Dennis Miller (President, Artmil) and myself had the delectable experience of attending the 34th Winter Fancy Food Show, January 18 – 20, 2009, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The Fancy Food Shows (Winter Show in San Francisco and Summer Show in New York) are produced by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) and attract exhibitors and buyers from around the world. We were impressed by the Natural & Organic Pavilion with over 100 exhibitors. Over 170 exhibitors expressed interest in Blue Mountain Station, requesting to be placed on our E-Newsletter list, confirming our opinion that Blue Mountain Station is not only unique, but a great idea!
It was interesting to note that even with the current economic uncertainties, the specialty food folks are cautiously optimistic. Why shouldn’t they be? Specialty foods are the darling of the food processing industry.