TEDxManhattan Sponsors

Thanks to all the sponsors who made TEDxManhattan possible from 2011-2015.

Premiere Sponsor:

The GRACE Communications Foundation (GCF) highlights the interconnections of food, water and energy, educating consumers, advocates and policy makers through web-based initiatives like the Ecocentric blog, Eat Well Guide, The Meatrix, Sustainable Table, the Network for New Energy Choices and H20 Conserve. GCF also partners with the Monday Campaigns (Meatless Monday, Healthy Monday and Kids Cook Monday) which, in association with leading schools of public health, advocate for healthier choices through a weekly prompt to start and sustain healthy behaviors, offering individuals and organizations fun and easy ways to participate every Monday.

Lead Sponsor (2011 – 2013):

The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming uses marketing strategies to help shift the U.S. food supply from industrial-based agriculture to a regional, sustainable food system where healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all.

The Goals of The Glynwood Institute

  1. Assist people, programs and groups whose work supports the Institute’s mission and can be replicated either regionally or nationally.
  2. Elevate public awareness and shift perception about sustainable food and farming by facilitating collaboration, networking, and through special projects.
  3. Raise awareness with global changemakers and work to put food and farming on their social and philanthropic agendas.
  4. Develop initiatives to help ensure the food movement does not get trapped in a ‘bubble’ of limited scope and reach.

Producing Sponsors:

Family owned and operated for more than 100 years, Driscoll’s is the leading brand for fresh, delicious strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Fresh berries is all we do!

JetBlue 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. Service to Cleveland and Reno-Tahoe, Nev. will launch this spring. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

As of July 1, 2014, there are 1,818 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario, Canada operating under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®or Paradise Bakery & Cafe® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by chicken raised without antibiotics, whole grain bread, and select organic and all-natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans-fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor and free Internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional information is available on our website, www.panerabread.com.

Since it’s inception in 2010, PRINT. restaurant has focused on healthy, flavorful offerings, dedicated to seasonal and sustainable cuisine. PRINT.’s vision has been delivered through a talented culinary team carefully curated by owner Adam Block, and led by Executive Chef Charles Rodriguez and Executive Pastry Chef Emily Wallendjack.  PRINT.’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond food; PRINT.’s full-time in-house forager, Meghan Boledovich, keeps the restaurant traceable and engaged within the community in all aspects of the business through trusted relationships with local farmers, community organizations, purveyors and artisans.

Risk Economics (RiskEcon®) provides advisory services that apply rigorous analytics to large-scale real world geopolitical and socio-economic issues relating to demographics and macroeconomics. The firm’s expertise includes domains within finance, regulation, political risk, commerce and consumer behavior, labor, housing, immigration, global population, resource allocation environment, health and aging.

Recognized by The New York Times for their innovative membership-based model, One Medical Group takes the hassle out of seeing the doctor and provides primary care designed around your needs. They help you stay on top of your health care by offering such benefits as same-day appointments that start on time, email access to your doctor, online scheduling and Rx renewals, and more. One Medical physicians take a holistic approach to medicine by striving to treat the whole person and by emphasizing preventive care, including diet and lifestyle changes for optimal health and well-being.

Mother Jones is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting.

Supporting Sponsors:

The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer 3 mission-based degrees: an innovative MBA in Sustainability and an MS in Environmental Policy or MS in Climate Science and Policy through the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. The Bard MBA in Sustainability focuses on the business case for sustainability. We train students to see how firms can integrate economic, environmental, and social objectives, the integrated bottom line, to create successful businesses that build a more sustainable world. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy believes that to solve environmental challenges and achieve sustainability in our institutions and in society, government and business policies must be grounded in the best available science. Students gain expertise through integrated interdisciplinary coursework in environmental policy, science, law, and economics combined with professional internships and research opportunities.

Chipotle was founded in 1993 based on the idea that food served fast didn’t have to be a typical fast food experience. Our mission is to change the way people think about and eat fast food by skillfully preparing ingredients raised with respect for farmers, animals, and the environment.

Energized by a passion for weaving ideas and people together, the Fertel Foundation supports projects related to the arts and education. It has a special interest in initiatives from which new communities and new insights may emerge and those that challenge entrenched communities of power.

