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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.
www.belmontpeanuts.com
Patsy Marks
patsymarks@belmontpeanuts.com
434.658.4613
Capron, VA 23829                            
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts and peanut products.

Booth #726
FERIDIES/The Peanut Patch Inc.
www.feridies.com
Ted Fries
tfries@feridies.com
757.653.9118
Courtland, VA 23837                                                                                       
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts, specialty nuts, trail and snack mixes, gift assortments.

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #403
Firehook Bakery
www.Firehook.com
Pierre Abushacra; Joseph Roberts
info@firehook.com
888.580.0745
Chantilly, VA  20151
Products: Mediterranean baked crackers; sweet & baked cookies.

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #406
Grayson Natural Farms LLC
www.graysonnatural.com
www.landcraftedfood.com
Greg Jaeger
greg@graysonnatural.com
727.403.6865
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
www.nancyscandyco.com
Nancy Galli
nancyscandy@embarqmail.com
276.952-2112
Meadows of Dan, VA  24120
Products: Original recipe confections including truffles, fudge, brittles and chocolates.

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #409
Red Rocker Candy LLC
www.redrockercancy.com
Sue Charney
Sue.Charney@redrockercandy.com
434.589.2011
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
www.rt11.com
Sarah Cohen
sales@rt11.com
540.477.9664
Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Products: Hand cooked specialty potato chips and sweet potato chips.

Booth#6104
San-J International Inc.
www.san-j.com
Lisa Newcomb
info@san-j.com
804.226-8333; 800.446-5500
Henrico, VA  23231
Products: Tamari Soy Sauce, Asian cooking sauces, all-natural instant soups.

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #408
The Crispery of Virginia LLC
www.thecrispery.com
Judy Soldinger
judy@thecrispery.com
757.673.5234
Portsmouth, VA  23703
Products: Gourmet marshmallow rice CRISPYCAKES always soft and gooey-never hard and sticky;  
21 flavors handmade to perfection.

Booth #990
The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg
www.thepeanutshop.com
Stephanie Moran
smoran@smithfield.com
757.566.0930
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.   
www.vadiner.com
Scott Stephens
sstephens@vadiner.com
757.899.6213
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
www.vafinest.com
Lisa L. Lloyd; D. Marshall Payne
lisa.lloyd@vdacs.virginia.gov; marshall.payne@vdacs.virginia.gov
804.786.4278; 804.786.1809
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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