Carving out time Thursday afternoon, March 10, for the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, which bustles with certified-organic products, including wine, beer and textiles.
Hitting the Organic Farming Research Foundation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. This event supports a vital industry organization and is the best meal I eat during the show each year.
Hopping on Thursday’s retail store tour, which gets me away from Expo City for half a day and up close and personal with natural products stores and retailers.
Trend-watching at the New Products Showcase to see quickly and easily cutting-edge items across all categories.
Keeping my eyes out for low-sodium food options, alternative grains in finished products, multi-strain probiotics and tamanu oil products on the show floor.