2014 Sponsors

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Lead Sponsor:

Change FoodChange Food’s vision is to help shift the U.S. food supply to a regional, sustainable food system where healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all. Change Food’s mission is to help individuals change the way they eat by raising public awareness and educating consumers about problems with the U.S. food system.  It highlights what can and is being done to dismantle the ill effects of industrial agriculture as well as promoting sustainable solutions so that all people have access to healthy, nutritious food. Goals of the program are to:

  1. Develop and implement creative projects that raise awareness and educate individuals about various aspects of the sustainable food and farming movement, as well as highlight problems with industrial agriculture and promote possible solutions
  2. Inspire and invigorate the sustainable food movement
  3. Reach beyond the already converted to a broader audience

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 (RiskEcon®) provides advisory services that apply rigorous analytics to large-scale real world geopolitical and socio-economic issues relating to demographics and macroeconomics. The firm’s expertise includes domains within finance, regulation, political risk, commerce and consumer behavior, labor, housing, immigration, global population, resource allocation environment, health and aging.

Supporting Sponsors:

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.

Chipotle was founded in 1993 based on the idea that food served fast didn’t have to be a typical fast food experience. Our mission is to change the way people think about and eat fast food by skillfully preparing ingredients raised with respect for farmers, animals, and the environment.

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.

FreshDirect is a leading online fresh food grocer in the U.S., delivering premium quality fresh-from-the-farm foods and brand-name groceries directly to the doors of customers in the greater New York, New Jersey, Connecticut metro area and greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, including Delaware. With unique relationships with suppliers and farmers around the world, FreshDirect focuses on providing customers with the best-tasting, freshest, top quality foods and meals. Additionally, FreshDirect’s research, development and production facility creates and innovates the more than one thousand unique meals and baked goods produced in house daily by a team of chefs. FreshDirect aspires to be a valued corporate partner in all communities in which it serves, and works extensively with multiple charitable and community partners.

The cultural roots of Greek wine go beyond any in the world. With our unique indigenous varieties and dramatically diverse landscape, it’s why we can produce so many distinct wines. Our crisp whites and elegant reds have caught the attention of America’s best chefs and sommeliers. Now, it’s time for them to catch yours!


PRINT is one of New York City’s premiere farm-to-table dining experiences.  Executive Chef Charles Rodriguez and Executive Pastry Emily Wallendjack create dishes that are inspired from products grown in the region. PRINT’s full-time forager carefully procures ingredients that are brought in daily so guests can enjoy the best flavors that the season has to offer.

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement.

Contributing Sponsors:

At Apple & Eve 100% pure juice is what we’re all about. For over 40 years we have been crafting juice with only the good stuff; no added sugars or artificial sweeteners allowed. You know it when you taste it, when every sip says, “This is the juice, the whole juice, and nothing but the juice.”

Since 1972, Cascadian Farm has grown beyond its original farm and is recognized as a pioneer in the organic movement. Cascadian Farm offers more than 75 delicious, high-quality organic products including cereals, granolas, frozen fruits, vegetables and potatoes, fruit spreads, granola bars, juice concentrates and more. For more information visit CascadianFarm.com.

The Cooking Light brand is uniquely positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, serving a vital and growing consumer need. In addition to the magazine, our trusted content is delivered via our web site, across all tablet devices, through the award-winning Cooking Light Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app, portfolio of cookbooks and on social media platforms.  Consumers turn to the Cooking Light brand for inspiration and variety; simplicity and convenience; and easy-to-execute strategies to get it all done. They know if it’s in Cooking Light it will be fast, easy, healthy and most importantly, delicious.

Happy Family is dedicated to revolutionizing the way children are fed in America; offering healthy organic food at affordable prices to make their bodies thrive, their minds shine and parents smile.

Maple Hill Creamery was founded in 2009 and is located in Stuyvesant, Hudson Valley, NY. We make artisan-quality, certified organic, whole-milk creamline yogurt, exclusively using milk from local farms’ 100% grass-fed cows. Learn more about our family, our farms, and our commitment to 100% grass-fed dairy farming at maplehillcreamery.com.

Mary’s Gone Crackers® makes certified organic, non-GMO and gluten free food because we want to awaken the world to the value of healthy eating. Wholesome food enables people to connect to their best selves for a nourished world. Our delicious crackers, cookies and pretzels are certified vegan and kosher too.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® household products provide an effective alternative for people who are concerned about the environmental effects of conventional cleaning products.  Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® believes in a better way to get a good clean.  Chock full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, our household cleaning products are powerful against dirt and grime.  Our garden-fresh scents uplift your mood while adding a little spring to  your step.

Founded in 1991, Muir Glen produces a variety of organic food products ranging from canned organic tomatoes to pasta sauces, salsas, soups and ketchup. All Muir Glen tomatoes are field-grown and vine-ripened under certified organic practices–no synthetic pesticide and no chemical fertilizers. For more information visit MuirGlen.com.

We’re a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably-driven, deliciously-healthy organic food company that believes in “leaving the earth better than we found it”. Yes, that’s quite a mouthful, but we have a lot to say. So yes, sometimes it’s OK to talk with your mouthful.

Organic Valley is a farmer-owned cooperative representing 1,700+ organic farmers in 35 states and Canada. Focused on saving family farms, the co-op uses a regional model, so that milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies.

For more than 60 years, Prevention has delivered authoritative information, breaking news, and authentic lifestyle advice that inspires, challenges, and leads readers to love their whole life, from nutrition to food, medicine to mood, exercise to the environment. The magazine’s first annual food issue –The New Food Revolution (March 2014) spotlights the key players and thought-leaders that are changing the way we eat and leading the national trend towards clean, wholesome eating.

Founded in 2007 by Georgetown University graduates Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru, sweetgreen has become a favorite not only for its delicious and healthy food, but also for its commitment to local farmers, the community, sustainability, and outstanding company culture. sweetgreen was born from the belief that the community would benefit from a healthy, delicious, and eco-friendly dining option.

Media Sponsors:

Food Donors:

Anyone who’s been to TEDxManhattan knows that the delicious food is a key part of the day!  Thanks to the following donors:

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