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2007 Suffolk County Celiacs Board Members and Volunteers for the Vendor Fair


2nd Annual Gluten Free Vendor Fair

The 2nd Annual Gluten Free Vendor Fair was held at Farmingdale State College on April 29, 2007 was again a tremendous success. We had approximately 1,500 people attend to shop and browse amongst 60 gluten-free vendors.

In addition, a handful of people were lucky enough to attend a presentation given by Dr. Peter Green, Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. A portion of the proceeds from the Fair was donated to the Center.

The Suffolk County Celiac Group is a branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group and a donation was also made to them.

Here are some comments from people who attended the Fair:

“I heard about the Vendor Fair through your email list, and was looking so forward to attending this year with my 11 year old son, who has Celiac.  We were unable to go last year, but have had it on our calendar for months this year.  We were overwhelmed!  It's the first time in 3 years that he has been able to go to any public event and eat every single food product!  Actually, he didn't try everything; he's not that big, but he sampled a wide variety and we bought several items and took home flyers for even more."

"I just want to say Thank You to you and your group for the fabulous job.  He's the only person in our family of 6 with the disease.  He walked into the room and said "Mom, a room full of people just like me".  It was just great-and delicious!  Thank you again for all the effort you put into the event-it was much appreciated.”

“I thought it was wonderful!  I went to the Fair last year and although it was still crowded, the space was much better.  I was able to try several products that I have thought about ordering or buying but hesitated.  Much to my delight, most of the products I tried were excellent and will be getting my repeat business.”

“I went to the Fair and I am so very glad that I did!  I think it was wonderful, informative, helpful and exciting to be participating in something so positive for everyone affected by CD. 
The Suffolk County Celiacs are to be commended for such a wonderful event.  The Seashore Celiacs piled into 3 cars and headed to LI knowing this would be a great gathering.  We attended the lecture, the cooking discussion, ate too much and went home content.”

“You run a first-class operation!  I was so impressed with your set up, turnout and general upbeat feeling that prevailed.”

“One of the best organized events I’ve ever been to.  Loads of vendors and samples to try and buy.  Can’t wait for the next one.”

List of 2007 attending vendors:

1-2-3 Gluten Free Food-Tek Maxwells Kitchen
Against the Grain Gourmet Foods Fords Foods/Bone Suckin Sauce Mr. Ritts Bakery
Ari Weinberg Gagas Inc. Nanas Cookies
Arico NaturalFoods Get Healthy America Naturally Me
Bob & Ruths Travel Club Gilberts Gourmet Goodies Orgran Foods
Bobs Red Mill GLP Free Manufacturing Corp. Owl Books
Breads from Anna Gluten Free Forever Pamelas Products
Bumble Bars Gluten Free Living Pure Fit Nutrition Bars
Caffe Baldo Gluten Free Mall Reliv International
Cali Fine Foods Gluten Free Naturals Sure Talent Books
Celiac Chicks Gluten Free Passport The Benevolent Baker
Celiac Specialties Glutino/Gluten Free Pantry The Best Ever Low Carb Cakes
Cherrybrook Kitchen Goji Berry Granola The Diet Shop
Clare Rose Heartland Ingredients The Empire Torte Co.
Core Naturals Joans GF Great Bakes The Kitchen Table Bakers
Cream Hill Estates Juliannas Delectibles The Really Great Food Co.
Dr. B Wells Naturally Kimball Genetics Thumanns-The Deli Best
Enjoy Life Natural Brands Kinnikinnick Foods Triumph Dining
Everybody Eats Lifefield Buckwheat Whole Foods Market
Executive Concepts Mamas Restaurant Wild by Nature Market
Foods by George Marys Gone Crackers


Thank you to all who made the 2009 Fundraiser and Vendor Fair a huge success!


The largest gluten-free consumer event in North America!!!
Featured over 50 gluten-free vendors selling their products on April 26, 2009!


2009 Guests Included:

________• Dr. Peter Green, Director, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
________• Cynthia Kupper, Registered Dietitian, Director, Gluten Intolerance Group

Profits were donated to: The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia


               Our fair helps:
________• Find improved diagnosis and treatments for Celiacs.
________• Educate the medical community on Long Island and possibly find a cure.

________Approximately 1% of people in the US have Celiac Disease and 97% have not been
________properly diagnosed. That means that over 300,000 Long Islanders suffer from Celiac
________and more than 290,000 of them have not yet been diagnosed. 


________Participating Vendors 2009:

Aleia's Gluten Free Foods   Kinnikinnick
Allergy Friendly Foods   Kitchen Table Bakers
Aunt Gussies Cookies & Crackers   Little Bay Baking Co.
Axcan Pharmaceuticals   Mama's Restaurant
Azure Chocolate   Marble Slab Creamery
Bakery on Main   Mari Productions
Bob & Ruth's GF Travel Club   Meadow Foods
Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods   Miller's Gluten Free Bread Co.
Buona Sera Restaurant   Mixes from the Heartland
Caesar's Pasta Products   Mr. Ritts Bakery
Clare Rose Distributors (Red Bridge Beer)   NuGo Nutrition
Domata Living Flour   Nutritional Healing Technologies
Foods by George   Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals
Enjoy Life Natural Brands   Outrageous Foods
Everybody Eats   Pamela's Products
Food Tek   Rose Door Inc.
Full Flavor Foods   Schar USA
Gaga's Inc.   Shabtai Gourmet Bakery
Get Healthy America   Smokin Sloe's Restaurant
Gilbert's Gourmet Goodies   The Best Ever Low Carb Cakes
Gluten Free Naturals   The Diet Shop
Gluten Free Passport   The Gluten Free Choice
Good Day Sunshine   The Grainless Baker
Jake Bakes   The L. Lodico Walk for Celiac Disease
Joan's GF Great Bakes   The Silly Yak Bakery
Katz Gluten Free   Two Fresh Chefs
Kettle Cuisine   Whole Foods


Many Thanks to our 2009 Corporate Sponsors:

________Foods by George
________Personal Communications Devices (PCD), Hauppauge
________Axcan Pharmaceuticals
________Schar USA
________Joan's GF Great Bakes, Bellmore
________First Wireless Group, Ronkonkoma
________Daniel & Julie McGuire, Ft. Salonga
________Katz Gluten Free Bake Shop, Monroe
________Kitchen Table Bakers, Syosset
________Dr. David Milkes, Great Neck
________CFE-DC Technology Group LLC, Bohemia
________Get Healthy America, Plainview