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  • Can’t. resist. taking. photo with giant pumpkin 🎃 @wholefoodsbcOther captions considered 😛We found the Great Pumpkin, Linus!Meghan and the Giant PumpkinHappy Halloween! We wish you many safe tricks and treats this evening 👻
  • F o o d for T h o u g h t // 🌱You asked...how do you get your products in more retailers?If you’ve worked with Andrea or attended a @goodtogrowproducts workshop, you’ve probably heard her call it the “domino effect,” meaning being on a handful of retail store shelves will often be the selling point you use to get on the next retailer’s shelf.Tell prospective retailers what stores your product is already in, and you will gain interest if they know other retailers are selling your product.Have you had this experience as a food business?
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v e n d o r  h i g h l i g h t // The Spent Grain Baker
@thespentgrainbakerthe PRODUCTOn the heels of our recent post about the wave of innovation in #foodwaste and up-cycled food products, we’re excited to introduce you to @thespentgrainbakerThe Spent Grain Baker line of products includes flour, spent grain bites and crackers, and bake-at-home beer bread—all made from #spentgrains sourced from local breweries, diverting food waste and creating healthy, delicious products.High in fibre and full of plant-based protein, spent grains are highly nutritious. For example, @thespentgrainbaker flour has 16x the fibre and 2x the protein of regular flour.the PEOPLE & STORYDavid and Sheana Moyer are the owners behind The Spent Grain Baker. If you’re in #WhiteRock, you may know them also as the owners and operators of Hillcrest Bakery, a seaside local favourite.In 2016, while enjoying a few pints at a local brewery, David discovered that when the brewing process was complete, there was an abundance of grains left to waste.He started collecting spent grains from near-by breweries and, with his 30 years of baking experience to guide him, began to experiment with products and milling the grains into his proprietary spent grain flour.The Spent Grain Baker was founded in 2018, and their retail products are launching late 2019. We are thrilled to showcase The Spent Grain Baker at the From the Ground Up Trade Show on February 20, 2020!
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  • Want to know what it takes to get your product ready for retail?The Ready for Retail series continues next week October 30 in #Vancouver with the Compliance & Packaging workshop.Thinking of applying for the @goodtogrowproducts #FromtheGroundUpTradeShow in future? This workshop series will help you get ahead of the game and support you to get trade show ready, too!Coming up:Compliance and Packaging / Oct 30, 2019
Ready to Sell / Nov 19, 2019
Distribution / Dec 11, 2019
Financial Readiness for Growth / Jan 14, 2020
Digital Marketing / Feb 12, 2020Register online at goodtogrowproducts.com/workshops
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  • We are seeing an exciting new wave of innovation in the food product market thanks to local businesses such as @goodlyfoods, @thespentgrainbaker, @munchiesfoodshare and @susgrainable.Diverting food waste and up-cycling it into new products is growing exponentially, and has the potential to be an enormous support to BC’s environment, economy, and #foodsecurity.In fact, one of our focuses at our #NorthVancouver Food Research & Development Hub is innovation of up-cycled foods.We encourage you to support your #BClocal businesses working to reduce #foodwaste! #WasteReductionWeek
  • What is food product development?There are two main types:Creating a brand-new product
Refining and improving an existing productEach brand and #productdevelopment opportunity is very different, but with each unique client, what we do is help food businesses to research and understand ingredients, flavour, and the science of food to create their best product.We then take into account marketing, sales, operations, safety standards, and all other aspects of product and business development to support the success of the product in the marketplace.Is product development in the next step of your business plan? Contact us at info@goodtogrowproducts.com to see how we can support you.
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