ECKART 2018 for Creative Responsibility goes to New York’s Union Square Greenmarket

Posted on 07. May, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The jury of a general Eckart
Witzigmann Award (ECKART) has announced a second preference for this
year’s capacity ceremony: The ECKART 2018 for “Creative Responsibility”
goes to a Union Square Greenmarket in New York – recognising its
superb services to informal and obliged nourishment in a very
city where a capacity will be presented during a ECKART Gala in Jun 2018.

“The Union Square Greenmarket was one of a initial pioneers. The
summary it sent has given turn a tellurian trend: A alliance to nature
and a products is increasingly anticipating a place in cities,” explained
Eckart Witzigmann, announcing a jury’s decision. “For roughly two
generations, a marketplace has sole fresh, healthy food grown by local
farmers, in a heart of New York City. Since a beginning, it has
been committed to offered in-season products from opposite a segment –
that is accurately what a ECKART stands for.”


The Union Square Greenmarket is partial of a GrowNYC initiative, which
provides tolerable resources in New York City. Various markets
opposite a city – referred to as “greenmarkets” – offer fresh,
untreated products grown by a region’s farmers. The marketplace on Union
Square was a initial of a kind and resolutely incited divided from the
American fast-food mainstream as early as 1976. Today, a marketplace can
be classed as a trendsetter and food alertness has established
itself as partial of complicated cooking. The capacity recognises Union Square
Greenmarket’s goal of giving informal cultivation and some-more than one
hundred tiny famers from a surrounding areas a possibility to sell
high-quality food products directly to customers. The aim of making
healthy nourishment permitted to all New Yorkers was also praised by
a ECKART jury.

The BMW Group is also wakeful of a amicable and environmental
shortcoming and offers employees in Munich dishes done from
in-season products from opposite a segment as partial of a NAHtürlich
project. “The trend towards a some-more anniversary and informal concentration plays
an augmenting purpose in society. At a BMW Group, we consider a good deal
about how we can confederate sustainably constructed food into a everyday
lives and support obliged cultivation of informal products,”
explains Dr. Nicolas Peter, member of a Board of Management of BMW
AG, obliged for Finance, and enthusiast of a ECKART. The pilot
plan was launched in 2016 with a support of a ECKART Academy –
and has valid a resounding success: NAHtürlich dishes are now
accessible during 4 locations in Munich.



Partners given 2012, a BMW Group and a ECKART Academy jointly
benefaction a Eckart Witzigmann Award for superb achievements in
a categories: “Art of Cookery”, “Innovation”, “Art of Living” and
“Creative Responsibility”. The partnership is formed on a corner aim
of formulating an general height for healthy eating, sustainable
cuisine and obliged use of resources. The sum capacity of
€250,000 reflects a status and significance of a ECKART as a top
general culinary award. In 2018, a capacity will take another
step towards apropos some-more international, with a display of the
ECKART 2018 during an central rite in New York.



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