Whether you're in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Portland or any of the top rated foodie cities, there's no doubt you've been feeling the upswing of the artisan food movement. I like to think of this of more of an off shoot of the grassroots food movement. People are feeling more inspired, educated and empowered to take matters into their own hands. It may begin as simple as changing the way you eat, shopping at a new grocery store or getting to the point of realizing there's nothing on the market that holds a candle to your grandmother's BBQ sauce recipe. Whatever motivates you foodies out there, keep the new products coming!
Let's face it, we all need inspiration. Whether it's Pinterest, Kickstarter or Instagram, us millennials are always hungry for more, no pun intended. In this blog post, I wanted to share some of my favorite sources of inspiration within the artisan food movement. These shows can be focused around merely browsing for inspiration, or, if you are prepared to launch your new food products, they are wonderful platforms to do so. Since Food Happy is based in LA, these are mainly Los Angeles based; however, I encourage you to reach out to these organizations to see if they have events in your area. If enough demand is there, the event organizers may consider expanding for the coming years!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend filled with smiles, sunshine and lots of foodie feasting! Until next time, stay food happy!
Artisan Inspired Shows to Check Out:
Artisanal LA: http://artisanalla.com/
Artists & Fleas (LA, Venice, Chelsea Market & Williamsburg): http://www.artistsandfleas.com/losangeles/
Unique Markets (LA, Toronto, New Orleans & Vancouver): http://www.uniquemarkets.com/
Good Food Festival: http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com/
Natural Products Expo (West & East): http://www.expowest.com/ew16/public/enter.aspx
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