2011 Sponsors



The Glynwood Institute

The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming uses marketing strategies to help shift the U.S. food supply from industrial-based agriculture to a regional, sustainable food system where healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all.

The Goals of The Glynwood Institute

  1. Assist people, programs and groups whose work supports the Institute’s mission and can be replicated either regionally or nationally.
  2. Elevate public awareness and shift perception about sustainable food and farming by facilitating collaboration, networking, and through special projects.
  3. Raise awareness with global changemakers and work to put food and farming on their social and philanthropic agendas.
  4. Develop initiatives to help ensure the food movement does not get trapped in a ‘bubble’ of limited scope and reach.

The Institute has two divisions – the Innovation Program and the Special Projects Division, and has a blog called the Glynwood Institute’s Guide to Good Food, a resource on how to shop, eat, and live more sustainably.

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GRACE Communications Foundation

The GRACE Communications Foundation (GCF) highlights the interconnections of food, water and energy, educating consumers, advocates and policy makers through web-based initiatives like the Ecocentric blog, Eat Well Guide, The Meatrix, Sustainable Table, the Network for New Energy Choices and H20 Conserve.  GCF also partners with the Monday Campaigns (Meatless Monday, Healthy Monday and Kids Cook Monday) which, in association with leading schools of public health, advocate for healthier choices through a weekly prompt to start and sustain healthy behaviors, offering individuals and organizations fun and easy ways to participate every Monday.

Organic Valley Family of Farms: Independent and Farmer-OwnedOrganic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s four leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents 1,624 farmers in34 states and Canadian provinces, and achieved $523 million in 2009 sales. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese,butter, spreads, creams, eggs, produce and juice, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. The same farmers who produce for Organic Valley also produce a full range of delicious organic meat under the Organic Prairie label. For further information, call 1-888-444-MILK or visit www.organicvalley.coop, www.organicprairie.coop and the cooperative’s farmer website, www.farmers.coop. Organic Valley is also on Twitter @Organic_Valley and Facebook.

Risk Economics Limited (“RiskEcon”) provides advisory services and testimonial expertise on complex issues related to financial instrument valuation models and frameworks, including market and industry standards and practices for the financing, risk management, and active trading, and hedging of OTC derivatives and structured products. RiskEcon’s computational economics activities focus upon the proprietary development and scaleable implementation of robust modeling and data analytic frameworks applied to systemic real world issues. RiskEcon’s client roster is diverse and includes global insurance and reinsurance firms, multilateral and government agencies, as well as leading law firms and global banking institutions.

The recently reopened Ballroom at The Prince George, part of the Madison Square North Historic District and the National Register of Historic Places, has been lovingly restored to its original architectural splendor, providing a uniquely beautiful setting for your special event. The Prince George combines permanent affordable housing for 416 low-income and formerly homeless adults. Once one of NYC’s premier hotels, it was rehabilitated by Common Ground and reopened in 1999 with a variety of social services provided by Common Ground’s partner, the Center for Urban Community Services. Together they help tenants put their lives back on track and manage their housing, careers and health related needs.

Teraswhey ® is the only brand of whey protein powders that is made with organic cow or goat whey proteins that are traceable to small family farms and artisan cheese makers. We manufacture our whey protein in a small plant in Wisconsin and use only the highest quality natural ingredients, things like fair trade dark chocolate and bourbon vanilla. Available nationally in Whole Foods, other health food and supplement stores, and on the web, teraswhey has 20g of protein per serving, 5g of carbs, and is sweetened with low glycemic index stevia.



The Cleaver Company
Mary Cleaver is a pioneer in the sustainable food movement, and The Cleaver Company is New York City’s preeminent green caterer.  They are the official caterer for TEDxManhattan 2011. Located in the Chelsea Market and replete with an intimate organic eatery – The Green Table, The Cleaver Company produces a wide range of events, each one highlighting the best offerings of the region and the season.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat’s intriguing chocolate creations are made with the finest ingredients from around the world, sourced by Owner and Chocolatier Katrina Markoff. Vosges Haut-Chocolat and the concept of Travel the World through Chocolate were inspired by her journeys to create a luxury chocolate experience while bringing about awareness of the world’s cultures by fusing a gamut of indigenous spices, flowers, roots, herbs and liqueurs with premium chocolate. Vosges Haut Chocolat is a certified organic manufacturing facility, operating their business on renewable energy. Click here to learn more.

PRINTPrint. is an 80-seat dining room offering American cuisine with French and Italian influences.The menu features farm-to-table sustainable foods from local farms personally selected byPrint’s resident Forager. Designed by David Rockwell, the restaurant pays homage to mid-century American architecture and design using Hans Wegner wishbone chairs and HeathCeramics china. Adjoining the Restaurant is a beautiful quartz lobby bar with 8 seats and three semi-private dens for parties of up to 30 guests each.

Equal Exchange Fundraising Equal Exchange Fundraising offers organic and fairly traded foods, beautiful fairly traded gifts and hand-made (wood-free) eco-wrapping paper from recycled cotton.  With Equal Exchange Fundraising students are stewards of the earth and make a difference in the lives of the farmers who grow the foods they are selling.  Equal Exchange build hands-on, sustainable food entrepreneurs. Join us! Learn more at: www.equalexchange.coop/fundraiser

The Brooklyn Brewery is New York’s premier craft brewery. Its extensive lineup of award-winning bottled, draft and specialty beers is acclaimed by critics and fans in 25 states and 13 countries. Since its founding in 1988, The Brewery has been proud to play a positive role in the communities it serves. The Brooklyn Brewery has facilitated many community meetings at its event space and supported arts organizations such as Brooklyn Museum and MoMA. Brewery employees serve on not-for-profit boards, including the Prospect Park Alliance, the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, Transportation Alternatives and the Brooklyn Historical Society. The Brooklyn Brewery is proud to support TEDxManhattan.

