Meet the Good Food Merchants Collaborative

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Meet and learn about the exceptional, independently owned markets that make up the Good Food Merchants Collaborative. From coast to coast, each market plays an important role in their community and is dedicated to supporting American craft food producers. We couldn’t be more proud to share the history of these flourishing grocers, markets and specialty shops and how they work towards sustainable, community enhancing retail.

Bi-Rite Family of Businesses

A multi-generational San Francisco institution and Certified B Corp, Bi-Rite is on a mission of Creating Community Through Food.
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Bi-Rite has been a San Francisco institution for nearly 80 years. And we’re on a mission of Creating Community Through Food, striving every day to build meaningful relationships with each part of our community, from our staff, to our guests, our producers and partners, the environment, and other Good Food advocates. In the past two decades, the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses has grown to include two neighborhood Markets, a world-renowned Creamery, a full-service catering operation, a small Sonoma farm, the new Bi-Rite Cafe at Civic Center Plaza (opening Fall 2018), and 18 Reasons, a nonprofit community cooking school. We are proud to be a Certified B Corp and a founding member of the Good Food Merchants Collaborative. Sam Mogannam, Founding Partner of Bi-Rite Family of Businesses in San Francisco, California

Canyon Market

Canyon Market is a natural foods grocery serving the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco since 2006.
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Our store model emphasizes home-made prepared foods, made on-site, featured with organic produce, a full line of groceries, coffee bar, supplements, small-production wines from around the world and an organic bakery making fresh breads and desserts. Founders Richard and Janet Tarlov wanted to combine their experiences working for specialty food retailers across the country to build an urban market grounded in simple cooking, superb customer service, successful staff and social outreach. A founding member of the Good Food Retailer Collaborative, Canyon Market prospers through the vital sharing of mission, business operations and social aspirations with fellow Good Food members and merchants. Richard and Janet Tarlov, Co-Owners of Canyon Market in San Francisco, California

Cowgirl Creamery

Committed to producing, promoting, and selling exceptional artisan and farmstead cheese (and things that taste great with cheese).
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Cowgirl Creamery was founded in Point Reyes Station in 1997 with a mission to support sustainable agriculture by promoting organic dairying and encouraging a culture of cooperation among cheesemakers in the region. To support these efforts, our company leaders are active in local and national organizations including the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, California Artisan Cheese Guild and the American Cheese Society. Borrowing from European and British models, our two retail shops sell cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments as well as prepared foods that rely on ingredients offered at our retail shops, supplemented with produce from the farmers market and bread from local bakeries. We make our Cowgirl Creamery cheese in Point Reyes and Petaluma and our distribution division, Tomales Bay Foods, delivers all of the cheese offered at our retail shops to over 700 accounts in the Bay Area and ships to 500 accounts across the USA. Peg Smith & Sue Conley, Founders of Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, California

Cured

Focused on connecting Boulder with good food and the story of the farmers and artisans who create it.
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Cured is a small shop focused on preserving a personal connection to food. We offer a hand-picked selection of cheeses, charcuterie, wines, Colorado beers and spirits, and unique grocery items, all carefully chosen to help enliven an everyday meal. We also specialize in European-style sandwiches, fresh salads, house-made pastas and pates, all crafted to be enjoyed for lunch, dinner, or an afternoon snack.  Additionally, Cured is home to a full-service catering operation, able to satisfy any event, from a two person picnic, to a hundred person wedding.  All of that is to say, we love helping people enjoy good food, wherever it may be! Will and Coral Frischkorn, Co-Owners of Cured in Boulder, Colorado

Di Bruno Bros.

Philly-proud. Cheese-centric. Legacy-inspired. Purveyors of Happiness.
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Di Bruno Bros. has been a part of the fabric of Philadelphia since the opening of our Italian Market in 1939. As one of the founding businesses, we’re committed to ensuring Philly remains a world-class food city. Our dedication doesn’t stop there — our leadership is actively involved in local organizations and we partner with countless charitable groups in the area. We’ve been celebrating Great Food, Great People & Great Business everyday since Danny and Joe opened their doors. What started as a family run Italian community-focused corner store has evolved into a multi-million dollar enterprise — with five retail locations, three separate businesses including Catering & Commissary Kitchen, Di Bruno Bros. Imports & E-commerce and over 350 team members. Emilio Mignucci, VP of Culinary Pioneering & Hunter Fike, Category Manager at Di Bruno Bros. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Each Peach Market

An approachable and warm shopping experience that highlights fresh, high quality, and local products.
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Each Peach Market provides a carefully-curated, high-quality, and locally oriented product line as well as really friendly and knowledgeable customer service. We aim to offer a diverse range of products that makes it possible to get everything you’ll need for dinner in one spot! Each Peach wants to inspire you to get into the kitchen and get cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Jeanlouise Conaway and Emily Friedberg, Co-Owners of Each Peach Market in Washington, D.C.

