The opening ceremony
Tommy Leighton, Linda Bloomfield and Gill MCShane from London Produce Show
Jerry Bradley from Saint Joseph’s University and Andreas Schindler from Don Limon
Karen Brux from Chilean Fresh Fruit Association She makes a lot of promotion for the blueberries
Natalia Gillegan and Nicolas Mazard from Koppert Cress
Commrecial and general directors of Belgian auction Belorta: Jo Lambregts and Filip Fontiane
Christopher DeSana from Seald Sweet International
David Anthony and Katrina Tonkogolosuk from Ruby Fresh
Paul Mastronardi promotes Sunset WOW Berries™, the first large and sweet greenhouse grown strawberries.
Sunset Wow Berries™ greenhouse grown
Bob Catinella from Pear Bureau Northwest
Howard Nager and Kailan Elder from Domex Superfresh Growers promote the Autumn Glory
Rachel Muñoz and Jennifer Grullón from the National Mango Board
Paul Boris, Carly Engleton and Brent Boris from Agritrade Farms. They are selling Okra now to Europe.
Frank Sanchez from Blue Book Services
The team of Robinson Fresh
The team of Freska
Jennifer Morris from Catania. The company has the kakis from California after New Year. At the moment they import Italian kiwifruit. Some companies belive they have the best quality. Catania sells them in 1 and 2 pound bags with the KiwiKids brand. They are hoping to have the items als in Canada in 2015.
Danny Dib from Nature Fresh Farms shows the organic peppers. This item becomes more popular and important.
The representatives of the New York Apple Association
Amy Johnson of Jacobs Farm- Del Cabo, she's the herb specialist. In the past few months she saw that even the edible flower sales is rising. The company offers a wide variety of organic herbs. Basil is by far number 1 sales item of the herbs.
Kendra Mills from PEI potato. The harvest season is over, but they have the best harvest season. PEI Potato represens 250 potato farmers who have 90,000 acres. They are responsible for 25% of the Canadian production.
Liz Reilley from Jonathan's Sprouts sees a big demand mainly for the Peashoots and the kalesprouts in microgreens. Sprouts contain a lot of nutrition, close to the nutrition of a fully grown vegetable.
Hector Soltero from Mission Produce explains that all their sourcing countries had big volumes. The prices are steady and they sell to retailers in North America, but also to markets like China, Japan, Europe and Chile.
James DeMarsh and John Vena from John Vena at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
The team of Westmoreland Sales. The company has seen that the specialty items are the most important for the company. For example the eggplant sales is moving up. At the moment Canadian produce is still available.
Mario Testani from Lakeside Produce
Rob Campbell and Eric Ziegenfuss from Oppy are seeing positive results with Sesame Street
Fingerling sweet potato and a jumbo sweet potato.
George Wooten from Wayne E. Bailey promoting the sweet potato steam bag. He started the sweet potato business ith 2.5 million pounds and now he has 160 million pounds of sweet potatoes.
Michael Harwood from New York Apple Sales. The company now sells the Koru from New Zealand. The apple has a crunchy sweet taste, very close to the Honeycrisp. The colour is full red and it has a creamy flesh. The volume is still low, but there coming more.
Brenda Oglesby and Lauren Wages from Southern Produce Distributors
Kris Gibson from Intergrow Greenhouses. They started with growing under ligth to have yearround local production available.
Bob Lucy from Del Rey Avocado and Megan Shanley from Shanley farms.
John Cameron from NatureSweet Tomatoes
Steve Lutz, Scott McDougall and Joel Hewitt from CMI. They promote the Amborsia and Daisy Girl (organic). They are the only Ambosia producer in the United States. It is a sweet, bit acid and crunchy apple. There are even consumers who sometimes email them to give their feedback.
Kevin Steiner and Shane McKinley from Sage Fruit. They work with Spiderman and Frozen to promote the apples.
Jocelyn Gerard from Stemilt. They now promote a bag of apples to use as a base for the smoothies: Fresh Blenders. They have it in tard flavours and sweet flavours. Tard conains: Pinklady, Braeburn, Granny Smith and Sweet contains: Gala, Fuji, red and golden delicious. It is a five pound bag with a ziplock and it is all packed in boxes, which are directly an easy display for the retailer. They are also about to try some supportive merchandising for smoothies.
The team of Gotham Greens. The company is famous for urban farming with rooftop greenhouses.
Bill Santoni from Coosemans
Nick Osmulski from North Bay Produce
Jim Provost and Neil Millman from I Love Produce. They now even have Spanish garlic.
Michael Sas and Luc Claus from BelProduce USA biedt veel potentieel voor Belgisch witloof
Maarten Verbruggen from Verbruggen palletizing with colleagues of Volm
Italian Conference pears
Chayenne Wiskerke and Paula de Winter from Daily Shallot. Joint venture between Top and Wiskerke
George Gilvesy and on the right Fiona McLean
Ami Ben Drod from Dorot Farms Americans are enthousiastic about the fresh sweet carrots from Israel
Chelan Fresh expects a lot of imported Chilean cherries this year
Sander Bruins Slot from FreshPlaza and Eyal Nahoumovich
Toby Tiktinsky from Bright Farms: Our goal is to add a tomato greenhouse, not necessarily in the same site, as well as other products
Shallot grower Bas Melissant en his son form the Canadian Norwich