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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
www.hotsouthernhoney.com
Ames Russell
ames@hotshouthernhoney.com
804.502.2950
Richmond, VA  23226
Products:  Products made with Virginia honey infused with the heat of peppers 

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6344
Ayoba-Yo
www.ayoba-yo.com
Wian Van Blommestien
wian@ayoba-yo.com
703.244.2693
Oakton, VA  22124
Products:  Authentic South African recipe meat snack products made in USA

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6308
Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc.
www.belmontpeanuts.com
Patsy Marks
patsymarks@belmontpeanuts.com
434.658.4613; 800.648.4613
Capron, VA 23829                 
Products:  Gourmet Virginia peanuts spiced Virginia peanuts and peanut products

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6330
Blue Crab Bay Co./Bay Beyond Inc.
www.baybeyond.net
Beth Scott, Sales; Elizabeth Lankford, President
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 #6341
Bone Doctors’ BBQ Sauce
www.bonedoctorsbbq.com
David Heilbronner
sales@BoneDoctorsBBQ.com
434.296.7766
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Products:  Award winning all natural, gluten free BBQ Sauces

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6348
CakeLove/Countertop Productions, Inc.
www.cakelove.com
Warren Brown
warrenerrol@gmail.com
202.320.9922
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
www.cassandrasgourmetclassics.com
Ken Craig
Ken@cassandrasgourrnet.com
703.590.7900
Manassas, VA  20110-2026
Products: Gourmet rum cakes in several flavors; shelf stable

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6346
Clark and Hopkins
www.clarkandhopkins.com
Brandon Clark
brandon@clarkandhopkins.com
540.303.7723
Middletown, VA  22655
Products:  Artisan pepper sauces and Bloody Mary mixes.

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6312
Firehook
www.Firehook.com
Pierre Abushacra; Joseph Roberts; Kari Ball
info@firehook.com
888.580.0745
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
www.elementshrub.com
Charlie Berkinshaw
info@elementshrub.com
888.658.6899
Arlington, VA  22207-1773 
Products:  Non-Alcoholic cocktail mixes

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6309
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC
www.Gunthersgourmet.com
Michael Lampros
chefmike@gunthersgourmet.com
804.240.1796
Richmond, VA  23226
Products:  Award-winning, all natural salsas, marinades, dressings, sauces & dips

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6326
Jody’s Popcorn
www.jodyspopcorn.com
Jody Wagner
tina@jodyspopcorn.com
757.422.8646; 866.797.5639
Virginia Beach, VA  23451-5716
Products:  Gourmet popcorn in 18 different flavors

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6325
Laconiko
www.laconiko.com
Elias Zarkadoulas
elias@laconiko.com
703.868.7586
Manassas, VA  20109
Products:  Award winning extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, flavored oils and vinegars

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6347
Mad Scientist Nuts
www.pizootz.com
Bo Perry
boperry@msnuts.com
757.288.6539
Portsmouth, VA  23701-2635
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts infused with many flavors 

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6321
Mother Shrub
www.mothershrub.com
Meredyth Archer
ma@mothershrub.com
Midlothian, VA  23113
Products:  Drinking vinegars: sweet and tart.

BOOTH #4912
Nancy’s Candy Company
www.nancyscandyco.com
Nancy Galli
nancyscandy@embarqmail.com; info@nancyscandyco.com
800.328.3834; 276.952.2112
Meadows of Dan, VA  24120                                                            
Products:  Original confections including fudge, chocolates and truffles

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6338
Navy Hill
www.drinknavyhill.com
Katie Williams
order@drinknavyhill.com
804.615.7555
Richmond, VA  23221
Products:  Soda and tonic with electrolytes

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6323
Pastry Base
www.pastrybase.com
Jill Donaldson
info@pastrybase.com
804.776.5119
Richmond, VA  23220
Products:  Vegan and gluten-free baking mixes and baking gift box kits.

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6352
Pervida
www.pervida.com
Lee Sandstead
info@pervida.net
540.808.0800
Blacksburg, VA  24062
Products:  Lightly carbonated immune health water

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6342
Red Root & Co.
www.redrootcompany.com
Corey MadDonald
Redrootco@gmail.com
540.325.9791
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
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 #6327
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 #6329
Route 11 Potato Chips
www.rt11.com
Sarah Cohen
sarah@rt11.com
540.477.9664; 800.294.7783(SPUD)
Mount Jackson, VA  22842
Products:  Specialty kettle cooked potato chips and sweet potato chips

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6316
S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc.
www.edwardsvaham.com
Keith Roberts
kroberts@edwardsvaham.com
800.200.4267
Surry, VA  23883
Products:  Traditional dry cured hickory smoked hams, bacon and sausage

BOOTH #2936
San-J International, Inc.
www.san-j.com
Misako Benford; Lisa Newcomb
info@san-j.com
804.226.8333
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.
www.southernflavoring.com
John Messier
john@southernflavoring.com
800.765.8565; 540.586.8565
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

BOOTH #6415
Sweet Whispers, LLC
www.sweetwhispers.store
Maria Umana
info@sweetwhishpers.store
703.609.2427
McLean, VA  22101-1818
Products:  Gourmet fruit-filled meringues

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6310
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

BOOTH #5008
The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg                                                             
www.thepeanutshop.com
Michael McDonald
Sales@thepeanutshop.com
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                                                    
www.tropicalgreenorganics.com
Sal Bhalla, President
info@tropicalgreenorganics.com
703.957.0205
Sterling, VA  20166
Products:  Certified organic virgin coconut oil, coconut sugar, coconut flour and ghee butter

VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #6311
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 #6315
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Marketing and Development
www.vafinest.com
Lisa Lafoon Lloyd, Olivia Wilson, Marshall Payne
Lisa.lloyd@vdacs.virginia.gov
804.786.4278
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
www.vdacs.virginia.gov/marketing-international-marketing.shtml
Keith Long, Mike Hutt
Keith.long@vdacs.virginia.gov;
804.786.3953
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
Virginia Diner                                                        
www.vadiner.com
Scott Stephens
sstephens@vadiner.com
757.899.6213
Wakefield, VA  23888
Products:  Snacks and nut products

 


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