Virginia companies exhibiting at Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Winter Fancy Food Show, Jan. 19-21, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. At least 15 of Virginia’s Finest® specialty food companies will exhibit, 11 of which will be featured in the Virginia Pavilion.

virginia-blue-oversizeMore than 18,000 buyers from retailers such as Whole Foods, Costco, Kroger, Wal-Mart, The Fresh Market and Restaurant Associates will be in attendance to learn about these top-quality, Virginia-produced and processed products. Virginia foods featured at this year’s show include peanuts and peanut products, cured meats, biscotti, pasta, potato chips, popcorn, preserves, confections, chutneys, sauces, soups and a variety of snacks. The Virginia Pavilion will be located in booth spaces 303-312.

VDACS promotes Virginia’s specialty food products at the Fancy Food Shows, which highlight the world’s finest food and beverages. More than 1,300 exhibitors from across the globe will feature 80,000 products at this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show.

For more information, visit The list of Virginia exhibitors follows.


2014 Winter Fancy Food Show – Virginia Exhibitors


Ashman Manufacturing & Distributing Company
Tim Ashman

Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Products:  BBQ sauces, hot sauces, marinades, pasta sauces, rubs, salsa, dressings, mustard, mixers.



Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc.

Patsy Marks


Capron, VA 23829

Products:  Gourmet Virginia peanuts and peanut products.



Biscotti Goddess

Wheeler Wood


Charles City, VA 23030

Products:  Biscotti.



Blue Crab Bay Co. / Bay Beyond Inc.

Pamela Barefoot


Melfa, VA 23410

Products:  Coastal themed snacks, beverages, mixes, spices, frozen hors d’oeuvres/appetizers, nuts, soups, gift packs.



Dr. Lucy’s LLC

Dr. Lucy Gibney


Norfolk, VA 23513

Products:  Gluten-free, Vegan cookies – no peanuts, tree nuts or eggs.


Booth #738

FERIDIES / The Peanut Patch, Inc.

Ted Fries


Courtland, VA 23837

Products:  Gourmet Virginia peanuts, specialty nuts, trail and snack mixes, gift assortments.



Jody’s Popcorn

Jody Wagner

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Products:  Gourmet popcorn, fudge, confections.


Booth #4519

Olli Salumeria Americana
Ross Violi, III


Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Products: Cured meats (prosciutto/bacon)



Pasta By Valente, Inc.

Mary Ann Valente

Charlottesville, VA 22903
Products:  Making specialty pasta since 1982.



Route 11 Potato Chips

Sarah Cohen

Mount Jackson, VA 22842

Products:  Hand-cooked specialty potato chips and sweet potato chips.



S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc.

Keith Roberts

Surry, VA 23883

Products:  Traditional dry cured hickory smoked hams, bacon and sausage.



Simply Panache Products, LLC
Lakesha Brown-Renfro
Hampton, VA 23666

Products:  ‘Mango Mango’ Mango Preserves.

Booth #984

The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg

Stephanie Hipple


Toano, VA 23168

Products: Hand-cooked super extra-large Virginia peanuts and an array of sweet and savory nuts.


Booth #4916

The Virginia Chutney Company, LLC

Oliver Turner


Washington, VA 22747

Products:  Southern-style sweet and savory chutneys.


The Virginia Diner, Inc.

Scott Stephens


Wakefield, VA 23888-2940

Products:  Specialty nuts and confections; collegiate licensed products; custom labeling; gourmet products.



Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Lisa L. Lloyd

102 Governor Street

Richmond, VA 23219

Services:  Promotional and marketing assistance for Virginia producers.
Programs: Virginia’s Finest® and Virginia Grown®.


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