Did you know that there are 11,500,000 kosher consumers in the United States? That is one of the fascinating facts that I learned last week at Kosherfest, held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ on October 27th and 28th. The dollar value of kosher produced goods in the US is $295,000,000,000 (Is that possible? Did they add some extra zeros?!!) And that’s only one piece of it. The dollar value of kosher ingredients is even higher. And it’s an industry with a 15% average annual growth. Ladies, we have a lot of power that we aren’t exercising. Ask your local market to carry your favorite kosher product. Ask a company that produces an interesting product to consider making it kosher. (They get better shelf space if they do!) And I’m sure there are more possibilities. There’s a lot of money at stake and we’re the ones spending it so let’s make our voices heard!