INFRA Member Inducted into Hall of Legends

Last week at EXPO West, Debra Stark, founder and co-owner of Debra's Natural Gourmet was inducted into New Hope Network's "Hall of Legends", honoring individuals who have made a lasting impact on the natural and organic industry. Read the whole story on New Hope's Website.

INFRA Member to Grow Own Produce

Pilgrim's Market in Coeur d’Alene, ID was highlighted in the Spokane Journal of Business for plans to grow fruits and vegetables in a vacant lot in the city. Owner Joe Hamilton gained city approval for the first market garden on land zoned for residential use in Coeur d’Alene. To read more, visit the Spokane Journal of Business article.

INFRA Member Named One of the Best Small Companies in America

INFRA Member Bi-Rite Market was named One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America by Forbes Magazine, celebrating Bi-Rite's employee benefits, innovations, and community involvement. The grocery was highlighted in this article in 

Abby's Health and Nutrition Opens Organic Community Farm

An article in Natural Food Merchandiser features INFRA member Abby's Health and Nutrition, who is finishing work on an organic farm. The farm features a hoop house, hydroponic gardens, and tower gardens, and will focus on educating the community on health and sustainability through organics.

INFRA Stores Lead Non-GMO Endcap Contest

The Non-GMO Project announced winners of an endcap contest for the 2015 Non-GMO Month. Retailers across North America competed with their best merchandising efforts, and four of the five winners chosen by the Non-GMO Project were INFRA Members. Congratulations to Bare Essentials Natural Market in Boone, NC; Good Earth Natural Foods in Fairfax, CA; Papaya’s...

2015 Indie Awards Now Accepting Nominations!

For the fifth year in a row, Independent We Stand hosts the Independent Small Business of the Year Award - "The Indie Awards." The Indie Awards aims to recognize locally-owned businesses and all they do for their communities and their customers. This year, the winner of the Indie Awards will receive a prize package valued at $10,000. Any locally-owned and...

INFRA Members Host Fall Share Groups

INFRA Members will be collaborating in Share Groups across the country to collaborate around shared interests this October. Members host their peers each spring and fall to support each other and work together within INFRA programs.  

Mountain Valley Foods Honored in Family Business Day

INFRA member Mountain Valley Foods of Kalispell will be among seven businesses based in Montana to receive Family Business Day awards at the 2015 Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day, on Friday, Oct. 23 in Bozeman, MT. Mountain Valley Foods will be honored in the small business...

Retailers of the Year: Four INFRA Members Nominated!

This week, an INFRA member was nominated for each of Natural Food Merchandiser's Retailer of the Year Awards. Congratulations to these four members! LifeSource Natural Foods was nominated for Sustainability, Kimberton Whole Foods was nominated for Community Engagement, Good Harvest Market was nominated for Best New Store, and Local Foods was nominated for...

SFTA and B Lab Offer Sustainability Impact Tool for Organic Companies

The Sustainable Food Trade Association and B Lab have partnered to create a "Quick Impact Assessment," 30 questions that will give organic companies an overview of who they are from a sustainability perspective and be able to compare themselves against other like companies. See the full press release here.