Join Us, Modern Farmer, and the Hess Collection this October for the 2017 Inspiration Awards, Hosted by Tyler Florence

Join Us, Modern Farmer, and the Hess Collection this October for the 2017 Inspiration Awards, Hosted by Tyler Florence

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Join Us, Modern Farmer, and the Hess Collection this October for the 2017 Inspiration Awards, Hosted by Tyler Florence

June 22, 2017
     
Join us on October 11

Join us Wednesday, October 11 for a feast in Napa by Wholesome Wave board member Chef Tyler Florence to benefit our work nationwide. Tickets here.

The event will honor David "Mas" Masumoto, Kathleen Merrigan, Javier Zamora, and the Hess Family. Guests will enjoy VIP access to the Hess Art Museum

Date: Wednesday, October 11

Venue: The Hess Collection Winery - 4411 Redwood Road, Napa, CA

5pm: VIP Gallery Tour & Reception

6pm: Cocktail Reception, 7:30pm: Dinner

Wine country casual attire

For more information contact: inspirationawards@wholesomewave.org or call James Hansen at 860-612-8921

The Honorees:

David "Mas" Masumoto: Mas Masumoto is an organic peach farmer in Central Valley, CA who is widely recognized as a founding father of the American slow-food movement based on his landmark essay "Epitaph for a Peach."

Kathleen Merigan: Previously U.S. Deputy Secretary and COO of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dr. Merrigan is Executive Director of Sustainability at George Washington University, where she leads the GW Sustainability Collaborative, GW Food Institute, and serves as Professor of Public Policy. 

Javier Zamora: As the owner of JSM Organics in Royal Oaks, CA, Javier Zamora cultivates organic berries and unique varieties of vegetables and flowers and works with other farmers and ranchers to help supply local food deserts.

The Hess Family: Under the stewardship of Tim and Sabrina Persson, the fifth generation of the Hess family to lead the winery, The Hess Collection continues its strong commitment to sustainability, honoring founder Donald Hess' credo "nurture the land and return what you take."

Get your ticket here.

TICKET LEVELS:

FRIEND TICKET - $300

Fruit & vegetable servings for 2 months

  • Individual Ticket

SUPPORTER TICKET- $500

600 pounds of Roma tomatoes

  • Individual Ticket
  • Access to the VIP Gallery Tour & Sunset Cocktail Reception

MISSION TABLE - $2,000

A year's worth of produce for a family of four

  • Table for 10

FARMER'S TABLE- $3,000

Carrots for 20,000 children

  • Table for 10
  • Access to the VIP Gallery Tour & Sunset Cocktail Reception

THE HESS COLLECTION WINEMAKER'S TABLE: $5,000

David Guffey
CSA shares for 30 families

  • Table for 10 Hosted by Dave Guffy, Hess Collection Winemaker
  • Access to the VIP Galley Tour & Sunset Cocktail Reception

ARTEZIN WINES WINEMAKER'S TABLE: $5,000

Randle Johnson
12,000 servings of fruits & vegetables

  • Table for 10 Hosted by Randle Johnson, Winemaker, Artezin Wines
  • Access to the VIP Galley Tour & Sunset Cocktail Reception

FOUNDER'S TABLE- $10,000

Michel Nischan
17,000 apples

  • Table for 10 Hosted by Michel Nischan, Founder & CEO, Wholesome Wave
  • Access to the VIP Gallery Tour & Sunset Cocktail Reception

CHEF'S TABLE- $10,000

Chris Cosentino
6,000 pounds of fresh fruits & vegetables

  • Table for 10 Hosted by Chris Cosentino, Acacia House
  • Access to the VIP Gallery Tour & Sunset Cocktail Reception

The Hosts:

Wholesome Wave - Founded in 2007 by Chef Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave is a nonprofit organizaion that empowers under-served consumers to make better food choices by increasing affordable access to healthy produce.

Modern Farmer - Through its award-winning magazine, website, and social media, Modern Farmer fosters the crucial conversation about the future of food: how its grown, produced, sold, and consumed for this generation and all that follow.

The Hess Collection Winery - The Hess Collection continues to thrive as a world class brand and destination by maintaining the winery's dedication to responsible winegrowing and business practices.

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