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.
“We took everything we had learned from more than a decade of helping local cooks, crafters and farmers, and developed the Local Finds program,” said Chris Tjersland, New Seasons Market’s private brands development manager, in a release.
“While we are thrilled to have so many local products on our shelves, the Local Finds program is about more than that. It’s designed to work with vendors so that they get the right help at the right time so that they can grow sustainably. It’s about helping local entrepreneurs—whether they are growing pears or making cookies—succeed at a pace that’s right for them.”