Edible Philly's 2015 Local Heroes

By Emily Teel & Joy Manning / Photography By Danya Henninger | Last Updated March 15, 2015
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It’s that time of year again. We asked you to name the brightest stars in Philly’s local-food firmament, and you voted for your favorites online. Here are your new local heroes. These creative folks, along with many other chefs, farmers, artisans and food purveyors, have helped make the region one of the best places to visit—and eat, and drink—in America.

Experiments in Flavor: Andrew Kochan, Marigold Kitchen

Andrew Kochan of Marigold Restaurant
Andrew Kochan chef-owner at one of Philadelphia’s most lauded restaurants, Marigold Kitchen, cooks some of the most innovative food in the city.

Cheese Cave Dweller: Sue Miller, Birchrun Hills Farm

Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm
A decade ago, Birchrun Hills produced only milk, but in the face of ballooning farming costs, Miller began making cheese to increase farm revenue.

A Better City, Better Fed: Broad Street Ministry

Bill Golderer of Chambers-Wylie Memorial Presbyterian Church
Broad Street Ministry hosts Sunday services—but during the rest of the week the organization provides many other vital community services, including meals.

Fabulous Fungi: Heather & Norman Fetter, Woodland Jewel Mushrooms

Heather Fetter and Norman Fetter of Woodland Jewel Mushrooms
Woodland Jewel produces shaggy lion’s mane mushrooms, sturdy shiitakes, and pioppino mushrooms with long, pale stalks and neat brown caps, as well as ruffled oyster mushrooms in shades ranging from...

The Green Grocers: Green Aisle Grocery

Erace of Green Aisle Grocery
Green Aisle Grocery is stacked floor to ceiling with treats: jars of preserves; baskets of potatoes and apples; a cooler stuffed with local bacon, beverages, meat, dairy, and ice cream as well as...

Where There's a Wine There's a Way: Gino Razzi & Davide Creato, Penns Woods Winery

Davide Creato, Gino Razzi, Carley Razzi Mack of Penns Woods Winery
We follow the journey of Davide Creato, now the assistant winemaker and vineyard manager at Penns Woods Winery, which produces wines made entirely of Pennsylvania- grown grapes.
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