come to meet so many people who bring such passion into this industry". Sylvia Tirakian continues...
"Our farmers in the Ararat Valley nurture their fruits all year and watch the gathering of harvest by every family member within the village. These artisan preserves makers spend long hours patiently working with me as we slowly cook dozens of batches by hand developing every flavor until we find the perfect taste. Our artisans in Nepal make the handmade, sun-dried, rice papers that adorn our jars. In this fast-changing, mass commodity world, I am lucky to have a job that enables me to respect nature and honor these artisans".
Fresh Walnut Preserve is of constant fascination to chefs. The walnuts are picked when they are fresh and green (before their outer shells form) and are then cured in syrup. The result is uniquely delicious; a miniature work of art. These walnut are ideal when paired with blue cheeses and are the perfect garnish for any foods from savory to sweet.
About Harvest Song:
James Tufenkian, co-founder of Harvest Song, is the world's leading designer and supplier of Armenian and Tibetan rugs. Sylvia Tirakian, co-founder of Harvest Song, and former optics engineer, shares the same principal values with her partner. "As with all the Tufenkian businesses, Harvest Song is rooted in the core business philosophy to create high quality, artisan products than enrich the lives of its workers and consumers" says James Tufenkian.