Organic Produce Summit 2022

Smiles in the Well Pict booth while showing California grown strawberries. From left to right: Dan Crowley, Kindle Cowger, Johnna Johnson, and Christian Bengard. 
Smiles in the Well Pict booth while showing California grown strawberries. From left to right: Dan Crowley, Kindle Cowger, Johnna Johnson, and Christian Bengard. 
Daniela and Mayra Velazquez de Leon with Organics Unlimited. 
Daniela and Mayra Velazquez de Leon with Organics Unlimited. 
Showing organic sweet potatoes in earth friendly packaging are Prescott Leyba, Michael Valpredo, Bailey Slayton and Rae Molumby with Bako Sweet. 
Showing organic sweet potatoes in earth friendly packaging are Prescott Leyba, Michael Valpredo, Bailey Slayton and Rae Molumby with Bako Sweet. 
Mimi Corsaro, Kellee Harris, and Gary Caloroso with The Giumarra Companies are happy to be back at the trade show scene. Visiting their booth are Daniel Bell and Justin Yates from Grocery Outlet.
Mimi Corsaro, Kellee Harris, and Gary Caloroso with The Giumarra Companies are happy to be back at the trade show scene. Visiting their booth are Daniel Bell and Justin Yates from Grocery Outlet.
Starr Ranch Organics in full force. From left to right Brett Reasor, Dan Davis, John Cannon, Max McGuire, and Jason Fonfara. 
Starr Ranch Organics in full force. From left to right Brett Reasor, Dan Davis, John Cannon, Max McGuire, and Jason Fonfara. 
Ben Johnson, Michael McMillan and Kurt Jacobs with Bridges Organic Produce received a visit from the UNFI Aurora team (right).
Ben Johnson, Michael McMillan and Kurt Jacobs with Bridges Organic Produce received a visit from the UNFI Aurora team (right).
Paul Newstead and Cat Gipe-Stewart with Domex Superfresh Growers are being joined by one of their growers, Jon Alegria. 
Paul Newstead and Cat Gipe-Stewart with Domex Superfresh Growers are being joined by one of their growers, Jon Alegria. 
Brett Levy, David Armenta, and Shawn Santomassimo with Rainier Fruit. 
Brett Levy, David Armenta, and Shawn Santomassimo with Rainier Fruit. 
Liam Slavin, Neil Merritt, and Jeff Hansen with Bard Valley Date Growers, promoting Natural Delights dates and showing a number of different products. 
Liam Slavin, Neil Merritt, and Jeff Hansen with Bard Valley Date Growers, promoting Natural Delights dates and showing a number of different products. 
Team Divine Flavor: Luis Batiz, Clarisa Batiz, Liz Smart, Antonio Escobar, and Michael DuPuis.
Team Divine Flavor: Luis Batiz, Clarisa Batiz, Liz Smart, Antonio Escobar, and Michael DuPuis.
Roy Ruff and Chris Ford with Viva Tierra Organic are happy to be at the Organic Produce Summit. On display are California organic pears. First harvest of the season started this week.
Roy Ruff and Chris Ford with Viva Tierra Organic are happy to be at the Organic Produce Summit. On display are California organic pears. First harvest of the season started this week.
Ready for large volumes of blueberries are Justin Sumpter, Jerry Connery, Nick Chappell, Amelia Jackson, and Kyla Oberman with California Giant Berry Farms. 
Ready for large volumes of blueberries are Justin Sumpter, Jerry Connery, Nick Chappell, Amelia Jackson, and Kyla Oberman with California Giant Berry Farms. 
Patrick Cortes, Megan Berenbach, Brooke Becker, Desirae Perez, and Stephen Fink with Mission Produce. 
Patrick Cortes, Megan Berenbach, Brooke Becker, Desirae Perez, and Stephen Fink with Mission Produce. 
Johnny Neufeld and Niels Peter Klapwijk with Nature Fresh Farms show greenhouse grown strawberries as well as the company's recently launched Hiiros tomato variety. 
Johnny Neufeld and Niels Peter Klapwijk with Nature Fresh Farms show greenhouse grown strawberries as well as the company's recently launched Hiiros tomato variety. 
Alanna Pedersen en Shannon Boase with CKF, Inc. are walking the floor and proudly show some of their recyclable and compostable punnets.
