Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet took home the prize for best meat product at the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.
Hunter Cattle Company is owned by Brooklet family of Debra and Del Ferguson and the farm's Grass Fed New York Strip Steak won the top prize.
Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director J. Scott Angle announced the category and grand prizewinners.
Showcase events like the 2015 Flavor of Georgia competition help entrepreneurs spread the word about their products. Many have landed spots in regional and national grocery chains like Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Earth Fare, Kroger and Harvey's.
"Though hundreds of food products have come through the Flavor of Georgia contest since 2007, Georgians just keep coming up with a new 'crop' of excellent entries each year," said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator.
The Flavor of Georgia food product contest is sponsored by the UGACollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, the Office of the Governor, Walton EMC, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.