VDACS News Releases
January 8, 2018
Virginia Companies Exhibiting at Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco
The Virginia Pavilion will showcase some of the Commonwealth’s award-winning foods
Contact: Dawn Eischen, 804.786.1904
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the 43rd annual Winter Fancy Food Show, January 21-23 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. At least 11 Virginia specialty food companies will exhibit at the show, 8 of which will be featured in the Virginia Pavilion. Nearly all the Virginia companies exhibiting 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 award-winning peanuts and peanut products, chips, chocolates, confections, cookies, cured meats, snacks, frozen vegan entrees and more. The Virginia Pavilion will be located in booth spaces 403-412.
The 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show will feature more than 90,000 products, 30,000 food professionals and 1,400 exhibitors. For more information on the Winter Fancy Food Show, click here and follow the show’s social media hashtag #WFFS18. 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
Grayson Natural Farms LLC
Independence, VA 24348
Products: Producers and processors of local all-natural, grass fed beef; beef sticks available in original, sweet, habanero bbq and spicy cajun flavors.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #405
Nancy’s Candy Company
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
Products: Original recipe confections including truffles, fudge, brittles and chocolates.
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.
San-J International Inc.
Henrico, VA 23231
Products: Tamari Soy Sauce, Asian cooking sauces, all-natural instant soups.
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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