Sustainers & Supporters
United in support of great American food crafters and a thriving independent retail landscape
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.
|Supporter Benefits||Sustainer Benefits||Collaborative Benefits|
|Good Food Awards||1 Awards Ceremony ticket ($165 Value)||2 Awards Ceremony tickets ($330 Value)||Present Winners On Stage at Awards Ceremony|
|Supporter Level Logo placement||Sustainer Level Logo placement||Collaborative Level Logo placement|
|Opportunity to judge||Opportunity to judge|
|Advance access to the list of Awards Winners & Finalists|
|Mention in press releases to 6,000 journalists|
|Good Food Mercantile||1 ticket to each Mercantile (3/year), $105 value||2 tickets to each Mercantile (3/year), $210 value||Unlimited tickets to each Mercantile for staff|
|Discounted tickets to share with peers|
|Merchants Summit (Launching 2019)||1 ticket||2 tickets||Unlimited tickets for staff|
|Additional Benefits||Listing on Good Food Foundation website||Listing & logo on Good Food Foundation website||Attend day-long annual retreat|
|Ad in 1 Good Food Awards bi-monthly newsletter (c. 5000) or Good Food Guild bi-monthly newsletter (c. 500 good food businesses)||Ad space in 1 Good Food Awards newsletter (c. 5000) and 1 Good Food Guild newsletter (c. 500 Good Food Businesses)|
|Observe a meeting of the Collaborative||Lead in strengthening the role of independent retailers in the food movement|
|Inclusion in an online forum for Collaborative Members to get advice and insight from each other.|
|Inclusion in Good Food Foundation press releases|
|Profile and photo on the Good Food Foundation website|
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.
Next year, the inaugural Good Food Merchants’ Summit will take place for Merchants Alliance members and others interested in getting involved. Planned to coincide with the weekend of the Traveling Mercantile each Spring, the Summit will draw on the deep expertise of Collaborative Members like Zingerman’s and Market Hall Foods and create a space to learn, connect, and inspire.
Check back for more information.