Nestled in almost every corner of Virginia is a small operation transforming something that's just edible--into a delectably palatable creation.
Some can only be found in mom and pop stores, farmer's markets, and, occasionally, the larger grocer or restaurant chains. But every two years, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services showcases these businesses and their products at the Virginia Food and Beverage Expo.
The Expo helps vendors market their products, but it also provides an opportunity to take taste buds on an adventure. With meats, cheeses, wines, seafood, sauces, all natural vegan dishes and snacks--there's something for everyone.
The Expo also featured the Best New Product Awards, which were announced by Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore.