My Good Food Friends –
I was stuck here in SUNNY SoCal for SIX DAYS to bring you THIS ‘Report’!
ExpoWEST, Anaheim, CA, is the LARGEST Natural & Organic Conference & Trade Show with some 3500+ Vendors and 80,000+ Attendees over its four days. It’s the ONLY Trade Show where you can actually gain weight as it’s FOOD upon FOOD upon FOOD that you’re asked to try or handed to you. Just walking into the Convention Center, you’re greeted with Organic Good Food Drinkable Yogurts, Yogurt Cups, Power Bars, Smoothies, Chips, Teas, Cookies & Popcorn!
Tweet: #OsUP in Anaheim @goraw www.goraw.com Do ya SEE the energy from RAW! #rawseeds #organic #food #nutrition #HealthAndWellness #ExpoBlogger
Thursday, it’s exclusively Organic Good Foods under the Big Tent, drawing lines and lines of anxious samplers.
When you got the ORGANIC GOOD STUFF, it’ll ALWAYS draw a crowd!
Tweet: Skip the eating! #OsUP 4 CHOCOLATE right out of a bottle @drinkRAu! Now, THAT’S a WOW! https://drinkrau.com/ #organic #ExpoBlogger
Brian Watrous • Founder/CEO • RAU Drinking Chocolate® • email@example.com • 508.963.0632 • www.drinkrau.com • San Diego, CA
Tweet: #OsUP @nutriblade No longer need a Champion Juicer … Drink Wheatgrass right out of the Bottle! Talk about a #healthy #convenience food! www.nutriblade.com #ExpoBlogger
Their little Organic Wheatgrass SHOTS will beat a 5-Hour ENERGY® shot EVERY TIME!!!!
Miki Wolff National • Sales Manager • nutriblade® wheatgrass • firstname.lastname@example.org • 864.940.3018 • www.nutriblade.com • Cornelius, NC
How about THIS! Spray-On Herbs™, Salad Vinaigrettes and Spices. SO CONVENIENT!!!!
Katia Hervieu • Account Executive • simply beyond™ Spray-On Herbs™ • email@example.com • 646.419.0919 • www.redoakfoods.net • Closter, NJ
THIS Organic Grass-Fed Good Food STREAK Company WON our GOOD LiViN’ Compilation CD Album which includes Ellen Livesay’s smoky little jazz tune, Sizzle for Me https://bandzoogle.com/tracks/173002/765331957/894444.html
Tony Cimolino • Chef Marketing Officer • GWFG Golden West Food Group • firstname.lastname@example.org • 818.726.4701 • www.gwfg.com • Vernon, CA
Tweet: #OsUP @myteadrop Sashee solved your tea difficulties! Send her a “Thank You” note: https://www.myteadrop.com/ #organic #tea #ExpoBlogger
NO BAG, NO LEAVES, NO TEA POT needed!
Sashee Chandran • Founder & CEO • tea drops • email@example.com • 844.832.3767 • www.myteadrop.com • Brisbane, CA
Tweet: Who knew #Organic VEGGIE #NOODLES could be this much FUN! They are & so is The TEAM that brings ‘em to you! #OsUP @veggienoodleco #ExpoWest www.veggienoodleco.com
Tweet: #OsUP @PR_OrganicsUSA And don’t forget to squeeze your kids, too! www.pumpkintreesnacks.com #organic #healthy #nutrition #ExpoBlogger
Tweet: #OsUP @CBsNuts And TRUST ME, THEY are NUTS over their NUTS!! Had a FUN chat with my neighbors from Kingston. #peanuts #nutrition #cbsnuts #ExpoBlogger www.cbsnuts.com
ALTER ECO®’S Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles are DELICIOUS www.alterecofoods.com, so THAT makes for an easy sale. The tough part is how to ‘sell’ compostable wrappers? This is the imaginative work by my Good Food Friend, Gage Mitchell, Modern Species www.modernspecies.com:
UNCLE MATT’S® ORGANIC Juices www.unclematts.com: The HOME of the BAR HIT, The Mango Tango, by SEPTIMUS http://changeyourfood.com/music/UMJF.mp3 That beautiful Guitar work by Motown Recording Artist, Herman L. Brown, SEPTIMUS
Everyone wants to talk to Uncle Matt! Even this guy who evidently just flew in.
Tweet: You’d have ur #OsUP, too, in CELEBRATION if u made THE BEST #Organic #Orange #Juices EVER @unclematts! www.unclematts.com #ExpoBlogger
As ‘they’ say, “I knew him when!” In 2011, I was touring a small Trade Show in Portland, OR., ORGANICOLOGY, looking for what Organic Good Foods were NEW, HOT, JUST GOTTA HAVE. There I meet Daryoush Davidi, PhD, Founder of United with Earth Organic Dates.
