The Food Policy Council has launched the Local Fare Awards as a way of recognizing the great work being done in our community to improve the local food system, ensuring everyone has access to affordable, healthy food. For our first year, 5 awards will be given in the following categories:
The Sustainable Grower Award
Given to a farm or community garden within 150 miles of Tarrant County for their commitment to sustainable growing practices.
The Locavore Award
Given to a restaurant within Tarrant County that demonstrates a commitment to sourcing local, sustainable food.
The Innovation Award
Given to a Tarrant County business or non-profit that utilizes innovative tools or methodology for implementing sustainable practices at the organizational level or for efforts to improve the local food environment.
The Leadership Award
Given to a civic leader or municipality within Tarrant County that has shown commitment to addressing food access issues through policies or programs that ensure citizens can access healthy food.
The Changemaker Award
This is award given to a Tarrant County citizen who has made a significant impact in improving the community's access to healthy food by taking action to reduce food insecurity, influence the local food system, or otherwise address access issues at a systems level.
Voting is now closed.
Winners of the Sustainable Grower, Locavore, Innovation and Leadership awards will be announced at the Local Fare Awards Dinner on May 24.