Virginia companies represented at fancy food show

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Virginia will host the largest state pavilion at the 2011 Summer Fancy Food Show July 10-12 in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 50 Virginia companies will showcase their products at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., with 26 of the state’s firms concentrated in one giant pavilion.

The summer food show is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event. The show’s permanent home is the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, but due to extensive renovations there, the show has moved to Washington, D.C. for a couple of years. Producers will exhibit 180,000 products, and expected attendance is 25,000 people.

The state exhibit will include several retailers from the Eastern region, including Blue Crab Bay Co. on the Eastern Shore, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons from Surry, The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg and Wythe-Will Distributing candies and confections from Toano. Several Norfolk companies, including First Colony Coffee & Tea Co., Rowena’s, Dr. Lucy’s gluten-free products and Gingerhaus gingerbread poroducts, will be on display as well.

A list of exhibiting companies from Virginia is available online at www.vdacs.virginia.gov/vafinest/fancyfoodshow.shtml.

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