Foodie Friday: My Fancy Food Show 2017 Experience

Every year, I look forward to the sights, sounds, and especially tastes of the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center.


For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, it is hosted by The Specialty Food Associationwhich is a thriving community of food artisans, importers, and entrepreneurs. The SFA was established in 1952 in New York.  The not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,500 members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge, and connections to champion and nurture their companies in a continually-evolving marketplace.

Olympia Provisions mouth-watering salumi


At this 65th Anniversary show—which drew more than 40,500 attendees—the more than 2,600 exhibitors showcased over 180,000 specialty food products, clearly demonstrating the industry’s commitment to meeting consumer demands for great, innovative products and new ways to explore global flavors.


One stand-out vendor exhibiting this year was Olympia Provisions—Portland-based purveyors of fine, hand-crafted, American charcuterie, such as salami, pâté, sausages, and more. You can even sign up for a subscription for their Salami of the Month Club!


If you’d like to read more about the tasty products showcased at this year’s Fancy Food Show, take a look at this Buzzfeed article about some of the best: Top Bites, Snacks, and Beverages at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC.



And, of course, for something a little weird…

The innovation is endless when it comes to the products showcased at the Fancy Food Show. Check out the Specialty Food Association’s Facebook page for some great videos with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert as he interviews the brilliant foodie folks in the Incubator Alley, the New Item Pavilion, and more.

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