2020 Trade Show2019-08-11T19:20:16+00:00

Good to Grow presents a
juried trade show highlighting
local B.C. products

February 20, 2020 | 10AM to 4PM
Waterview – 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
After-party | 4PM to 6PM

From the Ground Up Trade Show is a truly unique event aiming to highlight undiscovered food brands that are on the cusp of becoming household names. This exclusive event connects our talented local food processors with the buyers, distributors, media, and other food industry supporters that they need to bring their brands to the next level.

We’re bringing together the heavyweights from local BC grocery, natural, specialty, food service and institutional customers so that local products and brands can be showcased to the right people.

 All products will be BC made with a focus on innovation and a bonus on use of some or all local ingredients. Each vendor’s marketing budget and business stage will be evaluated to ensure they have the tools to support growth and increased distribution.

Don’t miss the show and networking event that showcases the best of what local has to offer!

Trade Show Vendors

All potential vendors must apply to have your products juried by our industry expert panel. The jury process will take place in September where the Panel will review and select the final vendors to participate in the show. On September 30th, all trade show vendors will be announced. Final payment deadline for the show tables will be on October 31st, 2019. Our 3-step process is outlined below.

Do you want to be in the From the Ground Up 2020 trade show but feel like you’re not totally ready? Perhaps your packaging is incomplete, you don’t believe your product costs are in line for selling to retail, or you feel a lack of confidence around presenting your products to retailers?

Don’t worry! Go ahead and apply, because this year for the first time, Good to Grow is offering six 4-hour workshops focused on preparing food and beverage processors who have applied for the trade show to be retail ready.

Our Application Process:

STEP ONE: Apply here to send your application to see if your product fits the criteria for the show. The show focus is on innovation and locally processed food and beverages and representative of food processors from all areas of the province.

STEP TWO: Once your initial application has been reviewed, you may be asked to submit product samples and a sell sheet prior to the jury date.

STEP THREE: you are either accepted to the show or you are conditionally accepted to the show if your products require more fine tuning to be ready for retail.* Vendors that are conditionally accepted will be invited to join the From the Ground Up Cohort and learn all of the details in perfecting your product and make it 100% retail ready! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, both the cost of the cohort and trade show are reduced well below the prices of a regular food industry trade show.

We will send you a letter within 10 days of your initial application submission with further information.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2019

Show cost: $350

Cohort cost: $300

*Vendors that are not required to join the cohort are welcome to join any and all sessions.

Trade Show Attendees

Sign up to attend the trade show and have access to BC local and innovative retail-ready products by clicking the Attendees button at the bottom of the page. Trade Show cost is $20/ticket. Following the trade show will be a networking after-party. Sign up will include one free drink ticket.

Founder of Culture Kefir Co. and gold winner of the From the Ground Up inaugural trade show in February 2019! Lyndsay and her team make a line of tasty infused water kefir drinks.

 

A born and raised Vancouver talent, David is currently leading a culinary revolution at UBC. David is a dedicated champion for local food and works to invest UBC’s purchasing power into local food businesses that share UBC’s vision around sustainability.

Peter van Stolk is the CEO of Sustainable Produce Urban (SPUD) and Food-X Urban Delivery Inc. As founder of Jones Soda Company in 1997, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board until 2007.

Daphne is a multi-disciplinary Food Scientist and Marketer who is fascinated with creating processes and improving food products. She has worked with many well-known brands such as Lipton, Hampton House, So Nice Beverage, Sunrise, Daiya Foods and Enwave Corporation.

 

Abby Wiseman is the founder, editor and foodie of Small Batch Vancouver. She is dedicated to elevating the local food industry through the power of telling the stories of the amazing people who make BC local food.

 

Founder of Culture Kefir Co. and gold winner of the From the Ground Up inaugural trade show in February 2019! Lyndsay and her team make a line of tasty infused water kefir drinks.

A born and raised Vancouver talent, David is currently leading a culinary revolution at UBC. David is a dedicated champion for local food and works to invest UBC’s purchasing power into local food businesses that share UBC’s vision around sustainability.

Peter van Stolk is the CEO of Sustainable Produce Urban (SPUD) and Food-X Urban Delivery Inc. As founder of Jones Soda Company in 1997, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board until 2007.

Daphne is a multi-disciplinary Food Scientist and Marketer who is fascinated with creating processes and improving food products. She has worked with many well-known brands such as Lipton, Hampton House, So Nice Beverage, Sunrise, Daiya Foods and Enwave Corporation.

Abby Wiseman is the founder, editor and foodie of Small Batch Vancouver. She is dedicated to elevating the local food industry through the power of telling the stories of the amazing people who make BC local food.