Red Jacket Orchards is a third generation family farm located in Geneva, New York.  The farm has been owned and farmed by the Nicholson family since 1952 and it has grown to meet the Northeast region’s growing taste for local, sustainably grown fruit.  In addition to apples, the farm produces an abundant variety of tree fruits and berries, as well as 100% fruit juices and other value added products, including sauces, jams, and dried and canned fruit.  The farm’s juices and ciders are a New York City favorite and called “Best-on-the-planet” by Zagat 2010.

Orwasher’s is New York’s original artisan bakery. We make hand made breads using natural ingredients, local wheat and sustainable methods. Our breads are served at great restaurants and retailers in and around New York City, and available at our bakery at 308 East 78th Street, NYC.


Cayuga Pure Organics is a
farm with a simple mission:To build a local food system based on environmentally responsible practices, green jobs, and community health and well being.  Our values include local & organic nutrition, living wages, earth stewardship, and cooperation.  We believe strongly in the power of human innovation to overcome the challenges of our times.  If you believe that a truly sustainable economy is possible, we urge you to act with deliberation.

In 2004 we dreamed up Fleisher’s Meats – an old-fashioned butcher shop offering meat free of hormones or antibiotics and full of real farm flavor. Since that time, Fleisher’s has become a nationally acclaimed butcher shop and still holds to that original aspiration.

How does a small food business in a big city do well by the environment? ‘Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery‘ is our answer. We’ve built bakeries with walls made of wheat and sunflower seeds, and counters from recycled shipping containers. The electricity is wind powered. We bake in our East Village location and deliver the food and drink to our three other bakeries (New Museum, Soho and Tribeca)  via bicycle rickshaw. The pastry is made with flour procured east of the Mississippi, and the butter, chocolate, oats, raisins and fruit are all organic. We offer a 25 percent discount to anyone who arrives via bicycle or skateboard.

Founded in 2004 and based on the Lower East Side, Rick’s Picks makes 15 different shelf-stable pickles.   We source locally from regional farms and produce in Kingston, New York and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.   Starting from a base at the Greenmarkets of New York City, our award-winning products can now be found from coast to coast.  Our clients include Murray’s Cheese, Whole Foods, The Shake Shack and Spuyten Duyvil.

Clean sustainable food, locally grown. Nyfoods is grown sustainably and simply on small family farms in Upstate New York. All our animals roam freely on grass, even the chickens. With an average herd of 60 cows, each animal is respected. And happy. No antibiotics, hormones or chemicals ever touch our animals or their feed – all our products are USDA certified organic. The results are delicious and healthy.

Andrew’s Honey (or more accurately, Andrew’s Taste-Bud Bursting Local Wildflower Honey) is collected from hives around New York City, and also Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT. It is all 100% pure, local, raw, kosher honey.  Andrew Coté is a fourth-generation beekeeper who sells a gorgeous array of local honey varietals at Greenmarkets year-round.  The beekeeper dubbed by New York Times food journalist Mark Bittman as “one of the industry’s legends” and by Bon Appetitas “hot tempered”, is a Fulbright scholar and full-time professor as well as beekeeper extraordinaire.  Andrew is also the founder of two non-profit organizations, Bees Without Borders and the New York City Beekeepers Association (NYCBA).

Hot Bread KitchenHot Bread Kitchen is more than a bakery. It is a 501c3 social enterprise that provides professional opportunities for immigrant women. We offer fresh baked breads with traditional recipes that reflect the diversity of New York City’s immigrant communities and our team of bakers. We make it a priority to use local and organic ingredients. The proceeds from the sale of breads cover the costs of training bakers in entrepreneurial skills, English and kitchen math. After a training period, women are supported in launching micro-enterprises or transitioning to career track jobs in the culinary industry.

At Jimmy’s No. 43, beer lovers and locavores mix and mingle over choice pints to wash down delicious plates of sausages and oysters.  A lively conversation is never more than one stool over at Jimmy’s No. 43. On any given week you’ll find guided tastings, demonstrations and lectures, cook offs and charity events to keep you in touch with the community on East 7th Street in Manhattan.  Jimmy’s No. 43  proudly sports both The Good Beer Seal and the Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval.





ABC Home is an iconic NYC home design destination that offers choice at the cutting edge of beauty and sustainability to create home as an expression of vision and values. In a commitment to promoting holistic beauty, wellness and wisdom, ABC presents initiatives such as ABC Kitchen, passionately committed to offering the freshest local & organic ingredients possible, with a changing menu that is locally sourced and globally artistic, rooted in cultivating a safe relationship with the environment & our table.

Abel Cine Tech is an industry leader in the sales, rental, service and training of new acquisition tools for film, digital cinema, high-speed, 3D, broadcast, new media and communications. We serve professionals and serious content creators working at all levels of production. Abel was founded in 1989 as a film camera service and repair company by brothers Pete and Rich Abel. Today, we are one of the industry’s most comprehensive sources for state-of-the-art camera equipment and accessories, all backed by our renowned technical support. From the time we opened our doors through today, customer service and technical support have been at the very heart of everything we believe and the services we offer.

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