the opportunity to ask Organic Valley farmers
questions that were answered from the farm.
A video at the Handsome Brook Farm
booth allowed visitors to watch its hens roaming freely on ample pastureland. American
Humane certifies the Franklin, N.Y.-based
Handsome Brook Farm hens, which get at
least 108 square feet per bird on rotated
Vital Farms of Austin, Texas, featured
its Certified Humane Pasture-Raised Eggs
and Butter. Vital Farms hens also enjoy 108
square feet of space on which to roam.
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The healthful snacking trend is here
to stay. Expo exhibitors offered up scores of
new snack sensations that satisfy today’s top
San Francisco-based Olly featured its Protein Bar line, which has 15 grams of plant-based protein in each bar. The bars are available in Salted Caramel Chocolate, Peanut
Butter, Zesty Lemon Creme and more.
Saffron Road of Stamford, Conn., showcased its Crunchy Chickpeas in sweet and
savory flavors, as well as its Chickpea Chick-bean Crisps in four flavors: Chili Lime, Sea
Salt, White Cheddar and Zesty Ranch.
RW Garcia of Scotts Valley, Calif., launched
a line of non-GMO and gluten-free Organic
Corn Chips in Yellow, Blue, Bar-B-Q and
Chili Cheese. Late July of Norwalk, Conn.,
introduced a new line of popcorn in a variety
of flavors, including White Cheddar, Sea Salt
and Kettle Popcorn.
and sea salt; Jalapeno and Relleno Pepper
Flakes; and Criolla Sella Flakes.
Fast and Flavorful: A number of exhibitors
featured all-natural products designed to
expedite and elevate home cooking. For
example, New York-based Bou Brands
spotlighted its Chicken Flavored, Beef
Flavored and Vegetable Flavored Bouillon
Cubes. The cubes contain 30% less salt than
leading brands and are made with all-natural
ingredients and no artificial flavors.
Do Anything Sauces (shown right)
from New York-based Do Anything Foods,
including Cauliflower Alfredo, Kale Pesto and
Beet Pesto, are plant-based and made with
organic vegetables that are cold-pressure
pasteurized to lock in their nutritional value.
“We launched Do Anything Foods with
the goal of helping busy people get healthy,
delicious meals on the table in a snap,”
said Do Anything Foods co-founder Allie
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