This one took place at 11 November 2012.
There were lots of vendors and lots of people. I was there for about three hours and it just kept getting busier. I noticed that venders were selling out. I managed to talk to many of them. It was a great opportunity to find out about new products, small gluten-free bakeries and gluten free restaurants.
Many of the venders had gluten-free samples. It was nice to just try anything and everything without having to ask if it was gluten-free. It was also nice to see micro-businesses there – bakers, confectionery and that sort of thing. Some of them don’t even have stores, the just work through word of mouth. I hope they are able to expand their businesses and still produce fantastic gluten free food.
There was an author, a gluten free diet consultant and a couple of website operators with booths there. Gluten free garage had a wide range of gluten free living to explore.
I expect the next gluten free garage will be even bigger than this one. I suspect the organizers might have been a little cautions the first time (although it didn’t show – there was something like 45 booths and an excellent turnout).
Did you visit gluten free garage? What was your experience? Please leave a comment!