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Now in its 5th year, the annual Charter Champion Awards was created to acknowledge the many individuals, businesses, and organizations working hard to create a strong and vibrant food system in Simcoe County and support the vision and principles outlined in the Simcoe County Food and Agriculture Charter.

Please join the Food Partners Alliance of Simcoe County in celebrating the excellent accomplishments of this year's nominees and award recipients.



 Food Partners Alliance Charter Champion Awards Recipients

2017 Charter Champion Award Nominees and *Recipients*


Best Agricultural Club or Association

Growing Georgian

Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture

**The Women's Institute**

Best Community Garden

Girls for the World

Growing Georgian  

**Midland Community Garden**

Best Community-Based Food-Skills Development Program

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC), Collingwood

Farms Feed Families, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture

Fun Food Friday, YMCA Collingwood

**Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Town of Collingwood**

Rural, Agricultural and Food Skills Development, Camphill Communities Ontario

Teen Cuisine Program, Autism Ontario Simcoe County Chapter

The Women's Institute

Best Environmental Champion—Business or Organization

Nicholyn Farms

**Ripe Juicery Inc.**

Best Event Celebrating Culture and Local Food

**Farms Feed Families, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture**

Best Local Food Restaurant/Caterer

Ripe Juicery Inc.

**Valley Farm Market**

Best Local Food Retailer

Nicholyn Farms

Ripe Juicery Inc.

**Hewitt's Farm Market and Bakery**

Camphill Market Gardens, Camphill Communities Ontario

Valley Farm Market

Best School Program

**Bear Creek Secondary School (SCDSB), Hospitality Program, Sarah Prentice**

Farms Feed Families, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture

Fun Farm, Hewitt's Farm Market and Bakery

Buy Local Champion


Hewitt's Farm Market and Bakery

**Nicholyn Farms**

Ripe Juicery Inc.

The Community Cookbook Company

Travis Durham

Community Appreciation Award for Work Improving Equal Access

Anglican Parish of Penetanguishene

Avery Konda

FruitShare Barrie

 **Georgian Food Locker, Georgian College Students' Association**

Growing Georgian

Jake Chevrier

Jenna Zardo

Community Appreciation Award—Thank your Friendly Local Farmer

**The Harris Family, Harris Farms**

The Hewitt Family, Hewitt's Farm Market and Bakery

Youth Farmer Award

**Kylie Van Casteren**

**Owen Van Casteren**


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