American Food Roots has had another busy month.
Perhaps most exciting was the debut of our monthly television segment “State Secrets,” where co-founder Bonny Wolf quizzes WUSA9 host JC Hayward about state food traditions. Quick: which state produces the most milk? Eats “white” barbecue? Invented Welch’s grape juice? Check out the segment to find out.
We are moving closer to our goal of working with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The curator of the Food exhibit that opened last fall has asked us to tape My American Roots videos at least twice a year in conjunction with that show. We’ll keep you posted.
On the revenue front, talks continue with a publishing house about a possible collaboration on books. We have also begun making contact with potential corporate sponsors.
Events are also emerging as a potential source of revenue. Our first event will be an old-fashioned ice cream social, which we are planning for July 28. The historic Eastern Market on Capitol Hill has offered to be our venue. We are now looking for vendors to supply (did we say “donate”?) ice cream. Let us know if you run into anyone with several hundred gallons of ice cream to give away.
Our search continues for an SEO consultant and for someone to help us with social media. We have received a few proposals, but we are still hoping for an SEO fairy with expertise in journalism.
And finally, we are in search of a “fiscal agent,” a nonprofit entity with which we can partner in order to take advantage of grant opportunities. A fiscal agent would also make it easier for organizations that want to offer us donations.
That’s all for now. Hope to have oodles of good news next month.