Have a product you want to get to market?
Join the New Seasons Market Local Finds Program.
Since we opened our doors in 2000, we’ve been dedicated to helping small local vendors bring their product to market. Our Local Finds program makes it easy for small-scale local vendors—whether they are just getting started or have been around for awhile—to submit a product and help prepare it for shoppers. Members get tailored support, with everything from packaging and FDA approvals to marketing. To date, our Local Finds products run the gamut—from gluten-free muffins and kimchi to cycling hats—adding to the already thousands of local items available at New Seasons Market.
- 1. Download and read our New Vendor Guildelines.
- 2. Fill out a New Vendor Profile Form, then a Product Setup Form.
- 3. Send in your forms via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You'll hear from us within one week.
- Please note: if you submit your initial forms via e-mail, samples of the product must be received to complete the review process.
- 1. Download and read our New Vendor Guildelines—then fill out a Product Setup Form, and, if applicable, a New Vendor Profile Form.
- 2. Pick up a Local Finds Program box at the Solutions Counter of any New Seasons Market store.
- 3. Hand your Local Finds Program box, containing your product(s) and form(s), to a Solutions Counter staff member at any of our stores.
- You'll hear from us within one week. Need more information? Email us at: email@example.com.
“Before my mom and dad started the business,” says Lucy De Leon, manager of Salsas Locas, “our family did agricultural work—we traveled through every state but Florida.” It wasn’t until the family came to Portland, however, that the De Leon children told their parents that they felt they’d found their home. Lucy’s mother, Francisca, had always made salsas and tamales to sell in the evenings, but now the family made it their main business. Fifteen years later, their loyal customers are glad they did: the De Leons and their Salsas Locas brand are known throughout the city for their fresh local fare—especially the original Salsa Loca, a recipe from Lucy’s grandmother that uses fresh lettuce to achieve a bright green color and a bright, summery flavor to match.
Cheese lovers, rejoice! Creator Susan Hall puts a Pacific Northwest spin on the popular southern tradition of cheese straws. “Chedz started as a snack I would make for my family and friends. They loved it and kept asking for more,” says Hall, who hand-makes her product in Portland, Oregon. Now available in most New Seasons Markets, Chedz have become so popular that they’ve recently introduced a gluten-free flavor. Prepare yourself—with Chedz, it’s love at first bite.
Try Chedz during an in-store demo: 9/12/2014, 2-5PM, All Stores
Every one of QUIN’s recipes originate with owner and chief candy maker Jami Curl. From gumdrops and caramels to marshmallows and lollipops, QUIN’s Southwest Portland candy kitchen is busy churning out Curl’s creations. She sources high-quality Northwest ingredients from seasonal fruit to local salt for her famous sea-salt caramels. Try them and discover how handmade candy tastes a little sweeter than the rest.
Try Quin Candy during an in-store demo: 8/1/2014, 2-5PM, All Stores
Howling Sun Sauces
Father-and-son team Gary and Devin Fleenor have a shared love of spicy sauce. Howling Sun Sauces are the two’s answer to the need for a condiment with uniquely Northwest spirit—in three gluten-free flavors, of course—perfect for grilling, barbecuing and baking your favorite eats.
Try Howling Sun Sauces during an in-store demo: 8/15/2014, 2-5PM, All Stores
Sisters Fruit Company
Sisters Hannah and Heidi Smith are all about choosing a healthy lifestyle—which includes nibbling on treats that are both delicious and nutritious. Their solution? Apple chips: a delicately crisp and sweet snack made from freshly sliced Red Delicious apples from the Pacific Northwest.
Try Sisters Apple Chips during an in-store demo: 8/29/2014, 2-5PM, All Stores
Melissa Berry was studying to become a Naturopathic Physician when she began experimenting in her kitchen, making dairy-free chocolate truffles as gifts for her vegan mother. After an unexpected first-place prize in the Northwest Chocolate Festival, Melissa turned Missionary Chocolates into a full-fledged business. Her goal? To fund an integrated healing center through allergy-friendly chocolate—a delicious mission we’re more than happy to support.
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Golden Brew Tea
It’s a simple idea that’s been a long time coming: a locally brewed iced tea sweetened only with pure local honey. The inspiration? Founder Danny Sheller was dissatisfied with the current iced tea offerings: “Almost all of the companies are owned by large corporations, use refined sugars, low grade teas and additives. I wanted to create a really pure iced tea, using the best whole leaf teas and purest ingredients.” His whole-leaf iced teas are perfect for hot days in the shade of big trees, or warm nights on the porch with friends.
Before Randi Nash’s small-batch granola was ready for market, it had to meet the approval of a rigorous new product committee—her four kids! And it did, with flying colors. She brings an artist’s passion to her granola: “What better place than Portland—land of free thinkers, tree huggers and honeybee raisers—for Gypsy Crunch to call home.” Packed with nutrient-dense nuts, seeds, and fruits, Randi’s granola is the healthy star of her breakfast table. Plus, it’s always made with gluten-free, all-natural and non-GMO ingredients.
Red Duck Ketchup
Founders Kurt Barajas, Karen Bonner, Shannon Oliver, and Jessica Zutz Hillbert met as MBA students at the University of Oregon. When their travels abroad to Belgium, Germany and Hong Kong led them to creative and unusual versions of their favorite childhood condiment, they decided to take on the kicked-up ketchup challenge back in Oregon. By infusing high-quality organic ingredients with inventive tastes, they launched Red Duck Foods with an inspired line of ketchup in flavors like classic, spicy and curry.
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Thank you for your parternship! Below are some common forms that our current vendors request. Please download and submit as instructed on each form.
For our Beer & Wine vendors only:
New vendors are those who've never sold to us before.
We give priority to Northwest vendors, via our Local Finds program.
1. Download and read our Vendor Guidelines.
3. Email your forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll hear from us within one week. Thanks!
Please note: if you submit your initial forms via e-mail, samples of the product must be received to complete the review process.