Posts Tagged ‘FoodAdo’

Why @FoodAdo loves brilliant @FoodNetworking and its opportunities for small artisan producers

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Being a small artisan food producer can be challenging sometimes.

When you start a new business everything around you looks big, difficult and new. Sometimes one can feel it is too difficult.

Luckily artisan producers are not alone.

The Food Network is a brilliant concept that can help each artisan producer to connect with the food industry and stop feeling like they are fighting alone against 1000 giants.

The Food Network, like FoodAdo, can support artisan producers and help them to have successful small businesses.

FoodAdo is actually charmed by the Food Network and its brilliant people: a clever mix of expertise, professionals and fun!

The Food Network covers all areas of the food industry (ingredient producers, manufacturers, branding and packaging specialists, caterers, legal labelling experts, distributors…)

Non-members can access several of their online Forums, view the discussions and place their own discussion.

The Food Network started in the late 1990’s when it became apparent that many food and food related businesses around London would like to network with peers but often found it difficult to commit to regular meetings because of work pressure. So the idea of an electronic forum was formed…….

One immediate advantage was that this meant there was no geographical barrier to the Network and businesses from across the UK and some from Europe signed up.

The group grew by word of mouth and reputation for helping businesses and being incredibly good value for money. The Network continues to expand grow and offer more services to its members

You can follow FoodNetworking and brilliant Jane Milton on twitter @FoodNetworking

Do you like FoodAdo? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

Do you like FoodAdo? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

FoodAdo supports UK artisan producers: if you like FoodAdo, register or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

FoodAdo supports UK artisan producers: if you like FoodAdo, register or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

What is @FoodAdo Friday Giveaway? RT & play. Win artisan foods and drinks from UK producers

Friday, October 8th, 2010

FoodAdo Friday is a competition on FoodAdo’s Facebook and Twitter pages

The FoodAdo Community is challenged with questions or games.

Friday Oct 8 2010

This week: Where did you have your best cup of tea?

Reply and post your answers, the one who gets more “Likes” wins.

 

Prize: A FoodAdo parcel with delicious artisan products will be delivered straight to his home or office, wherever in UK mainland.

Play now: http://on.fb.me/FoodFr

T&C:

In order to be eligible to win you have to hold a free account on FoodAdo.com – http://FoodAdo.com/register (the shipping address specified in the registration is in UK Mainland)


The games starts on Friday at 11.00am and closes on the following Monday at 11.00am

Have fun & love good food!

Don’t miss FoodAdo Friday: register and follow us on Facebok and Twitter

Don’t miss FoodAdo Friday: register and follow us on Facebok and Twitter

Ooh recommends… FoodAdo – a site for serious food lovers

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Ooh.com is a free site for listing and booking trips, courses, classes, accommodation and events. We love seeing passionate people listing and selling activities you’d never normally hear about, and on Ooh.com you can book these exciting things to do directly from the people selling them.

Browsing around the site, you’ll find things going on locally and away from home. So, avoid run-of-the-mill tourist trails and use this site to find and book great local activities wherever you’re going.

Whether it’s next week or next month, locally or abroad, anyone can find and book new things to do.

Check out what they said about us!

“Online food shopping just got better. FoodAdo, a market place designed to champion small artisan producers in the UK, is the perfect site if you want to treat someone to delicious food and also support passionate suppliers.

The site gives off a food festival or farmer’s market vibe, complete with extremely tempting photos of specialty foods. There are delicious brownies, tasty tapenades, organic chutneys and specialty oils to end up in your shopping cart – it could get pretty pricey if you’re hungry!

On each product page you can read the producers’ personal stories of how and why they started, what it is that makes their foods so unique and special and discover their favourite recipes. Holly Caulfield from Chocoholly seems like a cool chick, as does The Coffee Fairy.

As the site is still very new we’re waiting to see even more products on there. The drink section is particularly strong, whereas the bakery treats could boast more. However, as more and more artisan producers discover the site, we bet it will be quite hard to make a decision among all this deliciousness.

Top tip:
Every Friday, FoodAdo is hosting a food giveaway competition. If you fancy winning chutneys, marmalades, chocolates and other delicious artisan products, be ready at 11 o’ clock and answer that Friday riddle.”

