VDACS News Releases
June 7, 2018
Virginia Exhibit Planned for Fancy Food Show in New York
More than 30 Percent of Exhibitors are at the Show for the First Time
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 30 – July 2 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. At least 32 Virginia specialty food companies will exhibit at the show, 28 of which from within the 4,000 square-foot 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.
For the first time, VDACS will feature a display of Virginia seafood products from within the pavilion, assisted by the Virginia Marine Products Board. The pavilion also will feature a VDACS International Marketing information booth.
Nearly one-third of the Virginia Pavilion exhibitors are first time exhibitors in the pavilion, including Virginia Food and Beverage Expo 2018 Best New Food Winner Red Root & Co. of Woodstock. Two 2018 sofi Award Winners, Firehook and Element Shrub, are exhibiting in the Virginia Pavilion as well.
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. Featured products include sauces and oils, cakes and crackers, shrubs and tonics, ham, meat snacks, gourmet peanuts, chips, popcorn, candies and confections and much more. The Virginia Pavilion will be located in booth spaces 6307-6352.
The 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show will feature more than 180,000 products and 2,500 exhibitors.
For more information on the Summer Fancy Food Show, click here and follow the show’s social media hashtag #fancyfoodshow
A complete list of Virginia exhibitors follows:
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6343
AR’s Hot Southern Honey
Richmond, VA 23226
Products: Products made with Virginia honey infused with the heat of peppers
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6344
Wian Van Blommestien
Oakton, VA 22124
Products: Authentic South African recipe meat snack products made in USA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6308
Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc.
Capron, VA 23829
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts spiced Virginia peanuts and peanut products
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6330
Blue Crab Bay Co./Bay Beyond Inc.
Beth Scott, Sales; Elizabeth Lankford, President
Melfa, VA 23410
Products: Coastal themed snacks, beverages, mixes, spices, nuts, soups, gift packs, blue crab stoneware
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6341
Bone Doctors’ BBQ Sauce
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Products: Award winning all natural, gluten free BBQ Sauces
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6348
CakeLove/Countertop Productions, Inc.
Alexandria, VA 22304
Products: Cake in a jar, individual portioned dessert; SparkBites, a baked multigrain, allergen-friendly snack.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6351
Cassandra’s Gourmet Classics/ Island Treasures Gourmet
Manassas, VA 20110-2026
Products: Gourmet rum cakes in several flavors; shelf stable
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6346
Clark and Hopkins
Middletown, VA 22655
Products: Artisan pepper sauces and Bloody Mary mixes.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6312
Pierre Abushacra; Joseph Roberts; Kari Ball
Chantilly, VA 20151
Products: Mediterranean baked crackers; sweet & baked cookies
Products: Producers and processors of local all-natural, grass fed beef; beef sticks available in original and sweet flavors
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6345
Element Shrub/Tincture Distillers LLC
Arlington, VA 22207-1773
Products: Non-Alcoholic cocktail mixes
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6309
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC
Richmond, VA 23226
Products: Award-winning, all natural salsas, marinades, dressings, sauces & dips
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6326
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-5716
Products: Gourmet popcorn in 18 different flavors
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6325
Manassas, VA 20109
Products: Award winning extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, flavored oils and vinegars
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6347
Mad Scientist Nuts
Portsmouth, VA 23701-2635
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts infused with many flavors
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6321
Midlothian, VA 23113
Products: Drinking vinegars: sweet and tart.
Nancy’s Candy Company
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
Products: Original confections including fudge, chocolates and truffles
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6338
Richmond, VA 23221
Products: Soda and tonic with electrolytes
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6323
Richmond, VA 23220
Products: Vegan and gluten-free baking mixes and baking gift box kits.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6352
Blacksburg, VA 24062
Products: Lightly carbonated immune health water
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6342
Red Root & Co.
Woodstock, VA 22664
Products: Red Root & Co. crafts small batch infusions, specializing in handcrafted syrups, shrubs, oxymels and bitters
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6307
Red Rocker Candy
Troy, VA 22974
Products: Rocking Chair Mix, butter crunch, peppermint bark, various chocolate barks, molded chocolates
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6327
Rockville, VA 23146
Products: Locally made natural, salt free, preservative free nut butters
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6329
Route 11 Potato Chips
Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Products: Specialty kettle cooked potato chips and sweet potato chips
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6316
S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc.
Surry, VA 23883
Products: Traditional dry cured hickory smoked hams, bacon and sausage
San-J International, Inc.
Misako Benford; Lisa Newcomb
Henrico, VA 23231
Products: Gluten free Tamari soy sauce and gluten free Tamari based products and Asian cooking sauces.
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6350
Southern Flavoring Company, Inc.
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
Sweet Whispers, LLC
McLean, VA 22101-1818
Products: Gourmet fruit-filled meringues
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6310
The Crispery of Virginia LLC
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Products: Unique handmade gourmet marshmallow rice CrispyCakes; always soft and gooey, never hard or sticky
The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg
800.831.1828, ext. 1; 757.566-0930
Toano, VA 23168
Product(s): Hand-cooked, super-extra-large Virginia Peanuts:
milk and dark chocolate nuts and confections , sweet and seasoned nuts & snack mixes
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6340
Tropical Green Organics
Sal Bhalla, President
Sterling, VA 20166
Products: Certified organic virgin coconut oil, coconut sugar, coconut flour and ghee butter
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6311
Virginia Artesian Bottling Company
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Products: Virginia’s artesian water
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6315
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Marketing and Development
Lisa Lafoon Lloyd, Olivia Wilson, Marshall Payne
Richmond, VA 23219
Services: Promotional and marketing assistance for Virginia producers
Programs: Virginia’s Finest and Virginia Grown
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6320
Virginia International Marketing
Keith Long, Mike Hutt
Richmond, VA 23219
Services: Assist Virginia producers with the marketing and sales of their products internationally; featuring a display of Virginia seafood products and assisted by the Virginia Marine Products Board
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6335
Wakefield, VA 23888
Products: Snacks and nut products
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