New Seasons Market Calls For Local Vendors

May 23, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Calling all condiment creators, candle makers, chocolatiers, and card artists! New Seasons Market is looking for local makers just getting started and established producers to register for one-on-one meetings with New Seasons Market buyers.

The vendor fair is an opportunity to pitch locally produced food, homegoods, floral, gifts, and body care products to get on shelf at New Seasons’ Mercer Island location slated to open this fall.

A champion of emerging businesses and the regional food economy, New Seasons is seeking new relationships with Puget Sound producers. Local products are celebrated at New Seasons, clearly marked throughout the store and promoted through sampling and marketing events.

Beyond the shelf, New Seasons offers its local producers the mentoring, specialized care, and attention they need to grow their businesses and realize their entrepreneurial visions.

WHO:  Small-scale food producers, craftspeople, greeting card artists, growers, ranchers, and fishers are invited to register for one-on-one meetings with New Seasons buyers.

REGISTER:  Prospective vendors can sign-up for a meeting with a New Seasons Market buyer at: beginning May 23.

WHAT:  New Seasons Vendor Fair, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10 am – 2 pm

WHERE:  Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA

About New Seasons Market:

New Seasons Market is a West Coast neighborhood grocer with a people-first culture that builds and sustains relationships for the greater good. A champion of the regional food economy, it partners with farmers, ranchers and producers to deliver the best of the region and pairs local, organic favorites with grocery classics to offer customers choice, value and flexibility. The world’s first certified B Corp grocery store using the power of business for good, New Seasons started with a single store in Portland, Ore., in 2000 when three families and 50 friends united over shared values. Together with its 3,300 plus welcoming staff members, New Seasons offers a unique retail experience in which communities come together to realize the potential of a healthy, sustainable food system. New Seasons has 19 neighborhood stores in Washington, Oregon and California, as well as five New Leaf Community Market locations in Northern California, and commits 10 percent of its after-tax profits back to the communities it serves.

Photo Credit: New Seasons Market