NEW YORK (Nov. 20, 2013) – The Specialty Food Association is pleased to announce that 152 companies have been accepted for membership, including makers of ghost chili sea salt, bacon brittle, burrata and lavender martini mocktails.
Among the new members are Blis Caviar, Grand Rapids, Mich., maker of flavor-infused wild domestic caviar; Califia Farms, Pasadena, Calif., producer of cold brewed coffee, almond milk and citrus juice, and Caveman Bakery, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., producer of gluten-free cookies.
“These companies represent the craft, care and joy that is fueling today’s specialty food industry,” says Ann Daw, president of the Specialty Food Association. “We look forward to helping them build their business and bring their distinctive foods to a wider market.”
For the full list of new members, click here.
The Association, established in 1952, provides tools, knowledge and connections to help its members build, grow and sustain successful specialty food businesses in an always-evolving marketplace. The not-for-profit association has more than 3,000 members across the U.S. and abroad.
To become a member, a company must pass a review of its products and business history by the Association’s admissions committee, a panel of food manufacturers, distributors and retailers. The board of directors votes quarterly on the committee’s recommendations.
Membership benefits include the opportunity to exhibit at the Association’s Fancy Food Shows, exclusive access to in-depth industry research, workshops and seminars on best business practices, mentoring, and regional networking events. Only Association members may participate in the sofi™ Awards honoring the year’s outstanding specialty foods, and its Leadership Awards honoring individuals who are making a difference in the industry and beyond. To learn more about membership, click here.
About the Specialty Food Association
The Specialty Food Association (formerly the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc.) is a not-for-profit trade association for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs established in 1952 in New York City to foster commerce and interest in the specialty food industry. Today there are more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. The Specialty Food Association operates the Summer and Winter Fancy Food Shows and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. For more information on the association, go to specialtyfood.com.