Each year, Edible Communities (the family of local food magazines, of which Edible Manhattan is a member) gives its readers an opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the dedication and work of our local heroes: the farmers, chefs, merchants, food artisans and nonprofit organizations that feed us.
Edible readers vote for their own heroes in five categories: chef/restaurant, food shop, farm/farmers, food/beverage artisan and nonprofit.
We have put our heads together and have come up with the following nominations. Now it is your turn to vote for Local Heroes 2014 with the survey at the bottom of the page. Voting ends of March 1 and winners will be announced Sunday, March 2, during the Oscars.
Read more about some of the nominees: