Sirna & Sons had its first-ever local food show April 29.

The show was at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Independence, Ohio, according to a news release from Ravenna, Ohio-based Sirna & Sons.

The show was aimed at tapping into new opportunities in local sourcing, Tom Sirna, the company’s president, said.

“We were very excited about our first local food show,” Sirna said in the release. “We recognize the tremendous growth in this area with chefs wanting to use local products. It was our way of opening eyes to the many products we offer.”

Local farmers joined Sirna & Sons staff at the event, which featured various local products on display for sampling, as well as promotions and giveaways.

Twenty-three area vendors participated.