We’re in the lush, low rolling hills of the piedmont region of North Carolina frequently referred to as “The Foothills”! It’s one of the most fertile and beautiful places in all of America. Look us up at 6061 Gun Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Off of I-40 at exit 184, Lewisville-Clemmons Road.
How did Golding Farms® get its name?
Interesting you should ask because our name is the result of a real success story! Golding Farms Foods is named after the family farm that owner, Tony Golding, grew up on. The farm is nestled in the rich, fertile foothills near the North Carolina/Virginia state border.
How did the Golding Farms Foods business start?
Ever heard of fate or being in the right place at the right time? That’s what happened when John and Britta Campbell befriended Tony Golding. John and Britta owned a small canning business called Campbell’s Canning Company in Midway, NC. They specialized in making Chow Chow, a southern relish made from cabbage, peppers, onions and spices. They were ready to retire and wanted to sell the business. Fate brought them the right man, our owner Tony Golding. He purchased the canning company in 1972 and it’s been expanding ever since.
Is there really a Tony Golding like the “Honest to Goodness Flavor” signoff shows?
Happily, yes, there really is a Tony Golding standing behind all of the Golding Farms® products with a satisfaction guarantee! His commitment to offer our consumers the best quality, best tasting products is shared by every employee at Golding Farms Foods. Every day we make that promise a reality.
Does the farm scene picture on the Golding Farms® label have significance?
We’re so glad you noticed the quaint little Southern farmhouse! Many great southern families were raised in little white farmhouses just like this one and yes, it’s the real place where Tony grew up. The farm pictured on the label is from a watercolor painting of the Golding family farm.
Do you offer tours of your facility?
You know in the south we’re a friendly bunch! We love to have company and show off the things we love. We would love to show off our facility every day but in order to keep our “exceptionally high” safety and quality certification we can’t do that. Sorry, this is one time that we can’t offer that great southern hospitality.
Tell me about Golding Farms safety and quality standards.
Think back to when you were a kid and how you loved to get that trophy for winning and being the best. Well, here at the Farm we like the challenge of going for the best so we set our goal on SQF 2000 level 3 certification. SQF stands for Safe Quality Food and there are 3 levels of certification, level 3 being the highest, and hardest, to achieve. I’m sure you’ve guessed it – yes, we achieved SQF 2000, Level 3!
Where do you get your ideas for new flavors and new products?
Here at the Farm, our staff includes a chef, as well as, food scientists that recommend great flavor combinations. We also get ideas from our own employees and consumers like you! If you have an idea or flavor that you’d like to share send it to us. Here’s the email address: adminsupport@GoldingFarmsFoods.com
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I need information about allergens and Golding Farms products.
We have a great chart that addresses allergens and our products. Click here to see that chart.
Do Golding Farms® products contain gluten?
Most of our products are gluten free. See the chart below for specific product listings.
Click here to see the full Dietary Preference chart.
How do you ensure your products are gluten free?
As part of our Safe Quality Foods process, we have a program in place to support the use of the “Gluten Free” claim. Our products are manufactured with strict allergen control programs to prevent cross contamination.
Do Golding Farms® products contain High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)?
The majority of our products do not contain HFCS. Below is a chart that includes information about products and HFCS.
Click here to see our complete dietary preferences chart.
Are there Trans Fat Free Golding Farms® products?
Yes, you can see them in the chart below.
Click here to see our complete dietary preferences chart.
About Locating Our Products
Why can’t I find my favorite Golding Farms® product in my local grocery store?
Unfortunately, most retailers do not carry every product that a company makes. In fact, not all retail stores within the same chain carry the same products. Help us get your favorite flavor from Golding Farms in your local grocery store. Print out this form and take it to your local grocery store manager and ask for our product to be carried in your store.
Does Golding Farms Foods sell directly to the public?
Gosh we wish we could but we don’t have a storefront. Great news though, our products are sold in most of the major retail chains.
I’m having trouble finding Golding Farms® dressings in the store.
Don’t give up, we’ve changed the bottle! The new container is a plastic 16 oz. round bottle with a long neck. It features the classic farm scene picture on the label. Occasionally a flavor is discontinued.
You can search for your favorite flavor on our Dressings Page.
How can I order Golding Farms® products on-line?
We are currently updating our e-commerce providers, so check back soon for news on ordering your favorite Golding Farms® products!
I am opening a store and would like to feature your products. How do I find a distributor?
Does Golding Farms® offer kosher certified products?
Yes, Golding Farms offers a wide variety of Orthodox Union (OU) certified products. See the kosher certified products list below.
About Shelf Life & Expiration Dates
What is the shelf life of Golding Farms® products?
