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Louisiana Road Show at Whole Foods Market

December 12, 2008

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Office of Marketing and Agro-Economic Development is hosting a Louisiana Road Show at Whole Foods in Baton Rouge Saturday, December 13.
            The show begins at 9:30 a.m. and wraps up at 3 p.m.
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the Louisiana Road Shows always represent the best of Louisiana food and other products.
“Our food is famous all over the world,” Strain said. “It’s our chance to showcase the finest Louisiana has to offer to the Whole Foods Market customers.”
            A live radio remote from Baton Rouge’s WYNK will take place from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Participating vendors will offer door prizes that will be given away during the remote.
            “The road show will feature everything that’s fun, exciting and delicious about Louisiana,” Strain said. “We’ll be serving root beer made with pure Louisiana cane sugar from Abita Brewing Company, delicious black coffee from River Road Coffees and plenty of Zapp’s Potato Chips to sample.”
           Participating vendors include:
¨      Abita Brewing Company, Inc.  
Products: Abita Golden Beer, Abita Amber Beer, Abita Purple Haze, Abita Turbodog, seasonal specialty beers, Abita Root Beer.
¨      Chef John Folse & Company
Products: Fully prepared, ready to serve soups, sauces, entrees, Creole cream cheese and meats
¨      Cousin’s Products
Products: Refrigerated salad dressings and gourmet dips
¨      Kinloch Plantation Products, LLC
Products: Pecan oil
¨      Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, LLC
Products: Dairy products
¨      Perrone & Sons
Products: Dried spice blends, olive salad, herbed oils, packaged dried beans
¨      River Road Coffees, LTD
Products: Fresh roasted coffee, tea and coffee service supplies
¨      Zapp’s Potato Chips
Products: Potato chips, dips
For more information contact Assistant Commissioner of Marketing and Agro-Economic Development Michelle Estay, at 225-922-1277 or