with George Dearing of Virginia Foodie
Sponsored by Riddle Design Co.
We have our first LIVE podcast recording under our belt, and it was a good one! For our August meeting we hosted the CBS6 podcast, Eat It, Virginia! as they recorded a special bonus episode with George Dearing, founder of the popular media brand Virginia Foodie. Hosted by Robey Martin and Scott Wise, Eat It, Virginia keeps its listeners up to date on hot spots in dining, local chefs, and business that support local food.
With over 40, 000 Instagram followers, Virginia Foodie has built a loyal following of people interested in Virginia’s food scene. What started as a passion project for George has grown into a recognizable brand that followers trust for their eating adventures. With a tag line of “Good Food. Good People. Good Brands.” Virginia Foodie is working to get the word out about all the amazing local food producers and makers across the state. They research who they promote and seek out sustainable farmers, locally sourcing restaurants, and community minded business owners.
We had lots of great questions from the audience, and one of our members, Will Gray from Back Pocket Provisions, was interviewed live on the podcast giving Robey and Scott a sample of his locally sourced bloody mary mix. It was a great meeting with important tips about building your brand and the importance of staying true to your brand identity. You can listen to the full podcast live HERE.