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Resources to know: gourmet

Have questions about marketing gourmet chocolate? Want to learn more about how to stock up on specialty foods? Take a look through our resources list to find out & more.

Joan Steuer, President of Chocolate Marketing,LLC
Phone: 310.441.2462

Massachusetts Specialty Food Association, Groton, Mass.
MSFA provides education, networking and peer support, sales and marketing opportunities, publicity and technical assistance for their members and their customers.

National Association of Specialty Food Trade
NASFT includes domestic and foreign manufacturers, importers, distributors, brokers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers and others in the specialty foods business. It brings the industry together with events, business opportunities, education and awards that further its goal of expanding the specialty food industry.

North American Truffle Growers Association
NATGA offers membership to all new and current truffle growers in North America and holds an annual meeting.

Northwest Specialty Foods Association, Portland, Ore.
NWSFA is an education program of Agriculture Council Northwest that is a collaboration of businesses that produce an assortment of specialty and gourmet foods that are grown, caught, or made in the Pacific Northwest.

South Carolina Specialty Food Association, Columbia, S.C.
SCSFA is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting the best specialty food products available in the Palmetto state.

Tennessee Specialty Food Association
TSFA provides education, networking and peer support, sales and marketing opportunities, publicity and technical assistance for its members.

The Connecticut Food Trail, Farmington, Conn.
CT Food Trail’s goal is to provide customers with direct access to the flavors Connecticut has to offer through its specialty food brands.

Vermont Specialty Food Association, Rutland, Vt.
VSFA is a network of Vermont food producers who wish to promote Vermont’s specialty foods and help support family farms and agritourism.

Wisconsin Specialty Cheese Association, Delavan, Wis.
WSCA is a nonprofit organization that has grown to include some 40 cheesemaker-member companies. They range from artisanal farmstead operations with limited production to larger corporations whose products are sold to top retailers and chefs nationwide.

Bon Appétit, Los Angeles
Bon Appétit is a gourmet food magazine including recipes, tips and menu ideas.

Fine Cooking Magazine, Newton, Conn.
Fine Cooking Magazine provides information and insight about the gourmet food world.

Food Match Inc., New York City
FoodMatch is a producer of Mediterranean foods, specializing in bulk and retail olives and antipasti.

Gourmet Food PR is a boutique PR firm dedicated to companies in the gourmet and specialty food industry.

Leapfrog, Charleston, S.C.
Leapfrog is a boutique public relations and marketing firm specializing in “lifestyle” related businesses – from specialty food products, dining and fashion to real estate and design.

SaltWorks, Woodenville, Wash.
SaltWorks offers premium gourmet sea salts and bath salts.

Specialty Food Magazine
Specialty Food Magazine
is the publication of National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.

Sterling-Rice Group, Boulder, Colo.
SRG is public relations firm representing many food and beverage companies.

The MacKenzie Agency, Santa Rosa, Calif. & New York City
MacKenzie Agency public relations provides marketing communications to the U.S. and international food and beverage marketplace.

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