Local Heroes award winners announced

Check out the list of winners of the Edible Communities Local Heroes award, courtesy of Pamela Hamilton from Edible Phoenix:

PHOENIX Farm/Farmer: Maya Dailey, Maya's Farm Chef/Restaurant: Deborah Knight, Mosaic and Greg LaPrad, Quiessence Food Artisan: Rainbow Valley Nursery Beverage Artisan: Four Peaks Brewery Non-Profit Organization: Downtown Phoenix Public Market

On a related note, the founders of Edible Communities, Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian, will be at Phoenix Art Museum's Whiteman Hall this Saturday to talk about their efforts to save local farms and producers, and to show photographs from local food communities around the U.S. and Canada. The presentation, "The Art of Local Food," starts at 12:30 p.m.; paid admission to the museum or to the West of Western culinary festival are required.

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