About Methow Made
Methow Made is a marketing program that gives Methow Valley farmers, food/beverage producers, artisans and micro-manufacturers exposure to customers who love the Methow Valley and want to support our local economy.
Who is behind Methow Made?
Methow Made is a program of TwispWorks, an organization working to increase economic vitality in the Methow Valley through programs in agriculture, education, technology, art and culture. The launch of the program in 2013 was funded by a grant from the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and it is now sustained through member commitment and dues. The program was developed through an extensive collaborative process involving hundreds of community members.
Who can participate?
Producers apply to have their products included. The products that can be labeled as “Methow Made” need to have at least 75% of the product’s value (ingredients and/or labor) coming from the Methow Valley. The products also have to meet basic requirements for product labeling and food safety.
Who can be a retail partner?
TwispWorks provides stand alone and shelf-top displays with Methow Made branding, that retailers can use to stock the products that are certified by the program. Retail partners may also host tastings, include program information in their advertising and promotions and work with the program in other ways.
Who made it happen?
The Methow Made program was developed in collaboration with the following local creative, strategic and design team:
Corin McDonald: EVRYBDY, Brand Communications & Design
Brice Butler: Architect, Retail Display Design
Dave Betts: Windy Valley Consulting, Branding Strategy
Robin Doggett & Don Nelson: Methow Valley News
Amanda Jackson: Methow Arts
Kristen Smith: Winthrop, WA Chamber of Commerce
Don Ashford: KTRT The Root
The standards for participation in Methow Made were developed by a stakeholder group of farmers, food producers, retailers and restaurateurs, including:
Wendy Ward, Sun Mountain Lodge Gift Shop
Missy and Rick LeDuc, Mazama Store
Brooke Lucy, Bluebird Grain Farms
Ann Simmons, Texas Creek Products
Ed Welch, Sunny Pine Farms
John Morgan, Lost River Winery
Jon Brown, Arrowleaf Bistro
Russel Bradshaw, Sun Mountain Lodge, Head Chef
Jennifer Argraves, Crown S Ranch
Meg Donahue, Blue Star Coffee Roasters
Katie Bristol, Cinnamon Twisp Baker
Laura Ruud, Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Richard Wasson, Methow Valley Ciderhouse
Lori Loomis, Backcountry Coffee Roasters
Molly Maxted, Molly's Soaps
Aaron Studen, Methow Brewing Company
Molly Patterson, Glover Street Market