Become a Better Food Trader

A Better Food Trader is a food business trading for social purpose, not to maximise profit. This is a community of thriving enterprises, deeply connected to their customers using innovative ways to distribute and supply healthy and sustainably produced food.

Becoming a Better Food Trader gives your business a leg up, offering access to learning and development, experienced mentors in your field and surrounding you with a community of inspiring leaders in the sustainable food sector.

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Read our vision for a resilient food system

Membership application guidelines

Application Process

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START YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Complete the membership application .  Unsure about the applications process? Contact us

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ASSESSMENT

Your application will be assessed, and if your business is eligible we’ll invite you to the network space and send details of other membership benefits.

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ACCREDITATION

Once you are a member, we strongly encourage you to apply for Better Food Trader Accreditation. You will receive a link to the accreditation application and more information about that process. 

Benefits

By working collectively we will not only make a positive difference to our individual organisations but we will also be able to offer a real alternative to people seeking to address the climate crisis through changing their food choices.

– You stop reinventing the wheel. You have access to an online forum where you can exchange ideas, solutions and share resources with other like-minded organisations

– You have access to free and subsidised advice and training

– You become part of a nationwide moment that provides a real alternative to the current environmentally damaging food system. We collect information from all our members, which we use to demonstrate our collective impact to customers, funders and policymakers

– Your customers will get the sense of being part of something bigger

– and it’s free to join for the first 50 organisations

What we expect from a Better Food Trader

Principle #2

Transparency, Trust and cooperation throughout the food chain.

Principle #3

Sourcing food sustainably using 'food zones' as a framework

Principle #4

Trading fairly

Principle #5

Championing ecological farming and food production

Principle #6

Promoting ways of eating that are good for both people and planet

Principle #7

Operating in a low carbon way

Principle #8

Building a strong community

Principle #9

Striving to change the bigger picture