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Sustainers & Supporters

United in support of great American food crafters and a thriving independent retail landscape

Why you should join...

Supporters and Sustainers of the Good Food Merchants Alliance are united in the idea that together we are greater than the sum of our parts. This community was founded to answer the call the Foundation heard from outstanding, smaller and younger retailers who are deeply committed to the crafters we work with and want to show their support.

Whereas Collaborative members at the top membership level of the Merchants Alliance commit to a deep investment of time and resources with many benefits in terms of building relationships with other grocers, this community was founded for independent retailers of all sizes and resources to start to become more involved.

We are excited to expand our community to welcome even more independent retailers from all over the country to join our movement and expand access to tasty, authentic and responsible food and drink, and hope that invite Supporters and Sustainers may eventually choose to join the Collaborative.


Based in Austin, Texas, we aim to partner with artisans who manage their lands sustainably and regeneratively, care for their herds humanely, source raw materials ethically, and lead their businesses and teams to do better – in turn, allowing us to do the same and give back to our community.

We believe from tree to table and traceability in all of our oils and vinegars. We provide the chemistry, organoleptic profiles of each of our products, ingredient and nutritional information, and harvest dates. All of our products are sourced from honest producers who care for the land, the trees, groves, their teams and the environment. If we can’t provide this, we don’t source it!


Specialty food grocer, Family owned and operated since 1948

We love supporting the American cheesemaker, as well as other artisan food producers nationwide and smaller production of traditional cheese worldwide. We forge relationships with small farms, cheesemakers, importers, and distributors to bring you the finest cheese and specialty foods available. Our goal is to curate the best examples of classic European cheeses we can find and the most delicious New World cheeses being made today. The cheese has to be delicious, but equally important it must be made in traditional ways and honor the animals, the land, and the people who work it.

Sickles Market is a purveyor of specialty food, plants & gifts.

Real Food Company strives to provide local and clean ingredient foods to the Russian Hill community.

St. Kilians is a gourmet grocer & specialty cheese shop stocking select imported goods, including jams & cured meats.


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