Co-owners Joy Bryant and Lenny Berl recently spoke with Governor McAuliffe at the Virginia Agribusiness Legislative Dinner .
Agribusiness is a top initiative of the Governor’s this year and he expressed an interest in what Virginia Gourmet is doing to promote Virginia’s Finest specialty foods Nationally and Internationally. Virginia Agriculture is currently a $53 billion annual industry and provides nearly 311,000 jobs in the Commonwealth. Local support through purchases at Virginia Gourmet help to keep the Virginia Agriculture economy thriving. The Governor would like to see an increase of 25% for 2015. To help meet the Governor’s goals, it is important for Virginians to support the Virginia’s Finest and Virginia Grown specialty food programs.