Scribblings on the business of food…

Susie and the book

On the Radio! A Show About Food Business

My Saturday morning to-do list usually revolves around checking out what’s fresh at the farmer’s market. And cleaning up. And doing laundry. Today’s morning’s to do list was quite unusual and quite exciting: brush my hair (yes, it needs to be on the list) go to the soft opening of Weaver’s Coffee in San Francisco…

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Food crafter Lucy's Granola lives in a small town and runs a successful food business from home

FoodStarter Photo Story: Lucy’s Granola

  On the first day of snow, I visited Lucy’s Granola in East Blue Hill, Maine. We had met at the Fancy Food Show a few months earlier, and with family ties in the area as well as an appreciation for a thriving food crafter scene, it was only a matter of time and low…

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good food great business disussion

SF Ferry Building – 3-Food Producer Panel & Book Signing | Dec 13, 2014

Join me at 11am on 12/13/14 — how auspicious is that! — for the kickoff Good Food, Great Business book signing and educational  panel at the CUESA / San Francisco Ferry Building Farmers Market. You’ll hear from Allstar Organics, Nana Joe’s Granola, and Oakland-made Hodo Soy on how they got started what they’ve learned along…

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keep calm and eat pizza

Is this why we love pizza so much?

This year, the Internet is awash with articles debunking turkey’s tryptophan as the cause of post-Thanksgiving-bacchanalia drowsiness. What is tryptophan anyway? Psychology Today states that this amino acid “achieves its effects by way of serotonin, one of the key brain chemicals involved in regulating mood. Among other functions, serotonin promotes feelings of calm, relaxation, and…

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chobani yogurt bar

Are you the next Chobani?

Maybe if Chobani has anything to do with it you will be! If you’re working on a new food company concept. If you’ve been hankering for a team and money to get it going. If you are open to not going it alone (i.e., not fully owning the company), consider this rare opportunity to join…

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Visits with food people at work and play…