Ken Paglione and Sarah Pau from Pure Flavor promoting the Cloud 9, which was an Award Finalist. The packaging of the tomato is made out of fibers of the tomato plant. Ken holds the Mini Munchies, which is a small bag with Juno Bites grape tomatoes, Aurora Bites mini peppers and Poco Bites cocktail cucumbers. The product receives a lot of interest from schools and foodservice. In the United States it is sold for 99ct.
The team of Cravo is celebrating its 40th anniversarry
Bobby Daughtry from Farm Fresh Produce
Bert Mucci and Emily Murracas from Mucci Farms are proudly showing the Cherto. They also won two Impact Awards for the Smuccies Sweet Strawberries Top Seal Tray and for the CuteCumber Flow Wrap Re-seal
Steve Lutz, Jan Lutz, Susan Heinike, Katharine Grove, Gus Heinike and Lori Holcomb from CMI. The company has a new logo. Also they started marketing the Jazz, Envy and Pacific Rose for the first year
Bre Macomber, Greg Reinauer, Grace Wilson and Becky Wilson from Tom Lange Companies, with their new logos
Andres Armstrong from CHilean Blueberry Committee
Scott Kress and Giuseppe Rubino from Sunset promote the Dill It Yourself™ Pickle Kit. A packaging that contains all ingredients to “Dill It Yourself”
Jill Morrisson and Linda Rabadan promote the Juic!. A very juicy apple which is gaining in popularity. They have a new display, but also offer two pound bags
Carla Conte, Dave Osborn, Keith Kandt and Janine Meyer from NatureSweet
Serjio Sanchez and Sandy J. Jurach from California Giant Berry Farms. They give visitors the chance to start with the election, but on berries. Red for strawberries and Blue for blueberries.
Christina Campos, Rob Goetz and Dana Dillard with JBT FoodTech.
Helen Aquino with Village Farms proudly shows the 5oz. bags with heavenly villagio marzano tomatoes. They are now available at Disney Parks as well as the Epcot Food & Wine festival.
The full team of USA Pears
Jim House, Laura Brunson, Paul Mortanian, Gabriela Castro and Sana Kear with Gourmet Trading, proudly showing purple and green asparagus.
Gina Nucci with Mann Packing
Mann Packing won the PMA Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging with its Nourish Bowls product.
April Aymami, Carolyn Becker, Dave Cruz and Connie Stukenberg with the California Avocado Commission.
Mayra Velazquez de Leon with Organics Unlimited.
Happy faces in the Sunripe booth showing the new Oh So Rosso: Ricardo Torres, Lucas Conran, Carlos Torres, Carlos Blanco, Robert Meade, Victor Uribe and Lyle Bagley.
Gordon Nobuto and Benjamin Singh with Food Freshly.
Tom Hall, Jesus (Chuy)Loza and Gary Clevenger with Freska Produce International.
Jennifer England, Elma Ocampo, Theira Ocampo and Antonio Cabrera with Macro Plastics, showing the new MacroBin 29.
Laurel van Dam, Lance McGinn, Rick Chong and Clive Sutherland, representing BC Tree Fruits.
Beverley Ferguson and Ryan Talag with Chantler Packaging.
Dave Oman, Jeff Helseth and Jim Helseth with Twist- Ease.
A new product from Twist Ease: the click 'n go. The holder with ties clicks into place into a metal bracket.
Andre Escobar, Ken Green, Ruben Aboytes and Ruben Duran with Westmoreland Sales-TopLine Farms.
A new product from Westmoreland Sales-TopLine Farms: organic tomatoes on the vine.
Lorenz Hartmann de Barros, Andres Ocampo and Melissa Hartmann de Barros with HLB Specialties. Organic Formosa papayas are extremely popular. Melissa is showing rambutans in clamshell.
Zany Professor Mango and the National Mango Board mascot, Jango Mango
Greg Akins with Catalytic Generators
Ahsan Faheem, Donald Souther, Lindsay Love and Raul Millan with Vision Import Group.
Lemons and limes on display at the Vision booth
Karin Gardner and Len Krahn from Oppy / SunSelect Produce.
Latest product from Oppy: sweet thing. A mid-sized TOV with a higher brix level than a regular TOV.
Rudi Coosemans, Daniel Coosemans and Brian Young with Coosemans Worldwide.
