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Haitian “Buy Local” Food Expo to Be Held October 2

Peace Dividend Marketplace-Haiti is joining the Association Touristique Haitienne (ATH) and the nation’s leading newspaper Le Nouvelliste to sponsor a Food Expo on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Parc Historique de la Canne à Sucre.

The goal of the event is to encourage purchasers of foods and beverages in Haiti to “buy local.”

More than 40 wholesalers and retailers from Haiti’s food and beverage industry will exhibit their product lines grouped by category: Fruits & Vegetables, Meats & Fish, Dairy Products, Beverages & Spirits, Condiments, Snacks, and Staple Products.

On the supplier side, special invitations have been extended to the leading purchasers of foods and beverages in Haiti, including representatives from international organizations, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, caterers, and other large retail and wholesale buyers.  The expo will be open to the general public and feature music, raffles and other activities.

The Food Expo is the crowning event of the week-long Haiti Food & Spirits Festival presented by the Alliance Culinaire Haitienne, directed by renowned chef Stephan Durand. The alliance is the culinary chapter of the ATH. The goals of the festival are to promote Haiti’s culinary arts, support the national food and beverage industry, develop the different culinary professions, encourage industry implementation of international health, sanitary and environmental standards, and strengthen the role of the culinary arts in Haitian tourism.

Information about exhibiting at the Food Expo and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by calling (509) 3465-7069, emailing athgoutetsaveurslakay@gmail.com, or visiting the festival website at www.goutetsaveurslakay.com.

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