2016 Change Food Fest Sponsors



Many thanks to our growing list of sponsors.  These companies and groups are doing their part to help us build a good food system.  We’ll be promoting them as we lead up to The Change Food Fest, and we encourage you to find out more about them on their websites.

Wondering why you should be part of The Change Food Fest?  Find out now!

Change Food is looking for the best of the best to join with us for our event in November. Read through our sponsor deck and contact diane (at) changefood (dot) org to discuss an individualized sponsorship that would both help the success of the Fest while also helping to attain some of your marketing goals.


Sustaining Sponsor


Grace LinksGRACE Communications Foundation develops innovative strategies to increase public awareness of the critical environmental and public health issues created by our current industrial food system, and to advocate for more sustainable alternatives.

By building partnerships and mobilizing philanthropic resources, we promote consumer actions and public policies that support sustainable food production and embrace the complex interconnections of food, water and energy.


Supporting Sponsors


Le Pain QuotidienLe Pain Quotidien is a Belgian bakery-restaurant serving simple, wholesome food for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Using organic and local ingredients whenever possible, the menu includes soups, salads, signature tartines, handmade organic bread, artisanal pastries and desserts. The reclaimed wood communal table, which serves as the centerpiece in every Le Pain Quotidien, brings rustic comfort to the atmosphere and invites the guest to relax over great food and good company.


Driscoll’sdriscolls logo is the global market leader of fresh and organic strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll’s is passionate about growing great tasting berries. Driscoll’s exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods. Driscoll’s is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries ®.


Sustainable Kitchens LogoSustainable|Kitchens‘ mission is to transform food and operations in both commercial and non-commercial sectors by developing systems, processes, recipes, menus and branding that is centered around a full scratch-cooking operation. Sustainable|Kitchens aims to provide a myriad of services to both the commercial and non-commercial sectors but specializes in helping health care and school kitchens to transition to scratch-food, to implement onsite farms and to develop existing staff by giving them the skills and tools to succeed in a “real” food-focused operation. We do not see ourselves as consultants, rather as transformation specialists, driven to end any reliance on any form of commercially manufactured convenience food.


jetBlue LogoJetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline(TM), and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights.


Organic Valley LogoOrganic Valley is a farmer-owned cooperative representing approximately 1,800 organic farmers in 36 states, Canada and Australia. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, the co-op produces organic dairy, egg, soy and produce products sold nationwide.


Print Logo Located within a renovated and repurposed printing factory in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, PRINT. Restaurant is among one of the country’s leading restaurants dedicated to seasonal, sustainable cuisine. The first solely-owned restaurant from longtime restaurant consultant and investor, Adam Block, the inspiration for PRINT. came from a combination of Block’s Northern Californian roots and working with former clients such as Alice Waters (Chez Panisse) and Judy Rodgers (Zuni Café). PRINT.’s Ag-American menu is updated daily to best showcase ingredients collected by in-house forager Meghan Boledovich and chef Charles Rodriguez from the farmers market, regional farms and other artisan purveyors.


The Cleaver CompanyThe Cleaver Co. is a full service event planning and catering company, with a social mission to support a regional food and farm economy that fosters a pure food supply. The Green Table is their farm-to-table restaurant in the Chelsea Market where guests enjoy delicious, globally-inspired dishes that demonstrate a commitment to seasonal cuisine. The company also operates two food and beverage kiosks in the Bosque Gardens at The Battery in Lower Manhattan.


Google LogoGoogle‘s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, we’ve grown to serve millions of people around the world.


Niman Ranch LogoNiman Ranch is a network of over 700 independent family farmers who raise their livestock humanely and sustainably to bring you the finest tasting meats in the world. We offer a complete line of fresh beef, pork, lamb and a variety of smoked and uncured products.



Community Connectors

A Well-Fed World LogoA Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection nonprofit assisting people and animals in need through research, advocacy, and global grants.