Specialty produce, including jackfruit, on display at Coosemans' booth.
The team of Seald Sweet International
Sandy Jurach, Philip Nathan and Serjio Sanchez with California Giant berry farms.
Jorge Arias, Shea Carroll, David Armenta and Peter Erickson with Rainier Fruit Company.
Fabian Garcia, Susan Day and Louis Ng from the California Table Grape Commission.
Luis Orrantia with Tropical Specialists.
The team of Catania Worldwide!
All smiles in the booth of Domex Superfresh Growers.
Domex' proprietary Autumn Glory apple variety. This year, 100,000 boxes are being shipped, up from 40,000 last year.
Maria Montalvo, Mark Reed, Chris Faxon and Willard Shay from Sinclair surrounding the POD (Print on Demand) machine. The machine recognizes the fruit or vegetable variety. It prints the PLU and variety/brand on the label.
Rocio Munoz, Matt Hiltner and Ande Manos with Babe Farms.
Cecilia Sun Wu, Robert Bright, Bob Colcord and Xavier Romero with DeltaTrak.
Tim Grady, Karen Murphy and Eric Fernandes with NatureSeal, Inc.
Jerry Moran and Archie Taylor with Naturipe Farms. Jerry shows the compostable recyclable organic blueberry package and Archie shows a package with cranberries.
Carlos Zambito, Raul Ayala, Fernando Narvaez, Elio Botello and Alejandro Velasco with San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market.
Patterson McDulin, Scott McDulin and Madison Ross with Schmieding Produce, showing the Skinny Potato product. Stay tuned as this new product will be launched early 2017.
David Anthony with Ruby Fresh shared that production of the popular pomegranate Wonderful variety has started in California. Dave shows pomegranate arils.
The team of Volm Companies
This machine weighs and distributes produce
The team of Fresco Produce: Antonio Espinosa, Mayra Romero, Alejandro Ramos, Rebecca Garcia and Miguel Angel. Limes, coconuts and pineapples are the company's main products.
Emidio Cappussi, Craig Klingbyle, Caitlyne Johns and Paul Sabelli with Double Diamond Farms.
A new product from Double Diamond Farms: Campanelle, organic grape tomatoes.
Christopher Cole, John Stancati, Michael Townsend and Michael Clayton with Railex. In the middle is Jody Easterday with Easterday Farms Produce Co.
Julie McLachlan, Erin Grafe and Gerald Green with Jealous Fruits were sampling frozen cherries in the booth. These are available year-round.
Eugenia Palomino, Jimena Martinez and Julissa Luna with SiCar Farms.
Rick Valencia, Dan Miller, Paul Bogetti and Chris Brazeel with JMB Produce.
A new product from JMB: side dish steamers. Corn and asparagus in microwaveable bags.
Adrian Down with RedLine Produce holding the TC 8000 from Zebra Technology.
Rick Starko, Lisa Smith, Chad Hartman and Mike DeCramer with Truly Good Foods.
Dried vegetable product from Truly Good Foods
Bradley Tilden, John Demshki and Jared Bray with Corona-College Heights.
Joe Gibbons and Dominic Gibbons with Yerecic Label.
Pete Overgaag, Baltazar Garcia and Amber Rappozo with Hollandia Produce (HP).
Paulina Orrego, Katalina Moreno and Sindy Figueroa with Ecoripe Tropicals, having a lot of exotic fruit varieties on display.
Honorio Aguilar and Eric Frasse with I Love Produce
Roberto Monge Vargas with KeyPeru S.A.
Peter Leifermann with Brooks Tropicals.
Jose Marrero with Farm Stand Fresh Foods and Jeff Trickett with Bejo Seeds, showing organic Tasti-Lee tomatoes.
Alexis Vergara and Vivian Sotelo with Coastline Family Farms.
Tulio Garcia of Agro Import with his son Alex.
Gabriel Grijalva and Dana Embry with Polymer Logistics.
Having fun with avocados at the Vega Produce booth. From left to right: Maria Fayad, Alejandro Toro, Andrea Sabbagh, Marianela Holly, Phil Quintana, Vladimir Verdecia, Edin Mejia, Edin Mejia Jr and Felipe Jimenez.
Bil Martinelli and Michael D'Amato with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company.
