Dozens of businesses and groups to appear at Illinois Products Expo

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SPRINGFIELD - More than 70 Illinois food companies, wineries, and agriculture associations will gather at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield to take part in the 17th annual Illinois Products Expo.

The expo will be open on March 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and on March 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Illinois State Fairgrounds' Orr Building.  Admission will be $5, with no fee for children ages 10 and younger.  Food sampling will be free, but wine and beer tastings will be offered at a small cost.

Some of the products that will be available for sampling and purchase include fresh meat products, seasonings and sauces, homemade jams and jellies, soy candles, and agriculture-based soaps and lotions.  Attendees will also have the chance to learn from a local chef on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

We've included a list of vendors who will be participating in this event below:

Ahruns Famous
American Egg Board
Bloodshot Bloody Mary Mix
Butch's Pizza
Chocolate Enrapture
Coming Home Candles
Consolidated Brands
Country Lights Soy Candles
Crowridge Farm Ice Cream
Eagle Bridges Soy Candles
Engrained Brewing Company
Flat Branch Farm
Four Score and 7 Ribs Ago
Freedom Halal Farm
Galena Garlic Company
Golden Prairie Popcorn
Gramps Gourmet Foods, Inc
Grand River Spirits
Happy Baked Goods  
Hickory Grove Products
Homestead Bakery
IL Association FFA
IL Pork Producers/Bloomington Meats
IL Specialty Growers Assn
Irish Indulgences
J.D. Mullen Co
Java & Co.
Jerk Bros, Inc
Jimmy B's Super Salsa
Jones Boys Market
Kelly's Gourmet
La Mexicana Inc.
Linda's Salsa
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery
M & G Foods
Meatsmack
Oakland Noodle Co.
Onofrio's Classic Sauces
Papa's Midwest Kettle Corn
Pasta Alley
Perfect Pasta
Reinneck Ranch, Inc  
ReMARKable Caramels
Rolling Meadows Brewery
Ropp Jersey Cheese
Sasse's Apiary
Scrumptious Pantry
SenTEAmental Moods
Smo Diddley's Inc
Spice of Life
SS Backwards Longhorn Meats
Sweet Betty Jane's
The Cousins Dog Biscuit Co
Toohill Beef
Turasky Meats
Two Fat Guys Gourmet Sauces
Uncle Joes
V Walker Enterprises (Anthony's Southern Sauces)
Voss Pecans
Wind Ridge Herb Farm
Nut Hatch Hill BBQ
Dave's Coffe Cake
Pilot Knob Comforts
Raised Right LLC (Sullivan Pheasant Farm)
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