Become a Retail Partner

Are you a northeast grocery store, co-op, institutional cafeteria, or restaurant selling/using organic dairy products? Join the growing list of retail leaders standing together to increase demand for products produced by our outstanding regional family farms.

Retail Partners leading the way toward a resilient food economy include:

  • Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA)
  • Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA)
  • Sodexo Dining Services
  • Influential restaurateurs Chef Dan Barber at Blue Hill Stone Barns and Chef Tom Colicchio of Craft New York
  • The list is growing

Opportunity

The Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership provides a unique opportunity for retailers and institutional buyers. You can become heroes by creating market stability for our region’s farmers, ensuring their lasting success for generations to come.

Becoming a Retail Partner is Simple

There are only two commitments for retailers.

  1. Purchase products from at least one of the 35+ Partner Brands, and
  2. Use your best efforts to increase purchases from the Partner Brands in 2022 vs. the amount purchased in 2021. This increase boosts the local demand for regionally produced products and will help save our at-risk farms before their contracts end in February 2023.

That’s it! It’s that simple.

Partnership Press

The Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership launch gained over 287 million media impressions in its first week and was picked up extensively by the local and national press. We are excited to share the story of each retailer who joins our Partnership via additional press releases, local press events, and social media. We take care of the outreach and publicity.

License to use the Official Partnership Seal

The Partnership logo is trademarked, and a simple licensing agreement protects our Retail Partners against misuse of the label by non-licensed entities. It creates label credibility by asking for an official declaration of the retailer’s commitment. The agreement is a good-faith effort that does not include fees, royalties, or penalties with participation. Upon licensure, you’ll receive a promotional toolkit with everything you need to advertise your involvement to your customers.

Why Organic Family Farms Matter

There are countless ways in which local organic farms benefit our communities, including building healthy soil, minimizing the use of harmful chemicals, raising healthier livestock and products, carbon sequestration, and circulating farm income 1.9 times into the local economy. Read more here.

FAQ

Questions? We have answers. More questions? Send us an email.

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Donate

The Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership is an educational project affiliated with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, a 501(c)3 Charitable Non-Profit Organization. Our efforts to educate and build a region-wide commitment to helping to keep the northeast’s organic family farmers financially supported and viable depends completely on the generosity of our donors. All donations are tax deductible. Please donate whatever you can by clicking the button below.