RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 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 and a Virginia’s Finest® 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, visit www.specialtyfood.com/shows-events/summer-fancy-food-show and follow the show’s social media hashtag #fancyfoodshow.
— Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services