Alanna Pedersen en Shannon Boase with CKF, Inc. are walking the floor and proudly show some of their recyclable and compostable punnets.
Team Oppy / Eco Farms.
Team Oppy / Eco Farms.
Showing a selection of organic greenhouse grown products are Peppe Bonfiglio, Annika Mastronardi, and Shawna Pelletier with Sunset/Mastronardi.
Showing a selection of organic greenhouse grown products are Peppe Bonfiglio, Annika Mastronardi, and Shawna Pelletier with Sunset/Mastronardi.
Alberto Pena, Audee Rios, and Aracely Van Dine with Coliman have organic bananas and papayas on display in their booth. 
Alberto Pena, Audee Rios, and Aracely Van Dine with Coliman have organic bananas and papayas on display in their booth. 
Team Tom Lange / Seven Seas.
Team Tom Lange / Seven Seas.
Derrick Rayner, Andrew George, and Rich Tiveron with EarthFresh proudly show organic potatoes. 
Derrick Rayner, Andrew George, and Rich Tiveron with EarthFresh proudly show organic potatoes. 
Tom Coufal, Carlos Visconti, and Rob Jackson with Red Sun Farms. 
Tom Coufal, Carlos Visconti, and Rob Jackson with Red Sun Farms. 
Don Roper and Craig Arneson with Honeybear Brands proudly show pouch bags of organic Pink Lady and Honeycrisp apples. 
Don Roper and Craig Arneson with Honeybear Brands proudly show pouch bags of organic Pink Lady and Honeycrisp apples. 
Ryan Lockman and Betsey Coon with North Bay Produce show domestically grown organic blueberries. 
Ryan Lockman and Betsey Coon with North Bay Produce show domestically grown organic blueberries. 
Matt Mandel, Craig Slate, Juan Carlos Barrionuevo, and Frank Camera with SunFed. 
Matt Mandel, Craig Slate, Juan Carlos Barrionuevo, and Frank Camera with SunFed. 
Jon Kiley, Jared Bray, David Posner, Joe Feldman, Jenna Galise, and Jennifer Burgess of Awe Sum Organics at their home show. 
Jon Kiley, Jared Bray, David Posner, Joe Feldman, Jenna Galise, and Jennifer Burgess of Awe Sum Organics at their home show. 
The Pure Flavor team is happy to be back in Monterey. From left to right: Chris Veillon, Paul Murracas, Tiffany Sabelli, Jamie Moracci, John Secker, and Brenda Necic.
The Pure Flavor team is happy to be back in Monterey. From left to right: Chris Veillon, Paul Murracas, Tiffany Sabelli, Jamie Moracci, John Secker, and Brenda Necic.



Jeff Gaston, Christina Ward, Carley Pratt, and Trent Bishop with Sunkist Growers.
Jeff Gaston, Christina Ward, Carley Pratt, and Trent Bishop with Sunkist Growers.
Naturipe Farms is represented by Madison Politte, Marissa Ritter, Janis McIntosh and Jerry Moran.
Naturipe Farms is represented by Madison Politte, Marissa Ritter, Janis McIntosh and Jerry Moran.
Chelan Fresh showed their re-brand 'joyfully grown' at the Organic Produce Summit. The new label will be officially launched in the fall. From left to right are Darrin Carpenter, Kevin Stennes, and Jay Dyer. 
Chelan Fresh showed their re-brand 'joyfully grown' at the Organic Produce Summit. The new label will be officially launched in the fall. From left to right are Darrin Carpenter, Kevin Stennes, and Jay Dyer. 
Laurent Gabrielli and Rodrigo Bedoya in the booth of Heath & Lejeune. Bedoya is a grower of Peruvian ginger for Heath & Lejeune. Bedoya was the first company to export organic ginger to the US back in 2006, followed by exports to Europe in 2008.
Laurent Gabrielli and Rodrigo Bedoya in the booth of Heath & Lejeune. Bedoya is a grower of Peruvian ginger for Heath & Lejeune. Bedoya was the first company to export organic ginger to the US back in 2006, followed by exports to Europe in 2008. 
Organic ginger from La Grama Peru. 
Organic ginger from La Grama Peru. 
