The Real Food Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce the inductees of the 2012 Real Food Hall of Fame. The inductees represent food system leaders and organizations that exemplify what it means to end hunger and work for a healthy, just and sustainable food system.
This year’s inductees are:
· Jeremy Barlow, chef and owner, Tayst and Sloco Restaurants; nationally-recognized champion of environmentally responsible restaurants
· Shawn Dady, founder and president, Tennessean’s for Raw Milk
Martha Stamps, chef and long-time local food advocate, Martha Stamps Catering
· Society of St. Andrew premier gleaning organization in Middle Tennessee, working with farmers, volunteers and feeding agencies to help feed hungry Americans
The Committee is also pleased to recognize the winners of the Real Food Emerging Leader Awards, individuals relatively new to food system work who have made significant contributions to Nashville’s food system. Congratulations to the 2012 Real Food Emerging Leaders:
· David Cloniger, Food Resource Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
· Josh Corlew, Urban Agriculture Program Manager, Hands on Nashville
· Sergeant Doug Griffith, founder, Riverbend Maximum Security Institution prison farm at Cockrill Bend
These inductees will be publicly recognized at the Nashville Food Day event which will take place this Wednesday, October 24th from 5-8pm at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Mayor Karl Dean will open this year’s Food Day festivities.
For more information about the Real Food Hall of Fame and Real Food Emerging Leader Awards please contact Community Food Advocates at (615) 385-2286.