Success Stories

Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Branded Program Funding Helps Connecticut Supplier Expand Exports

by Food Export | Mar 03, 2017
White Oak Farm and Table is based in Westport, Connecticut in the 4th Congressional District and has an uncompromising approach to food that incorporates global flavors influence into innovative-yet-relatable creations. From their famous salsas to their preserves, mustards, ketchups, sauces and tapenades, they take great pride in providing unique creations that are geared for the gourmet palate.

Utilizing Food Export’s Market Access Program funded Branded Program in 2015 helped the Connecticut Supplier see exciting export sales gains. Focusing on specialty food shows to expose their products and continue to establish their brand, White Oak Farm and Table earned $2,500 in new export sales to Canada and project $10,000 more in sales over the next twelve months.

Global Palate dba White Oak Farm & Table, “Connecticut-bred and Connecticut Proud”, this supplier shares many of the qualities that make their home state great. Their tagline “Natural Ingredients, Exceptional Quality” is more to them than a slogan; it’s their way of life. Their popular line of products include all-natural fruit spreads, grill and finishing sauces, ketchups, mustards, gluten-free salad dressings, tapenades, pasta sauces, salsas and apple sauces.

A Food Export participant since 2013, White Oak has participated in Food Export’s Buyers Missions, Webinars, Food Export Helpline™, Online Product Catalog and Seminars. 


Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products; as these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports. 

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