2016 FARMERS GUILD AWARDS
Every February, at the annual Farmers Guild-Raising, our community recognizes individuals making a difference by contributing to a stronger local food economy, promoting food justice and empowering a new generation of agrarians.
NEW FARMER OF THE YEAR
GOWAN BATIST, FORTUNATE FARM
In their first 5 years of production, this farmer, rancher or other food producer gives us hope for the next generation, setting an strong example and supporting their agrarian peers.
LEGACY FARMER OF THE YEAR
TERRY HARRISON, FOXWHELP FARM
With an eye on the future, this experienced farmer, rancher or other producer is working to pass down their wisdom to the next generation and assure their agricultural legacy lives on.
FOOD & FARM ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
While not directly in the field, this food advocate is working to support new farmers, raise awareness about sustainable and local agriculture or build systems with more equity and access.
FARMERS GUILD LEADER OF THE YEAR
SETH CHAPIN, EVERMORE FLOWERS & THE NAPA FARMERS GUILD
Whether new or old, farmer or food advocate, this individual volunteers their time and creativity to help lead their local Farmers Guild, a valuable resource for the whole community.
FOOD BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
SAMANTHA & RYAN RAMEY, ESTERO CAFE & NORTHWEST CATERING CO.
This business has proven their commitment to local food and supporting family farmers by forging strong and equitable partnerships to build bridges between the farm and plate.