That was just the first night. The next two days were spent at a Good Food Mercantile un-trade show which was held downtown San Francisco at the City View at the Metreon, and the Market Place at the Fort Mason Center. All of our product samples and displays had been mailed in advance, and we set up right next to Honey Mama’s, a Portland, OR based company (yes, we all know Honey Mama’s incredible raw chocolate). They had also won a Good Food Award in the same Snack Category. Day 3 we set up our table at the Fort Mason Center right next to the famous Sunday Farmer’s Market and in view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tent filled to the brim with shoppers, buyers and spectators. It felt like a hurricane that lasted for 5 incredible hours. It took all 4 of us to man the table, cut samples, answer questions, and sell bars to hundreds of people.
Now, 3 months later, back in Wallowa County where there are no stop lights or “Lyft” drivers, or high rise office buildings, I am still riding high from that moment, that stage, that kiss, and most of all that I was able to share it with my family – grateful for their love and support, and their steadiness and willingness to take this journey (both figuratively and literally) with me. Thank you Bob, Mattie and Axel, and thanks to the Good Food Foundation for providing such an incredible opportunity for small businesses like ours, who promote authentic, sustainable and tasty food.