First Annual Fresno Food Expo

FRESNO, Calif.

Fresno, California - Organizers of the Fresno Food Expo are proud to announce the list of vendors that will be part of the inaugural show, which will take place on Friday, March 11, 2011 at The Grand in Downtown Fresno. The Fresno Food Expo will be an exclusive event that will offer an opportunity for the Central San Joaquin Valley's finest food growers, manufacturers, processors, producers, brewers and winemakers to exhibit their products to national and local retail buyers, restaurants and chefs.

The businesses that will be part of the inaugural Fresno Food Expo range from large to small and feature products such as biscotti, Armenian cracker bread, stone and tree fruit, salmon flavored beef jerky, gourmet chocolate, Chinese noodles, pickled jalapeños and a variety of local wines. "Vendors were selected based on the variety in each category. The goal for the inaugural Fresno Food Expo is to demonstrate that our region offers a wide variety of products so diversity was a key priority for the first year. As we continue to grow and offer more vendor spaces, we believe there will be a place for all food producers in the Central San Joaquin Valley," stated Scharton.

Tickets are now available for purchase to the public portion of the event.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.FresnoFoodExpo.com .

Cost is $35 and is limited to 250 tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. At the public portion of the event, which is from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., attendees can see and taste the wide range of local foods and beverages featured at the show.

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