Try and support local vendors and give them a chance to grow.
I have been to a couple of events similar to this where new food producers gather together to showcase their products. It's an efficient way to get the word out to a lot of people in a short amount of time. I have never been to Food Starter before and wasn't really aware of what they did until touring the facility and meeting all of the local food vendors. I guess I am always on the hunt to showcase new producers because I had already seen a few of the vendors at other shows and events and had sampled some of their food before. There were a few new people to the game and new products.
One of the best things I sampled was actually Bone Broth from Broya which is stored in glass jars, I would say enough for 1 to 2 servings. This was something I was really interested in because Bone Broth takes a lot of ingredients and a whole lot of cooking time to get it right. I tried the chicken flavour and it was delicious. I would totally buy a product like this because it would save a whole lot of time and it's one of the healthiest things you can have quickly.
I was also interested in a food production model from ModGarden that will let you grow food in your home with almost no skills and not much effort. You just add organic soil and seeds and fill with water and plug it in and it will water when the soil needs it. Kind of non green thumb idiot proof. Perfect for me because I always kill my herbs before I get to use them.
Another interesting products was the sauces and spices from Brawta Caribbean Sauces. They are the healthier version of the sauces and spices that their competition Grace makes. Gluten free, low sodium, no added sugar and no animal products. They have a lot of trainers that are on board for their clients to flavour that bland chicken they tell them to eat.
And a delicious sweet bite came from Mary's Brigadeiro, high quality hand dipped chocolates. I have seen these at a few festivals. They make great gifts, delicious and beautiful.
We sampled a whole bunch of hot sauces, smoothies, cricket sauces, kebeh, blue sparkling apple cider, veal, meatballs and olives even curries and other sauces. You will see them soon at your local markets but for now to find out more about them and follow them to find out more about their products and see where you can go to sample them too.
(1) The Spread
(2) Cucina Mauro
(3) Brawta Caribbean
(4) One Hop Kitchen
FB: One Hop Kitchen
Website coming soon. http://nhfoodinc.com/
(8) Gluten Be Gone Inc.
(9) Island Foods
(10) Mary’s Brigadeiro
(11) Premium Near Beer
FB: Premium Near Beer
(12) Living Farmacy
(13) The Duke Brothers Co.
(14) Saha Cuisine
FB: Saha International Cuisine
(15) Jaswant’s Kitchen
(16) Mod Garden Twitter @modgarden