We want you enjoy our products for as long as possible so we’ve stamped a “Best By” date somewhere on the container between the label and the lid. It could be on the container itself, on the lid or on the label. This is not an expiration date, however; the date stamped on the bottle is the date by which we recommend that you use the product to ensure its optimal flavor, freshness, and quality.
Should I refrigerate Golding Farms® products?
On the back panel of each Golding Farms label is tells if the product needs to be refrigerated and most of the time refrigeration is recommended to get the best, truest flavor from your condiment for a longer period of time after its opened. The exception is Honey. Honey is a natural product and does not need to be refrigerated.
About Our Products
What is Chow Chow?
Wow, if you’ve never had Chow Chow you’ve missed a Southern delicacy! Its nickname is the “skinny condiment” because it’s all natural and only 10 calories per serving. Imagine the condiment that’s perfect on everything – that’s Mrs. Campbell’s Chow Chow! This perfect mix of cabbage, onions, peppers and spices is a vegan and vegetarians dream. Mrs. Campbell’s Chow Chow is perfect as a condiment or an ingredient and Golding Farms® has done all the chopping and mixing.
The most traditional use is as a side dish with beans and meats. It’s an awesome relish in potato salad, deviled eggs, tuna salad and chicken salad. It’s also wonderful as a topper on Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and sandwiches. Mrs. Campbell’s Chow Chow comes in 2 flavors, Sweet and Hot. When people ask about our Hot flavor we describe it as “Sweet with Heat”!
Why are the Sweet Chow Chow and the Hot Chow Chow in different locations in the store?
In most stores the Sweet and Hot Chow Chows are in the same shelf location. Occasionally, a distributor orders one of the flavors into the store instead of the store ordering directly. If that happens, then the product will be located in a section that the distributor maintains.
Is Golding Farms® Molasses sulfured or unsulfured?
Golding Farms® all natural, gluten free molasses is unsulfured. Unsulfured molasses is sweeter and considered to be the finest type. It’s the end product of pure cane juice that has been clarified, concentrated and blended.
What is Molasses and how is it used?
Golding Farms® Molasses is made from 100% all natural, unsulfured juice of sugarcane. After the sugarcane is cut and crushed, the juices are extracted and boiled. The juice is placed into a high-speed crystallizer, spinning out molasses.
Molasses is used as a sweetener in baked foods or as table syrup. Examples: baking – gingerbread cookies and pies, cooking - meat glazes, or table syrup - hot cereal or pancakes. Click here for recipes.
Is Golding Farms® Molasses made from sorghum?
No, Golding Farms® Molasses is made from 100% all natural, unsulfured juice of sugarcane. After the sugarcane is cut and crushed, the juices are extracted and boiled. The juice is placed into a high-speed crystallizer, spinning out molasses.
Are Golding Farms® products safety sealed?
Yes, in one form or another all Golding Farms® products are safety sealed. How they are sealed depends on the process used to make them. Your product will either be vacuum sealed, have a tamper evident heat seal under the cap and/or have a tamper evident neckband.
Why are some products measured in net weight ounces and some in fluid ounces?
Golding Farms Foods follows USA FDA guidelines about how to declare the contents of its condiments on product labels. The declaration depends on the type of item and can be found on the bottom front of every label. For example: Honey must be declared by weight ounces but molasses must be declared by fluid ounces.
About Coupons and Special Offers
How can I get a Golding Farms® coupon?
Golding Farms does not have a manufacturer coupon program. In order to keep the expense of our products down for everyone we do not invest in a coupon fulfillment house contract. From time to time we have “Chain specific, in-store coupons” that are given out at local festivals and events. Those coupons are only good at that specific retail chain. To see if there is an upcoming festival or event near you click here.
Do you have any recipes using Golding Farms® products?
We sure do! In addition to being a flavorful condiment, Golding Farms® products are a wonderful ingredient in many dishes. View all of our recipes here .
Can I submit a recipe to Golding Farms® using one of your products?
We would love for you to share your recipe with us. Click here to submit your recipe to us. It may be a while before you see your recipe on our website. Our chef prepares each recipe and we taste test it before it’s approved for publication on our site.
Can I feature Golding Farms® recipes on my website or reference your brand names (Golding Farms®, Mountain Ridge®, Little River®, Naturally Healthy®) in a recipe I’m featuring?
Yes, as long as you comply with the following guidelines in terms of trademark usage. When you refer to our products in a recipe, you need to put the trademark symbol afterwards, such as “1 tablespoon of Golding Farms® Three Pepper Mustard” so that we can continue to protect our trademark rights. In any cookbook or other publication containing a recipe with our products, please also add the following acknowledgement: “The author and publisher would like to thank Golding Farms Foods for the use of its recipe in this publication. The Golding Farms® trademark is used with permission of Golding Farms Foods, www.goldingfarms.com. The website address must be included in the permission statement.