More Grassroots Leaders Reclaiming Our Food!

In a wonderful testimonial to the strength of America’s grassroots food movement, hundreds of nominees competed for the NRDC’s third annual Growing Green award.  Review by a panel of independent sustainable food experts led to the selection of four outstanding individuals.

Jim Cochran, of Swanton Berry Farm in Santa Cruz, California, won the 2011 food producer category. Cochran launched the first commercial organic strawberry farm in California before organic was cool – and certainly well before anyone dreamed that organic might someday be profitable. As someone who, in a previous life, worked in international labor rights, I was amazed to learn that Cochran has achieved something downright unimaginable: (+ Show)

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