Paul Mastronardi and Heather Shavey promoting the top seal Kumato club size pack. Especially fro bigger families. They still see a big potential in this variety with different retailers spread in North America.
Tiffany Sabelli, Jamie Moracci, Ken Paglione, Matt Mastronardi and Sarah Pau from Pure Flavor
The group of Vlam with 4 companies: Nicolai Fruit, Vanco, Veiling Hoogstraten and Belorta
Jeff Baskovich, Stephanie Hilton and Greg Reinauer with Tom Lange / Seven Seas
Alison Allwine and Jim Grabowski with Well Pict
Bob Koehler and Kathy Stephenson from USA Pears
James Michael, Karley Rabe rand BJ THurlby from NorthWest Cherries
Karin Gardner with Oppy and Sandi Boyden with T&G Global promoting the refresh of the Jazz Apple
Rodrigo Calderon and Diego Morales from Don Limón
New design of Jazz Apple boxes
Luis de Saracho and Jaime Tamayo with Divemex show greenhouse grown bell peppers from Mexico. This week, the company unveiled it fresh new brand with a new logo and the tagline Growing Beyond Expectations.
The team of Naturipe: Fernando Aguiar, Marissa Ritter, Jaqueline Padilla, Kyla Oberman and Joe Quijada
Marissa Ritter and Jaqueline Padilla of Naturipe Farms show new ready-to-eat snack trays.
Dillon Kunkle from Maf Industries shows the newest addition: the Berry Way.
The Berry Way sorts on size, color, external and internal defects and on 4 different levels of softness. They do it with a 360 view.
Glen Arrowsmith with Zespri is blending a SunGold kiwi fruit smoothie as he pedals on the bike.
Eating an apple makes you happy. Smiles in the booth of Rainier Fruit with Aaron DeHerrera, Blaine Markley and Troy Howard.
The team of Canadawide is well represented at CPMA. From left to right George Tsigakis (responsible for organic produce), Nick Pitsikoulis, Yanni Alexakis, Christine Lavoie, George Pitsikoulis and Greg Kritselas.
Carlos Blanco, Jon Esformes and Lyle Bagley with Sunripe Certified Brands
Emily Murracas, Danny Mucci, Bert Mucci and Joe Spano with Mucci Farms. In the middle, holding a bowl of Smuccies, is Dan Branson with Loblaw.
The team of Chantler Packaging promoting PrimePro
Mucci Farms won an award with its new Veggies to Go product for children
Naked Leaf lettuce wall
Cherto: cherry tomato on the vine
Aman Chatha and Rob Jackson with Village Farms show true rebel mix tomatoes as well as heavenly villagio marzano
David Revington with Great Lakes Greenhouses is walking the show.
Frank Sanchez and Jim Carr with Blue Book Services
Ande Manos and Rocio Munoz with Babe Farms show watermelon radish that is grown in South Baja California. For a deep color, the product needs warm days and nights.
Ben Alviano and Scott Wise with Mann Packing proudly show the Nourish Bowls that won the Best New Product Award.
Mike Preacher and Ryan Cleary with Superfresh Growers. Mike shows a pouch bag with organic dark sweet cherries and Ryan holds a 3 lbs. pouch bag of D’Anjou pears.
Aimee Poliquin and Heather Dunagan with NatureSweet, showing Constellation tomatoes that serve every occasion as well as Cherubs that are preferred for salads.
Jeff Helseth, Jim Helseth and Dave Oman with Twist- Ease
Dino Dilaudo and Tony Cappelli with Westmoreland- TopLine Farms. Dino shows a new club pack of mini cucumbers. Tony shows a pack of 4 lbs. organic Tomatoes on the Vine, a new product as well.
Caitlyne Johns and Chris Mastronardi with Double Diamond Farms
A new product from Double Diamond Farms: organic tomatoes on the vine
Sharon Robb with North Bay Produce show the Sophia jumbo blueberries that are named after the grower’s daughter. They are 22 mm. in size or larger and sourced from Mexico. Eric Olshove shows ready-to-eat blueberry snackpacks and Sarah Yancho shows pomegranates from Peru. The season will run through June.
The AMCO team from left to right: Kurvin Soobrayen, Nick Hanna, Sam Hryniuk, Mark Ricci and Mitch Amicone. Kurvin shows the new Garden Pack that will be launched mid-June. It contains mini cucumbers, mini sweet peppers and grape tomatoes. The Garden Pack will be available in two different sizes.
Tom Kioussis and Sarah Burroughsford with Gambles Produce
Luke Scurich, Ed Kelly and Brad Peterson with CBS Farms
Megan McKenna, Cece Krumrine, Eleanor Bullock and the National Watermelon Queen Madison Laney represent the National Watermelon Promotion Board
Annette Starling with Millstream Farms shows microwaveable sweet potatoes
Joe D’Angelo, Bill Boutros, Sandra Cervini, Mario Testani and Dean Scott in front of Lakeside Produce’s wall of Blushes
Side view of Lakeside’s booth
The team of Star Group!
Rob Lynch with CH Robinson and Dante Galeazzi with the Texas International Produce Association
The team of Volm Companies. From left to right: Soni Vo, Wayne DeCou, Willem de Jong, Matt Alexander and Andrew Philpott. Next to Andrew are Raymond Keenan, Ben Miller and Shannon Attwood with Rollo Bay Holdings.
Chris Faxon and Steven Emmons with Sinclair Systems International.
Sinclair’s award-winning Print On Demand machine
Happiness in the booth of Love Beets with George Shropshire and Chris Horrell.
Steven Shearer and Laura Berryessa with Castle Rock Vineyards
Ulf Colin, Gerd Uitdewilligen and Mayra Pasco Arriola with Emerson
Hunter Gibbs and Laura Hearn with Nash Produce. In the middle is Justin Lenz with Giro Pack.
