Top Four Albuquerque Finalists Announced for Nature’s Plate Award

Vote now for your favorite green restaurant!

Albuquerque | October 01, 2013

The Nature Conservancy today announced the top four finalists in Albuquerque for the second annual Nature’s Plate Contest. Over the past month, people across the country have been nominating their favorite green restaurants. The restaurants with the most nominations are now finalists and open for voting until October 15. 

The finalists for Albuquerque are:

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Nature’s Plate is a people’s choice contest for each area’s top green restaurant. Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater, it's a good bet the healthiest and tastiest food on your table came from nature. The year-round Santa Fe Farmers Market supports the local food scene with more than 150 active vendors who sell foods from chiles to honey, grown right in northern New Mexico. 

You can make a difference by voting for your favorite green restaurant for a Nature's Plate award. Wondering which restaurants to vote for? Consider eateries that are using sustainable seafood, free-range and grass-fed meat, organic produce, locally sourced food, and tap water (rather than bottled water). 

While the contest is focused on restaurants, it’s only the start of a conversation about food, conservation and The Nature Conservancy’s work with farmers, fishermen and ranchers. Learn more about what makes a restaurant green

Voting for the finalists begins today, October 1, and the winner(s) will be announced October 17. 

Bite-sized actions make a big difference for you and the planet. Share your passion to help raise awareness of delicious food that’s good for you and good for the planet. 

This state-by-state and city-by-city contest will take place in: California (Los Angeles and San Francisco) Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (Miami), Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois (Chicago), Massachusetts (Boston), Minnesota (Minneapolis & St. Paul), New Jersey, New Mexico (Albuquerque and Santa Fe), New York (NYC & Finger Lakes/Central Western), North Carolina (Durham), Ohio (Cleveland), Oregon, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Virginia (Charlottesville) and Washington DC.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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