2017 Foodshed Alliance Gala Celebration

Of Local Food, Local Farms & Local Heroes

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6 p.m. at Blair Academy


Local Hero Awards

We are pleased to celebrate these Local Heroes in our community for their invaluable support of the Foodshed Alliance and their dedication to strengthening local food, farming and the environment in New Jersey.

Bob Canace, Ridge and Valley Conservancy
Person of the Year

Not only has Bob helped preserve 3,500 acres of land in northwestern New Jersey, but he is a friend and mentor to the Foodshed Alliance, helping us seize opportunities and strategies that are “outside the box” and introducing us to new funders and allies.

Doug and Jeanny Race, Race Farm
Farmers of the Year

Fourth-generation farmers, Doug and Jeanny Race have a passion for local food and sustainable agriculture and their generosity knows no bounds. They donate food, time and expertise to the Foodshed Alliance and many other community causes.

Barbara Buda & Michele Smith
Volunteers of the Year

Barbara Buda (left) helped start and volunteers at the Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market with its 500+ local-food shoppers each week. Michele Smith is a driving force behind our LocalShare gleaning program which donated 46,000 lbs. of food to local food pantries last year.

Thank you to our Gala sponsors!

Christine Hepburn and Kenneth Martin