We had such an amazing time at FEAST this year. Accourding to their website, http://www.local-feast.org, “The FEAST Local Food Network is a partnership of many organizations, businesses, and individuals committed to growing a sustainable, local and regional food system which encourages innovation. As a result of our work, we hope to see current businesses flourish and new businesses get established.”
We set up our table, right across from the rest of the Cannon Falls, MN vendors. They city of Cannon Falls has a great display showing all of the local foods that are available in our town. We are truly a local foods hub! We are also very proud to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive community!
Jackie did a great job of setting up our table to best show off our wares. We had 8 different cheeses for people to taste: queso fresco and cheese curds in various flavors, plain, garlic, ranch, smoked turkey/cranberry, bacon, horseradish, and dill. On Friday, various stores and distributors came by to visit our table. Kathy was great as our marketing person, making sure everyone knew about us and giving them our contact information. We made many new contacts and are in at least one new store, People’s Food in Rochester! We look forward to what these contacts may bring us in the future.
On Saturday, we were open for the public to come and visit and get to know us. It went so much better than we ever expected! As you can see from the sign above, we were selling out of cheeses just a few hours into the day. We ended up selling out of queso fresco as well as garlic and bacon curds. We were low on the rest of our cheese too. It was a huge success! We got some great feedback, made new friends, and got the word out about our new company.
FEAST was such a great experience for us. We can’t wait to see what comes next.