John Toner and Dan Vaché with the United Fresh Produce Association
Jessica Brady, Jennifer Armen and Jeanette de-Coninck- Hertzler with Okanagan Specialty Fruits. On display are sliced are sliced Arctic apples as well as the new packaging for them.
Stewart Lang, Daniel Gebbers and Mac Riggan with Chelan Fresh
Jack Langelaan, Jesse Lyddiatt and Lindsay Pauls with Willson International
Gary Caloroso and Hillary Brick with Giumarra
The team of Calavo Growers is represented by Russ Mikolasy, Ron Araiza, Peter Shore, Angela Tallant and Rick Joyal.
Wilhelmina de Jager with the British Columbia Blueberry Council
The team of EarthFresh Farms in front of a potato wall. From left to right Kevin Sorichetti, Lisa Kacur and Stephanie Cutaia.
EarthFresh Farms just launched Nutrispuds a few months ago. It’s a lower glycemic response potato. According to the company's Stephanie Cutaia, this is a great potato for diabetics.
Eric Fernandes and Celyne Goulet with NatureSeal are talking with Mark McLogan from Paxiom.
Tyann Schlimmer with Bay Baby Produce
Ruwan Silva with A&B Packing Equipment
Sebastiaan Bye, Jacques Luteijn and Carolien Vervaet with Body & Brains Growers Packers Direct
Harpreet Purewal, Bill Purewal and Brenda Gomez with Pure Fresh. On the right is Roger Arsenault with Loblaw.
Sam Semaan with GoPure Software is walking the show
Steve Noll and Merritt Bruce of Growers Express show several new Green Giant products. Steve shows Cauliflower Crumbles Fried Rice and Sweet Potato noodles. Merritt shows the new Spaghetti Squash product that was launched at CPMA.
Robb Bertels with Mission Produce
Justin Heffernan with Fyffes North America
Vince Ferrante and Leslie Simmons with Dave’s Specialty Imports. Leslie is in blueberry style, showing a clamshell of blueberries and wearing blueberry shoes.
Jay Stover with Anthony Vineyards / Sun Date shows organic Medjool dates.
Ian Adamson and Michael Curry with Greenbelt Microgreens proudly stand in front of the microgreens display.
Organic Living Lettuce display of Greenbelt Microgreens
The team of Catania Worldwide: Andrew Catania, Kurt Cappelluti, Nick Cappelluti and Brian Lapin
The Mission Produce team from left to right: Julianna St. Geme, Monica Robles, Denise Junqueiro and Brent Scattini.
Brian Pederson of Kuehne + Nagel Ltc. is visiting the Stupendous Ponderosa Mushroom booth of Joe Salvo and Lyn Luu
The team of Kuehne + Nagel: Joanna Qian, Claire Twine, Dorji Lham, Brian Pederson, Issa Mahshi and Craig Frank.
The team of BC Tree Fruits
Julie DeWolf and Erin Semper of Sunkist show Ojai Pixie tangerines and Gold Nugget seedless mandarins that are both in season right now
Art Fringer with International Herbs
Michael Catalano, Chris Cockle, Lindsey Abrahams, Dustin Wellman and Jonathan Popham with the Wonderful company.
The team of the Ippolito Group. From left to right: Jake Ippolito, Joseph Ippolito, Steve Dimen, Ashlee Mclean, Jim Gordon, Ron Mondo, Dan Canales and Joel Ippolito.
Tom Botelho, Ashley Pipkin and Jesse Lopez with Tanimura & Antle
Artisan lettuce from Tanimura & Antle
Matthew Bradley and Bobby Byrnes with J&D Produce
Michael Van Meekeren of Van Meekeren Farms
Jodi Den Haan of Den Haan Greenhouses
Rob Lehmann of Vancouver, B.C.-based Fresh Pro Sales and Marketing.
Anthony DeAngelis and Rich Pirozzoli of Christopher Ranch of Gilroy, Ca.
Steve Adlesh of Beachside Produce LLC of Nipomo, Ca.
Christine Toy and Cherie France of Porterville, Ca.- based Homegrown Organic Farms.
Steve Kuebler and Kaci Komstadius (right) of Yakima, Wa.-based Sage Fruit Co.
Heather Fuller and Ashleigh Lombardi of Soledad, Ca.- based Braga Fresh Family Farms.
Jacob and Ben Vandenbosch from Vandenbosch Seeds
Rob Williams from BT9
Benjamin Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Gordon Nobuto from Food Freshly
Ashley Cuff, Guy Millet, David Ford and Robyn Barefoot from Cedar promoting their cold pressed juices
Casey Rose and Eric Garcia from Driscoll’s
Monserat Valenzuela and Karen Brux from Chilean Freesh Fruit Association promote the citrus industry from Chile. The season looks very good with more manadarins coming.
Nancy Pickersgill from Sunset Produce shows the Flavor Bombs
New Wow strawberries display with cooling technology!
A similar display for the Pickle kits
The team of Red Sun Farms with Harold Paivarinta, Leona Neill and Costin Belicia
Kevin Batt, Mike Reed, David Fahrenbruck and David Bell from Houweling’s Tomatoes
The team of NatureFresh Farms
The Mexican Pavillion
Marcel van der Pluim of Global Green Team
Mariette Terrisse Hilborne and Murray Hilborne from Marco
Saúl García González and Ignacio Morena Vizcaíno from Coliman
Marieke Hemmes from FreshPlaza and Maarten Smit from Kraaijeveld
Gabriela Vallejo from Ecuafields promoting yellow passion fruit and dragon fruit
Wilhelmina de Jager and Dicky Vanagteren promoting B.C. Blueberries