Unlike the Oscars where the winners are selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, our Local Hero awards are selected by you, the readers of Edible Long Island. After nearly two weeks of very active voting, Long Islanders have spoken and Local Heroes have been selected in the following categories:
Farm/Farmer – Blue Island Shellfish Farms
Chef/Restaurant – Guy Reuge of Mirabelle
Food Shop – American Cheese
Food/Beverage Artisan – Miss Amy’s Preserves
Non-Profit – Island Harvest
Note to the award winners — if you are throwing any after parties, please do not leave us off the guest lists!