Good Food Foundation event levels the playing field for up-and-coming food businesses.
Ziba’s mission is to introduce people to heirloom fruits and nuts from one of the world’s most inaccessible countries —Afghanistan — while actively improving the lives of its women and rural farmers. The company sources products from local farms and co-ops, and the predominantly female workforce sorts and packs the foods in its Kabul-based factory. The shelf-stable snacks include Bamyan Sweet Baby Apricot Kernels, Hindu Kush Mulberries, Kandahar Figs and Shakhurbai Almonds.
Hungry Bird Eats baked crisps were developed by a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based mom for her son who was allergic to nuts and soy. Based on a Nordic recipe, the all-natural crackers have a light, crispy texture and are packed with five different organic super seeds: chia, flax, pepita, sesame and sunflower.
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based The Meat Hook butchery is entering the retail marketplace with a line of sausages made using grass-fed and finished beef and pasture-raised pork and poultry from local farms. The line debuted with bratwursts, hot dogs and Italian sausages.
The Country Cat is a Portland, Ore.-based restaurant committed to whole animal butchery using Pacific Northwest pork and beef. The husband and wife owners take a craft butcher chef approach to making hickory smoked uncured bacon, fresh pork sausage and beef jerky, products now available to the retail sector.
Nearly 1,000 baking industry exhibitors filled the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 18.