Foragers Market

Foragers is about old fashioned quality and convenience.
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Foragers opened in DUMBO in 2005 with a mission to provide its neighborhood with high quality groceries from local farms and better producers. Since that time we have opened another market in Chelsea with a popular restaurant, a wine shop that specializes in natural wines and a kiosk in burgeoning Downtown Brooklyn within DeKalb Market Hall where we offer our comfort food and a full retail butcher counter. All of these locations have the same mission, to offer well-priced, well-made food and drink that you can feel good about eating. Anna Castellani, Owner of Foragers Market in New York, New York

Glen's Garden Market

Glen’s Garden Market exists to make climate change progress – one bite at a time – by serving Good Food from Close By, and growing relationships with partners, who treat their land, their animals and their ingredients with respect.
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At Glen’s Garden Market, we provide a selection of the very best foods our region has to offer, and we truly elevate the experience of shopping for groceries. We seek out and develop relationships with small, local producers who are just starting out, as well as those at the top of their craft, who are creating Good Food from Close By. We grow their small businesses along with our own. To date, we’ve launched over 80 local food businesses, meaning we’ve given over six-dozen food entrepreneurs their very first chance to sell their products on our shelves. Of those, 45 are women-owned companies and 48 produce right here in the District! Danielle Vogel, Owner at Glen's Garden Market in Washington, D.C.

Good Earth Natural Foods

Organic to the Core Since 1969
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For nearly 50 years, Good Earth Natural Foods has been committed to offering our community the highest quality, organic food we can find. We believe that organic foods offer us the best opportunity to heal our bodies and the earth, which is why we work diligently to provide the largest selection of organics in Marin County. Never content to simply accept the status quo, we have always pushed the envelope and tried to encourage food growers and manufacturers to produce food of higher quality. We offer foods grown and prepared using a minimum of processing and no chemical pesticides or food additives. If we cannot meet this ideal with a certain food item, we get as close as we can, and make as much noise as we can to change it for the better. Al Baylacq and Mindee Jeffrey, Co-Owners of Good Earth Natural Foods in Mill Valley, California

Green Zebra Grocery

Green Zebra is Portland’s healthy and convenient corner grocer.
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Green Zebra Grocery is on a mission to increase access to healthy food. The brainchild of grocery vet Lisa Sedlar, Green Zebra opened its first store in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood in 2013. Since then, the company has worked with nearly 100 local nonprofits to support the community, and has brought a selection of locally sourced, delicious food to more Portlanders. Green Zebra opened its second store in the Lloyd District in April 2016, and our Portland State University Store opened in February 2017. Our next store, on SE Division in Portland is scheduled to open in early 2019. Lisa Sedlar, Founder and CEO at Green Zebra Grocery in Portland, Oregon

Healdsburg SHED

Award-winning market, café, fermentation bar, and community event space designed to celebrate good farming, good cooking, and good eating.
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Winner of a 2014 James Beard Award for restaurant design, SHED is a market, café, and community gathering space designed to bring us closer to the way we grow, prepare, and share our food. Our modern Grange reflects the best of our local farming culture, delivering a seasonally curated selection of workshops, wares, and freshly prepared foods to our guests. Cindy Daniel and Doug Lipton, Co-Owners of Healdsburg SHED in Healdsburg, California

Look's Market

South Dakota’s oldest registered business, Look’s Market has been a Sioux Falls institution. Family owned and run business for 135 years.
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At Look’s Market, our mission is to be an integral part of our neighborhood and to improve the enjoyment of food, beverage and community for our customers. Being a part of the Good Food Foundation has played a significant role in our ability to achieve and surpass that mission. Passing on the passion for product from small conscientious producers to our customers has been an incredible boost to our market and the surrounding food community. We could not be happier with this relationship with Good Food and will continue to support, promote and elevate deliciously produced food. Beau Vondra and Nick Heineman, Co-Owners at Look's Market in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Market Hall Foods

We seek to expand the pleasure and possibilities of cooking and eating while promoting the sustainability of traditional and quality foods and ingredients.
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Market Hall Foods has been sourcing and sharing the world’s best flavors for 30 years. Our family of businesses include Market Hall Foods in Oakland and Berkeley, California, markethallfoods.com, and the shops at Rockridge Market Hall in Oakland, where we are dedicated to finding ever more reasons to eat great food. From our local foodshed to gastronomic destinations abroad, we forage tirelessly, taste with gusto and build relationships with artisan producers to bring food lovers the finest specialty ingredients. We strive to be a valuable, dependable resource for our customers, telling the stories of our unique products and sharing advice, uses, recipes and techniques. Juliana Uruburu, Retail Director at Market Hall Foods and Wendy Robinson, Grocery Manager/Senior Buyer at Market Hall Foods in Oakland, California

