I’m honoured to announce that I’ve won the Food Forward Community Leader Award from Food Forward!
The winners of the 2012 Food Forward Awards were announced on Saturday, August 11th at their Second Year Anniversary Party, awarding those who have recently contributed some of the most practical, visionary, and innovative work to better Toronto’s food system.
Here’s what Darcy Higgins, Executive Director of Food Forward, read when I won the award:
‘As Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon said, “you are going to love NutriSue! She is a spectacular Locavore + Foodie who runs kids’ workshops at Leslieville Market.”
She volunteers there every Sunday since it opened last year and her passion and commitment to getting kids to appreciate and recognize real, good food is truly inspirational!
She connects the local to the global in her interactions with the younger and older generations, talking about how eating local is inextricably linked to the health of our selves, our families, communities, and the planet.
But for her, the most important is in the tasting! She does not let anyone leave her table before they try whatever food is being featured in its wonderfully-raw, nutrient-dense state! She has become a hallmark of the Leslieville Farmers’ Market, where kids and parents alike come to learn, taste, and be inspired to think global and delight in the incomparable deliciousness of local!
Congratulations and thank you to Sue for her good work for the community.’
I have to say I was really surprised and excited to win this award from such a wonderful organization.
Food Forward works with the public, politicians and those involved in the food sector to educate and advocate for food that is healthy, local, sustainable, ethically produced and accessible for all.