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Edible Magazine Honors Three Local Heroes

Posted in: Edible Magazine, Iowa City ♦ Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010, 10:15 am ♦ No Comments
Edible Magazine Honors Three Local Heroes

A couple of years ago {reclaiming roots} was recognized as a local hero. This year, these three have been named. Congratulations to them![via press-citizen.com]

A Solon farm, an Iowa City restaurant and an Iowa City nonprofit were among the winners of the Edible Iowa River Valley magazine’s third Local Hero Awards.

Readers nominate the people they think are Iowa’s Local Heroes in five different categories.

Susan Jutz of ZJ Farms in Solon was named Best Farm/Farmer. Jutz operates a community-supported agriculture venture called Local Harvest.

Iowa City nonprofit Local Foods Connection won the Local Hero Award for the second time this year. Founded in 1999, Local Foods Connection is a charity that recruits volunteers to help on CSA farms and collects shares from those farms to distribute to families who cannot afford them.

The Best Chef/Restaurant award went to Masae Judge and Harriet Woodford for Leaf Kitchen in Iowa City. Leaf Kitchen is the first Iowa City restaurant to be named a local restaurant hero by the magazine.

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