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January 16, 2020
Twelve Virginia Companies to Exhibit at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show
Contact: Michael Wallace, 804.786.1904

Twelve Virginia companies will exhibit at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, on Jan. 19 – 21. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will set up a Virginia State Pavilion within the trade show to highlight Virginia’s Finest companies and also will provide the twelve Virginia specialty food companies networking opportunities with domestic and international industry buyers and distribution companies.

The following is a full list of the Virginia companies exhibiting in this year’s trade show.

AR’s Hot Southern Honey, Richmond VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5604B
www.hotsouthernhoney.com
Products: Unique blends of Virginia honey infused with the heat of peppers

Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc., Capron VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5603
www.belmontpeanuts.com
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts and peanut products

Clark and Hopkins, Middletown, VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5606
www.clarkandhopkins.com
Products: Artisan pepper sauces and Bloody Mary mixes

FERIDIES / The Peanut Patch, Inc., Courtland, VA
Booth #5625
www.feridies.com
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts, specialty nuts, trail and snack mixes, gift assortments

Firehook Bakery, Chantilly, VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5609
www.Firehook.com
Products: Mediterranean baked crackers and sweet and baked cookies

Mad Scientist Nuts, Inc., Portsmouth, VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5600
www.pizootz.com
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts infused with many flavors\

Nightingale, North Chesterfield, VA
Booth #158
www.nightingaleicecream.com
Products: Ice cream sandwiches

O’My Foods, LLC, Richmond, VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5602
www.omygelato.com
Products: Dairy-free gelato

PastryBase, LLC, Richmond, VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5608A
www.pastrybase.com
Products: Vegan and gluten-free baking mixes and baking gift box kits

S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc., Surry, VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5604A
www.edwardsvaham.com
Products: Traditional dry cured hickory smoked hams, bacon and Virginia peanuts

San-J International, Inc., Henrico, VA
Booth #5344
www.san-j.com
Products: Tamari Soy Sauce, Asian cooking sauces and all-natural instant soups

The Virginia Diner, Inc., Wakefield, VA
VIRGINIA PAVILION Booth #5610
www.vadiner.com
Products: Specialty nuts and confections; collegiate licensed products; custom labeling and gourmet products

Many of these companies are participants in VDACS’ Virginia’s Finest trademark program. The Virginia’s Finest program identifies, differentiates and promotes top-quality, Virginia-produced and processed specialty food and beverage products.

The 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show will feature more than 80,000 products and 1,400 exhibitors from around the world. Key buyers representing grocery stores, restaurants, markets and gift shops rely on this annual trade show to find innovative foods and beverages to add to their product mix and fulfill the growing consumer demand for specialty foods and beverages.

Specialty foods remain one of the fastest-growing segments of the food business. The Specialty Food Association’s industry report indicated that specialty food sales in 2018 reached $148.7 billion as a result of increased interest from both consumers and retailers.


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