Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

People & Planet Award for Green Businesses
Choose three businesses to win a $5,000 prize.

Green America is proud to introduce the ten finalists for this spring's People & Planet Awards for finalists with a commitment to advancing organic agriculture.  Companies may demonstrate their commitment in various ways, by including organically grown ingredients in their products, or by selling products that are fully certified as organic. All finalists must also excel in an overall commitment to both social and environmental responsibility.

Each name below links to a full business bio explaining the company’s sustainability commitment. Please cast your votes for your three favorites by 6PM EST on Tuesday, May 31. Three votes per person, please. Good luck to all of the finalists, and thanks for your commitment to people and the planet!

Vote for Three Businesses
(Listed in alphabetical order. Click on a business to learn more about its green commitment.
Check the boxes at left and click "Submit Votes" below to cast your votes.)


Montalbano Montalbano Farms »
Sandwich, IL

On 100 certified organic acres, Montalbano Farms grows certified organic tomatoes, peppers, okra, eggplant, asparagus, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and more. 

NeptuneNeptune's Harvest »
Gloucester, MA

Neptune’s Harvest produces 100% organic fertilizer from the “waste” of its parent company, Ocean Crest Seafood, using 100% of the fish, and nourishing the soil.


Milk PaintSprout Kitchen Gardens »
Arlington, VA

Sprout designs and builds organic vegetable gardens for customers who want to learn how to grow their own fresh organic veggies and herbs.  


VillageVillage Bakery & Cafe »
Athens, OH

The solar- and geothermal- powered Village Bakery & Cafe opened in 2002 with the mission of supporting organic farms in the foothills of Appalachian Ohio.

ZosimosZosimos Botanicals »
Gaithersburg, MD

Zosimos Botanicals are activists for and handcrafters of nontoxic makeup made using certified organic ingredients.


Bead & ReelBead & Reel »
Los Angeles, CA

Conventional cotton uses 10% of all agricultural chemicals and up to 25% of the world's insecticides; Bead & Reel offers a stylish organic fashion alternative.

Delaware DE Local Food Exchange »
Wilmington, DE

Delaware Local Food Exchange is a local-food grocery with a commitment to selling items that are  certified organic or organically grown and pesticide-free. 


FruitionFruition Seeds »
Canandaigua, NY

Fruition Seeds grows over 300 varieties of certified organic, GMO-free seed and collaborates with organic farmers, chefs, universities, and food banks.


Green Street Market »Green Street
Rio Grande, NJ

Green Street Market is Cape May County's largest natural and organic supermarket with a wide selection of non-GMO and locally grown products.


Groundworks Groundworks Farm »
Pittsville, MD

Groundworks Farm is a family farm that grows certified organic produce and provides CSA shares to member families every week.


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