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January 7, 2019
Thirteen Virginia Companies to Exhibit at 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show
Contact: Michael Wallace, 804.786.1904

Thirteen Virginia companies will exhibit in the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, on January 13 – 15. In addition, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will set-up a Virginia State Pavilion within the trade show to highlight Virginia Finest companies and provide the 13 exhibiting Virginia companies networking opportunities with domestic and international industry buyers and distribution companies.

Virginia foods featured at this year’s trade show include award-winning peanuts and peanut products, chips, confections, cookies, sauces, cured meats, snacks and more. The following is a full list of the Virginia companies exhibiting in this year’s trade show.

AR’s Hot Southern Honey - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5604B
374, Lexington Road, Richmond, VA 23226,
Products: Unique blends of Virginia honey infused with the heat of peppers

Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc. - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5603
23195 Popes Station Road, Capron, VA 23829,
Products:  Gourmet Virginia peanuts and peanut products.

FERIDIES / The Peanut Patch, Inc. - BOOTH #5625
28285, Mill Creek Drive, Courtland, VA 23837,
Products:  Gourmet Virginia peanuts, specialty nuts, trail and snack mixes, gift assortments

Firehook Bakery - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5609
14701 Flint Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151,
Products:  Mediterranean baked crackers and sweet & baked cookies.

Jody’s Popcorn - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5606
1160 Millers Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23451,
Products: Gourmet popcorn in 18 different flavors

Mad Scientist Nuts - VIRGINIA PAVILON BOOTH #5607
3303 Airline Boulevard, Suite 3A, Portsmouth, VA 23701,
Products: Gourmet Virginia peanuts infused with many flavors 

Route 11 Potato Chips - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5600
11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842,
Products: Specialty potato chips and sweet potato chips

S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc. - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5604A
P.O. Box 25, Surry, VA 23883,
Products: Traditional dry cured hickory smoked hams, bacon, sausage, spiral hams and Virginia peanuts

San-J International, Inc. - BOOTH #3201
2880 Sprouse Drive, Henrico, VA 23231,
Products:  Tamari Soy Sauce, Asian cooking sauces and all-natural instant soups

Southern Flavoring Company, Inc. - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5608
1330 Norfolk Avenue, Bedford, VA 24523,
Products: Natural and imitation flavors and pure extracts, sauces, dressings, marinades, salsas, dry mixes and seasoning blends.

The Crispery of Virginia, LLC - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5602
2728 Sterling Point Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23703,
Products: Gourmet marshmallow rice crispy cakes in 21 varieties that are always soft and gooey, never hard and sticky

The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg - BOOTH #5984
8012 Hankins Industrial Park Road, Toano, VA 23168,
Products: Hand-cooked super extra-large Virginia peanuts and array of sweet and savory nuts.

The Virginia Diner, Inc. - VIRGINIA PAVILION BOOTH #5610
322 W. Main Street, Wakefield, VA 23888,
Products: Specialty nuts and confections, collegiate licensed products, custom labeling and gourmet products.

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

The 2019 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 food 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 2017 reached $104.3 billion as a result of increased interest from both consumers and retailers.

Follow VDACS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates and photos of the 13 Virginia companies exhibiting at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show.

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