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Winter Fancy Food Show

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January 2024 – The NW and Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center, a proud participant in the USDA Regional Food Business Center grant program, is poised to make a significant impact at the upcoming Winter Fancy Food Show in Las Vegas. As part of their commitment to fostering regional food entrepreneurship, the Connecting and Scaling Food Entrepreneurs theme team is bringing twelve innovative food businesses to showcase their products and talents on a national stage.

Utilizing grant funding provided through the USDA Regional Food Business Center grant program, the Connecting and Scaling Food Entrepreneurs team has taken a bold step to sponsor booth fees for small and mid-sized businesses. This strategic move allows these entrepreneurs to join the Incubator Village at the Winter Fancy Food Show, a prime platform for connecting with buyers and distributors.

The Winter Fancy Food Show,  January 21-23, is one of the largest gatherings in the food industry, attracting professionals, buyers, and distributors from across the globe. Incubator Village is a specialized area within the show that focuses on supporting emerging businesses, providing them with a unique opportunity to showcase their products and build relationships within the industry.

The sponsorship of booth fees, made possible through the USDA Regional Food Business Center grant program, aligns with the Food Business Center’s mission to strengthen the local food system by empowering entrepreneurs. By facilitating their participation in such a prestigious event, the Center aims to give these businesses the exposure they need to thrive, fostering growth and sustainability within the local food ecosystem.

“Supporting local food entrepreneurs is at the core of our mission, and we are thrilled to bring twelve incredible businesses to the Winter Fancy Food Show as part of the USDA Regional Food Business Center grant program,” said Ashley Colpaart CEO The Food Corridor and  Entrepreneurship Theme Team Co-lead at the NW and Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center. “The sponsorship of booth fees not only enables these entrepreneurs to be part of a prestigious event but also opens doors to potential buyers and distributors, creating opportunities for them to expand their reach and impact.”

The Winter Fancy Food Show promises to be an exciting platform for networking, collaboration, and business development. The NW and Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center, in collaboration with the USDA Regional Food Business Center grant program, is proud to play a role in elevating regional food entrepreneurs and contributing to the growth of the local food system.

RFBC Winter 2024 Cohort
Tempo Granola, Beverly Karns, https://tempoeats.com/
Red Pony Salsa, Richard Rhoades, https://www.facebook.com/Redponysalsa
Unwaffle, Erik Walnum, https://eatunwaffle.com/
Papa Tony’s Hot Sauce, Anthony Wilson, https://www.papatonyshotsauce.com/
Tam’s Sweets, Tam Truong, https://tamssweets.com/
Sun Ghee, Farnosh Family, https://www.sungheekitchen.com/
Haxan Ferments, Jessica Huszar, https://haxanferments.com/
Yellowstone Foods, Matt Kelley, https://ysfoods.com/
High Country Fungus, Daniel Stewart, https://highcountryfungus.com/
Columbia Bar, Ivan Sultan, https://thecolumbiabar.com/
Northern Latitude Foods, McKinley Dixon, https://northernlatfoods.com/
Oma & Popie’s Marinades, Spice Blends, and More, Jan Zarr, https://www.omaandpopies.com/

Photos and Videos from the 2024 Winter Fancy Food Show

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