Kris Pedres with Meijer and Brano Popvac & Victoria Nuevo-Celeste with Sun Pacific standing next to boxes with heirloom navel oranges.
The Cutie mandarin from SunPacific has a new zipper. It's brought to life by 3D.
Dan Borer and Lisa Fetterhoff with Keystone Fruit Marketing.
Marion Tabard in the new Fyffes booth.
Featured products from Frieda's, including the new watermelon radishes.
Joan Wickham with Sunkist, showing the new 1 lb. Meyer-lemon bags.
Randy Shell with RPE
Randy Steensma with Honey Bear Tree Fruit Company showing the Smitten apple.
Mark Cassius, Brett Burdsal, Matt Mandel and Craig Slate with SunFed.
Almost famous products from SunFed now available packaged and branded.
Stephanie Williams with Scott Farms
Leon Shtaif, Gary Tozzo and Liran Laffer representing MOR USA.
Richard Butera with Maglio Companies showing the 1 lb. Chunked Melon Solution.
It's busy at Bolthouse Farms' booth. Lots of different juice varieties are being sampled.
Danielle Loustalot with Sun World showing Autumn Crips grapes.
The team of IFCO
Taylor Lemke and Janice Honigberg with Sun Belle.
Kelley Precythe and Carlos Quintanilla of Southern Produce Distributors, a sweet potato and squash grower-shipper in North Carolina.
Michael Reimer, Dave Maddux and Darrin Kirk with Brandt Farms, Inc.
The team of Shuman Produce!
Scott Chapman, Carol Chapman and Andrew Scott with Nickey Gregory
The booth of the Wonderful company, showing the family of products. The booth of the Wonderful Company, showing its family of products.
Robert Shueller with Melissa's showing Kensington Pride mangos that will soon arrive from Australia.
Melissa's changed its organic label and made if more uniform on all organic products.
Nicolas Hanna and Mitch Amicone with Amco Produce.
A new product from Amco: The garden pack. It includes mini cucumbers, mini sweet peppers and grape or medley tomatoes.
Fernando Azevedo, Rob Doolan and Warren Pike with Gourmet Garden.
Angela Hernandez and Alison Allwine with Sunlight International.
Hobgoblin grapes from Sunlight International available in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
George Shropshire, Natasha Shapiro, Chris Horrell and Emily Spring with Love Beets.
Jim Grabowski with Well Pict
The team of Star Produce
Danny Kennemur, Patrick Paulmeier and Wayne Beck with Calavo Growers.
Alfie Oakes and Steve Veneziano with Oakes Farms
The Wish Farms team!
Justin Martin and Al Finch with Florida Classic Growers.
Lauren Taylor and Jim Shanley with Shanley Farms
Dino Iacovino, Felipe Garcia, Daniel Heguertty and Carlos Franco with Master's Touch.
Arjan Levarht goes America
Nicole Brandt and Liz Erickson Monson with Robinson Fresh
Gary Caloroso and John Corsaro with Giumarra Companies.
The display of Grapa Varieties
Matt Linder from Sakata promotest he Diamante brocolli, which is perfect for crown cut, short trim and for frozen and fresh processing. This item is really popular in Western United States and in Mexico.
Juan Enrique Ortuzar and Monserrat Valenzuela from the Chilean Citrus Committee
The CPMA promotes Half Your Plate
Collin Wells and Quint Wilken (Panalpina) pay a visit at Levarht: Arnoud den Ouden, Ruud Krul, Arjan Levarht, Oscar Woltman and Paul Hulsbosch.
Cycle to get a very nice Sungold Kiwi smoothie!
Beth Ruman, Bayer, presented various Nunhems melons.
The Westmoreland-TopLine Farms team. The company produces, packs and ships greenhouse fruit and veggies all over North America.
Lain Jager and Sarah Deaton from Zespri promote the Sungold kiwi variety, which is taking off very fast in United States. They have packaging with a “Spife” (spoon and knife) so it will be ready to eat.
Mike Meinhardt, Gillian Digman and Blaine Andres of RedHat Co-operative. The 25 acre expansion being built right on schedule.
Pieter De Smedt is the new appointed US Country Manager at Urban Crops
Daniel Maciel from Ecopack Greenbox promotest heir sustainable crate, which is reuseable with a long lifetime and easy to use.
