snyder diamond farmer of the year award

About The Snyder Diamond Farmer of the Year Awards

In its third year, Snyder Diamond, in conjunction with the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and iconic appliance brand Sub-Zero Wolf, is pleased to announce The Snyder Diamond Farmer of the Year Awards, an innovative program in support of local farmers.

The program will award financial grants to farmers and their families for a wide range of continuing business development needs. Awards in the amount of $3,000, $1,500 and $500 will be given to three farmers in the Santa Monica Certified Farmers’ Markets who exemplify adherence to four principles: high quality, consumer education, sustainable stewardship practices and social responsibility.

All farmers who submit qualified applications will be considered. Applications will be judged by a jury panel including Snyder Diamond President, Russ Diamond and non-profit partners of the Farmers’ Market, such as the Community Alliance with California Farmers. Snyder Diamond wishes to recognize California farmers for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to these important principles. The program is an extension of our company’s on-going commitment to the enjoyment of fine cooking and support for the local culinary community. Local residents and all culinary enthusiasts are invited to support the Farmer of the Year Awards.

Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

Our Co-Sponsors

Sub-Zero Wolf

Sub-Zero refrigeration offers the ultimate in performance, reliability and design from a third generation, family-owned company. Built to the same exacting standards, Wolf cooking equipment helps give fullest expression to the love of good food and the pleasure of preparing it.

Santa Monica Farmers’ Markets

Founded in 1981, the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market program is widely recognized as one of the best and most diverse in California. Operated by the City of Santa Monica, the Market offers exceptional seasonal produce from more than 180 California farmers to over 20,000 customers each week, including top local chefs.

Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

Support Local Farming

Supporting local farming is about much more than enjoying delicious, fresh food. Growers at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market are from right here in California. Their produce is fresh picked at the peak of ripeness and nutrition, with no need for additives to preserve it for a thousand-mile journey. Local growing safeguards your family’s health with the most nutritious, sustainably grown crops, and helps protect the environment, reducing energy and packaging needs.

Buying locally strengthens the local economy and bolsters endangered family farms. The four weekly Farmers’ Markets are famous for their quality and value. This very generous program underwritten by Snyder Diamond and Sub-Zero Wolf, will help new generations of farmers to carry on this wonderful tradition.

Laura Avery
Manager since 1982
Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

Application and Program Dates for 2012

Farmers can download the 2012 application by clicking the link below.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – Applications distributed
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 – Last day to turn in application forms
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – Winners announced privately to farmers

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – Winners announced to the public at Harvest Festival Awards Cooking Event at the Farmers’ Market. Farmers will be partnered will local celebrity chefs for a cooking demo. Chefs to be announced.

For More Information

Please contact Jeff Chojnacki, Director of Stores at Snyder Diamond at jchojnacki at