Insights and Inspiration on the Business of Good Food

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5 Food Business Things to Know – April

A few finds and tidbits to justify my Internet surfing, to help food entrepreneurs from all walks of life: 1. 83 percent of the U.S. adult population drinks coffee. Wow. We already knew coffee is an addictive magnet, but with that figure in mind, it seems all retail food folks should do whatever it takes […]

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Craftcation Conference – Where Crafts & Food Craft Intersect

It’s the second year Craftcation Conference will take the adorable town of Ventura by storm, and I am stoked. Not only because this early April conference is at a lovely hotel right on the Pacific Ocean but because this is a conference where folks (mostly women) convene to learn about making crafts and especially about […]

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Food Trends from 2014 Natural Products Expo West

At the 2014 Natural Products Expo West, we were graced with gorgeous weather, beautiful people and inspiring innovations in natural food and packaging. It took a lot of gallant sampling to distill the experience down to 3 major natural food trends. What trends popped out at you?  

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How a New Yogurt Company Got My Attention (It’s the Beard)

First off, how can you not read an email with the subject line: “Is that a yogurt parfait in your beard?” Such a line can only invoke an image of a hipster whose transplanted beard dipped down at slightly the wrong angle. Well it turns out Smári Organics IS having a beard contest and IS […]


Royally Good Organic Shortbread From Across the Pond

Shortbread has always been one of my weaknesses. So perfectly simple: mainly butter, flour, sugar, salt, sometimes vanilla. There to munch on its own or as the excuse for playing with last season’s jams. The fact that Walkers still rules the shortbread world has always impressed me. So the fact that they manufacture another UK […]

Let's Make Smart Cookies

Get involved in the Chocolate Chip Cookie School, a quest to teach kids critical thinking through cookies!

FoodStarter: Your Personal Think Tank

A right-hand think tank may seem too good to be true — but it works. Here's what 2 recent clients had to say:

Query: Ideas for finding employees, where to sell, and tradeshows
Feedback: "One thing I am sure of is that we will be working together again."

Query: "I need to move to the next level with my local food business but need help."
Feedback: "Thanks so much for the helpful info and contacts. "

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