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Good Food Awards 2020

Good Food Awards 2020

We’re honored to be a sponsor of the Good Food Foundation’s 10th Annual Good Food Awards

Each January, the Good Food Foundation organizes an epic three-day Good Food Awards Weekend for the public and the trade to meet, celebrate, taste and buy from the nearly 200 Winners: the exceptional food crafters who top the charts in a blind tasting and meet the environmental and social responsibility standards of the Good Food Awards. Over 2,000 entries from all 50 states are submitted each year.

The Good Food Foundation exists to celebrate, connect, empower and leverage the passionate and engaged, yet often overlooked, players in the food system who are driving towards tasty, authentic and responsible food in order to humanize and reform our American food culture.

Through five key programs – the Good Food Awards, Guild, Merchants Alliance, Mercantile and Fund – they build widespread support for the growers, ranchers, makers and merchants stubbornly swimming upstream to create and share the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible.

There are still tickets available to the Marketplace, taking place this Sunday from 9am to 2pm. You’ll get the opportunity to meet this year's award-winning makers at their showcase for the food-loving public. Held alongside the Fort Mason Center Farmers' Market, the Marketplace is the first opportunity for the public to sample and purchase from the 2020 Good Food Awards Winners. 

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Farms Need Power

Farms Need Power

Today we're sharing an insightful New York Times op-ed about the extensive toll the power outages had on California farms, both large and small. 

“We are thankful that PG&E is taking steps to prevent the wildfires that their power lines can cause. I’d trade my farm in a heartbeat if it meant saving even one of the lives lost in last year’s fires. But it is not sustainable to damage agriculture, one of California’s most important yet most financially struggling industries, every time the wind blows. Farmers and rural communities rarely get more than lip service from business executives and politicians.” To read the full article, click here.

This piece features Sun Tracker Farm, which is one of Kitchen Table Advisors clients...KTA is one of our partner non-profits. Collaborating with them taps us into the delicate nature of farming and thus our food supply. Climate change is coming at us in ways we couldn't have imagined and it's pretty scary!

 

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10th Annual Street Food Fest

10th Annual Street Food Fest

Since 2005, La Cocina’s incubator program has offered affordable commercial kitchen space and hands-on technical assistance to low-income and immigrant women entrepreneurs who are launching, growing and formalizing food businesses. They are hosting their 10th Annual Street Food Festival on October 12th, we hope you attend and eat your heart out...buy tickets for as little as $5 dollars!

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Grazing at the Kitchen Table

Grazing at the Kitchen Table

Kitchen Table Advisors supports a new generation of small-scale, sustainable farms that produce healthy food and form the foundation of regional food systems. As you may know, we donate a portion of our sales to this fine 501c3.

Their annual fundraiser, Grazing at the Kitchen Table, will be held on October 18th evening at AirBnB headquarters in San Francisco. Buy your tickets today!

This year's event celebrates our shared roots in agriculture, and those connections to family, place and culture which drive us. KTA looks forward to celebrating small farm viability, and the powerful ties of family – in all its forms – that weave together our food system. Featured purveyors include Bi-Rite, Bluma Farm, Cowgirl Creamery, Nopa, Skyelark Ranch and more.

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