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June 6, 2016
Virginia Companies Exhibiting at Fancy Food Show in New York
Pam Barefoot, owner/founder of Blue Crab Bay, will be inducted into the Specialty Food Hall of Fame during the show
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686


The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 26 - 28, 2016, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. At least 33 specialty food companies will exhibit, 23 of which will be featured in the Virginia Pavilion. 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.

Key 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, popcorn, preserves, pasta, puddings, beverages, dressings, dips, cakes, crackers, chocolates, confections, chips, ham, salami, seafood, sauces, salsa, soups, seasonings and more. The Virginia Pavilion will be located in booth spaces 4900-4933.

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 Summer Fancy Food Show will feature more than 180,000 products, 25,000 buyers and 2,500 exhibitors. Pam Barefoot, owner/founder of Blue Crab Bay, Melfa, will be inducted into the Specialty Food Hall of Fame during the Summer Show.

Click here for more information on the Summer Fancy Food Show, and follow the show’s social media hashtag #SFFS16. The list of Virginia exhibitors follows.

2016 SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW
JUNE 26 - 28 | Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York City, New York
VIRGINIA EXHIBITORS
Virginia Pavilion
Booth Spaces 4900 - 4933

 

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4926
Ayoba-Yo
www.ayoba-yo.com               
Wian Van Blommestein
wian@ayoba-yo.com              
Oakton, VA  22124
Product(s): Authentic South African recipe meat products (beef snacks and beef sticks), proudly made in the USA

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4922
Balsamo’s Family Kitchen
www.balsamosfamilykitchen.com
Jonathan Balsamo
J_balsamo1@yahoo.com
Dale City, VA 22193
703.861.9052
Website: balsamosfamilykitchen.com
Products: Balsamo’s 7 Salad Dressing 

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4900
Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc.
www.belmontpeanuts.com
Patsy Marks
patsymarks@belmontpeanuts.com
434.658.4613
Capron, VA 23829                 
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts and peanut products

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4914/4916
Blue Crab Bay Co. Bay Beyond Inc.
www.baybeyond.net
Beth Scott, Sales
sales@baybeyond.net
757.787.3602
Melfa, VA 23410
Products: Coastal themed snacks, beverages, mixes, spices, nuts, soups, gift packs, blue crab stoneware

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4932
Bone Doctors’ BBQ Sauce
www.bonedoctorsbbq.com
David Heilbronner
sales@BoneDoctorsBBQ.com
434.296.7766
Products: Award-winning all natural, gluten-free BBQ Sauces

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4931
Cassandra’s Gourmet Classics/ Island Treasures Gourmet
www.cassandrasgourmetclassics.com
Ken Craig
Ken@cassandrasgourrnet.com
703.590.7900
Manassas, VA  20110-2026
Products: Gourmet rum cakes and coffee cakes in several flavors; shelf stable

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4924
E. H. Gourmet, LLC
www.ehgourmet.com
Kerry Takach
Kerry@themeridiangroup.com
757.431.1966
Products: The Flavors of Ernest Hemingway is a line of sauces and seasonings inspired by the life and travels of Ernest Hemingway

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4401
FERIDIES / The Peanut Patch, Inc.
www.feridies.com
Jane Riddick-Fries
jfries@feridies.com
757.653.9118
Courtland, VA 23837                                                             
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts, specialty nuts, trail and snack mixes, gift assortments

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4904/4906
Firehook
www.Firehook.com
Pierre Abushacra; Joseph Roberts
info@firehook.com
888.580.0745
Chantilly, VA  20151
Products: Mediterranean baked crackers; sweet and baked cookies

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4933
Gearhart’s Fine Chocolates
www.gearhartschocolates.com
Timothy Gearhart
info@gearhartschocolates.com
434.972.9100
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Products:  An artisan chocolatier that’s produced our own line of chocolates, caramels and toffee since 2001. Best New Food Award winner at the 2016 Virginia Food and Beverage Expo.

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4903
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC
www.Gunthersgourmet.com
Michael Lampros
chefmike@gunthersgourmet.com
804.240.1796
Richmond, VA  23233
Products: Award-winning, all natural salsas, marinades, dressings, sauces and dips

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5242
Health Warrior
www.healthwarrior.com
Hunter Pechin
hunter@healthwarrior.com
804.381.5293
Richmond, VA  23230
Products: Superfoods in radically convenient forms

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5020
Hudson Henry Baking Co.
www.hudsonhenrybakingco.com
Hope Lawrence
hope@hudsonhenrybakingco.com
817.733.0709
Palmyra, VA 22963
Products: Small batch granola. Available in five flavors

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4920
Jody’s Popcorn
www.jodyspopcorn.com
Jody Wagner
tina@jodyspopcorn.com
757.422.8646
Virginia Beach, VA  23451-5716
Products: Gourmet popcorn in 18 different flavors

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4927
Kiddos, LLC
www.kiddosfoods.com
Monica Baber
monica@kiddosfoods.com
540.468.2700
Monterey, VA  24465
Products: Frozen vegan entrees with gluten free options, non-GMO and organic

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #2956
Maestri d'italia Inc.
www.maestriditalia.com
info@maestriditalia.com
800.652.0149
Toano, Virginia 23168
Products: Authentic Italian salami

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4913
‘Mango Mango’ Mango Preserves
www.amangoparty.com
Lakeesha Brown-Renfro
contact@amangoparty.com
800.313.5613, Ext. 0
Hampton, VA  23666
Products: Mango Preserves – A PARTY in a jar that can be used in more than 100 sweet, savory and spicy ways. As seen on Shark Tank and QVC.