Good Soil logo

GoodSoil Events is an events + media platform that celebrates and promotes sustainable food and agriculture through food-focused experiences. We believe that food is an event and a connector. FoodTalks: What’s Your Food Story? is a current project under this initiative that provides a safe platform for people to share their personal story and connection to food. Some of our other past events have included book clubs on soil health and food, Earth Day celebrations, and a farm tour to Rodale Institute. We believe that food is everything!


KIND LogoSince its founding in 2004, KIND ® has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. KIND was born out of our founder’s desire to create a snack that was delicious and nutritious, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium Fruit & Nut bars sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions, inspiring consumers to “LIVE KIND. every day.®


The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Marketpwpm_logo opened June 5, 2011 as the world’s largest fully-enclosed, fully-refrigerated wholesale produce terminal. The facility’s main building is one-quarter of a mile long and 686,000 square feet — bigger than 14 football fields! PWPM is open to the public and their merchants carry a full line of fruits and vegetables and serve all types of foodservice and grocery businesses. They are proud to work with food buying clubs such as Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM).


Thrive Logo

At Thrive Market, we offer wholesome products at wholesale prices. For $59.95 a year, our members can shop best-selling health and wellness items at 25-50% off traditional retail prices. We make it easy to shop online and ship directly to your door. As part of our mission to make healthy food affordable and accessible to all, each paid membership on the site sponsors a free membership for a family in need.


HomeAdvisor   HomeAdvisor is the free and easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance and repair professionals. As the nation’s largest online home improvement marketplace, we’ve connected more than 35 million homeowners to our network of pre-screened home service professionals since we started in 1999. And, because planning is integral to the completion of any great home project, we also offer design inspiration, budgeting tools and advice. HomeAdvisor is proud to be one of Denver’s Top Places to Work and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).


DodgeDodge County Concerned Citizens (“Dodge CC”), a nonprofit organization, is on the front line of fighting factory farming in rural Minnesota.  Dodge CC is committed to raising awareness and educating the public about the negative impacts associated with factory farming.  Dodge CC also advocates for legislative and local government regulation that protects and promotes clean air and water as well as sustainable animal agriculture in rural Minnesota. 


Media Sponsors


Food + Tech Connect LogoThe site of record for the food tech sector. Through daily news on its blog to events and online/in-person business courses, Food+Tech Connect is working to lower the barriers to success for food entrepreneurs.


The New Food Economy is the magazine for people who want to understand food. We believe that food journalism, like the food movement itself, should look beyond the what and get inside the how. Because people and process are every bit as interesting as what ends up on your plate.


New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter CollegeThe New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College develops intersectoral, innovative and evidence-based solutions to preventing food-related chronic diseases and promoting food security in New York City and beyond. The Center works with policy makers, community organizations, advocates, and the public to create healthier, more sustainable food environments and to use food to promote community and economic development. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, evaluation, and education, we leverage the expertise and passion of the students, faculty and staff of Hunter College. The Center aims to make New York City a model for smart, fair food policy.


In Kind Sponsors


AFRWhere do you find a company that delivers unconventional seating solutions, distinctive style choices, modern designs and signature collections all under one roof? AFR Event Furnishings. From outdoor environments to luxury hospitality suites, we’ll help you design a look that stands out from the rest.


BareIn the middle of San Francisco, you’ll find big thinking by a small team that’s dedicated to upholding the bare values through our products, operations, and company culture. While we’ve outgrown our local farmer’s market roots, we’re still committed to making simple snacks that are simply delicious. Our snacks start with real fruit picked at its ripest and sliced just right. We then slowly oven-bake each batch to a caramelized crunch. Now you can satisfy your craving for crunch with the goodness of fruit.


Beecher's Handmade Cheese Logo

Beecher’s is committed to change, their company’s mission to “Change the way America Eats” is at the forefront of every decision they make, large or small. Beecher’s Pure Food Kids Foundation is a distinct means to that end. Rather than working to legislate change from the top down, they have taken an alternate route to change demand for unhealthy processed food, working with 4th and 5th grade students for their unique cross-section; they are both open to changing ideals, as well as incredible persuaders in their own households.



