And the Local Hero Award Goes to…

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

men harvest oysters in cages

Chef/Restaurant – Guy Reuge of Mirabelle

Guy Reuge cooking at Mirabelle

Food Shop – American Cheese

sidewalk shot of American Cheese story

Food/Beverage Artisan – Miss Amy’s Preserves

three jars of Miss Amy's preserves

Non-Profit – Island Harvest

cans with long island map

Note to the award winners — if you are throwing any after parties, please do not leave us off the guest lists!