Real Food Hall of Fame

Call for Nominations: Real Food Hall of Fame Awards

Nashville, TN— The 2014 Nashville Food Day Planning Committee announces a call for nominations for the Real Food Hall of Fame and the Real Food Emerging Leaders awards. Deadline for Nominations is October 11, 2014.

The Real Food Emerging Leaders awards seek to honor young people and/ or individuals new to food systems work who have made significant contributions to Nashville’s food system. The Real Food Hall of Fame will recognize Nashville businesses and people that have worked hard to end hunger and create a healthy, just and sustainable food system for our community.

Past inductees include:

  • Tana Comer, farmer, Eaton’s Creek Organics; co-founder, Tennessee Organic Growers Association
  • John W. Ewing, 95-year old community elder and long-time garden volunteer, George Carver Food Park
  • Freddie Haddox, organic farmer and young farmer mentor, Mamushi Nature Farm
  • Jeff Poppen “The Barefoot Farmer”, established one of TN’s oldest and largest organic farms, Long Hungry Creek Farm
  • The Nashville Greenlands, North Nashville sustainable urban agriculture community
  • Rev. Bill Barnes, longtime Nashville activist and anti-hunger leader
  • William F. “Sizwe” Herring, Director, Earth Matters Network
  • The Nashville Food Project, a non-profit organization with the mission to provide increased access to healthyfoods in homeless and working poor communities across Davidson County

Inductees to the Hall of Fame and recipients of the Real Food Emerging Leaders awards will be honored at Nashville’s 4th Annual Food Day Celebration on October 24, 2014 at the Nashville Farmer’s Market.

Created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life.  Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies.

For more information about the Real Food Hall of Fame or Nashville’s 4th Annual Food Day please contact Community Food Advocates at (615) 385-2286.


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