VA Food & Beverage Expo 2014!!!


Wizzie’s Tea, LLC will be at the 2014 Food & Beverage Expo
in Richmond, VA Wednesday, March 26th!

Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the tradeshow connects buyers representing grocery stores, restaurants and gift shops directly with more than 140 Virginia specialty food and beverage products.  Locke Store LLC will feature WIZZIE’S TEA at this year’s show.

”I first got this recipe from a neighbor when we lived in Unionville, PA. There was a great deal of running stream water in the rural community where we lived…where wild mint grew in profusion. I started making the tea, and it was very popular in our family and for tea parties when we moved to White Post. The tea was very well received there, and I told my daughter Juliet I could make some for her to sell at her store, as I had a large mint bed at my farm. It was an instant hit, and Locke Store started selling it in large quantities, especially during the hot weather, but the customers also started asking for it in the winter months as well.  People have often asked me for the recipe, and I have given it to them, but they say that theirs doesn’t turn out the same. I believe that the way we make it, (which takes some time), and the cultivar of mint which we use, combine to make it a memorable experience! The label for the tea, ‘Wizzie’s’, refers to the nickname that my grandchildren call me.” –Wingate Mackay-Smith

With the theme “Timeless Traditions, Trendy Tastes,” this year’s Virginia Food and Beverage Expo celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Virginia’s Finest® trademark program. Hundreds of Virginia foods and beverages will be on display, allowing attendees an opportunity to meet one-on-one with producers, select new items, and place orders right on the show floor.

If you have any pics of you with a Wizzie’s Tea, send it to us!!!  Or, better yet, tag us on Facebook or Twitter @lockestore!  Be sure to use our new #wizziestea, too! 

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