The Google food team is committed to inspiring and enabling the world to make food choices and to use food experiences to develop more sustainable lifestyles and communities. This year, we are thrilled to join forces with TEDxManhattan “Changing The Way We Eat” and Michel Nishan’s “Wholesome Wave” team to raise awareness about co-creating a more responsible future for our global food system.

The cultural roots of Greek wine go beyond any in the world. With our unique indigenous varieties and dramatically diverse landscape, it’s why we can produce so many distinct wines. Our crisp whites and elegant reds have caught the attention of America’s best chefs and sommeliers. Now, it’s time for them to catch yours!

Founded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods, the first national “Certified Organic” grocer, and uniquely positioned as America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®. In fiscal year 2014, the Company had sales of approximately $14 billion and currently operates more than 400 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market employs approximately 87,000 team members and has been ranked for 17 consecutive years as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine. For more information, please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/values-matter.

THE APPLE PUSHERS, a new documentary film being released this year, follows the inspiring stories of five immigrant street vendors who are part of the “NYC Green Cart Initiative”, an innovative urban strategy that uses street vending as a means to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in “food deserts” – neighborhoods where there is little or no access to healthy foods. Through the Department of Health initiative, hundreds of vendors – most of whom are first-generation immigrants – have taken to the streets as independent entrepreneurs in pursuit of the American Dream, and in the process have joined the battle against obesity and diet-related diseases. THE APPLE PUSHERS, narrated by actor Edward Norton, was written and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Mary Mazzio and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

BB Creative is a boutique, visual communications and strategic-design consultancy. We specialize in integrated cross-platform solutions —digital and environmental–that promote stronger relationships between our clients and the people who matter to them most, including: rich media, online video, social media, event marketing, brand environments and retail design. We serve agencies, direct to client brands and entrepreneurs by helping them catalyze engagement, understanding, demand and community building around ideas, in either the online or offline space. Our core competencies include: out of the box thinking, storytelling, high-end design deliverables, in-house video production and award-winning visualization services including: 3D graphics, animation and special effects.

Clean Plates is a guide to the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable restaurants for vegetarians and carnivores.

Architectural Grille has found its place in all areas of construction, fabrication and interior design. The company’s products have been used for air conditioning, heating, ventilation, decorative screening, and artwork to name a few. Architectural Grille has been involved in numerous projects around the world that range from large scale government jobs to small home owner projects.

Contributing Sponsors:

Applegate asks, what if you weren’t afraid to read the ingredients on a hot dog package? Or better yet, what if you weren’t afraid to know where the meat in your hot dog came from? These questions were the inspiration behind Applegate.

At Apple & Eve 100% pure juice is what we’re all about. For over 40 years we have been crafting juice with only the good stuff; no added sugars or artificial sweeteners allowed. You know it when you taste it, when every sip says, “This is the juice, the whole juice, and nothing but the juice.”

Since 1972, Cascadian Farm has grown beyond its original farm and is recognized as a pioneer in the organic movement. Cascadian Farm offers more than 75 delicious, high-quality organic products including cereals, granolas, frozen fruits, vegetables and potatoes, fruit spreads, granola bars, juice concentrates and more. For more information visit CascadianFarm.com.

The Cleaver Co. was born 30 years ago out of Mary Cleaver’s conviction that the best foods are grown, tended, and harvested within a day’s drive of your table. Mary Cleaver is a pioneer in the sustainable food movement and The Cleaver Co. is New York City’s preeminent green caterer. Located in the Chelsea Market—and replete with an intimate organic eatery, The Green Table—The Cleaver Co. produces a wide range of events, each one highlighting the best offerings of the region and the season.

The Cooking Light brand is uniquely positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, serving a vital and growing consumer need. In addition to the magazine, our trusted content is delivered via our web site, across all tablet devices, through the award-winning Cooking Light Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app, portfolio of cookbooks and on social media platforms.  Consumers turn to the Cooking Light brand for inspiration and variety; simplicity and convenience; and easy-to-execute strategies to get it all done. They know if it’s in Cooking Light it will be fast, easy, healthy and most importantly, delicious.

