Less than three weeks till the Eat Local Now! dinner/auction October 11th in West Seattle, co-presented by Sustainable West Seattle and CoolMom.org, with co-sponsors including WSB. In addition to buying tickets, there’s something else you can do right now: Nominate a “local food hero” (deadline in six days) to be honored at the event. Here’s the official announcement:
Nominate your favorite local food movement warrior for the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award. The award will be presented at the 6th Annual Eat Local Now! Dinner Celebration at the West Seattle Masonic Hall on October 11th.
Eat Local Now! established the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award in 2008 in honor of Fairhall, who pushed organic food into the mainstream founding the Essential Sandwich Company and later the Essential Bakery. Fairhall was a pioneer in creating organic food that was sold in supermarkets, on airlines and in corporations. He passed away in 2007.
Viki Sonntag was the first recipient of the award in 2008 for her outstanding work in local food activism in the Puget Sound region.
To nominate a Local Food Hero, please download the nomination form and submit it by Sept 28, 2009.