The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is showcasing Virginia products at the 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show, October 27-28, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Fla. Six Virginia firms will exhibit, promoting Virginia oysters, clams, ham, peanuts and nut products, beef, naturally smoked cheeses, cheese dip, turkey sausages and bites and smoothie mixes. The Virginia exhibitors will be located in 1600 section of the U.S. Pavilion, with VDACS in booth 1612.
The Americas Food and Beverage Show is a premier food and beverage tradeshow for culinary products and services targeted to consumers in North, South and Central America. This year’s show is expected to attract more than 10,000 industry buyers.
VDACS promotes Virginia’s specialty food products through the Virginia’s Finest® trademark program. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program, which boasts more than 400 participating Virginia businesses representing a diverse assortment of specialty food and beverage products. VDACS’ Virginia Grown® trademark program promotes the Commonwealth’s fresh, local products. Agriculture is the state’s largest industry and Virginia’s agricultural production is one of the most diverse in the nation. To learn more about these programs and discover Virginia’s Finest and Virginia Grown offerings, visit www.VaFinest.com and www.VirginiaGrown.com.
For more information on the Americas Food and Beverage Show, visit www.americasfoodandbeverage.comand follow the show’s official social media hashtag #afbshow2014. The list of Virginia exhibitors follows.
2014 Americas Food and Beverage Show
S. Wallace Edwards and Sons, Inc.
Contact: Keith Roberts
Address: PO Box 25, Surry VA 23883
Product(s): Award-winning traditional dry cured, hickory smoked country hams, bacon, sausage, spiral hams and Virginia peanuts
Brand Name(s): Edwards, Colonial Williamsburg, Surry Farms.
Highland Beef Farms
Contact: Lisa Jones
Address: 1317 Deep Run Lane, Reston VA 20190
Product(s): Naturally smoked cheeses including Gouda, cheddar and provolone. Cheese dips, including sriracha, white cheddar and chili con queso. Maple turkey sausage links, turkey deli bites and turkey snacking slices.
Brand Name(s): Highland Beef Farms, Southern Trails, American Premium, Old South Trading Company.
Peanut Shop of Williamsburg (The)
Contacts: Pete Booker; Michael McDonald
Address: 8012 Hankins Industrial Park Road, Toano, VA 23168
Product(s): Our famous Handcooked Virginia Peanuts—salted, salt free and salted redskins. Roasted in small batches using pure peanut oil and seasoned with 100% sea salt—nothing to alter the natural and healthful goodness. Also see us for Sweet Virginia Peanuts—butter toffee, honey roasted, honey roasted sea salted caramel, honey roasted chipotle, honey roasted apple caramel, honey roasted dark chocolate cocoa and praline glazed. Seasoned Virginia Peanuts—wasabi, jalapeno, dill pickle, honey mustard, Creole, bacon & cheddar, salt & vinegar, sea salt & pepper, habanero, crab town and spicy smoky redskins. Also: roasted in-shells, peanut butter and green boiled peanuts. Specialty Nuts—cashews (salted, honey toasted), pistachios, mixed nuts, pecans (sweet, praline, salted), apple spiced walnuts and cocoa dusted almonds. Flavors of the World Collection—marcona almonds, wasabi peanuts, yin & yang peanuts, spicy mole peanuts and Thai fried chili lime peanuts. Confections—gourmet chocolate bars, milk and dark chocolate peanuts/cashews/almonds, chocolate bridge mix, peanut clusters, peanut crunch, brittles and more. Also snack mixes, canine treats, gift boxes, seasonal/holiday collections and assortments. Various sizes from single serve to foodservice bulk bags.
Brand Name(s): The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg and Southern Shores Specialties.
H. M. Terry Company, Inc.
Contact: Wec Terry
Address: P.O. Box 87, Willis Wharf, VA 23486
Product(s): Fresh and frozen farmed Sewansecott oysters and littleneck clams. Value-added clam products
Contact: Phea Ram
Address: 2545 Bellwood Road, Suite 115, Richmond, VA 23237
Product(s): Smoothie and beverage mixes
Brand Name(s): Tropical Safari.
Virginia Marine Products Board
Contact: Mike Hutt
Address: 554 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite B, Newport News, VA 23608
Product(s): At this show we are excited to showcase fish and shellfish from Virginia. Stop by the booth and sample ½ shell oysters and Chesapeake Bay ray fillet.