We know that — just like you — those people are all trying to eat better. But we also know that it can be hard to figure out what “good food” really means. Local? Organic? Free-range? The list of things to consider is long. To help answer that question, we created Foodstand. By sharing and tagging our experiences, our stories and the awesome food we’re eating, we make it easier for everyone to help grow a better food system. So join us to get a behind-the-scenes look at food — and start to love food all over again.

FreshDirect is a leading online fresh food grocer in the U.S., delivering premium quality fresh-from-the-farm foods and brand-name groceries directly to the doors of customers in the greater New York, New Jersey, Connecticut metro areas and greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, including Delaware. With unique relationships with suppliers and farmers around the world, FreshDirect focuses on providing customers with the best-tasting, freshest, top quality foods and meals. Additionally, FreshDirect’s research, development and production facility creates and innovates the more than one thousand unique meals and baked goods produced in house daily by a team of chefs. FreshDirect aspires to be a valued corporate partner in all communities in which it serves, and works extensively with multiple charitable and community partners. For more information, visit www.freshdirect.com. Follow FreshDirect on Twitter: @freshdirect, Facebook: facebook.com/FreshDirect, and Instagram.

JoyFoodly® makes vegetables and fruits the stars of the family table using proven methods that empower parents to help their children explore new foods. Founder Chef Hollie Greene has taught over 2,000 public school children nationwide through programs such as Wellness in the Schools, The Sylvia Center, and California Healthy Kids. Her online Joyful 12 Kitchen Learning Lab takes parents from purchasing to prepping to cooking, all the while engaging children at any age to eat more vegetables and fruits. Chef Hollie partners with Whole Foods Market and San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to teach families how to love seasonal produce.

Maple Hill Creamery was founded in 2009 and is located in Stuyvesant, Hudson Valley, NY. We make artisan-quality, certified organic, whole-milk creamline yogurt, exclusively using milk from local farms’ 100% grass-fed cows. Learn more about our family, our farms, and our commitment to 100% grass-fed dairy farming at maplehillcreamery.com.

Mary’s Gone Crackers® makes certified organic, non-GMO and gluten free food because we want to awaken the world to the value of healthy eating. Wholesome food enables people to connect to their best selves for a nourished world. Our delicious crackers, cookies and pretzels are certified vegan and kosher too.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® household products provide an effective alternative for people who are concerned about the environmental effects of conventional cleaning products.  Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® believes in a better way to get a good clean.  Chock full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, our household cleaning products are powerful against dirt and grime.  Our garden-fresh scents uplift your mood while adding a little spring to  your step.

Founded in 1991, Muir Glen produces a variety of organic food products ranging from canned organic tomatoes to pasta sauces, salsas, soups and ketchup. All Muir Glen tomatoes are field-grown and vine-ripened under certified organic practices–no synthetic pesticide and no chemical fertilizers. For more information visit MuirGlen.com.

Nature’s Path is a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably-driven, deliciously-healthy organic food company that believes in “leaving the earth better than we found it.” Yes, that’s quite a mouthful, but we have a lot to say. So yes, sometimes it’s OK to talk with your mouthful.

Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents approximately 1,800 farmers in 36 states. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, and produce, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. With its regional model, milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies. Organic Valley is also on Twitter @OrganicValley and Facebook www.facebook.com/OrganicValley.

PackIt is the smartest, simplest way to keep food and drinks cool anywhere. It works just like a refrigerator on the go, continually chilling items up to 10 hours. The secret is the bag’s patented freezable gel liner. Simply fold the bag up and freeze it overnight. Once the bag is frozen, its walls generate waves of cold air that chill your food and drinks from all sides. PackIt’s coolers for lunch, wine, shopping, picnics, and baby bottles are sold in more than 40 countries worldwide and at better US retailers. To see PackIt in action, visit this video..

For more than 60 years, Prevention has delivered authoritative information, breaking news, and authentic lifestyle advice that inspires, challenges, and leads readers to love their whole life, from nutrition to food, medicine to mood, exercise to the environment. The magazine’s first annual food issue –The New Food Revolution (March 2014) spotlights the key players and thought-leaders that are changing the way we eat and leading the national trend towards clean, wholesome eating.

