GEESCAKES - ARTISAN DELIGHTS
, is a cheesecake company with over twenty-six miniature delectable and tastefully designed flavors. Opened in March 2017, they are a locally owned and operated business that prides itself in creating artisan treats, distinctively designed and packed with flavor. Their treats are great for weddings, parties and corporate events. Come see Geescakes
at the Southern Womens’ Show, booth #2018!
Po River Apiary
Po River Apiary
, a small home-based business, practices all natural hive management methods. The bees have their organically tended gardens and acres of beautiful Virginia countryside surrounding their home in Spotsylvania county to forage. Their honey is harvested once a year, truly going from the beehive straight into your jar.
Lindi Copeland, Beekeeper says her main product is the Honey Habanero Sauce. The infused honey's (Six flavors: Cinnamon Stick, Habanero Pepper, Lemon Peel, Lavender Flower, Peppermint, and Vanilla Bean) are new products and have been very popular this year.
JJ King's Secret Sauce
JJ's is a 50 year old apple-cider vinegar sauce recipe. It is perfect for all meats, seafood and veggies. Even on eggs and as a salad dressing. Try it as a Bloody Mary Mix. It's a Party-In-Your-Mouth vinegar event and a celebration of spices that your tongue craves! Stop by and meet Jenny and let her share her daddy's recipe with you!
Balsamo’s Family Kitchen
Since its inception, Balsamo's Family Kitchen
has always been committed to producing the highest quality dressings. They make everything in small batches using only the highest quality, freshest, and best tasting ingredients possible with nothing artificial, no preservatives and zero trans fat. That is why you always find Balsamo's Family Kitchen in the gourmet aisles. Visit them at the show to pick up your bottle of Balsamo's Family Kitchen salad dressing.
KISS Your Old Drinks Goodbye!
This all natural, flavor-infused simple syrup (also known as “KISS”) began as the quintessential solution to coffeehouse syrups loaded with artificial ingredients and bars lacking fresh mint for their Mojitos.
Founder Susan Martinson developed the recipe in her Richmond, VA home. It came about as a shortcut she took while making a Mojito, the popular and refreshing summer cocktail made with fresh mint, lime juice, rum, and dissolved sugar. Rather than muddling the mint leaves, she simply tossed them into a pot of boiling simple syrup and let them steep. To her delight, this step extracted the unmistakable flavor, aroma and color of the leaves, and inspired her to make it available commercially so that anyone could make high-end cocktails at home with minimal effort.
Keep It Simple Syrup is available in five varieties: Spearmint, Lemon Zest, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Sugar Cane.
Whitley’s Peanut Factory
"Home-Cooked" peanuts have a wonderful, crunchy freshness and distinctive flavor because their peanuts are still made the old-fashioned way-hand cooked, slowly roasted
to perfection. They choose only the highest quality, super extra-large Virginia peanuts
which are hand selected for their size and freshness. Each batch is individually cooked with proven, traditional recipes to ensure the crisp, fresh flavor and unique taste for which their peanuts are famous.
Carriage House Products started making cheese straws and cookies in Farmville, VA in 1996. Their recipe originates with a man named Stewart Miller. He was a terrific cook and always had his cheese straws on hand for everyone who stopped by his home, commonly called the Carriage House.Everyone throughout the area loved Stewart's cheese straws, and it is his recipe that we continue to follow today.
Gypsy Hill Foods
Gypsy Hill Foods
are hand blended and hand packaged from their recipes. They use many herbs that they grow or that farmers throughout Virginia grow for them. Visit them in the Virginia’s Finest Pavilion.
Claire is about inspiration and curiosity in Culinary, STEAM and Girl Power to end food inequity. Share your love of what she stands for and help her achieve their mission by shopping with her at the Southern Women's Show. A portion of their proceeds goes to charities each season!
Do the Jerky-ey!
Lynda and Marcia are fans of the old Western movies – John Wayne, Clint Eastwood (Marcia just calls them The Duke and Clint, of course). In their opinion you can’t really call yourself a true cow”person” (wanna-be) unless you’ve eaten jerky and tried riding a horse.
So they decided to figure it out on their own. They decided that it was very important to create a jerky that was as natural as could be and as healthy as possible. They spared no expense in using the leanest cuts, the lowest fat in the ground meats, and only the necessary amount of preservatives in anything they do. They decided that everything should be homemade in their own kitchen. This was a very time consuming adventure, and as they went along experimenting, they shared their discoveries with their neighbors, friends, and work associates. After awhile, they found ourselves filling request orders. Seems as though they had finally discovered the jerky that matched their image of the old West. And people liked it! Hence, “Do The Jerk-ey!” was born.
Taste of Old Country
Taste of Old Country
is a family operated business, offering some of the best products the Mediterranean has to offer, including from Greece our family’s award winning Laconiko EVOO product line, as well as Traditional Barrel Aged Balsamic of Modena, Italy, Kalamata Olives, Handmade EVOO Soaps and Custom Seasonings & Spices.
Meredyth Archer was first introduced to drinking vinegars as a child growing up in West Virginia, when she would drink a sweetened vinegar with her grandmother, who thought it was the answer to everything. Years later, she came across a recipe for sweet fruit vinegar in a family cookbook from the late 1800s, a hand-me-down. She remembered the tart and sweet taste from her youth and decided to make a batch. Many shared batches later, MOTHER shrub drinking vinegars was born.
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