North Shore sales & marketing brought many of their herbs. In the photo Greg Mooney and Micki Dirtzu.
The booth of Unitec displays machinery, which is suitable for cherries and bluerberries
David Bell from Houweling’s is focussing on retail packaging. The packaging is clearly showing where the produce comes from and what the variety is.
Mark Weese, Michell Amicone and Nicholas Hanna of Arco Produce, showing the new Select One Garden Pack, containing mini cucumbers, mini sweet peppers and grape tomatoes
Jarod Huck and Michael Oken, BioSafe Systems
Diarmuid Meaghen from Tomra
The lovely Wendy Mickle and Suzanne Bryan, Duran Wayland
Oron Ziv from Befresh Europe was also present at the PMA
John Albert tells more about the Ellips grading options
Marco de Bruin (Equilibrium Capital), Marco Visser (Certhon), Steve Amundson (Next Step Greenhouse Consulting) and Gert Kolbach, Serretek
Peter van Tollingen, Mediane, tells the herb growers of JK Herbs more about their packaging solutions
Tomas Cordonnier and Scott Frankenfield, Verbruggen Palletizing Solutions
Dave Bishop, Conley's Greenhouse Manufacturing & Sales
Stefanie Serrato and Carl Collen in the Fruit Logistica booth
Dave Rodden and Shane Pitman, Advanced Ripening Solutions, with Chris Maat (Interko) in the middle.
North West Cherry Growers looked back at an average season in terms of turnover with big sizes of fruit.
Two pound pouch bag of Juic! Apples.
The team of Kronen
After the show there is music!
Gert Mulder from Frugiventa, Jim Prevor and Linda Bloomfield promoting the Amsterdam Produce Show
The team of Johnson Matthey promoting the Xtend packaging
Stéphane Decourcelle and Jacques Cailleaux from Fruits Rouges & Co.
Ryan Talag and Mohsin Masud from Chantler Packaging
Herman Fehr, Jason Veno, Adam Mefrakis, Ray Wowryk, Amber Taylor, Mike Jones, Chris Veillon, Matt Quiring, Frank Neufeld and Richie Keirouz from NatureFresh Farms
Sam Robles and CLonton Jeffries from Aweta
Mariette Terrisse Hilborne from Marco
Benoit Janny from Janny MT for the first time at the show.
Jocelyn Olson, Jenn Heinlein, Jodi Carkner, Heather Wood and Kirk Crane from Awesum Organics
Simon Derrick and Rachel Buckingham from Blue Skies
Seasonal retail promotion displays from RedSun Farms. These are for Christmas and Summer.
Leona Neill from RedSun Farms. The company works together with the Save Our Monarchs Foundation, which is the same butterfly in the logo of the company.
Stand up pouch bag from RedSun Farms
John Brenes, Mildred Mas and Julien Aumar from BioXtend
Maria Cavazos from MC Produce, importer from Canada
Peter Vriends, Aishwarya Balasubramanian, Evan McCaskey promote the Ripelock
Charles Griffen, Shanandoan Growers. The company started LED lighting in a hard plastic greenhouse.
Tal Dagul from Field Produce Marketing and Yaara Shimony
Jan van Heiningen, Emiment, showed some of the exciting peppers the company provides
Spotted in the hallways: Mike Riley (Compac Sort) and Stefan Ranstrand (Tomra). The two CEO's have been doing quite some business: just last week Tomra anounced the acquisition of Compac Holdings.
Gal Wollach from R.O.P
The Monkey from Grapple is proud with the fruit
Eran Nadler from Mor USA
Sally Anderson and Sandra Stevenson from Peakfresh USA
The team of Groupe Guillin all the way from Europe to promote their packaging
Lena Ingenillen, Eric Rosales and Rodrigo Caldéron Salas from Don Limón
Luis Acuña, Deidre Smyreas and Tryg McIneroy from VivaTierra Organic. From January the company will start importing lemons from Italy. They also launched a new website.
Carl van der Wiel from Agro Center Holland. In the first place he had no booth, but he found one after all.
The team of Rijk Zwaan still smiling during the last minutes of the show
Jacques Luteijn and Carolien Vervaet, Growers Packers Direct
They showed the Body and Brains concept. With the brand, retailers can show several benefits of soft fruit to consumers.
