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Fresno Food Expo

Event celebrates local food and showcases more than 150 growers, producers, brewers and winemakers from the Central Valley

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The sixth annual Fresno Food Expo, billed as "the nation's largest exclusive regional food show," drew big crowds this year to the Fresno Convention Center.

The two-day event was all about getting Central California products—think tasty cheeses, spreads and charcuterie—into the hands of distributers so people far and wide can taste what comes out of the Central Valley.

Valley food makers and Fresno city officials created the expo as a way to bring local food manufacturers together with regional, national and international buyers—and it's become quite a hit for the public.

This year, nearly 1,000 buyers representing local, statewide and international companies attended the event and about 130 exhibitors from Kern to Merced counties offered samples of their food and drinks. Everything from banana-flavored walnut butter to Creamsicle-flavored milk was on the menu.

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