Posted on March 16, 2016
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.
Posted on February 23, 2016
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.
Posted on February 8, 2016
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 7x7.com.
Posted on December 29, 2015
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.
Posted on December 16, 2015
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...
Posted on September 30, 2015
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...
Posted on September 30, 2015
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.
Posted on September 22, 2015
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...
Posted on September 10, 2015
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...
Posted on September 9, 2015
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.