This weekend I will be surrounded by hundreds of other people who love talking about food just as much as I do – I am so excited to attend the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) again this year, being held right here in my lovely hometown of Seattle!
While I prepare myself to answer the one question I always get when I tell people the name of my blog – “So, you write about potpies?” – I am at the same time scouring the IFBC website and planning how to get the most out of the conference.
Last year was my first time at a blogger conference and I have to say that I was a bit overwhelmed just taking it all in. The speakers, the sessions, the food, the networking! Not to mention the SWAG!
But this year, with last year’s experience under my belt, it is much easier to make a plan and set some goals. One of which is to get out there and make more connections – connections with more bloggers I don’t know, and connections with the companies sponsoring the event.
IFBC has some pretty impressive sponsors. As an event planner myself I am acutely aware of just how important sponsors are to an event and I want to make sure that they know how appreciated they are by us bloggers.
In a strange course of the stars being aligned, I was recently contacted by a food company that wanted to do a giveaway on my blog. They had no idea that I was a registered attendee for an upcoming conference they are sponsoring…
And I did a double-take while perusing the IFBC website and realized (after I had already happily agreed to do the giveaway!) that Noosa Yoghurt is a sponsor for this weekend’s IFBC. What a happy coincidence!
I enjoy yoghurt as part of my breakfast almost every morning (and frequently for a dessert in the evening!), so I was thrilled when Noosa sent me some samples to try out the new tropical flavors (pineapple and coconut) of their Aussie style yoghurt.
With a recipe that originates from Noosa, Australia and produced in Colorado, this rich and creamy yoghurt, similar to Greek yogurt, is made in small batches and infused with honey to give it a delicious sweet-tart tang, and smooth, velvety texture that sets it apart.
They add just the right amount of fruit purees, made from the best the seasonal market has to offer, and pack it in clear tubs so you can see for yourself the lusciousness of what you’re about to enjoy.
Family-owned and operated since 1894, Morning Fresh is renowned for the sweet, rich, all natural milk their happy cows produce. Why are their cows so happy? All of them graze on open pasture at least 90 days per year, and the rest of the time, dine on home-grown grain, silage and alfalfa to ensure the highest quality feed without the use of harmful pesticides.
Noosa is the host for our Saturday morning breakfast. Koel Thomae, Noosa’s founder, will share with us bloggers about her start in the U.S. and how she makes her fantastic tasting yoghurt – including the new pumpkin flavor debuting just in time for fall and being officially rolled out at this weekend’s conference.
Since I can’t take you with me to the conference (and I am all about sharing!) I am partnering with Noosa to give away a Noosa Finest Yoghurt 10 pack (ten – 8 oz containers) to one lucky reader so you can try it out for yourself!
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- Like Noosa Yoghurt on Facebook
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This giveaway will end Midnight Pacific Time, Wednesday, September 24. I will choose one winner from the comments on my blog Thursday morning and will email the winner. Winner will have 24 hours to respond before I choose an alternate winner.
Photos used with permission of, and provided by, Noosa Finest Yoghurt.