Kraig Loomis, Dan Acevedo and Brian Gomez with GreenFruit Avocados show avocados from Colombia. 
Kraig Loomis, Dan Acevedo and Brian Gomez with GreenFruit Avocados show avocados from Colombia. 
Travis Noland, Cecilia Villalobos, and Kathy Noland from Wild River Fruit proudly show the company's organic fruit varieties. 
Travis Noland, Cecilia Villalobos, and Kathy Noland from Wild River Fruit proudly show the company's organic fruit varieties. 
A product Wild River Fruit is most proud of, organic gold kiwifruit. 
A product Wild River Fruit is most proud of, organic gold kiwifruit. 
Robert Adams and Jim Warken with One Banana. 
Robert Adams and Jim Warken with One Banana. 
Showing California green table grapes are Jack Etchison, Tiffany Rivera, and Douglas Rossi with Four Star Sales. 
Showing California green table grapes are Jack Etchison, Tiffany Rivera, and Douglas Rossi with Four Star Sales. 
Talking with customers and prospects about organic Belgian endive are Sean Quintero, Celina Lemus, and David Moen. The company recently introduced bulk packaging that prevents endive from becoming green. 
Talking with customers and prospects about organic Belgian endive are Sean Quintero, Celina Lemus, and David Moen. The company recently introduced bulk packaging that prevents endive from becoming green. 
Gearing up for the blueberry import season from South America are Helena Beckett, Adolfo Bucio, Morgan Bahri, and Ian Grigg with Giddings Berries USA. 
Gearing up for the blueberry import season from South America are Helena Beckett, Adolfo Bucio, Morgan Bahri, and Ian Grigg with Giddings Berries USA. 
Madelyn Edlin with Equitable Food Initiative and Elise Smith with HomeGrown Organic Farms are showing organic blueberries. 
Madelyn Edlin with Equitable Food Initiative and Elise Smith with HomeGrown Organic Farms are showing organic blueberries. 
Dino Iacovino and Michael Stewart with Altar Produce are ready to talk about asparagus. 
Dino Iacovino and Michael Stewart with Altar Produce are ready to talk about asparagus. 
David Nelley with The Fresh Connection focuses on produce exports around the world. 
David Nelley with The Fresh Connection focuses on produce exports around the world. 
Mark Munger, Sandra Medina, and Dave Hewitt with 4Earth Farms. 
Mark Munger, Sandra Medina, and Dave Hewitt with 4Earth Farms. 
Prima Wawona is in the middle of the California stone fruit season. From left to right George Papangellin, Courtney Hernandez, Lisa Davis Corrigan, and Nicolas Carrillo. 
Prima Wawona is in the middle of the California stone fruit season. From left to right George Papangellin, Courtney Hernandez, Lisa Davis Corrigan, and Nicolas Carrillo. 
Tracey Armstrong, Susan Noritake, Debbie Rogers and Fatima Moussawi with Zespri have organic SunGold kiwi fruit on display.
Tracey Armstrong, Susan Noritake, Debbie Rogers and Fatima Moussawi with Zespri have organic SunGold kiwi fruit on display.
Felipe Garcia with Pampa Store is walking the show floor. 
Felipe Garcia with Pampa Store is walking the show floor. 
Karen Brux and Allison Myers with the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association. 
Karen Brux and Allison Myers with the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association. 
Posing for a happy picture are Cory Zeigler, Dorothy Redick, Sara Palmisano, and Aimee Back with First Fruits Marketing.
Posing for a happy picture are Cory Zeigler, Dorothy Redick, Sara Palmisano, and Aimee Back with First Fruits Marketing.
Pete Guerrero and Courtney Boyer with Duncan Family Farms.
Pete Guerrero and Courtney Boyer with Duncan Family Farms.
It's busy at the booth of Bostock New Zealand. 
It's busy at the booth of Bostock New Zealand. 
John Pandol with Pandol Brothers is walking the show floor. 
John Pandol with Pandol Brothers is walking the show floor. 
Robb Myers with CMI Orchards and Brett Burdsal with Dayka & Hackett in a conversation on the show floor. 
Robb Myers with CMI Orchards and Brett Burdsal with Dayka & Hackett in a conversation on the show floor. 

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