New York Magazine named Sohha Savory Yogurt the “Best of New York 2014.” Sohha’s mission is to offer nutritious and sustainable food, while supporting local dairy farmers who provide a premium milk. Sohha’s authentic Lebanese recipe for labneh has three simple ingredients – milk, cultures, and sea salt. Sohha uses no added sugars, preservatives, or thickeners. It is handcrafted in Brooklyn. Sohha operates its flagship yogurt bar in the Chelsea Market where it tries to inspire eaters to savor yogurt in new ways – including nuts, oils, and vegetable toppings. Sohha’s signature products include savory toppings, “Za’atar & Sumac” and “Everything Bagel,” Whey, and Probiotic Whey Lemonade. Sohha Savory Yogurt can also be found at local farmers’ markets, specialty stores, and online.

Founded in 2007 by Georgetown University graduates Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru, sweetgreen has become a favorite not only for its delicious and healthy food, but also for its commitment to local farmers, the community, sustainability, and outstanding company culture. sweetgreen was born from the belief that the community would benefit from a healthy, delicious, and eco-friendly dining option.

WORLDFOODS products are a range of tasty, convenient all natural authentic Asian cooking solutions that are Gluten Free, Allergen free, Trans Fat Free and uses Non-GMO ingredients.

The reopened Ballroom at The Prince George, part of the Madison Square North Historic District and the National Register of Historic Places, has been lovingly restored to its original architectural splendor, providing a uniquely beautiful setting for your special event. The Prince George combines permanent affordable housing for 416 low-income and formerly homeless adults. Once one of NYC’s premier hotels, it was rehabilitated by Common Ground and reopened in 1999 with a variety of social services provided by Common Ground’s partner, the Center for Urban Community Services. Together they help tenants put their lives back on track and manage their housing, careers and health related needs.

Teraswhey ® is the only brand of whey protein powders that is made with organic cow or goat whey proteins that are traceable to small family farms and artisan cheese makers. We manufacture our whey protein in a small plant in Wisconsin and use only the highest quality natural ingredients, things like fair trade dark chocolate and bourbon vanilla. Available nationally in Whole Foods, other health food and supplement stores, and on the web, teraswhey has 20g of protein per serving, 5g of carbs, and is sweetened with low glycemic index stevia.

Media Sponsors:

ecocentric blog

edible Manhattan

Zester Daily

In-Kind & Food Sponsors:

ABC Home is an iconic NYC home design destination that offers choice at the cutting edge of beauty and sustainability to create home as an expression of vision and values. In a commitment to promoting holistic beauty, wellness and wisdom, ABC presents initiatives such as ABC Kitchen, passionately committed to offering the freshest local & organic ingredients possible, with a changing menu that is locally sourced and globally artistic, rooted in cultivating a safe relationship with the environment & our table.

Abel Cine Tech is an industry leader in the sales, rental, service and training of new acquisition tools for film, digital cinema, high-speed, 3D, broadcast, new media and communications. We serve professionals and serious content creators working at all levels of production. Abel was founded in 1989 as a film camera service and repair company by brothers Pete and Rich Abel. Today, we are one of the industry’s most comprehensive sources for state-of-the-art camera equipment and accessories, all backed by our renowned technical support. From the time we opened our doors through today, customer service and technical support have been at the very heart of everything we believe and the services we offer.

Andrew’s Honey (or more accurately, Andrew’s Taste-Bud Bursting Local Wildflower Honey) is collected from hives around New York City, and also Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT. It is all 100% pure, local, raw, kosher honey.  Andrew Coté is a fourth-generation beekeeper who sells a gorgeous array of local honey varietals at Greenmarkets year-round.  The beekeeper dubbed by New York Times food journalist Mark Bittman as “one of the industry’s legends” and by Bon Appetitas “hot tempered”, is a Fulbright scholar and full-time professor as well as beekeeper extraordinaire.  Andrew is also the founder of two non-profit organizations, Bees Without Borders and the New York City Beekeepers Association (NYCBA).

Baldor is one of the largest importers and distributors of fresh produce and specialty foods in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.  They buy directly from over 1,000 domestic farmers and international growers and provide their customers with a consistent supply of the highest quality, fresh food.   Their customer clientele includes the top white tablecloth restaurants, hotels, corporate feeders, upscale food markets, hospitals, school cafeterias, country clubs, in-flight caterers and everything in between. Baldor has recently launched a comprehensive, source specific, and  local program that will soon be accompanied by a state of the art transactional website for its customers.

