FRANKLIN, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Betsy Babcock, a pioneer of the pasture raised egg industry and founder of Handsome Brook Farm (www.handsomebrookfarm.com), has been named one of 2016's Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Time Inc.'s Food & Wine and Fortune. The list recognizes 20 entrepreneurs and activists who have had the most transformative impact in the food industry over the past year.
"It is an honor to have been recognized by Fortune and Food & Wine as the #2 Most Innovative Woman in Food and Drink this year," said Betsy Babcock, founder of Handsome Brook Farm. "This accolade represents a major milestone for Handsome Brook Farm and is a direct result of our employees and colleagues, the many family farms we work with, our retail partners, and our customers who share our vision and commitment to sustainability and animal welfare. We look forward to continuing to make a difference in the egg industry by providing our customers with the highest quality pasture raised eggs."
Fortune and Food & Wine editors considered hundreds of women across the food and drink industry, selecting 20 of the top entrepreneurs and idealists that are changing the world through meaningful work in the culinary field. Previous notable winners include Lauren Bush Lauren, founder of FEED Supper, and Jessica Alba, founder of The Honest Company, among others.
The 2016 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink list is featured now on www.foodandwine.com/news/most-innovative-women-food-and-drink-2016 and www.fortune.com/2016/09/14/innovative-women-food-drink/, as well as in the October issue of Food & Wine on newsstands September 16th.
ABOUT HANDSOME BROOK FARM
Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Eggs is a privately held company and one of the leading producers of Pasture Raised eggs in the United States. Partnering with 75+ family farms throughout the East Coast and South (NY, NJ, VA, PA, MD, NC, KY), Handsome Brook Farm is the fastest growing privately held egg company in the United States, the 14th fastest growing food company in the United States and honored to be #150 on the 2016 Inc. 500 List. Pasture Raised Eggs are the one of the fastest growing segments in the dairy case, and are distinguished from other eggs in that the hens actually spend their days outdoors. Handsome Brook Farm's mission is to provide customers throughout the United States with eggs that reflect the highest standards of quality, fair trade practices, and commitment to animal welfare. For more information visit www.handsomebrookfarm.com. Follow Handsome Brook Farm on Instagram and Facebook.
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