Brooklyn Brewery LogoLike their namesake borough, the Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. In their Williamsburg home, these characters are dedicated to brewing and selling great beer and enriching the communities they serve. The Brooklyn Brewery has always worked to maintain a high standard of sustainability in all areas of their company. As an urban brewery located in a repurposed building, they have a host of unique challenges and opportunities to consider as they strive to be green. In 2013, they formalized their efforts by founding a Green Team, bringing together representatives from each department to coordinate new initiatives. You can find out more about the sustainability efforts on their website.


ChipotleChipotle was founded with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that — where possible — are sustainably grown and raised responsibly, with respect for the animals, the land and the farmers who produce the food. Chipotle operates more than 2,000 restaurants, including 20 Chipotle restaurants outside the U.S. Learn more at www.chipotle.com


Dickson’s Fine BrinesDicksonBrine – We’ve updated the classic New York pickle stand for the 21st century. Come sample our selection of house-made, small-batch, raw, probiotic, and delicious pickles and condiments (pickled vegetables, kimchis, krauts, eggs, and more).


Dig Inn LogoDig Inn builds community through food. They do this by forming genuine, trusting relationships with their farmers and partners, and serving food that embraces the seasons. In their kitchens, their chefs prepare real food from scratch, inspiring them to cook up their best ideas and their own best futures. They believe in the power of a shared table—for the everyday and the extraordinary—a place where friendships are made and ideas are born. Let’s start with a meal.


EdenworksEdenworks – the future of farming. How do you get the most flavorful local produce year round? By harnessing the power of technology and ecology. Natural ecosystems maximize the taste and nutritional value of our produce, every day, year round.



Eleanor’s Besteleanors-best is a scrappy Hudson Valley company, located right across the Hudson River from West Point. We make jams and marmalade the way our grandmothers and great grandmothers made it – slow stirred in small batches. It’s the intense real deal of goodness.


Giggle LogoGiggle is on a global mission to provide better-for-you beverages and inspire the next generation to make healthy lifestyle choices. A drink for kids and adults too! Giggle is a better-for-you sparkling water that is USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified, low calorie, naturally sweetened and enhanced with a proprietary vitamin blend.


Gotham GreensGotham Greens is a worldwide pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and a leading regional producer of hyper-local, premium-quality, greenhouse grown vegetables and herbs. Gotham Greens’ pesticide-free produce is grown using ecologically sustainable methods in technologically-sophisticated, 100% clean energy powered, climate-controlled urban rooftop greenhouses. Gotham Greens provides its diverse retail, restaurant, and institutional customers with reliable, year-round, local supply of produce grown under the highest standards of food safety and environmental sustainability.


Green Table FarmsGreen Table is a diversified family farm in Washington County, NY where we raise pastured poultry and heritage breed turkeys, and grow seasonal NOFA Certified Organic vegetables, flowers and grains to supply our restaurant The Green Table and catering and events business The Cleaver Co.


Handsome Brook FarmHandsomeBrookFarm is one of the nation’s pioneers and leading providers of humanely raised, pasture-raised eggs. American Humane Certified as Pasture Raised, and partnering with over 80 small family farms, most of them organic, Handsome Brook Farm actively supports animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and economic viability for family farms.


JustinsJustin’s makes naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, nut butter snacks and organic peanut butter cups that deliver great taste, unique texture and convenient nutrition. Established in 2004 in the home kitchen of health enthusiast Justin Gold, Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle and strives to make a difference everywhere, basing its values on four fundamental pillars: Nourish, Nurture, Inspire and Educate


Kett CosmeticsKett Cosmetics has supplied the professional makeup industry with products that challenge the unforgiving lens of the high-definition camera. By developing their products in a lab and using a hi-def camera as a microscope, Kett created a line of highly effective foundations, liquid pigments, cremes and setting powders that provide long-lasting, flawless coverage with the flexibility to create endless looks. Kett Cosmetics are always cruelty free.


