VDACS News Releases
January 3, 2017
Virginia Companies Exhibiting at Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco
The Virginia Pavilion will showcase some of the Commonwealth’s tastiest treats.
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Winter Fancy Food Show, January 22 – 24, 2017, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. At least a dozen 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 beverage products. The Virginia Pavilion will be located in booth spaces 403-412. Virginia foods featured at this year’s show include peanuts and peanut products, chips, chocolates, confections, cookies, cured meats, snacks, frozen vegan entrees and more.
VDACS promotes Virginia’s specialty food products at the Fancy Food Shows, which highlight the world’s most innovative and exciting specialty food and beverages products, as well as the people behind them. The 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show will feature more than 80,000 products, 30,000 food professionals and 1,400 exhibitors.
Click here for more information on the Winter Fancy Food Show, and follow the show’s social media hashtag #WFFS17. The list of Virginia exhibitors follows.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #411
Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc.
Capron, VA 23829
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts and peanut products.
FERIDIES / The Peanut Patch, Inc.
Courtland, VA 23837
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts, specialty nuts, trail and snack mixes, gift assortments.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #403
Pierre Abushacra; Joseph Roberts
Chantilly, VA 20151
Products: Mediterranean baked crackers; sweet & baked cookies.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #406
Cartersville, VA 23027
Products: Frozen vegan entrees with gluten free options
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #405
Nancy’s Candy Company
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
Products: Original recipe confections including truffles, fudge, brittles and chocolates
Olli Salumeria Americana
Ross Violi, III
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Products: Cured meats (Prosciutto/Bacon).
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #409
Red Rocker Candy, LLC
Troy, VA 22974
Products: Rocking Chair Mix, nut toffees with assorted chocolates, chocolate dogwoods, peppermint bark, chocolate covered pretzels.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #404
Route 11 Potato Chips
Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Products: Hand cooked specialty potato chips and sweet potato chips
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #408
The Crispery of Virginia, LLC
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Products: Gourmet marshmallow rice CRISPYCAKES always soft and gooey-never hard and sticky;
21 flavors handmade to perfection.
The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg
Toano, VA 23168
Products: Hand-cooked super extra-large Virginia peanuts and array of sweet and savory nuts.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #410/412
The Virginia Diner, Inc.
Wakefield, VA 23888-2940
Products: Specialty nuts and confections; collegiate licensed products; custom labeling; gourmet products.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #407
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Lisa L. Lloyd; D. Marshall Payne
Richmond, VA 23219
Services: Promotional and marketing assistance for Virginia producers.
Programs: Virginia’s Finest Trademark Program and Virginia Grown Trademark Program.
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