Sustainable Food Trade Association
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Who We Are

WhoWeAreThe Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit trade association that engages with the organic food trade and farms to define and drive 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 differentiate their business and communicate practices with impact and integrity.



SponsorsSFTA relies on our sponsors’ support to help us go above and beyond our budgeted goals. Your sponsorship provides increased support for vital projects while raising the visibility of your sustainability leadership.


  • New streamlined SFTA Reporting Form and Dashboard Metrics! Training Dec. 9. Thanks to students in the Clinton Global Initiative, SFTA now has a vastly streamlined reporting format and improved Metrics Workbook. In addition, we’ve added an automated dashboard to summarize key quantitative workbook metrics. Changes make reporting much faster and easier to understand and use. SFTA members can click here for more information, or sign up for our free member-only webinar training December 9 at 11 a.m. PT.
    See You at ORGANICOLOGY!
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  • Register Now! Co-Organized by SFTA, Organicology is a premier organic and sustainable agriculture conference, just three months away 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.’