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

Application Process

We are in the process of updating our application process. The new application will be live in February. In the meantime get in touch with us at hello@betterfoodtraders.org.

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 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 #1

MISSION DRIVEN, TRADING FOR SOCIAL PURPOSE, NOT TO MAXIMISE PROFIT

Principle #2

BUILDING SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY, TRUST AND COOPERATION

Principle #4

TRADING FAIRLY

Principle #5

CHAMPIONING ECOLOGICAL FARMING AND FOOD PRODUCTION

Principle #6

PROMOTING A DIET THAT IS GOOD FOR BOTH PEOPLE AND PLANET

Principle #7

DISTRIBUTING FOOD IN A LOW-CARBON, LOW-IMPACT WAY

Principle #8

BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY IN SUPPORT OF OUR WORK

Principle #9

STRIVING TO CHANGE THE BIG PICTURE