Verified Foods a Huge Hit at Expo East

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What better way to wind down after a full day at #ExpoEast 2016 in Baltimore than indulging in the very best in food and drink at the 2nd annual Where Food Comes From, Inc. Happy Hour Product Feature! Foods from 10 verified brands were showcased in a variety of beautifully presented and mouthwateringly savory ways. The Chef at Pratt Street Ale House most definitely hit it out of the park!
 
Our 2016 menu featured:
* Mountain States lamb sliders
* strawberry empanadas made with Otto’s Naturals – Cassava Flour
* grilled Shenandoah Valley Organic – SVO chicken skewers
* organic mini fried rice cakes
* organic baked potato rounds 
* house-made hummus served with Trail Chips by Pure Foods Inc. and ak-mak Bakeries crackers
* and an overflowing tray of fresh, organic vegetables served with an amazing dipping sauce featuring Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt
 
Our 2016 signature cocktails, created for us by the talented bar manager at Pratt Street Ale House, were:
* The Ohattan: organic whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters, and an organic fresh cherry
* The Southern Belle Cosmo: organic vodka, organic peach juice, organic cranberry juice, and lemon-lime sour

A heartfelt thank you to all of the supplying brands for allowing us to showcase their foods and demonstrate how amazing they are!
 
Our goal with this event is to demonstrate just how easy it is to prepare a meal with verified products that not only look and taste beautifully, but also have a real story to tell. If you haven’t already, check out these brands. They are dedicated to what they do and transparently telling their unique food story to you. #verifiedfoodsforthewin

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The Happiest Hour @ Expo East!

Natural Products Expo East is really a site to behold. Thousands of vendors, tens of thousands of attendees, and food, food, food everywhere! The Where Food Comes From team has been attending both Expo East and Expo West now for a few years, and we decided to step it up a bit this year at Expo East in Baltimore with an invitational reception that is going to be hard to top in 2016.

Our happy hour event was held at the Pratt Street Ale House (thank you to their AMAZING crew!) and featured numerous third-party verified foods cooked to perfection. Small plates and signature cocktails included:

Chicken Satay featuring Miller Poultry chicken, verified by Where Food Comes From to Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP’s) 5-Step Animal Welfare program, USDA Certified Organic, the Non-GMO Project Verified standard, and the Where Food Comes From Source Verified® claim.

Beef & Bacon Sliders featuring Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, verified by Where Food Comes From to the Non-GMO Project Verified standard, and American Homestead Pork, verified by Where Food Comes From to the Non-GMO Project Verified standard;

a cheese & meat plate featuring Trickling Springs cheeses, verified by Where Food Comes From to the Non-GMO Project Verified standard, and Grayson Natural Foods beef sticks, verified by Where Food Comes From to GAP’s 5-Step Animal Welfare program;

a variety of herbs and vegetables certified to the National Organic Program; and

signature cocktails featuring organic spirits, Marquis mixers, verified by Where Food Comes From to the National Organic Program and the Non-GMO Project Verified standard, and organic lemons and limes for garnish.

Hungry yet?! The entire night was a huge success, and we look forward to replicating this at future Expos.

Marlene, Jim, Kristina and Christina from our WFCF team getting ready to greet guests!

Marlene, Jim, Kristina and Christina from our WFCF team getting ready to greet guests!