Become a Maker

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Are you a small, independent farmer or food producer helping create a more sustainable and independent food system? We're a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and our mission is to help small, family run businesses like yours.

The Foodocracy store is the first fair trade independent food marketplace. It provides small, independent farms and family run businesses with fair income opportunities so that they can support local food systems, sustainable agriculture and pay fair wages for their workers.

100% of Foodocracy's proceeds are re-invested in small farms and family owned businesses that support an independent food system. With each sale we are able to work with more farmers and makers.

How It Works

  1. We work directly with small, independent farms and makers that are producing and growing food sustainably. We don't work with distributors because we want you to get the highest possible price without middlemen. We serve as a model for how a truly independent food system can work and our hope is that other for-profit stores will follow in our footsteps.
  2. We pay a fair price up front before you ship.
  3. We pay for your goods to be shipped to us.
  4. We tell their story and market their products. No advertising fees, slotting fees, warehouse fees, guarantees or charge backs for returned or unused product. Nothing, Nada, Zip.
  5. We sell your product and ship it to customers across the nation.
  6. The profit covers our overhead to run the store and allows us to invest in more farms like yours and support programs like the Farm Fund and educational events. 

Who Is Eligible To Be Sold In The Store?

If you would like to be added to the store you must be a small, independent food business in the US ethically sourcing your ingredients and contributing to a more independent and sustainable food system. We can only accept shelf stable products with a 12 month or more shelf life at this time. Please do not send samples to us. 

Again, we work directly with farmers and makers so we will not be taking calls from sales agents or distributors. 

We rotate the products and makers in the store periodically so that we can help more makers but we are limited by how much we can take on at one time. We are currently looking for more farmers growing heirloom beans and grains. Other products are on a wait list to be added as we have availability. 

Other Resources

Access to the store is just one of the ways we help the independent food system. Get involved and take advantage of our many programs here to help.

The Good Food Collaborative

COMING SOON For the past 3 years we've been working on creating an online hub for Chefs, Makers and Small Independent grocers to connect with local farms that are supporting sustainable agriculture and biodiversity in our food system. The Good Food Collaborative will be launching in the fall/winter of 2023! 

The Farm Fund

Foodocracy created the Farm Fund to provide direct relief to small, family-owned farms prioritizing Women and BIPOC farmers. In 2022 we provided 3 small, independent farms with micro grants made possible through generous donations and proceeds from the Heirloom Bean and Grain Club. Read more about the Farm Fund Grantand the 2022 awardees. 



We've created a closed Facebook Group for food entrepreneurs to collaborate, learn and grow our businesses together. We host webinars and outreach efforts to help makers like you compete with big food. Hungry for more? Signup for our Makers List now.




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