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News You Can Use: ROOT’s May Newsletter

Happy late spring! 🌷 May is National Celiac Awareness Month. Tune in to Denver’s FOX31 on Tuesday May 14 at 10:45am when Jennifer Peters, owner of Just BE Kitchen (with locations in Boulder and Denver, CO) talks about gluten-free swaps and what to do if you or someone you love is diagnosed with celiac.  (And if you haven’t visited Just BE yet, you should! They just swept the Boulder Weekly Best of Boulder awards for multiple categories.)

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With Mother’s Day (5/12) and Father’s Day (6/16) just around the corner – and their respective gift guides – now is a great time to sign up for an affiliate marketing program, and start playing around with it. But what is affiliate marketing exactly, and how do you make it work for you? Our latest blog, The Newbie’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing, tells you everything you need to know to get in on this $17 billion industry, including the benefits, our preferred affiliate marketing platform, and potential costs of setting up on an affiliate marketing platform. Learn more.

Colorado Good Food Events

Here are a couple of “Can’t Miss” food-related events and workshops coming up this month:

💬💪 Mark your calendars for June 4-5 for the Naturally Network ConsciousCPG Summit. Registration opens any day now! More info here.  

Parkway Food Hall is opening May 20, and will put Longmont on the foodie map! 🍔🍕 The 16,000-square-foot venue will include Baa Haachi Japanese street food (see photo), Pie Dog thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizzas, H3sh3r whole hog barbecue, Spice Fusion Indian-Thai fusion cuisine, Cleaver & Co grilled burgers, Shawarma Shack Mediterranean, Chile con Quesadilla tacos, and lots more. They’ll have specials and live music on Memorial Day. More info here

May 22nd, 4:30 pm MT (CSU Spur, Denver, CO):  Naturally Boulder’s Spring Fling. Spring Fling Showcase, dinner buffet and bar. This event is open to members and sponsors plus guests of members and sponsors only. To learn more about joining the Naturally Boulder community and attending the event click here

You can find a complete list of 2024 food industry “Events you can’t miss” in our blog post here.

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We love this Country Living article all about “How to Embrace “Tip to Tail,” Pickle Style,” featuring our client Bubbies!

Planning your summer? This Cosmopolitan Magazine article touts the reasons why Hannah Hopkins’ restaurant Besamé in Steamboat Springs should be top of your list.

Colorado Expression recommends all three of Hannah’s restaurants here.

Longmont’s first food hall, Parkway Food Hall, made headlines in the Denver Post in advance of their opening on May 20. 

Spade & Spoon is reducing waste and environmental footprints with every one of their meal kits, sourcing locally with minimal packaging. Watch Spade & Spoon founder Joy Rubey’s Great Day Colorado TV interview here

Just BE Kitchen also appeared on Denver’s FOX31 last week, and you can watch that here.

ROOT Out & About

📸: Kuvy had a blast judging the Colorado State Fair Wine Competition!
📸: Anna made a Raspberry Ricotta Cake for one of her Sunday dinners. The recipe is from Alison Roman’s Sweet Enough cookbook.
📸: Kuvy and Emily went to the Baa Hachi sneak preview dinner at Farow. WOW! Cannot wait for them to open in the Parkway Food Hall.
📸: Becky bought goodies and visited animals at a local farm open house in Kansas.
📸: Emily tried out the spring menu at Potager!

Additional 📷 credit: Just BE Kitchen, Lisa Balcom of Baa Hachi, Bubbies, Parkway Food Hall, Spade & Spoon, Jet Produce & Meats

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