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Eat Local Now! Accepting Nominations for the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award.

Seattle, WA, September 16, 2011 --( Nominate your favorite local food warrior for the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award. The award will be presented at the 8th Annual Eat Local Now! dinner celebration at Herban Feast in Sodo Park on October 24. Eat Local Now! encourages participation in local food systems and access to healthy food for everyone.

Eat Local Now! established the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award in 2008 in honor of Fairhall, a pioneer in creating organic food that was sold in supermarkets, on airlines and in corporations. Fairhall pushed organic food into the mainstream founding the Essential Sandwich Company and later the Essential Bakery. He passed away in 2007.

Last year the award went to Aviva Furman for her work in building vibrant local economies through community projects such as Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle and the Community Orchard of West Seattle. Previous winners are Richard Conlin, the current Seattle City Council President, won the award in 2009 for promoting local food, urban farming and other sustainable practices in the City of Seattle. In 2008 Viki Sonntag received the award for her work for local food activism in the Puget Sound Region.

Eat Local Now! is now part of National Food Day, which advocates for access to healthy, sustainably grown foods for everyone, protecting the environment and animals by reforming factory farms, curbing junk food marketing to kids and supporting fair conditions to food and farm workers.

Sustainable West Seattle, CoolMom, Herban Feast and The Seattle Good Business Network are sponsoring the 8th Annual Eat Local Now! dinner at Herban Feast's Sodo Park venue on October 24th. The evening includes dinner, speakers active in the local food movement, exhibitors, a silent auction and music. Eat Local Now! encourages participation in local food systems and food equality.

To nominate a Local Food Hero, please download the nomination form and submit it by September 23rd.



The 8th Annual Eat Local Now! Dinner Celebration encourages participation in local food systems, bolstering food equality for all. The event is at Herban Feast in Sodo Park at 3200 1st Avenue South in Seattle on October 24. Get tickets and more information for the 8th Annual Eat Local Now! dinner at or by calling 1-800-838-3006. This year's event presented by Sustainable West Seattle,, Herban Feast and The Seattle Good Business Network. unites families to affect climate change through education, lifestyle change, and advocacy. CoolMom's vision is to inspire moms, families and communities to practice sustainable living in how they live, learn, work and play to build a better future for our children.

Herban Feast is continually finding new ways to use regional suppliers, assist the area economy and agriculture community by sourcing ingredients from local producers and farmers, and employing sustainable practices. Herban Feast provides off-site catering at venues throughout the Puget Sound region and on-site catering at our distinctive event venue, Sodo Park. You can also find us at our farm-fresh, full-service restaurant, Fresh Bistro in West Seattle.

Seattle Good Business Network (formerly BALLE Seattle) is a non-profit venture that connects, empowers, and promotes Seattle-area business owners who care about the future of our place. Members are locally owned, independently operated businesses of all kinds.

Sustainable West Seattle educates and advocates for urban sustainability in our local community. SWS envisions a West Seattle community of empowered citizens who actively lead toward greater self-reliance, local democracy, social justice, and existence in harmony with life on earth. SWS meets the 3rd Monday each month at 7 PM.

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