Hello, New York! The Good Food Mercantile is coming!

Seedlings Products is proud to announce the launch of their first Good Food Mercantile on the East Coast.  This one-day event is schedule to take place on June 27, 2015 (one day before the Summer Fancy Food Show) from 12-5pm, at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Neighborhood. Unlike traditional trade shows, Good Food Mercantile is a different kind of gathering open only to past Good Food winners and finalists, and members of the Good Food Guide. This event is designed for food crafters to connect with retailers that value taste, authenticity and use sustainable practices, in an intimate setting. Food crafters and retailers, who attended previous Good Food Mercantile events, love it because they are able to spark conversations with business that share similar values and develop lasting partnerships. With space limited to 95 Good Food producers; make sure to reserve your space by May 8, 2015.  Interested crafters can register here:http://bit.ly/1G5frOi

All photography by Gamma Nine. 

Good Food Mercantile

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Upcoming Events
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Conserving Water

DPEM is always pursuant of sustainable best practices and with the substantial water reductions across California, we are strategizing ways we can help conserve water. DPEM employees are mindful of the amounts of water we use throughout the day, and we try our best not to waste any single drop

Here are simple and easy tips we are implementing in our office:

- Instead of purchasing plants that require high amounts of water, think about buying xeric plants like air plants and succulents as they require less water and are easier to maintain.
- Scrape your dishes with a fork or spoon instead of rinsing them with water. We save from 1 to 3 gallons of water each time.
- Rather than throwing away the melting ice cubes in your drink, use that to water plants around the office.

We’re curious, what are you doing to help conserve water?

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Photo of water station from DPEM’s event Slow Food Nation.

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Tips of the Trade
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Vote Now! 7×7 Vanguard Award

We are delighted to share that our sister company Seedling Projects, Founder and Director, Sarah Weiner is nominated for a 7×7 Vanguard Award. Recognizing individuals around the Bay Area for making a positive difference in their communities, Sarah is nominated for paving the way for the good food movement across the Bay Area and the country through her creation the Good Food Awards. Since 2011, she has brought together a nationally renowned group of food producers, food writers, grocers, farmers, and chefs, honoring those who make food that is delicious, authentic and responsibly produced. In the last 4 years Sarah has made major strides, uniting small food producers nationwide with the Good Merchants Guild and reinventing the food trade show with the Good Food Mercantile, to lay a path for small business owners to flourish.

Voting ends April 13, 2015 – you can place your vote here, and vote as many times as you want!

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Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Awards
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