Blackberry Farm

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Blackberry Farm is a 2012 American Treasures Award Winner


Blackberry Farm today announces that it is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 American Treasures Award. The award will be presented at the annual Take Pride in America celebration held at the United States Capitol on July 4, 2012. Blackberry Farm is being recognized for its integrated approach to stewardship of culture, heritage and the environment and for its unique seed conservation program.  The American Treasures Awards are presented annually to individuals and small producers in recognition of a singular and significant contribution to our Nation that preserves and/or fosters a unique all American craft and tradition. The winners are carefully selected and vetted through a deliberative process by a National Advisory Committee consisting of individuals with relevant subject matter expertise. A special Congressional Honorary Steering Committee supports the initiative.
 
"We couldn't be more honored being named an American Treasure for the work we do on the farm and in the gardens," says Blackberry Farm Proprietor Sam Beall. "To be named amongst these other great farmers and producers that share a similar commitment to quality artisan products is humbling.  We hope this helps to bring focus to the many farmers, producers and craftsmen that work to share a bit of the unique history and heritage of America."
 
Blackberry Farm’s products will be featured at the 2012 inaugural American Treasures Culinary Experience to be held at the Washington Design Center on the fourth of July. This singular tasting event will be prepared by a roster of distinguished chefs including Event Chair, Chef Nick Stefanelli of Enoteca/Osteria Bibiana, in Washington, DC and by: Chefs Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, DC; Bryan Voltaggio, VOLT, Fredericksburg, MD; Sean Brock, McCrady’s, Charleston, SC; Steve Geddes, Local 127, Cincinnati, OH; Dan O’Brien, Seasonal Pantry, Washington, DC and mixologist Derek Brown, The Passenger/Columbia Room, Washington, DC. Tickets to the event can be purchased by going to the MADE: In America web-site: www.madeinamerica-usa.org and clicking on the tool bar section: Take Pride in America.  
 
About MADE: IN AMERICA:
MADE: In America is a not-for-profit educational organization based in Washington, D.C.  The group’s mission is to foster a business climate conducive to the free exchange of ideas and information for the purpose of revitalizing and sustaining the competitiveness of American commerce and industry in a global economy. Made: In America is a coalition of business leaders, public policy makers, educators and concerned citizens dedicated to designing and articulating new and innovative ways to promote American enterprise in the 21st Century.  The organization’s annual American Treasures Awards are the culmination of a deliberative year-long search to identify and honor America’s best. The award was created to heighten public awareness of American made products and a showcase the companies and individuals who create them.