Patrick van Schetsen (Purple Pride), Karen Caplan (Frieda’s) and Desmond Jas (Purple Pride)
The Purple Pride eggplants are in the Frieda’s Specialty Produce assortment.
Michel de Winter, Alois van Vliet en Cees Kortekaas, Axia Vegetable Seeds
Robert Keijzer (KUBO Greenhouse Projects), Oscar Woltman (FreshMeX)
Whose cloggs are these?
It’s a riddle! Mario van Logten or Steven Bol?
The team of Koppert Biological Systems brought their biological control and natural products.
Craig Frank and Burak Ayata, Kuehne Nagel Canada and North America
Valstar Holland: Pepijn de Jonge, Edwin van Laerhoven and Jelle van Dijk
Jan Vellekoop, PDI
The Rijk Zwaan team presented of course the KNOX, delaying pinking in fresh cut lettuce.
Richel Group: Herve Savoure, Philippe Maigret, Blaz Stojcic, Jean-Hugues Chailley and Nicolas Briffault
Many visitors for Michele Pavano, Gabriele Roncaletti and Mauro Cantoni of P.TRE Greenline
Antonella Migliozzi & Vincenzo Russo, Vifra High Pressure Fog Systems.
GreenTech’s Jeanette den Boer visited several exhibitors and invited them of course to the next GreenTech exhibition in Amsterdam
Richard Vollebregt, president of Cravo, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the company this year.
Kevin Doran, David Bell, Monica Houweling and Bill Wilber of Houweling's Tomatoes. They promoted the Signature Selection.
Bob Jajkowski (middle) recently joined TruFresh. The company grows over 4.000 hectares: in greenhouses, shade houses and open field.
Stephen Cowan, Rob Medcalf, Steve Zaccardi and Danny Elias, Mucci Farms, with the new Cherto cherry tomato on the vine
Danny Mucci and Bert Mucci visited by Harm Ammerlaan (Bayer Vegetable Seeds) and the RedStar team: Kees and Helga van Oostenrijk and Gert van Straalen. The new Cherto tomato by Mucci is a Nunhems variety and is also grown by RedStar.
Leona Neill from RedSun Farms (middle). The company operates farms in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Grower Ronnie Miller visits the Biobest team: Harman Gilbert and Fonny Theunis
Ravi Cheema and Matt of BC Hot Houses
Mike Vermeij and Ton Versteeg, BOM Group. Their greenhouses are doing well in the North American market.
Ray Wowrijk, Frank Heufeld and Herman Fehr, NatureFresh Farms
Robert Gibson and Pieter Kwakernaak, Hoogendoorn
Steven Newell of Windset Farms (middle) is visited by Jacob Vandenbosch and his son Ben.
Dirk de Jong and Steve Poklemba, Village Farms, showing their favorite tomatoes
The Sakata team brought a number of melons but of course also their vegetable assortment for the open field
Ajit Saxena, Lakeside Produce, in front of the tomato wall
Thais Mees, VLAM
Luis de Saracho (Divemex) and Aaron Quon (Oppy) show their greenhouse produce. With organic produce and a special packing for ugly fruits, they are definitely react to the markets demands.
Arjan van Steekelenburg, Hazera, had many greenhouse vegetable growers to visit.
Caitlyne Johns, Chris Mastronardi and Craig Klingbyle (Double Diamond Farms) told more about the Flavor Grows Here tagline the company adopted.
That's what we call a family company! Enrique, Robby and Roberto Munoz and Miriam Nova of Textiles Agrocolas.
The Intergrow team puts their girls at the frontline. The growers tomatoes received many compliments, especially combined with the bacon and the lettuce in the classic BLT- combo.
Greenhouse builder Gakons' Arie Boot is unstoppable!
Arjan van der Meer (Gakon) became best friends with superhero Kathy Leiden, Zephyr
Steve Amundson (Next Step Consulting), Mathieu van de Sande (PlantLab), Dennis Dullemans (Agrolux), Arie Boot (Gakon) and Nick Houshower and Marco de Bruin (Equilibrium Capital) joined at Agrolux for a drink and a chat.
Co van Es (Milestone Fresh) and Arjan Levarht (Levarht & zn) rounding up the PMA 2016!