Tallahassee, Fl. -- A national food store chain will be opening up in our area this fall, and they should be selling a whole lot of local stuff, too.
Whole Foods Market hosted a local a local supplier fair Monday in Tallahassee. Twenty-two area businesses showed off their goods to representatives of the chain. Having their products potentially sold on Whole Foods shelves could mean a huge boost for some local companies.
"It means a whole lot, I mean this is what we work hard for, to have the brand exposure throughout the country or even locally in our local store, it makes a lot of difference," said Coton Colors C.E.O. Laura Johnson.
Whole Foods will open their 20th Florida location this Fall in Tallahassee on Thomasville road.
Press Release: Whole Foods Market
Tallahassee, Fla. – Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is hosting a Local Supplier Fair today (June 10) from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Today’s event, which is in partnership with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, will take place at Coton Colors Headquarters, located at 2718 Centerville Road in Tallahassee.
Coton Colors is a local designer and manufacturer of colorful, handcrafted pottery, creative giftware and seasonal décor inspired by the celebrations of life.
The Local Supplier Fair is a precursor to Whole Foods Market opening a store in Tallahassee this fall – its 20th in Florida.
At the heart of Whole Foods Market’s philosophy is to seek out and support local suppliers and farmers in the communities they serve.
Dozens of local suppliers will have the opportunity to learn about Whole Foods Market’s Quality Standards and the process by which to submit their products for consideration. Representatives from Whole Foods Market’s regional office will be available to meet with local suppliers and answer questions. While in the area, company representatives will also be visiting Tallahassee-area farms and seafood suppliers in the Gulf.