Barnraiser is the social and funding community for the good food movement, dedicated to powering sustainable food & farming. It is the place to meet the people creating good food, sustainable farms, education and community projects, to share their inspirational stories and collectively fund their projects as they shape how we farm and eat.

Beth’s Farm Kitchen

How does a small food business in a big city do well by the environment? ‘Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery’ is our answer. We’ve built bakeries with walls made of wheat and sunflower seeds, and counters from recycled shipping containers. The electricity is wind powered. We bake in our East Village location and deliver the food and drink to our three other bakeries (New Museum, Soho and Tribeca)  via bicycle rickshaw. The pastry is made with flour procured east of the Mississippi, and the butter, chocolate, oats, raisins and fruit are all organic. We offer a 25 percent discount to anyone who arrives via bicycle or skateboard.

Bitty makes delicious, healthy foods with cricket flour—one of the most sustainable protein sources on earth!

Under the leadership of Elizabeth Ryan, Breezy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill in the historic Hudson Valley, NY grows more than 100 varieties of apples & other fruit. Their artisan products have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Gourmet, Home & Garden, and other prestigious publications. Breezy Hill is certified in the Eco Apple program, and has been dedicated to fresh, quality ingredients, environmental stewardship, fair labor, and support of our local economy for over 25 years.

The Brooklyn Brewery is New York’s premier craft brewery. Its extensive lineup of award-winning bottled, draft and specialty beers is acclaimed by critics and fans in 25 states and 13 countries. Since its founding in 1988, The Brewery has been proud to play a positive role in the communities it serves. The Brooklyn Brewery has facilitated many community meetings at its event space and supported arts organizations such as Brooklyn Museum and MoMA. Brewery employees serve on not-for-profit boards, including the Prospect Park Alliance, the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, Transportation Alternatives and the Brooklyn Historical Society. The Brooklyn Brewery is proud to support TEDxManhattan.

The Brooklyn Roasting Company offers New Yorkers best quality Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, and Organic certified coffees.  Focusing on sustainable agriculture, Brooklyn Roasting Company strives to ensure that farmers around the world receive fair payment for the crops they grow.

Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet Vermont is a producer of award winning handmade cheese from goat and cow milk. Our animals rotationally graze on organic pastures to produce the sweetest milk and tastiest cheese. Our raw milk cheese is antibiotic and hormone free, and nutritionally complete. Farm tours, cheesemaking workshops, and farm dinners scheduled throughout the year.

Copper River Salmon

Cayuga Pure Organics is a producer of local, organic dry beans, whole grains, and flour and is located just outside of Ithaca, NY and is committed to supporting the local food economy using sustainable practices. The mission of Cayuga Pure Organics is to create a food system that works. A working food system is not only fundamental in nurturing the health of consumers; it also nurtures the long-term health of our communities and of the planet on which we live. To accomplish this mission, we strongly believe that it is not just the food itself that is important, but the whole system by which that food is produced and made available.

Dickson’s Farmstand is a neighborhood butcher shop in Chelsea Market offering artisanal meats and house-made charcuterie. Our beef, pork, lamb, and poultry are sourced from small, family farms in upstate New York that are carefully handpicked for their humanely-raised, high-quality animals. We proudly share with you the stories of our farmers and their practices. Our charcuterie is made in-house by chef, David Schuttenburg, and his team. Honoring tradition and the values of our shop, we make all of our products from the same whole animals from which we cut our steaks and chops. We strive to use every part of every animal – from nose-to-tail. All of our meat is raised without added hormones, prophylactic antibiotics, or animal by-products – and is always 100% feedlot/CAFO free.

Eleanor’s Best offers exceptional artisanal, small batch farm fresh jams, preserves, and marmalade from New York’s historic Hudson Valley. Connect with us at www.eleanorsbest.net and on Facebook.

Equal Exchange offers organic and fairly traded foods, beautiful fairly traded gifts and hand-made (wood-free) eco-wrapping paper from recycled cotton. With Equal Exchange Fundraising students are stewards of the earth and make a difference in the lives of the farmers who grow the foods they are selling. Equal Exchange builds hands-on, sustainable food entrepreneurs. Join us!

