The first annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates more than four hundred American groups — including five from Utah — who are helping to cultivate a better food system for us all.
“We hope this guide will serve as a resource for chefs, farmers, students, advocates, and others to find the resources they need about the growing good food movement in the U.S.,” says Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation.
The Guide highlights nonprofit organizations who are doing exemplary work in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice. The purpose of the annual publication is to focus attention on the many nonprofit organizations who are working in fields, kitchens, classrooms, laboratories, businesses, town halls, and Congress to create a better food system in Utah and America. The list was determined by distinguished experts, including past recipients of the James Beard Leadership Award and food and agriculture leaders.
Five organizations from Utah were featured this year:
- Backyard Urban Garden Farms: “We cultivate a constellation of backyard plots that equate nearly an acre of urban farm-lets that have enabled us to feed up to a 100 families and select restaurants.”
- Utah Farmers Union: “Fights for farm policies that ensure we have a safe and abundant food supply, and carries the voice of rural community to the state and federal legislatures.”
- Utahns Against Hunger: “Creating the Political and Public will to end hunger in Utah.”
- Wasatch Community Gardens: “Our mission is to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food.”
- Youth Garden Project: “Cultivates healthy children, families and communities through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.”
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Photo: Backyard Urban Gardens.