Expo East

Last week I returned from Maryland where I was attending the Natural Products Expo East. This huge trade show was packed with over 1,000 companies big and small showcasing natural and healthy living products.

Joel Salatin addressing the attendees
Joel Salatin addressing the attendees

I spoke on a panel about sharing the organic story online. I explained how I use my website and the various types of social media to engage the public. I was so honored to be asked to sit on this panel along with the Organic Trade Associationthe Kitchn.com, and Amy’s Kitchen. Afterwards I was thinking how I can reach more people, so I decided to add another social media platform to mix, Snapchat, you can find me getting snappy under the username: quarterafarm

Talking makes me thirsty
Talking makes me thirsty (photo courtesy of: Twitter handle @JoeWtmn)

At Expo East I was excited to see the show floor teeming with certified organic products but I was even more thrilled to see numerous North Bay companies displaying their organic products. Before I got to the show I figured I wouldn’t see many Bay Area products because, well the show was on the east coast. Boy was I wrong, every time I turned around there was a familiar business like Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Guayaki, Annie’s, EO Products, and so many more. These companies reach far and wide across the country but they continue to base their business in the North Bay.

Ran into the always awesome Jake of CCOF
Ran into the always awesome Jake Lewin of CCOF

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