Grow Your Food Business

You have the seed of a good business idea—
we have the expertise to grow it from the ground up.

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Creating Success for Food & Beverage Brands

Founded by Andrea Gray-Grant, Good to Grow is a team of food industry experts and business educators who create success for food and beverage brands. We provide business coachingGrow Your Food Business workshopsSprout Series learning cohort, and signature events From The Ground Up Trade Show and Pitch & Plate.

We believe a food-secure, sustainable future starts with local first.

1-on-1 Business Coaching

We coach your business from seed to success and every stage in between using our stages of growth approach to business development.

One-day Workshop

The Grow Your Food Business workshop is an essential first step to learning key business metrics and growing your business to success.

Sprout Series

The 7-part workshop series prepares businesses to sell to multiple market channels and connects participants to a learning cohort of emerging business owners.

FTGU Trade Show

From The Ground Up Trade Show features new, innovative 100% B.C. food and beverage brands and connects food industry buyers and professionals with emerging brands.

FTGU Conference

From The Ground Up Conference features a full-day of interactive panel discussions that focus on how to successfully expand a growing food and beverage business.

Pitch & Plate

Pitch & Plate provides a platform for B.C. institutional food service organizations to learn about and connect with local food and beverage producers and processors.

If you’re asking: how do I grow from here? This is it. With us, you’re Good to Grow.

We offer a stages-of-growth approach to growing your food or beverage business from an idea to success—and every stage in between.

Seed Stage

You’re a start-up, and you need to create a solid business plan for that seed of an idea. Whether the seed’s in the ground already, or not quite ready to plant, we’ll help you define and grow your business.

Sprout Stage

The product and plan are in place, and your business is sprouting. Don’t let packaging and distribution issues cause your business to wilt. We’ll help your brand emerge to market successfully.

Growth Stage

Your business is expanding and sales are blossoming. Now is the time to talk long-term finance, operations, and multiple market channels, and guess what? We’ve been there. We know exactly how to guide your business to sunshine and sales.

We love local and we love what we do.

The people behind the brands that work with Good to Grow say some very nice words about us. However, we are the lucky ones every day that we get to work with incredible, innovative, passionate processors and creatives behind the best food and beverage brands.

Through coaching, workshops, and signature events, we’ve helped hundreds of food businesses craft their dreams into sales success.

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“What a great conference today by Good to Grow and an inspiring end to the Sprout Series cohort! Good to Grow is a small and mighty team who know how to make events like the conference amazing. There was an incredibly generous group of speakers who inspired and gave great advice.”
Steevi McNeely
Yumasoy
“We had such an amazing time at From The Ground Up Trade Show. Our brand-new line of Magick Lattes were so well-received (guidance from Andrea and her team were key) and we were able to make some amazing connections right out of the gate. Our new connections now have us onboarded into some of the hottest local retailers (including Whole Foods)! What a fabulous way to kickstart a new business. Thank you, Good to Grow!”
Krysta Francoeur​
WILD REMEDIES
“It has been so valuable to me to have Andrea as a coach. I reached out to her when I started my business and I’ve gathered so much helpful information and advice from her since then. I highly recommend coaching with her. If you can do it at the beginning of your business, that is ideal because you will save time and money on potential mistakes.”
Marilyn Cordoba
Panela Lemon

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Want to see your product on a store shelf? We will get you retail ready. Already on a store shelf but not sure how to grow from there? With us, you’re Good to Grow.

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The Good to Grow team respectfully acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded ancestral and traditional territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.