Lucky JackLuckyJack specializes in gourmet cold brew Coffees hand crafted in small batches using the finest organic Arabica coffee beans and pure filtered water. They offer our Lucky Jack “Old School” Iced Coffee as well as our very special and delicious slightly effervescent Iced Coffees, Lucky Jack “Lean Bean” (sweetened with stevia), Lucky Jack “Sweet Thing” (sweetened with pure organic cane sugar) and Lucky Jack “Double Black.” These delicious Iced Coffee have the smooth, creamy texture of a Guinness beer. Enjoy!


Maple Hill CreameryMapleHillCreamery – Crafting exceptional dairy products from certified 100% grass-fed organic milk since day one. Better for cows, farmers, our environment, and you.



puregeniusPure Genius makes gluten-free, vegan brownies, blondies and bars. Our treats are packed with protein and fiber, and contain under 200 rich, satisfying calories. Made in an allergen-free facility, Pure Genius products are nut-free, soy-free, non-GMO, kosher-certified, and contain no refined sugar. Now that’s Pure Genius! (Secret ingredient: beans!)


quinQuinn, snacks re-imagined. Where and how an ingredient is grown has been a trade secret in the food industry, and in many cases the ‘brands’ are far removed from the ‘growing’. Quinn Snacks created a radically transparent supply chain. Through the new Farm-to-Bag Portal, Quinn’s entire supply chain is revealed. The interactive map, complete with in-depth grower and supplier profiles, allows customers to learn more not only about the ingredients but also the growers.


REBBLRebbl makes delicious coconut-milk elixirs with super herbs to help the body to energize and respond to stress. Our beverages are all made lovingly without dairy, soy, refined sugars, or fillers. Our drinks deliver adaptogenic super herbs (like maca, reishi, ashwagandha) and other traditionally-used super herbs like matcha and turmeric.


Rouge LogoRouge Tomate Chelsea is an unparalleled model for sustainable dining; a restaurant with a mission to provide an extraordinary dining experience that supports the total well-being of the individual and the environment.  On the menu, plants play the most prominent role: local, seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs and greens are complimented by responsibly raised fish, meat, and poultry.  The same dedication and care applies to the beverage program, with a list that focus on wines, beers, and spirits that were farmed in ways that don’t adversely affect the planet. And flavor is never sacrificed.


Sir Kensington'sLaunched in 2010 by Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, Sir Kensington’s mission is to bring integrity and charm to ordinary and overlooked food. The company’s award-winning ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise is widely distributed in national grocery stores such as Whole Foods, as well as acclaimed restaurants and hotels across the United States.  Visit sirkensingtons.com to find condiments near you.


Kyle SteinSince 2004, Kyle Stein photography has been inspired to capture images of landscapes, animals, people and places. Kyle is a powerhouse of energy and creativity, his enthusiasm for life translates effortlessly into his images. He captures spontaneity, composition, fresh color and emotion. With every click of the shutter, Kyle hopes to create strong images that reflect the goals of his clients.


Trimona Yogurt LogoYogurt has been a staple of health and longevity in Bulgaria for centuries. Trimona was created using carefully selected live cultures to achieve an incredibly healthy, delicious, nourishing and authentic Bulgarian style Organic yogurt. All of our products are Organic, Grass-Fed, Unstrained and Whole Fat. We use predominantly A2 cow milk. We currently offer two ranges – our Original Plain and our New Superfruit range. The latter offers unique super fruit snacking options in split containers (never pre-mixed). LET THE GREEKS HAVE THEIR PHILOSOPHERS, LEAVE THE YOGURT TO US.


WCWorld Centric is a certified B Corporation that strives to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.  In addition to offsetting all carbon emissions, World Centric donates 25% of pre-tax profits to nonprofit grassroots organizations focused on social or environmental change.


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