Local Food Awards Dinner!
We are starting a new tradition, and hope you will join us for our first annual Forage Local Food Awards! We will be celebrating those that have demonstrated a deep commitment to our local food system.
This year’s theme is Community Organizing and Fair Farming. Come dine with us as we toast to Faith Carr and Jordan Brown!
Faith Carr: Community Organizer Extraordinaire!
Faith Carr has been at the center of grassroots movements in the Gainesville area for over 8 years. With her well known motto, “Shovels in the ground, people!”, she works tirelessly and unpaid to get more people growing their own food through the Grow Gainesville network. She has helped connect and empower numerous individuals, businesses and other non-profit and community organizations. She is often behind the scenes orchestrating events and bigger system-wide projects. She is frequently found lending a hand, a tool, and advice to others. You can bet that more people have shovels in the ground in our community because of her passionate dedication to growing food!
Jordan Brown: More than a Fair Farmer!
Jordan Brown has managed his farm, The Family Garden since 2007. Now located in East Gainesville, the farm grows organic fruits and vegetables for both wholesale and local direct to consumer markets. What sets Jordan’s operation apart from other farms, is the dedication to growing affordable, clean, healthy food for the community, with a business model that supports farm workers in a fair and just way. The farm is certified organic, and the only Food Justice Certified Farm in the South! Employees at The Family Garden make a living wage and have rights that other agricultural workers are often denied. Jordan is also dedicated to providing produce for the Alachua County School lunch program, bringing more healthy and fresh food to our kids!
This fundraiser will benefit the programs of Forage, allowing us to continue serving our food community and working with the wonderful Local Food Awardees!
Tickets are $75 each, and will include a scrumptious southern-inspired meal by Fables Catering & Such, and craft beer pairings.