BELIEVE me, HIS World is DATES! He is so up with DATES that he proposed to his Wife where … under a Date Tree, OF COURSE! And you know, it’s really nice to meet someone who’s really jazzed about his business and not just doin’ time until the weekend.
He stood there in front of his sign, with a couple stacks of Organic Good Food Medjool Dates, with two in his hands trying to convince the passers-by just how GOOD his Organic Medjool Dates were.
Typically Medjool Dates are sold in bulk in the produce section next to bananas in unsealed boxes whose lids are ALWAYS open and you wonder who has touched ‘em, and how, just before you. And the dates crystallize and loose their fresh look and become less than appealing, and customers tend to stay away from this wonderfully nourish FOOD.
Well, Daryoush Davidi’s Dates (I just LOVE that alliteration, don’t you) are presented in sealed 1-pound packages and are THE SWEETEST, PLUMPEST, SOFTEST DATES EVER! And I know DATES from DATES!
The Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™ Good Food Girls had some FUN with that T-shirt of his, too!
So, six years later … a BIG, BEAUTIFUL BOOTH with STAFF @ THE BIG SHOW, ExpoWEST!!!!
And now of course, Daryoush even has a Conference Table! I so admire SUCCESS!
Tweet: It’s #OsUP @United_EarthCA They have mine, too, for their sweet, moist #Organic Good #Food #Dates ROLLED in Organic #Coconut!!!!
Daryoush Davidi, PhD • Founder • United With Earth • firstname.lastname@example.org • 818.523.9955 • www.unitedwithearth.com • Berkeley, CA
Tweet: Why wouldn’t it be “O’s UP!” here in #Organic Land, especially if your Company is called HAPPY TREE! @drinkhappytree #OsUP #ExpoBlogger
After seeing dozens of Natural Spring, Purified, Reverse Osmosis, Filtered Waters, “The Best Water Comes From Trees” Statement stopped me!!!!
A HEALTHY WATER it is!
Theodore Venable • Marketing Manager • HAPPY TREE® Maple Water • email@example.com • 608.695.3930 • www.drinkhappytree.com • New York, NY
Tweet: It’s #OsUP @TCHOchocolate with the STORY TELLER & CHOCOLATIER! Artful gift packaging www.tcho.com #organic #chocolate #ExpoWest
THIS is GOOD! I ONLY drink drip coffee, black, so I KNOW COFFEE!
Mike Murray • KOHANA Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate • firstname.lastname@example.org • 415.912.0985 • www.kohanacoffee.com • Austin, TX
Tweet: #OsUP 4 Hydrating/Alkaline Teas @alkalinetea www.tisaneteas.com #organic #HealthAndWellness #ExpoBlogger
Juicero’s version of the Coffee Keurig®
Chrissy • Communications • juicero • email@example.com • www.juicero.com
And YES, our Organic. Eat me. Campaign was just as popular as it was at ORGANICOLOGY!
Oh, I’m a HAPPY GUY now! Organic Beef Jerky AND Pepperoni! www.mightyorganic.com
Tweet: A PROUD #OsUP by Natalie. Her Mission-To increase DOMESTIC #ORGANIC #FARMLAND. THANK YOU #KASHI & NATALIE! https://transitional.kashi.com/en_US/home.html #ExpoWest
Tweet: It’s DOUBLE #OsUP @simplesquares Business Card says ‘Chief Square’ – Kimberly is anything but! www.simplesquares.com #organic #ExpoBlogger
Tweet: #OsUP for www.galvanina.com all the way from #ITALY with SPARKLING #ORGANIC #FRUITDRINKS in BEAUTIFUL BOTTLES! #organic #ExpoBlogger
The HOME of another BAR HIT by SEPTIMUS, GIN & JAM – CROFTER’S® ORGANIC Fruit Spreads www.croftersorganic.com
Tweet: #OsUP @croftersorganic 26 VARIETES of ABSOLUTELY DELECTABLE #ORGANIC #FRUITSPREADS! YUM @ www.croftersorganic.com #ExpoBlogger
“I LOVE all those O’s UP !!!!!” – NINA MORGAN-JONES Hollywood/Malibu www.RompBoutique.com
Every year they TRY to build ‘em bigger and brighter …
… but for THREE YEARS IN A ROW, I’ve AWARDED NATURE’S PATH™ 3 Generations ORGANIC™ ‘BEST of SHOW’! www.naturespath.com
Organic LIQUOR, BEER & WINE, a BAND and a FULL MOON! PARTY TIME!!!
Sadly, it’s all over … until next year!
To Your Health!
Dennis L. Weaver, MBA, GFG • Founder/President/Producer
Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™, Inc.
CELEBRATING Organic Good Foods @ www.ChangeYourFoodChangeYourLife.com
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