Gourmet Foods Keep Growing


Last month, Entrepreneur  predicted that specialty and gourmet foods would continue prospering in 2008. So far, it looks like that prediction is holding up. According to this article from SignOnSanDiego.com, despite the slowdown in the economy, specialty foods continue being gobbled up. Here's some food for thought: The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade found that while overall food sales have increased about 4 percent over the past two years, the specialty food sector has grown 17 percent. "Historically, if the economy is bad, when disaster strikes, people buy food," said Lynne Barra, president of Paradigm Foodworks. Barra agreed with other foodies who say that while people may cut down on cars, boats or jewelry, chances are good that gourmet food will still be a must-have. 

Another reason specialty foods continue their upward path is attributed to more consumers seeking out healthy products at stores like Whole Foods. "The specialty business is coming of age," said Russ Bruhn, president of Carlsbad Gourmet, referring to the many consumers concerned about high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats.


Jordan, Lisa, Russ Gina, Pat and Tyler at the Flower Fields after filming for the Food Network.


Carlsbad Gourmet license plate! 


Carlsbad Gourmet's table of ingredients will be used to cook our Ruby Red Strawberry BBQ Sauce and Strawberry Jalapeno Spread.  Sara Porter and Mark Schneider of Follow Productions making final preparations! 


Russ, Pat & Gina Neely, Mark Schneider, Andrea Wortham, Lisa Bruhn posing for a photo at The Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch.  We had just finished filming a segment for the Food Network! 


The 1965 Chevy Carlsbad Gourmet Van enjoying the sunset in Carlsbad, California!

Tyler, Lisa, Russ and Jordan receiving the 2nd Place award in the Grand Category at America's Best Food Show for "Best Product Line"


"The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch"

"Good friends Cindy and Lance with Jordan having a Great Time at Legoland on the Dragon Ride" 


Russ and Jordan at the "Taste of Carlsbad in the Village"

Greg Koch of Stone Brewery along with Chef Carlton and Russ showing-off the first bottles of Arrogant Bastard Hot Sauce "The Burning Trinity of Bastard Hot Sauces"

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