delicious. state winners announced

27th April 2021 | Eativity editors

delicious. has revealed the 2021 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards state winners, with 127 producers receiving awards across Dairy, Earth, Paddock and Sea categories.

The release of the state winners is the result of the delicious. state judges meeting to taste their way through the crop of predominantly primary produce industry-nominated entries.

“Although the pandemic still presents challenges, this year’s judging was as exciting as ever,” says delicious. editorial director Kerrie McCallum. “The produce tasted across all categories was outstanding. Australia continues to deliver world-leading produce.”

Celebrating the best Aussie produce: delicious. has run the awards for 16 years now

The delicious. Produce Awards, now in its 16th year, celebrates and honours the best and most innovative producers and produce in Australia. The awards aim to encourage, showcase and reward Australian producers, build awareness of culinary regions and recognise fresh, seasonal food that’s produced sustainably with passion and integrity.

“Affected by severe drought, bushfires, COVID-19 and now the floods in New South Wales, it has never been more important to support our farmers and producers,” McCallum says.

State winners’ produce will be tasted by a national judging panel in May to decide the 2021 Gold Medal Winners and Trophy Winners, as well as overseeing awards such as Producer of the Year, Best New Product, Outstanding Region, Outstanding Farmers’ Market and the Maggie Beer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Food. Following its launch in 2017, the Alla Wolf-Tasker delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards Scholarship will again be awarded in 2021. All 2021 state winners are eligible to apply for the 2021 scholarship.

Pecora Dairy is an artisan sheep milk dairy and cheesery in the NSW Southern Highlands.

NEW SOUTH WALES

DAIRY

• Burraduc Buffalo – buffalo mozzarella
• Highland Organics – unhomogenised natural yoghurt
• Nimbin Valley Dairy – St. Billie
Pecora Dairy – Yarrawa

Argyle Australian Saffron’s special drying technique creates deeply flavourful saffron.

EARTH

• Argyle Australian Saffron
• Byron Gourmet Mushrooms – fresh gourmet mushrooms
• Fanelli Organics – Meyer lemons
• Malfroy’s Gold – Blue Mountains World Heritage post-brood polyflora wild honey
• Moonacres Farm – seasonal fresh produce (selection of best in field)
• Mother Fungus Gourmet Mushrooms – Baby King Oyster Mushrooms
Newcastle Greens – Calvin Lamborn varietals and rare variety leaves
Parkesbourne Produce – seasonal fresh fruit (rhubarb)
• Piccolo Farm – seasonal edible flowers
• Pocket Herbs & Produce – karkalla
• STIX Farm NSW – seasonal fresh produce  (selection of best in field)
• Urban Green Sydney – microgreens (lemon basil, borage, marigold leaf, micro fennel)
• Whispering Pines Organics – unbleached stoneground white bakers flour

Bundarra Berkshires is a family-owned and -run free range Berkshire pig farm, butchery and deli.

PADDOCK

• Bundarra Berkshires – Bundarra free range pork
• Burrawong Gaian Poultry – pasture raised Pekin duck
• Extraordinary Pork – pasture raised free range pork
• Fair Game Wild Venison
• Grassland Poultry – heritage Sommerlad chicken
• Gundooee Organics – certified organic wagyu
• Highfield Farm & Woodland – grass-fed Dorper lamb
• Little Hill Farm – pasture raised chicken
• Moorlands Biodynamic Lamb
• Near River Produce – rare breed pasture raised pork
Outback Lamb
• Tathra Place Free Range – Maremma pastured quail
The Gourmet Goat Lady

Tathra Oysters farms in the Mimosa Rocks National Park on the far south coast of NSW.

SEA

• Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod
• Australia’s Oyster Coast – Appellation oysters, Merimbula
• Mimosa Rock Oysters – The Boxer
• Moonlight Flat Oyster – Moonlight Kisses
• Tathra Oysters – Tathra Oysters 5-year-old bistro grade
• Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters – wild organic oysters premium grade

Kate Tommerup of Tommerup’s Dairy Farm.

QUEENSLAND

DAIRY

• Maleny Dairies – real cream
• Summer Land Camels – camel milk
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm – Jersey Girl creme fraiche

Big Heart Bamboo plantations are nestled into the foothills of the Mapleton National Park ranges.

EARTH

• Big Heart Bamboo – gourmet bamboo shoot
• Bunya Red Farm – capers in salt
• Fruit Forest Farm – seasonal tropical fruit
• Green Valley Fingerlimes – champagne red finger lime
• Midyim Eco Produce – heirloom Spanish pimientos and tomatoes

The Schultz Family Farm has been operating since 1894.

PADDOCK

• Bellasato Farm – pasture raised Sommerlad chicken
• Schultz Family Farms – free range heritage pork
• Stockyard – Kiwami by Stockyard

SEA

• Australian Bay Lobster Producers – Bay lobster
• Ben Standen Fishing – local mud crab
• Cherax Park Aquaculture – red claw crayfish
• Chris Bolton Fishing – seasonal wild catch
• Collison Reef Fish – wild caught coral trout
• Fraser Isle Spanner Crab – fresh cooked Fraser Isle spanner crab meat
• Walker Seafoods Australia – MSC certified bigeye tuna

Barossa Valley Cheese Company’s La Dame is a rare, semi-hard goat milk cheese.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

DAIRY

• Barossa Valley Cheese Company – Aged La Dame
• Section28 Artisan Cheeses – Section28 Monforte
• The Dairyman Barossa – The Dairyman Butter
• Woodside Cheese Wrights – Spilt Milk

Singing Magpie Produce’s premium sun-dried fruit and gourmet goodies.

