The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 at 556 Dettor Road, Ivy, VA. The following award recipients will be recognized:
Partner Producers of the Year
Awarded to Shepherd’s Hill Farm of Albemarle County, and Agriberry Farm of Hanover County, for consistently and reliably delivering local produce packed in accordance with the highest standards.
Pioneer in the Field, Presented by Farm Credit of the Virginias
Awarded to Sunnyfield Farm of Rockingham County, for demonstrating innovation in food system development through their work with Local Food Hub.
Rookie of the Year
Awarded to Phantom Hill Farm of Louisa County, for their commitment to partnering with Local Food Hub to increase access to local food.
Innovation in Agriculture
A cash award provided by Bundoran Farm by Natural Retreats, recognizes a small-scale family farmer who has demonstrated creativity and innovation in order to grow or expand their farm business. The winner of this competitive award will be announced at the ceremony.
Awarded to Greenwood Gourmet Grocery of Albemarle County, for their commitment to the purchase and marketing of local food and to a partnership with Local Food Hub in this effort.
Awarded to St. Anne’s-Belfield School Nutrition Services and Executive Chef Trey Holt, for their commitment to local agriculture through their menu planning and food service offerings.
Local Business, Community Impact
Awarded to Crutchfield Corportation, for effectively and creatively increasing access to local food through their Farm to Workplace Program.
Awarded to the Thomas Jefferson Health District, Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Health Clinic, JABA/Westhaven Nursing Clinic, Charlottesville Free Clinic, and The City of Promise for developing innovative solutions to procuring locally and for making a commitment to increasing community access to fresh, farm sourced food through their Fresh Farmacy: Fruit and Veggie Prescription Program.
Awarded to City Schoolyard Garden and Charlottesville City Schools, for their commitment to partnering with Local Food Hub to increase education about and access to local food through their Harvest of the Month Program.