Tiffany and I are thrilled to announce that RogersMade has been selected as a 2016 inductee into the Good Food Merchants Guild!
So, what is the Good Food Merchants Guild? I'm glad you asked! The guild was founded in 2012 as a way to bring together artisan food producers under a set of guidelines and standards that highlight their use of sustainable ingredients and practices in the manufacturing of their gourmet food products.
In their own words:
"We believe Good Food is made with real ingredients, local wherever possible, and respect amongst the people whose work goes into creating it. The criteria for each category was developed originally for the Good Food Awards, by a diverse committee of leaders in the field who are pushing the envelope towards greater craftsmanship, as well as social and environmental sustainability. They, like us, believe that Good Food is made with good animal husbandry and without the use of artificial ingredients, hormones, synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer or genetically modified ingredients. The Good Food Merchants Guild eligibility criteria reflects these beliefs, yet also acknowledges that each industry is at a different point in the journey towards “perfect” sustainability, both environmental and social. " (source)
Since Tiffany and I jumped into food production with Pure Sodaworks in 2011, we have dedicated ourselves to using only the best real ingredients that are available to us in order to craft our original food products. Whether that be apple cider purchased from an orchard 30 minutes away, fresh local produce, honey from regional apiaries, or certified organic herbs and spices purchased from reputable suppliers, we work hard to ensure that only the best and most sustainable ingredients are used in every single bottle of honey, soda, or syrup that we make.
Thank you to the Good Food Merchants Guild for honoring us with induction into your organization and for setting the bar high for food producers in the USA!