State Department of Agriculture of Virginia
Established in 1877, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) promotes the economic growth and development of Virginia agriculture, provides consumer protection and encourages environmental stewardship. The agency is headquartered in Richmond and has several field offices, four regional diagnostic animal health laboratories and a global network of representatives promoting Virginia products internationally.
Shopvafinest.com is a service to businesses and individuals looking for tastefully distinctive gifts of gourmet food and beverage products produced or processed in the state of Virginia and which have earned the Virginia’s Finest trademark designation of quality.
Virginia Grown is a marketing division of the Virginia Department of Agriculture dedicated to the produce, nursery and Christmas Tree industries. Their list of agri-tourism, farmer’s markets and farm stands are maintained here as well.
Core Customers: Retail and Food Service
Virginia is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution. These include Advance Auto, Fisher Auto Parts, Merchants Inc, Bowl America, Peebles Stores, Magic Mart, Dollar Tree, Southern States, Farm Fresh, Ukrop’s, Coast Guard Exchange, NEX, DeCA, Eurpac, Marine Corps Exchange, 17th Street Surf Shops, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Dixie Sporting Goods, Wythe Will, Healthway Natural Foods, Costco, VA Runner, Organic Food Depot, Running Etc, Maynard Auto Parts, Performance Food Group, Thompson Hospitality, Creative Host Services, Gate Gourmet, Guest Services, Five Guys, Hard Times Cafes, Vie De France, Interstate Hotels, Bread and Chocolate, Daily Grind, Damon’s Grill, Greenberry’s Coffee and Tea, Kohr Bros, Aunt Sarah’s, Crestline Hotels, Highland Hospitality, AMF Bowling, MHI Hospitality, Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Newport Hospitality, Canteen, Tidewater Hotels, Zero’s Mr Submarine, Lane Hospitality, Western Sizzlin’, Frank and Stein, Country Cookin’, Famous Anthony’s, Hilton Worldwide, etc