You can become a part of the exciting celebration of Indiana Foodways, receive advanced notice of all IFA events; information on culinary trails; and profiles on restaurants, culinary products, topics and fellow foodies.
Mail completed application form and check to:
Indiana Foodways Alliance
6335 South Scatterfield Road Anderson, IN 46013
Please make check payable to Indiana Foodways Alliance.
There are two primary ways of participating as a direct member or as a sponsor that has up to 10 memberships underneath a sponsor. Membership categories include Individual, Food Producer, Individual Restaurant, NonProfit Promotions Office, Charter member and Partner.
Pending a site assessment, food tasting and a low membership fee, the member gets:
Indiana Foodways Alliance conducts a site assessment on the restaurants located on the Indiana Culinary Trails. Contact us to request a copy of the Base IFA Site Assessment.
Individuals and families can become more involved in taking pride in what is uniquely Indiana and help tell the story of what is authentic to our state. At this level you can nominate your favorite culinary product or restaurant. Then you write a blog about it with entries appearing on the Indiana Foodways Alliance Website. This is also great for Indiana History classes or college tourism/culinary courses. Ask for more details on how this can be incorporated into the curriculum.
Food Artisan/Trucks: $110
Do you create an artisanal food product within Indiana and have fewer than 15 employees? Being a member of IFA can help with marketing your product and networking with others. With this level you will receive a product assessment, the right to use the IFA logo (after review by the IFA Board).You will also be allowed to submit blog entries and an e-newsletter article.
Food Producer: $330
(15 or more employees)
Indiana has been the birthplace of many exceptional food products. Many have created successful businesses that still call Indiana home, employ Hoosiers, and are positively contributing to their communities. By joining IFA you support an organization helping smaller businesses grow and you help define Indiana food products. Hoosiers become more aware that you are an Indiana employer and others take notice of Indiana products. With this level you will receive a product assessment, the right to use the IFA logo (after review by the IFA Board), and a listing on IFA's website. You will also be allowed to submit blog entries.
Individual Restaurant: $220
If you have a restaurant in a county that's tourism office, chamber of commerce, or economic development office is not a Charter Member or Partner, you can still benefit and be involved in IFA (Please see savings if they are members). This level includes one culinary tourism site assessment, detailed profile or history on the IFA website, and a listing on IFA's culinary trails. You will also be allowed to submit blog entries and have your website linked to IFA.
Non-Profit Promotions Office: $220
This level helps smaller tourism offices, chambers, and economic development offices have a presence in IFA's marketing material. This level includes one culinary tourism site assessment, profile, and a listing on IFA's culinary trails. You will also be allowed to submit blog entries, culinary event listings, and have your website linked to IFA.
Charter Member: $550
This level includes all non-profit promotions office benefits for 5 nominated sites or products.
This level includes all non-profit promotions office benefits for nominated 10 sites or products.