EARTH

• Ananda Organic – premium non-pareil salted capers
• Kangaroo Island Living Honey – certified raw organic honey
• Ngeringa Produce – biodynamic salad greens
• Singing Magpie Produce – Black Genoa semi sun dried figs

Mayura Station Signature Series has been developed for greater complexity and extremely high marbling.

PADDOCK

• Gumshire Hampshire Pork
• Mayura Station – Mayura Station Signature Series
• Rogers Farm Barossa – 100% grass-fed and grass-finished hogget

Coffin Bay Marron range from jet black with purple bellies to a stunning vibrant blue.

SEA

• Ausab – Yumbah frozen greenlip abalone whole in shell
• Clean Seas Seafood – Spencer Gulf Hiramasa kingfish
• Coffin Bay Marron – marron
• Gazander Oysters – Gazander Oysters premium pacific oysters
• Two Gulfs Crab – blue swimmer crab meat

Grandvewe produces a range of certified organic sheep’s whey cheeses.

TASMANIA

DAIRY

• Bruny Island Cheese Company – Raw Milk C2
• Elgaar Farm – organic cream-on-top milk
Grandvewe Cheese – Brebichon
• Tongola Cheese – Tongola Bloom

The Grain Family’s wheat, rye and blue barley.

EARTH

• Felds Farm – seasonal fresh produce (selection of best in field)
• Kindred Organics – certified organic hemp
• Mr Brown & Towns Mushroom Garden – king trumpet mushroom and pioppino (swordbelt) mushroom
• The Grain Family – Tibetan blue barley grain

Arundel Farm’s produces only a small number of sheep for consumption each year.

PADDOCK

• Arundel Farm – merino mutton
• Bruny Island Game Meats – wallaby
• Fork it Farm – Fork it Farm pasture raised Berkshire pork
• Leap Farm – Leap Farm Tasmanian free-range goat
• Lyndall Lamb

SEA

• Freycinet Marine Farm – Freycinet Marine Farm mussels
• Leigh Phegan – Southern calamari
• Richey Fishing Co. – Richey Tasmanian scallops

Holy Goat Cheese’s famous La Luna.

VICTORIA

DAIRY

• Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese – Riverine Blue
• Gippsland Jersey – full cream milk
• Holy Goat Cheese – La Luna
• Meredith Dairy – fresh goat cheese chevre
• Milawa Cheese Company – King River Gold
• Prom Country Cheese – Black Sheep
• Schulz Organic Dairy – organic full cream milk
That’s Amore Cheese – organic mozzarella

The Fruit Forest’s heritage figs.

EARTH

• Daniel’s Run Farm – heirloom tomatoes
• Golden Gums Farm – seasonal fresh produce (selection of best in field)
• Hawkes Farm – Hawkes kipfler potatoes
• Morningswood Farm – organically grown strawberries
• Mushrooms Anonymous – wild pine mushroom
• Powlett Hill – Demeter biodynamic sifted spelt flour
• Ramarro Farm – seasonal fresh produce (selection of best in field)
• The Fruit Forest – rare heritage figs
• Unearthed Co. Mushrooms – abalone mushroom
• Wandin Yallock Farms – seasonal fresh produce

Txuleta 1882 has only been in operation since last year, and has already won two delicious. awards.

PADDOCK

• Brooklands Free Range Farms – pastured whey-fed Berkshire pork
• Chooks At The Rooke – pasture raised cockerel
• McIvor Farm Foods – McIvor Farm Berkshire free range pork
• Re-gen Farms Australia – 100% pasture raised beef
Txuleta 1882 – Txuleta 1882 beef
• Warialda Belted Galloway Beef – 100% grass-fed heritage beef

SEA

• Bruce Collis – seasonal wild catch
• Flinders Mussels

La Delizia Latticini makes cheese the Italian way, using fresh non-homogenised milk.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

DAIRY

• Dellendale Creamery – Torndirrup Appenzelle
• La Delizia Latticini – fresh artisan burrata
• Local Goat – farmhouse cheese

Black barley is an ancient grain, high in nutrients, with a nutty taste.

EARTH

• Black Barley Australia
• Moojepin Foods – saline selection
• Southern Forest Fungi – lion’s mane mushroom
The Mushroom Guys – gourmet mushrooms
• Tucker Bush Fresh Botanicals – Tucker Bush Native red back ginger

PADDOCK

• Futari Wagyu – Futari fullblood wagyu
• Marybrook Premium Produce – 100% grass-fed heritage lamb
• Wagin Duck & Game – Wagin free range duck

Austral Fisheries’ Glacier 51 Toothfish has won Best Sustainable Seafood Product for the past two years.

SEA

• Abrolhos Scallops
• Austral Fisheries – Glacier 51 Toothfish
• Fremantle Octopus
• Leeuwin Coast – Leeuwin Coast Akoya