International Food Blogger Confab II

2017 IFBC badgeHighlights from the conference held in Sacramento, CA. Sept. 28-30, 2017 must include the hardworking vendor from San Francisco Bay Coffee Co. who stood by with free uplifting brew every hour of the day!

logo.pngTheir words say it best:

“Our approach to farming, milling, roasting, packaging and selling coffee is different than any other company. By going straight to source, we are able to focus on farming innovations that preserve natural habitats, yielding a better tasting product. We focus on packaging improvements to reduce the environmental impact even further and we constantly focus on quality control. All of this combined, improves the lives of everyone we do business with.”

Another vendor whose lengthy and extensive presentation was noteworthy was Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Aged, the Product of Italy so often found gracing you gourmet dinner salad. But their products are many, including jam, and their site is an education in itself on how the vinegar is made. http://www.modenafinefoods.com/featured/balsamic-vinegar-of-modena/

img01-1.jpgNow let me brag about the city who hosted the event, most fitting since they are America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital and proving it every day.  https://www.farmtofork.com/  visit their home page to see how.  And don’t forget to visit the State Capitol and all that the rest of this city has to offer.

 

IFBC Conference Highlights I

Sacramento, CA, “The Farm to Fork Food Capitol”, was home to over 250 attendees from all global corners who wanted more from their food blogs than hashtags.  We learned about everything from SEOs to video lighting, from getting more visitors to getting paid by blogging free lance, using ads, and so much more.  There were so many presenters!

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Nugget Market not only set out complementary lunch but also demonstrated what a healthy lunch looks like. I can’t compliment them enough on their quality and customer service.

BloggersTellAllnicky at podiumPresentors including Nicky Bobby from CropMobster told us how to blog better and illustrated how the impact our blogs has on the audiences we attract.LambDemo1Lamb slidersSuperior Farms sent Rodney Blackwell, Burgerjunkies and Jason Azevedo, Chef from Drewski’s Hotrod Kitchen Food Trucks to demonstrate lamb recipes and taste the quality of Superior Farms lamb.

I can’t compliment the Residence Marriott enough on the quality home away from home they offered attendees, including complementary breakfasts, gym and parking conveniences, and more.  Next year it was announced the International Food Blogger “experience” will be held in New Orleans, LO, August 24-26, 2018.  Hope to see you there!