Market of Choice

Employing more than 1,200 people and supporting thousands of farmers, ranchers and food and beverage producers throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
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Market of Choice is excited to be part of the Good Food Foundation. For 38 years, we’ve been passionate supporters of Oregon’s artisan-producer community. We believe small producers build strong communities through their sustainable practices and commitment to using high-quality ingredients, which leads to healthier, better-tasting and innovative products. Our relationship with the Good Food Foundation makes it possible for us to have an even greater impact. Partnering with like-minded thinkers and retailers creates an environment for idea sharing, dialogue and growth. We appreciate the opportunity to help artisan producers flourish and reach their fullest potential. John Boyle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Market of Choice in Eugene, Oregon

The Palace Market

Providing fine foods, local flavors, meaningful work and close partnerships to our neighbors near and far.
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For more than 40 years, the good people of Point Reyes Station have relied on the Palace Market for quality foods and provisions. Since then, we’ve been “discovered” by the rest of the world too. Today we’re the daily grocer for the ranch hand down the road, the sweet escape for the weary banking exec out for a quiet coastal weekend, and the go-to for every stripe of gourmet seeking the finest flavors northern California has to offer. One thing hasn’t changed: we’re still working hard to support our own community, by purchasing from other local businesses and families who make, grow, and forage some of the best food and beverages in the world. Brittany Hartwell, Manager at The Palace Market and Mary Rocca, Owner of The Place Market in Point Reyes Station, California

TASTE

The best lunch in eastern Virginia for 40 years! Plus specialty foods, locally-made goods, unique gifts, and incredible catering.
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Founded in 1973 in Virginia Beach, the family-owned tradition of TASTE continues today with eight specialty food stores throughout eastern Virginia. Each TASTE location is part specialty foods and gifts market and part upscale café offering made-to-order salads, sandwiches & soups; small-batch, from-scratch housemade prepared & packaged foods; craft beers and wine; and incredible catering. The TASTE Family of Businesses also includes culinary events, the TASTE.online marketplace, and Borjo Coffeehouse. All of these endeavors are united by our mission to Cultivate Community through the Good Life, and our core values as passionate, guest-focused, team players driven to excellence. Jon Pruden, Co-Owner and President at TASTE in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Woodstock Farmers Market

A very busy, crazy, year round market of fantastic food.
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We're really hard to describe—we serve our local community great food that ranges from take-out prepared dinners and lunches to regular stuff like milk and eggs to fresh organic produce and everything in between. Our vision for the Market has always been to make great food accessible to everyone. We all love food and love to cook but we're not snobby about it. In fact, we don't consider ourselves "gourmet," because it implies exclusivity, and we believe that anyone can create great food. What sets us apart is that we take this job of "bringing the food to the people" very seriously. We're concerned about the process: what we charge for our products, what ingredients we use, how clean we are, who our vendors and farmers are, where our fruits, vegetables and ingredients come from and how we treat each other and our guests. Patrick Crowl, Owner of Woodstock Farmers Market in Woodstock, Vermont

World Foods Portland

World Foods is a family-owned, specialty market in Portland, OR, bringing to life the passion for the best foods from near and far. With a commitment to inspire our community, we strive to capture tastes from around the world in a wholesome shopping experience.
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Established in 2004, World Foods Portland thrives in providing the hospitality and eating experiences found when traveling. From Greek honey to Japanese Yuzu, we source some of the best items the international and local community can offer. World Foods is excited to gain and provide such exposure to the Good Food Foundation. Through collaboration with the Good Food Retailers Collaborative we can bring together partnerships, ideas, and inspiration locally and internationally. This diversity of thought will foster an environment where both producers and retailers can achieve a higher potential of quality and creativity. We believe that food, community, and passion brings us together to make the world a better place. We are excited to make Good Food part of this journey. Joyce Attar, Director of Operations at World Foods Portland in Portland, Oregon

The Zingerman's Community of Businesses

A family of ten businesses all located in the Ann Arbor area.
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The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) reflects the novel strategy for business growth created by Zingerman’s Deli founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. Rather than replicating their deli through the franchise model, Paul and Ari instead chose to develop new, independent businesses, all rooted in our local community that work together as one organization. Each business is operated by one or more managing partners who share ownership and put their particular expertise to work in the day to day running of their business. Grace Singleton, Managing Partner at Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan