Who's hungry? Who's thirsty? Ecotrust food winners deliver the edible goods
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Fort George's artisan brews tickled Edible Portland readers' tastebuds.
Ecotrust’s quarterly magazine has revealed the six winners of the Edible Portland Local Hero awards.
The honors, given out by Ecotrust’s quarterly magazine Edible Portland, went to:
- Dancing Roots Farm, a 10-acre organic spread in Troutdale which won the magazine’s Farm Award.
- Grand Central Bakery, the restaurant award winner that regularly contributes to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Friends of Family Farmers, among other groups.
- Bee Local, the Food Artisan award winner that collects honey — and distributes it to consumers and chefs alike —from four micro-apiaries on Portland’s East Side.
- The Beverage Artisan award winner Fort George Brewery, maker of deliciously hoppy concoctions from its Astoria base.
- Friends of Family Farmers, the Nonprofit award winner which “unites the voices of small-scale family farmers in Oregon and advocates for socially responsible agriculture.”
- Retailer awardee Food Front Cooperative Grocery, an inner Southeast Portland natural foods mainstay.
Ecotrust has doled out the awards for four years. The idea is to recognize “everyday heroism by members of our regional food community in Oregon and Southwest Washington.” This year’s honors were based on more than 2,300 votes from the magazine’s readers.
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