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January 5, 2016
Virginia Companies Exhibiting at Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco
The Virginia Pavilion will showcase some of the Commonwealth’s tastiest treats.
Contact: Sarah Pennington, 804.786.1904


The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Winter Fancy Food Show, January 17-19, 2016, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. At least 13 Virginia specialty food companies will exhibit. Almost all are part of VDACS’ Virginia’s Finest® trademark program, which identifies, differentiates and promotes top-quality, Virginia-produced and processed specialty food and beverage products.

The Winter Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food trade event on the West Coast. Buyers representing grocery stores, restaurants, markets and gift shops rely on this annual trade event to find innovative foods and beverages to freshen up their product mix and fulfill the growing consumer demand for specialty food and beverages. Virginia foods featured at this year’s show include peanuts and peanut products, chips, chocolates, confections, crackers, cookies, cured meats, mixes, sauces, seasonings, snacks and more. The Virginia Pavilion will be located in booth spaces 403-412.

VDACS promotes Virginia’s specialty food products at the Fancy Food Shows, which highlight the world’s most innovative and exciting food and beverages products, as well as the people behind them. The 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show will feature more than 80,000 products, 19,000 buyers and 1,400 exhibitors.

Click here for more information on the Winter Fancy Food Show, and follow the show’s social media hashtag #WFFS16. The list of Virginia exhibitors follows.

2016 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW VIRGINIA EXHIBITORS

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #405A
Ashman Manufacturing
www.ashmanco.com
Virginia Beach, VA
Products: Sauces, seasonings, flavorings & condiments

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #409A
Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc.
www.belmontpeanuts.com
Capron, VA               
Products:  Gourmet Virginia peanuts and peanut products

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #411
Blue Crab Bay Co. Bay Beyond Inc.
www.baybeyond.net
Melfa, VA
Products: Coastal themed snacks, beverages, mixes, spices, frozen hors d’oeuvres/appetizers, nuts, soups, gift packs

Booth #730
FERIDIES / The Peanut Patch, Inc.
www.feridies.com
Courtland, VA                                                           
Products:  Gourmet Virginia peanuts, specialty nuts, trail and snack mixes, gift assortments

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #406
Firehook Bakery
www.Firehook.com
Chantilly, VA 
Products: Mediterranean baked crackers; sweet & baked cookies

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #403
Lucy’s LLC
www.drlucys.com
Norfolk, VA
Products: Gluten-free, Vegan cookies – no peanuts, tree nuts or eggs

Booth #3909
Olli Salumeria Americana
www.ollisalumeria.com
Mechanicsville, VA
Products: Cured meats (Prosciutto/Bacon)

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #409B
Red Rocker Candy, LLC
www.redrockercancy.com
Troy, VA 
Products:  Rocking Chair Mix, nut toffees with assorted chocolates, chocolate dogwoods, peppermint bark, chocolate covered pretzels

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #404
Route 11 Potato Chips
www.rt11.com
Mount Jackson, VA
Products: Hand cooked specialty potato chips and sweet potato chips

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #405B
S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc.      
www.edwardsvaham.com
Surry, VA
Products: Traditional dry cured hickory smoked hams, bacon and sausage

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #408
The Crispery of Virginia, LLC
www.thecrispery.com
Portsmouth, VA 
Products:  Gourmet marshmallow rice CRISPYCAKES always soft and gooey-never hard and sticky; 21 flavors handmade to perfection

Booth #988
The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg
www.thepeanutshop.com
Toano, VA
Products: Hand-cooked super extra-large Virginia peanuts and array of sweet and savory nuts

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #410/412
The Virginia Diner, Inc.         
www.vadiner.com
Wakefield, VA
Products: Specialty nuts and confections; collegiate licensed products; custom labeling; gourmet products

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #407
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
www.vafinest.com
Services: Promotional and marketing assistance for Virginia producers
Programs: Virginia’s Finest Trademark Program and Virginia Grown Trademark Program


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