Friday, March 14, 2008
From 'The Food Chain'
the e-newsletter of Slow Food USA - March 2008
We love the excitement of awards season. The Oscars, the Emmys, and the Local Hero Awards —Edible Communities' annual award celebrating people who make significant contributions to the local food movement. The Local Heroes were announced as part of the annual Edible Communities "EDDY" awards for excellence in their regional publications, and this year several friends of Slow Food USA were honored for their commitment and vision in their communities.
Slow Food Northern New Jersey was picked as Edible Jersey's Non-Profit Organization (and The Aurora Foundation run by Bruce and Cyndee Fehring of Slow Food Kaua'i was chosen as Edible Hawaiian Island's Non-Profit Organization)! Local Heroes include Convivium Leaders Matt Jennings of Slow Food Rhode Island, Andrea Quinn of Slow Food Kauai; Terra Madre delegates Boggy Creek Farm in Austin, Texas and Full Belly Farm in East Bay, California; and RAFT Picnic chef Jesse Griffiths in Austin, Texas. Congratulations to everyone nationwide for being a local hero!
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