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4413
Nancy’s Candy Company
www.nancyscandyco.com
Nancy Galli
nancyscandy@embarqmail.com
800.328.3834
Meadows of Dan, VA  24120                                                             
Products: Original confections including fudge, chocolates and truffles

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #1158
Olli Salumeria Americana                                                       
www.olli.com
Jennifer Johnson, Director of Marketing
804.427.7866, Ext. 108; Cell: 804.338.3565
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Products: Artisanal slow-cured salami

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4929
Pasta Valente
www.pastavalente.com
Mary Ann Valente
retail@pastavalente.com
434.971.3717
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Products: Handcrafted, shelf stable flavored pasta

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4901
Red Rocker Candy
www.redrockercandy.com
Sue Charney
Sue.charney@redrockercandy.com
434.589.2011
Troy, VA  22974
Products: Rocking Chair Mix, butter crunch, peppermint bark, various chocolate barks, molded chocolates

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4915
Reginald’s Homemade
www.reginaldshomemade.com
Andrew Broocker
Reginaldshomemade@gmail.com
804.306.6098
Rockville, VA  23146
Products: Locally made natural, salt free, preservative free nut butters

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4908
Rodgers’ Puddings
www.rodgerspuddings.com
Reggie Rodgers
Reggie@rodgerspuddings.com
757.543.9290
Chesapeake, VA  23324
Products: Non-GMO Project Verified, Halal and Kosher pudding, guava, coconut, blueberry and banana pudding filling

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4917
Route 11 Potato Chips
www.rt11.com
Sarah Cohen
sarah@rt11.com
540.477.9664
Mount Jackson, VA  22842
Products: Specialty kettle cooked potato chips and sweet potato chips

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #2367
San-J International, Inc.
www.san-j.com
Misako Benford
info@san-j.com
804.226.8333
Richmond, VA 23231
Products: Gluten-free Tamari soy sauce and gluten-free Tamari based products and Asian cooking sauces

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4930
Southern Flavoring Company, Inc.
www.southernflavoring.com
John Messier
john@southernflavoring.com
800.765.8565
Bedford, VA  24523
Products: Natural and imitation flavors and pure extracts; sauces, dressings, marinades and salsas; dry mixes and seasoning blends; contract packaging and private label available

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth  #4902
The Crispery of Virginia, LLC
www.thecrispery.com
Judy Soldinger
judy@thecrispery.com
757.673.5234
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Products: Unique handmade gourmet marshmallow rice CrispyCakes; always soft and gooey, never hard or sticky

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4100
www.thepeanutshop.com
Michael McDonald
Sales@thepeanutshop.com
800.831.1828, ext. 1; 757.566.0930
Toano, VA  23168
Products: Hand-cooked, super-extra-large Virginia Peanuts:
milk and dark chocolate nuts and confections , sweet and seasoned nuts & snack mixes

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5244
Tropical Green Organics, LLC,
www.tropicalgreenorganics.com
Sahil Bhalla Bhalla
info@tropicalgreenorganics.com
703.957.0205
Sterling, VA  20166
Products: Virgin coconut oil

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4912
Van Cleve Seafood Company
www.vancleveseafood.com
Monica Van Cleve
info@crabpie.com
800.628.5202
Spotsylvania, VA  22551
Products: The finest frozen gourmet seafood delicacies for retail and wholesale outlets

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4905
Virginia Artesian Bottling Company
www.virginiaartesian.com
Steven Brown
sales@VirginiaArtesian.com
804.779.7500
Mechanicsville, VA  23116
Products: Virginia’s artesian water

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4907/4909/4911
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Marketing and Development
www.vafinest.com
vafinest@vdacs.virginia.gov
Richmond, VA  23219
Services: Promotional and marketing assistance for Virginia producers
Programs: Virginia’s Finest and Virginia Grown

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4921/4923/4925
Virginia Diner                                                         
www.vadiner.com
Scott Stephens
sstephens@vadiner.com
757.899.6213
Wakefield, VA  23888
Products: Snacks and nut products

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #4125
Whitley’s Peanut Factory                                                                    
www.whitleyspeanut.com
Roger Sams
rsams@whitleyspeanut.com  
800.470.2244; 804.642.7688
Hayes, VA 23072
Products: Virginia Peanuts, candies, other nuts and mixes


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