The Philly Farm & Food Fest hosted its first ever People’s Choice Awards this year, giving passionate attendees a chance to voice their opinion on the local food and drink community. After talking with, tasting, discovering and exploring the unique variety of makers, farmers and advocates, you cast your votes. Now the results are in! The alpacas and baby goats were obviously a favorite (as always), kombucha certainly had your attention this year, and there was a three-way tie in the cheese category. It was pretty close all across the board, which doesn’t surprise us since this event celebrates the best of the best, standout individuals who pour their hearts into local products and services that make our community a better place.

Our winners are:

Demonstration / Interactive

  1. Heather Thomason, Primal Supply Meats – Whole Hog Butchering
  2. Little Lost Creek & Hummerhaven Farmstead – Farm Animal Friends
  3. Nick Macri, La Divisa Meats & Wyebrook Farm – Sustainable Steaks

Cheese Maker

Three-Way Tie for 1st

Yellow Springs Farm

The Farm at Doe Run

Valley Milkhouse Creamery

Value Added

  2. Whole Foods Market
  3. Baldor Specialty Foods

Beverage / Non-Food

  1. Babas Brew
  2. Sole Kombucha
  3. Inspired Brews

Most Kick Ass Booth

  1. Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
  2. Little Lost Creek & Hummerhaven Farmstead (Goats & Alpacas)
  3. Philadelphia Bee Guild

Learn more about these winners and other amazing local makers, farmers and advocates on the Philly Farm & Food Fest website or by following Philly Farm & Food Fest on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.