The Local Hero Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to our regional food community. Following an open call for nominations, we selected our top four nominees in six categories: Farm, Restaurant, Food Artisan, Beverage Artisan, Nonprofit, and Retailer. We invite the public to vote and announce the winners at our annual Local Hero Awards Ceremony.
This year, the celebration will be bigger and better than ever. The summer’s first BBQ will feature the region’s best chefs, farmers, and food artisans, and we will take over the entire Natural Capital Center — spilling out into our parking lot and up onto our third-floor terrace.
And we are excited to present social entrepreneur Nell Newman of Newman’s Own Organics as our keynote speaker.