It’s the Real Brooklyn Best-Ofs; Vote for Your Edible Local Hero By Friday

One of last year’s winners, SCRATCHBread bakes from a storefront in Bed-Stuy, where also they help teach others from the nabe to bake.

As the New Year approaches, with its cavalcade of “best of” and “top 10” lists, we invite our readers to vote in a very Edible way–for your favorite farmers, brewers, bartenders and food systems innovators as part of Edible Communities Sixth Annual Local Hero Awards. The process is already underway and ends this Friday, December 16, so nominate your favorite farmer, chef, eatery, food shop, food artisan and non-profit now and share the link with your friends (on Facebook and otherwise).

This year’s winners will be announced in March 2012 at the Edible Communities annual publisher’s dinner in Santa Barbara, California and also in each of our local communities in the spring 2012 issues. Click here to nominate Brooklyn contenders; or find the right ballot for any other Edible community.

For inspiration, we’ve included a list of last year’s winners below. Get started now!


Farm/Farmer : Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Annie Novak
Chef/Restaurant : Roberta’s
Food Artisan: Scratchbread
Beverage Artisan: Mombucha
Non-Profit Organization: Lutheran Church of the Messiah (the home of Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA, F.E.A.S.T Brooklyn, and the Greenpoint Food Market)

Brian Halweil

Brian is the editor at large of Edible East End, Edible Long Island, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. He writes from his home in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family tend a home garden and oysters. He is also obsessed with ducks, donuts and dumplings.

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