In 2004 we dreamed up Fleisher’s Meats – an old-fashioned butcher shop offering meat free of hormones or antibiotics and full of real farm flavor. Since that time, Fleisher’s has become a nationally acclaimed butcher shop and still holds to that original aspiration.

The Grenada Chocolate Company

Happy Family is dedicated to revolutionizing the way children are fed in America; offering healthy organic food at affordable prices to make their bodies thrive, their minds shine and parents smile.

At Hawthorne Valley Farm, we’ve been dedicated to producing high quality food for more than 35 years. Our biodynamic farming practices reflect our commitment to protecting the health of the earth and all who live on it, and our education and outreach programs strive to raise awareness of the social, ecological, and economic importance of agriculture in our daily lives.

Hot Bread Kitchen is more than a bakery. It is a 501c3 social enterprise that provides professional opportunities for immigrant women. We offer fresh baked breads with traditional recipes that reflect the diversity of New York City’s immigrant communities and our team of bakers. We make it a priority to use local and organic ingredients. The proceeds from the sale of breads cover the costs of training bakers in entrepreneurial skills, English and kitchen math. After a training period, women are supported in launching micro-enterprises or transitioning to career track jobs in the culinary industry.

Joe is a family-owned group of artisanal coffee bars in NYC devoted to making outstanding coffee drinks. Joe uses the coffee beans with a “cult-following” Ecco Caffe, sources the best local bakers, and keeps it real with Mid-Western style friendly staff to make all customers feel at home.

At Jimmy’s No. 43, beer lovers and locavores mix and mingle over choice pints to wash down delicious plates of sausages and oysters.  A lively conversation is never more than one stool over at Jimmy’s No. 43. On any given week you’ll find guided tastings, demonstrations and lectures, cook offs and charity events to keep you in touch with the community on East 7th Street in Manhattan.  Jimmy’s No. 43  proudly sports both The Good Beer Seal and the Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval.

For more than a decade, Kett 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 and setting powders that provide long-lasting, flawless coverage with the flexibility to create endless looks.

Kopali Chocolates – perfectly pure, irresistibly rich and luscious dark chocolate, single-origin, crafted entirely at the point-of-origin in Peru… certified organic and fair trade, Kopali’s chocolates are every bit as important as they are delicious!

Madecasse is making a big change in their small corner of the world by producing high-quality chocolate entirely in their cocoa country of origin, Madagascar. Started by former Peace Corps volunteers, each bar produces more than 4x the economic impact compared to fair trade certified cocoa alone. Winning awards on flavor from Good Food Awards and the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, and recognized for innovation by Fast Company, NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, Madécasse is on a mission to change the status quo in chocolate and ethical food production.

New York farmers Dean Sparks and Dan France discovered shared food and farming philosophies—namely a passion for small scale, organic farming that produces foods that are wholesome, nutritious and great tasting, and kind to the earth and animals. They founded nyfoods in 2003 to distribute clean food from a cooperative network of farmers in central New York. Today, nyfoods produces certified organic dairy products and eggs from small, sustainable farms in New York—nymilk, nyeggs, nycheese and other foods.

At Niman Ranch we believe that in order to produce the finest tasting all-natural meat in the world you must begin with the strictest protocols. That means working with small U.S. family farmers who are committed to raising the highest quality breeds and are dedicated to caring for their livestock traditionally. These guiding philosophies, from the genetics we source, to the feeds we use, to the humane animal raising standards contribute to the consistently, best tasting, all-natural beef, pork, lamb and smoked and prepared meats. Learn more about what “natural” means to us and about our animal raising practices.

Numi Organic Tea

Orwashers: New York’s Original Artisan Bakery

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs

Constitutionally amended for your enjoyment!  Located in the historic town of Roscoe, New York, Prohibition Distillery was inspired by the history of the United States, the peoples will, and the art of libations itself. For it was on the fateful day of January 16th 1920, when the 18th Amendment was enacted and outlawed the sale of liquor, that the heyday of American spirits was born.

pure food and wine opened in the spring of 2004, and is still the only upscale exclusively raw and vegan restaurant in the country. Conceived and co-founded by Sarma Melngailis, Pure Food and Wine’s unique culinary take on organic cuisine elevates raw-vegan food to a new place among high-end and concept restaurants.

