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.