Nine of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs are recognized across the categories of craft, community, food, design, technology, sustainability, garden, style and industry.
She thought for a second – all the more time to admire those glittering Manolos she sported – and then she pointedly quipped, “This year is a Better American Made. We grew the number of voters to 5 million and had entries from more than 2,400 candidates.” Martha added, “This shows a lot of interest for the art of the craft. That makes us feel really great and really proud.”
Brinkley was also somewhat curiously, the presenter for the Garden Maker Award…
Yes; Brinkley has a garden on the East End but still…I hope it’s not cheeky to point out that there are so many other true gardeners who could have been a presenter. I know, I know – Christie is an avid supporter of the Land Trust and for that all thank her. Plus she remains irresistible eye candy.
Conversing the Concourse
His designs now include adventures in walnut, maple, birds eye woods to Mohawk papers
to Sweet Too Hills Candy to America’s Oldest Confectionary: Shane Confectionary known for their buttercream chocolates and clear glass-like creations - they make memories they say.
“We pick up 500 pounds of flour at about 2 am Saturday to make our 100 bags of pasta.”
The McClure family recipe uses their family’s Brooklyn pickle recipe and local produce: http://www.mcclurespickles.com/pages/our-story
Nine of the best garden, craft, community, food, design, technology, sustainability, and industry makers were recognized at the awards ceremony and in the November issue of the MSL magazine.
Every category was introduced by a guest presenter - an expert in their field, and a short video preceded their award acceptance.
was founded by combat-decorated Marine Sgt. Colin Archipley and his wife, Karen, and has demonstrated there is profit, public interest, and a compelling story in joining one of our country’s most pressing needs—sustainable food—with our country’s greatest untapped resource—our returning veterans. Archi’s Acres developed sustainable, hydroponic, organic farming to create opportunities for returning veterans.
relies on longstanding relationships with the growers of the Chesapeake area to provide the ingredients that nourish and delight their guests. Founded by Spike & Amy Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen supports sustainable agriculture that respects the abundance and traditions of the region while helping to ensure its future.
brings local meat to local people. It’s a network of Portland citizens who are looking for a cost-effective way to buy meat directly from Oregon’s small ranchers and farmers. While the PMC draws on meat CSA models that have popped up around the country, it is also an up-close-and-personal traveling butchery school.
was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages & fresh, local food, they decided to forgo the corporate route and become full-time urban mushroom farmers, producing grow-at-home mushroom kits