Waterville, Maine (December 14, 2016) - Maine Crisp Company, a specialty food business making gluten-free crackers, was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Fair Food Fund, a project with the Fair Food Network, to design their first box packaging. The Fair Food Network is a mission driven organization that assists and supports food-focused producers and entrepreneurial brands. This grant will allow Maine Crisp to take its packaging from a “homemade” version using readily available bags and printed labels, to professionally designed and printed boxes with appropriate labeling, bar codes, and a coherent branding for each flavor. Maine Crisp co-founder, Karen Getz, said, “We’re thrilled with the support of the Fair Food Network. As a startup, our resources are limited and this grant will help us present our crisps in a professional box, streamline our delivery process, and look great on the shelves. The timing and support couldn't be more welcome. We look forward to presenting the new packaging to retailers and distributors.”
Maine Crisp anticipates launching their new packaging by early summer and are eager for retailer and customer responses on their updated branding.
About Fair Food Network
From farm-to-table community caterers working to increase healthy food access to enterprises on the frontier of sustainable aquaculture, our companies are harnessing the power of food to grow healthier, wealthier communities. Fair Food Fund provides patient, customized financing working with entrepreneurs to match their needs with the right product including loans, royalty financing, convertible debt, or equity investments.
About Maine Crisp
Founded in and operating out of Waterville, Maine, Maine Crisp Company is a pioneer in using naturally gluten-free buckwheat and a unique combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. The resulting crackers are served in some of the finest cheese shops and specialty food stores in the nation. The three existing flavors—Wild Blueberry Walnut, Cranberry Almond and Cinnamon Maple—will be joined by others as the company grows.