Our Ode to Those That Showed Us How to Really Eat Local

Jeffrey, showing off the vegetables he grew before he turned them into lactofermented pickles. Nice work, Jeffrey!

It’s been a week or so since our Eat Drink Local week ended, and we’ve been remiss about giving those who went above and beyond the props (and in some cases the prizes) they so richly deserve for their locavoric efforts. In case you’d forgotten, we’d issued a challenge to you to change your eating habits if not forever, at least over the 11 days of the week, which was meant to celebrate every piece of our local foodshed.

We promised good stuff to those who proved their efforts to us through their pictures posted on our Flickr pool (they’re great; check em out) or at two parties, one at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg for readers of Edible Brooklyn, where our photographer Scott snapped the photo above, and another Festival of the 11 Ingredients at Chelsea Market meant as an 11-dish tasting to celebrate the 11 foodstuffs we were celebrating all week. (See Scott’s amazing photos of each dish in the slideshow below.)

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We’ve handed out the prizes — like a few bottles of local wine and spirits, a big old hunk if local cheese from Lucy’s Whey, cookbooks, and magazine subscriptions — but we neglected to list our winners, and as a result we’re doing so here:

Readers who went above and beyond:
Jessica Gorman
Jeffrey Yoskowitz
Carrington Morris
Nikki Baran
Melody Moore
Karen Schuld
Lindsay Morris
And Heinenp, Ultraeg and Roopa 916, who posted many a pretty photo on Flickr (Guys! send us a message so we can get you a prize)

While we have your attention, we’d also like to call the restaurants who went above and beyond with their menus:
db Bistro Moderne
Gramercy Tavern
Jimmy’s No. 43
Sotheby’s Terrace Cafe
Savoy/Back Forty
Ted & Honey
The Green Table

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