Cool Hunting: Nature’s Catch Smoked Salmon Jerky

Nature’s Catch Smoked Salmon Jerky

The classic road-trip snack gets a healthy, sustainable update

Nature’s Catch serves up a nutritiously tasty substitute with their Smoked Salmon Jerky….Using only wild Alaskan salmon, the Blaine, Washington-based company keeps sustainability in mind—the Environmental Defense Fund names salmon as one of the best eco-friendly fish to eat—when creating their thinly sliced jerky. 

Drawing on the well-managed population of salmon inhabiting the Pacific Northwest, the snack is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, as well as vitamins D, B6 and B12.

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There are some great salmon/fish products out of Ireland as well and I will post about them here. The development of “value added” products and brands for marine based resources helps to create sustainable businesses and therefore helps to manage natural resources.


Cool Hunting: Alter Eco, global Fairtrade food brand

Alter Eco

Quinoa chocolate bars, purple jasmine rice and more from a powerhouse fair trade brand

Though today the fair trade food brand Alter Eco works with 25 cooperatives across 19 countries, they began in 1999 as a small shop in Paris carrying mostly furniture…. One of the leading members of the Fair Trade Initiative, their hands-on approach has led to major impacts in improving the food cycle…

Products range from bags of hearty grains like jasmine rice and quinoa to chocolate bars filled with sugary mint or crystallized orange peels…..

Each of Alter Eco’s 56 fair trade, USDA organic products sell on their site at reasonable prices…..For in-store purchase, check out the webstite’s retail locator, which lists carriers all across the U.S. and in parts of Canada.

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Great Canadian Beer Festival: Celebrating the Food and Drink of British Columbia

from the article:

“earlier this week, Gulf Island Brewing began harvesting its first crop of estate-grown hops. The organically grown hops, which began in 2009, are part of a collaborative farming partnership between Salt Spring Island Ales and neighboring organically certified Grandview Farms”

Celebrating the Food and Drink of British Columbia


Packaging concept: Nut Butter

Designed by Danielle Davis | Country: United States | Font: FF Scala Sans

“Mills & Co is a higher-end, organic nut butter line proposed to be sold in DC restaurant Founding Farmers. Unfortunately the project never got to the production stage. The above rendering is a self-initiated concept of where I would have liked the packaging to go, just very simple and super clean.”

Nut Butter

experimenting with post formats via Flipboard by email