Edible Phoenix Announces Local Hero Award Winners

I just got the word from Edible Phoenix publisher Pamela Hamilton that the quarterly mag has its official winners list for the annual Local Hero Awards, which recognizes people in the culinary community. Nominees and votes were collected online through mid-December.

So congrats to the following folks who get this year's honors:

Farm/Farmer: Maya's Farm

Chef/Restaurant: James Porter, Tapino

Food Artisan: Fossil Creek Creamery

Beverage Artisan: Four Peaks Brewery

Non-profit: Downtown Phoenix Public Market

Next time around, you voters will need to do some more brainstorming on whom to nominate for best non-profit. Since the Downtown Phoenix Public Market just won the category for the third year running, it's being retired to the Local Hero Hall of Fame.

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