Good Food: Lindera Farms Honey Vinegar
A strawberry will not ferment the same way as a pawpaw. Honey cannot be treated the same way as sorghum molasses. These are the considerations that Lindera Farms founder Daniel Liberson ponders with each batch of vinegar that he creates for his Virginia-based company. Ingredients are of the utmost importance, with the exceptional taste, rather than a standardized production process, as the ultimate goal. In his pursuit of flavorful and quality ingredients, Daniel considers his sources as a whole, looking at their practices as a whole, considering their role in the agricultural sphere, and prioritizing exceptional taste over uniformity.
His search for responsibly produced and delicious ingredients led Daniel to Golden Angels Apiary, which provides the honey used year round in Lindera Farms Honey Vinegar. The rich honey, full of naturally occurring pollens, is made by bees thriving without the use of chemicals or toxins, yielding a fantastic product with very low environmental impact. The Honey Vinegar that Daniel creates is both sweet and acidic, with a strong honey flavor. He recommends drizzling over salad greens for a bright and healthy dressing or using it to baste, marinate, or finish hot dishes.
Lindera Farms Honey Vinegar is available online and in stores across the country. Lindera Farms is part of the Good Food Awards, a project to honor food and drink producers making the sort of food we all want to eat – tasty, authentic and responsible, and a proud member of the Good Food Merchants Guild, national association uniting American craft food businesses to connect, convene and promote Good Food businesses of all sizes.
From her grassroots work at the Good Food Awards to her continued education at NYU's Food Studies Master's Program, Kate Malin brings an unparalleled passion for great food and good people.