RICHMOND, Va. — More than 140 exhibitors are set to show their wares at the Virginia Food and Beverage Expo.

The expo is being held Wednesday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. It is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The trade show connects buyers representing grocery stores, restaurants and gift shops with Virginia specialty food and beverage products.

The trade show is held every two years and features traditional Virginia favorites such as ham and peanuts and a wide variety of other food products and beverages.

Awards will be given for best new food and new beverage and the top overall product.

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