2013 Sponsors

Lead Sponsor:

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.

Premiere Sponsor:

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.

Producing Sponsor:

Risk Economics, Inc. (RiskEcon™) provides
advisory services by applying  rigorous analytics to large-scale
real world geopolitical and socio-economic issues relating to
macroeconomics and demographics, including domains within labor,
housing, consumer behavior, and resource allocation.

Supporting Sponsors:

The Cleaver Co. was born 30 years ago out of Mary Cleaver’s conviction that the best foods are grown, tended, and harvested within a day’s drive of your table. Mary Cleaver is a pioneer in the sustainable food movement and The Cleaver Co. is New York City’s preeminent green caterer. Located in the Chelsea Market—and replete with an intimate organic eatery, The Green Table—The Cleaver Co. produces a wide range of events, each one highlighting the best offerings of the region and the season.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is committed to serving the very best sustainably raised food possible. That means supporting family farms, avoiding meat and dairy from animals given antibiotics or hormones, and sourcing organic, local produce whenever they can.


Whole Foods Market sells the highest quality natural and organic products available. We define quality by evaluating ingredients, their freshness, taste, nutritive value and by working closely with our suppliers. We support organic farmers, growers and the environment through our commitment to sustainable agriculture and by expanding the market for organic products. Visit one of our six Whole Foods Market locations in New York City.

Applegate asks, what if you weren’t afraid to read the ingredients on a hot dog package? Or better yet, what if you weren’t afraid to know where the meat in your hot dog came from? These questions were the inspiration behind Applegate.

Food Donations:

Makeup Sponsor:

Sheila McKenna, President and Founder of Kett Cosmetics, is an industry veteran with over 20 years experience in makeup artistry. Her work has been seen in film, television, print, theatre and runway. She is widely recognized …Read More

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