Quinciple is a Brooklyn-based company that delivers weekly curated CSA boxes, sourcing ingredients from more than 100 family farms and small-batch producers. Each ingredient is hand-selected based on the best of what’s in season and paired with prep and storage tips, farm stories and original recipes.

Red Jacket Orchards is a third generation family farm located in Geneva, New York.  The farm has been owned and farmed by the Nicholson family since 1952 and it has grown to meet the Northeast region’s growing taste for local, sustainably grown fruit.  In addition to apples, the farm produces an abundant variety of tree fruits and berries, as well as 100% fruit juices and other value added products, including sauces, jams, and dried and canned fruit.  The farm’s juices and ciders are a New York City favorite and called “Best-on-the-planet” by Zagat 2010.

Founded in 2004 and based on the Lower East Side, Rick’s Picks makes 15 different shelf-stable pickles.   We source locally from regional farms and produce in Kingston, New York and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.   Starting from a base at the Greenmarkets of New York City, our award-winning products can now be found from coast to coast.  Our clients include Murray’s Cheese, Whole Foods, The Shake Shack and Spuyten Duyvil.

Pouring onto the craft beer scene in April 2013, The Roscoe NY Beer Co. was created by folks that enjoy the great outdoors, embrace their community and value all the wonderful things their country has to offer. Our flagship brew, Trout Town American Amber Ale, pours a light amber color, with a clean nose, balanced hops, and bready malt, and ends with a light citrus finish. As a nod to tradition, this style of beer was typically brewed around New York State during the early 1900s. With hopes to expand brewery operation in the near future, The Roscoe NY Beer Co. will continue to craft new, seasonable brews as our business continues to grow.

At Runner & Stone, we believe that cooking and eating are social, communal activities that connect people to one another, and that food service is not only the act of preparing and presenting ingredients for consumption, but rather one part of an experience that should make sense seasonally, geographically, environmentally and emotionally.  To that end, we strive every day to create an atmosphere that is approachable and convivial, preparing everything we make – from our breads and pastries to our appetizers and entrees – with tradition, technique and expertise and featuring local ingredients that are grown, produced, packaged and transported in a responsible manner.

Sea To Table partners with local fishermen from small-scale sustainable wild fisheries, finding better markets for their catch. Delivering overnight direct from the dock, creating a direct connection from fisherman to chef.

Sweet Loren’s

Upstate Wine Co., is a distribution company focusing on local family-owned and boutique wineries in the Finger Lakes. Their goal is to build the connection between NYC and the exceptional wines that our land has to offer, as well as to promote local & sustainable practices and eco-friendly wine exchange. They now have 13 estates which are new to the NYC market, and are adding new and exciting wineries to fill out an already outstanding portfolio.

Vitamix is a world leader in high-performance blending equipment known for quality, durability and versatility. Vitamix helps people achieve their culinary aspirations, from the professional chef who wants to create a signature, one-of-a-kind dish, to a home cook who wants an easy, convenient and delicious way to improve the health of their family.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat’s intriguing chocolate creations are made with the finest ingredients from around the world, sourced by Owner and Chocolatier Katrina Markoff. Vosges Haut-Chocolat and the concept of Travel the World through Chocolate were inspired by her journeys to create a luxury chocolate experience while bringing about awareness of the world’s cultures by fusing a gamut of indigenous spices, flowers, roots, herbs and liqueurs with premium chocolate. Vosges Haut Chocolat is a certified organic manufacturing facility, operating their business on renewable energy. Click here to learn more.

Makeup Sponsor:

Sheila McKenna, President and Founder of Kett Cosmetics, is an industry veteran with over 20 years experience in makeup artistry. Her work has been seen in film, television, print, theatre and runway. She is widely recognized as an expert in the field of airbrush makeup artistry and has served as the subject matter authority for several publications. Sheila McKenna founded the Kett line of products and airbrush equipment in 2000. Today, Kett Cosmetics is globally recognized and considered an essential brand for professional artists, makeup academies, studios and television networks.


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