Local Hero Award Ceremony
Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, United States
A Brats-and-Brews Celebration
Announcing the 2013 Local Hero Award Winners
Join Ecotrust and Edible Portland for a raucous celebration! We are transforming the Ecotrust building into a beer hall—local handmade sausages, kraut, pretzels and brews included! Below little biergarten flags, amid great cheers, we will announce this year’s six Local Hero Award winners.
WHAT ARE THE LOCAL HERO AWARDS?
Since 2009, Edible Portland has recognized local food heroes who exemplify high standards in their social and environmental practices, food sourcing, regional economic impact, and commitment to promoting a sustainable food system in the following categories: Farm/Ranch, Restaurant, Food Artisan, Beverage Artisan, Nonprofit, and Retailer. After a call for nominations, we select the top four nominees, and the public votes for the winner. (Meet the nominees. Voting closed on March 1.)
Come clink glasses with food heroes, enjoy five stations featuring the unbelievable brat-kraut-brew trifecta, and support our work to build a robust regional food system. All proceeds benefit Ecotrust.
The Award Ceremony will begin at 8 pm.
Bent Brick | Feastworks | Field Roast | Laurelhurst Market | Olympic Provisions
It’s Alive! | OlyKraut | Laurelhurst Market | Pickled Planet | Picklopolis
Pretzels and Torte
Fressen Artisan Bakery
Breakside | Fort George | Heater Allen | Hopworks | Ninkasi
Veggie and gluten-free options available. Thank you to Grand Central Bakery for providing sausage buns, Food Front Co-op for mustards, Organic Valley for sharp cheddar, and Dry Soda for soda.
KID'S FOOD HERO DRAWING CONTEST ON DISPLAY!
We asked kids ages 5 to 12 to draw their food heroes, and their eat-your-heart-out entries will be on display during the event. All attendees will have the chance to peruse and vote for their favorite, which will win one of the kids a slot in a Zenger Farm Summer Camp!
THE AWARD NOMINEES
Backyard Gardens | Dancing Roots Farm | Gee Creek Farm | Stahlbush Island Farms
Grain & Gristle |Grand Central Bakery | Natural Selection | Nostrana
Bee Local Honey | The Better Bean Company | Century Oak Packing | Unbound Pickling
Fort George Brewery | Lion Heart Kombucha | Noble Coffee Roasting | Steven Smith Teamaker
Friends of Family Farmers | Oregon City Farmers Market - P.O.P. Club | OSU Extension Service Nutrition Education Program - Food Hero! | Upstream Public Health
Concentrates NW | Flying Fish Company | Food Front Co-op | The Warehouse Cafe & Market
LOCAL HERO AWARD SPONSORS
FOOD & DRINK