Do you like FoodAdo? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

Do you like FoodAdo? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

Do you like FoodAdo? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

When the dairy cancelled their goats milk contract in favour of cheaper imported milk, Alan and Angela decided to go into cheese making!

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Where the cheese starts!When the dairy cancelled their local goats milk contract and started to import cheaper goat’s milk from abroad, Alan and Angela were left with a herd of 300 goats producing hundreds of litres of milk each day and no customer!  They quickly had to change their business and so they decided to go into cheese making.

We’re so glad – because as a result they now make the best goats cheese we’ve tasted!

Delicious blue goats cheese!
The goats are milked by hand and the cheese is made by hand in small batches almost every day.  What makes their artisan cheese so unique is that the person who milks the goats is the person who makes the cheese! Its a labour of love and produces outstanding artisan cheese.
Wobbly Bottom Farm is a small farm situated a mile outside the historic market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire.  The goats are free to graze on the 39 acres of grass fields and because the grass is very sweet the cheese that is not as “goaty” as some European goat’s cheese.

Welcome aboard to Wobbly Bottom Farm – our latest producer to join the family of gourmet artisan producers at FoodAdo!

Posted by Paul , FoodAdo Team

 

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Father’s Day in London: lots of children and lots of safe food!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

FoodAdo was invited by LondonMums for a lovely Father’s Day in Putney, London.


Families, happy children and delicious surprises inside the FoodAdo hampers.

The Champions of the Tournament won hampers full of tasty surprises.

FoodAdo brought lots of presents and specialities: good and safe for the children and for their parents too.

Monica from LondonMums organized the fun day and invited FoodAdo to join in for the Tournament and the raffle.

LondonMums.org.uk is a a beautiful community of families living in London, that organizes events and share good tips for parents in its colourful newsletter.

It was a good Sunday afternoon!

 

FoodAdo – For everyone that’s passionate about food!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Dear Foodies,

Here’s a little story about us.  You can call it “our story”.  Its about how the idea for FoodAdo first got planted as a tiny seed in the mind of our founder.

Our Story…

When the local organic deli stopped stocking his favourite raw chocolate because they didn’t have enough shelf space for all the different producers, Paul began to wonder if there was there a better way to help small unique producers get their wonderful foods into the mouths of hungry foodies?

After much research he realised that what was missing was a place where talented producers could come together, with each having a place to tell the magic of their uniquely human story, connect directly with foodies, and display the passion that drives their wonderful foods.

By coming together these producers would create a bigger voice and be able to reach a much wider audience, making it so much easier for hungry foodies across the nation (perhaps a bit like you!) to discover and buy the fabulous foods and gifts they are seeking.

And so the seed for FoodAdo was planted.

Now, FoodAdo didn’t magically appear the next day, in fact it took over a year for the idea to properly germinate and the right solution to be found.  But eventually it happened, and when he found the solution Paul knew he had discovered the way to build a business dedicated to helping amazing food producers.

The work began, with detailed plans and designs and sketches of screens and processes, and lots of conversations with small producers to understand better how we could help their businesses.  Simon soon joined the team to look after all things technical, and slowly, but very surely (and with a lot of hard work, though it doesn’t feel like work because we are very passionate about our mission here!)  the idea has been becoming a reality.

Soon (very soon!) we will have the pleasure of bringing you some absolutely amazing tasty foods from very talented  passionate artisan food producers, with foods often made by hand and in small batches and with nothing nasty added.

Among the wonderful foods you’ll see at FoodAdo are award winning sauces and chutneys and marmalades, delicious honeys, handmade chocolates, amazing cupcakes with yummy gooey chocolate inside, fabulous apple juices each made from all kinds of British apples, organic certified soups and hot chocolate with orange and chilli to keep you warm on cold winter evenings.  And there’s lots more too!

Nothing but pure delicious treats and gifts for you and your friends and colleagues to discover, buy and enjoy!

At FoodAdo we have room (and shelf space!) for everyone that’s passionate about food!

Best wishes,

The FoodAdo Team

Ps If you have  a favourite local producer you would like to see on FoodAdo, please email us at  sell@foodado.com and we’ll see if we can be of help.