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Pearson Farm in Fort Valley selected as finalist in statewide food contest

Field supervisor Israel Aguilar holds up a couple varieties of pecans (Desirable, left, and Schley) at a Pearson Farm orchard.
Field supervisor Israel Aguilar holds up a couple varieties of pecans (Desirable, left, and Schley) at a Pearson Farm orchard. jvorhees@macon.com

A Peach County company is the only Middle Georgia finalists for this year's Flavor of Georgia food contest.

Pearson Farm in Fort Valley was chosen for its cinnamon roasted pecans in the snack food category, according to report by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It is competing with two other companies in the snack category.

Judges have selected 33 finalists who passed the first round of judging for 135 products submitted in 11 categories.

Final judging will take place March 14-15 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta. Judges will include food brokers, grocery buyers, chefs and other food industry experts, the report said. They will judge each entry based on commercial appeal, Georgia theme, taste, innovation and market potential in each category.

More information about the contest is available at www.flavorofga.com.

Contact writer Linda S. Morris at 744-4223, or follow her on Twitter@MidGaBiz.

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