The Good Food Merchants Guild is Open!
Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012 in Blog by goodfoodawards
As we at the Good Food Awards are want to celebrate, there is a growing crop of food and beverage producers in this country, reviving the traditional crafts of preserving, brewing, roasting, and distilling with a focus on taste, authenticity and responsible production, so it is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the Good Food Merchants Guild.
The Guild is the first-of-its-kind organization poised to unite American Good Food (and beverage!) producers. Growing from the wonderful folks who participate in the Good Food Awards, the Guild will connect producers with sellers, enable information sharing, facilitate joint marketing and become a bridge to other organizations seeking to support Good Food businesses.
Membership in the Good Food Guild is open to both retailers and craft food and beverage businesses, in the nine industries that the Good Food Awards works with and beyond to include all traditional American craft food traditions, from butter to cookies to crackers, mead, cider and more.
Day one saw a dozen applicants from Virginia, New York, California, Ohio and Tennessee and we are looking forward to seeing how we grow together into a vibrant economic force. All the ‘charter members’ – those that join this month – receive a free entry into the Good Food Awards. It’s going to be a big year for Good Food.