Supplier/Raw Ingredient Distributor

Definition: Provides raw materials, ingredients or equipment for manufacturing finished products. This includes farms, suppliers of food materials, raw minerals, and machinery. This includes distributors of “products” listed above, used in the manufacturing of a finished product.

According to our company classifications, Distributors sell finished products that are ready to be sold to an end consumer. Suppliers provide "ingredients" for manufacturers to use in finished products.

Acceptable forms of business proof include one of the following:

  • Website that sells supplies, ingredients and/or equipment
  • Product Catalog
  • Order Forms
  • Letter of Intent* (from an attorney or bank on official letterhead stating the intent to start a business — this is acceptable for new businesses only). Letter must indicate company name, company function, and registrant’s name. *Letter of Intent only valid for business started within the last year, may not be utilized for access to event for multiple years.

Acceptable proof of employment forms must be current include one of the following:

  • Company email address (i.e.
  • Current Paycheck Stub (black out the financial information please)
  • We DO NOT accept Business Cards.

Business Types include:

  • Raw Ingredient Producer/Supplier
  • Ingredient Importer/Exporter
  • Equipment Supplier
  • Farm/Grower