Sustainable Food Trade Association
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Who We Are

WhoWeAre Our mission is to build the capacity of the organic food trade to transition to sustainable business models. SFTA serves as a hub for businesses to learn, improve performance, communicate results, share common metrics and best practices. Thus, defining and driving excellence in environmentally sound, socially just business practices using a systems-based approach.


Benefits of Membership

MemberBenefitsSustainable Food Trade Association membership provides companies with support and resources to integrate sustainability knowledge and practices in their operations. These efforts help members achieve their sustainability goals and differentiate their business.



SponsorsSFTA relies on sponsor support to help us to advocate for the adoption of sustainable business practices within the organic trade and in government policy. Your sponsorship provides increased support for vital projects while raising your visibility and leadership.


Register today!

    • Register Now! Co-Organized by SFTA, Organicology is a premier organic and sustainable agriculture conference, from February 5-7, 2015 at the Hilton, in downtown Portland, OR. With full-day intensive learning sessions, 2 days of workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, and lively social events, you will definitely expand both your knowledge and network!
    • SFTA Annual Member Meeting – Save the Date! Please plan to attend the SFTA Annual Member Meeting, February 4, 2015 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, OR. It will be followed by the Organicology conference kick-off reception.
    • Attend SFTA’s Full-day Sustainability Intensive! Attend SFTA’s fascinating intensive learning seminar “Sustainability for the Long Term: Building Renewable Systems through Business Strategy”, Thursday, February 5. Learn the theory, tools, and people skills to successfully plan and implement a comprehensive company sustainability strategy. Speakers include representatives from Nature’s Path, Hirshberg Strategic, Portland Consulting Group, and Good Company. Register here.

Note: SFTA also will lead the workshops ‘Sustainability in Practice,’ ‘Food Justice: Moving the Needle,’ and ‘Partnering for Change.’

  • SFTA Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions Webinar February 19. Want to understand more about how climate change impacts your company and the food you eat? Or about the power that lies within business to make lasting policy solutions to these impacts – and even benefit from legislative incentives? Join us for our “Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions” webinar Thursday, February 19th at 2 p.m. PT, and listen to speakers from Oxfam and Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) discuss these topics and more! Register here.