Maker to Market


Maker to Market breaks down food production to maximize community impact at every stage and ensure a high-quality end result. 



The Good Acre Farmer Network

Small, local, and low-income farms grow produce for food makers. 




2018 Maker to Market Participants

Food makers use local and organic produce to create unique food products. 


Lakewinds Food Co-op & Beyond

Food products are sold in retail stores, bringing interesting flavors and concepts to the masses. 




We care about this place like no one else, and it shows. From where we source our products to how we invest in our communities, our efforts are grounded in cooperative ideas and local impact. Since our start in 1972, Lakewinds has served the families who call our community home with the highest-quality organic and sustainably raised food from as close by as we can get it. Nurturing a healthy, happy community is a job that’s never done. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. 


Lakewinds Food Co-op provides mentorship sessions on:

  • Category analysis & pricing

  • Sales forecasting

  • Ingredient and recipe recommendations

  • How to retail (invoicing, packing slips, boxes, UPC, in-store demos)

  • Branding and labeling

  • Social media and marketing 



At The Good Acre we believe that a successful farm is a sustainable farm. We offer growers the support they need to cultivate healthy crops and gain access to new markets. As a food hub, we provide the space to wash, process, and store produce fresh from the field, and we work year-round to connect our network of growers to wholesale buyers. We also offer commercial kitchen rental, cooking classes, and a 450 member CSA program. Our mission is to connect and strengthen farmers, food makers, and communities through good food.


The Good Acre provides mentorship sessions on:

  • Kitchen process (equipment, storage, scheduling)

  • Product liability insurance

  • MDA license

  • Food Manager Certification

  • Ingredient sourcing

  • Distribution