The show floor was filled with many and varied exhibitors. Here are just a few of them, chosen purely by whim. Three impressed me as earnest entrepreneurs, and one just had a really cool visual.
South Mountain Veggies is a delivery service which aggregates the products of over 150 farms and small producers and delivers weekly, directly to area households. It’s sort of a farmer’s market without the market; a consolidated CSA of many producers. A great idea for those who want to eat healthfully and locally, but don’t have the time or inclination to do their own shopping.
Crackers flavored with exotic spices were the attraction at the Floury Apron booth. Fadia House started her business to escape from her “empty nest.” Her Lebanese background provided the recipes for Zaatar crackers; India inspired those flavored with Ajwan. She also had a spicy tomato sauce open for tasting.
And a very local business, Three Little Pigs, is selling charcuterie and salumi from a storefront in DC’s Petworth neighborhood. They also sell at several area farmers markets. They were sampling salami, duck prosciutto, and smoked salmon – just a few of the goodies available for sale. They offer daily sandwiches and soups made with their cured meats at the store. I wish it was closer to my house!
And the cool visual belonged to the folks from Avocados from Mexico, who drove a big panel truck onto the floor and dispersed tasty samples from its hatch.