Catalytic Generators and sister company QA Supplies are represented by Greg Akins and Steve Page. Visiting the booth is Gary Campisi with Walmart.
Steve Lutz with CMI Orchards shows a pouch bag with cherries. Production started last week and will be rocking this week.
Marissa Ritter, Carrieann Arias and Jaqueline Padilla of Naturipe Farms show avocados, a new product for Naturipe.
Naturipe Farms' new avocado team. From left to right: Rodrigo Torres, Joe Dugo and Fortunato Martinez. Naturipe started shipping avocados as of this past February. The expansion into avocados is driven by blueberries and avocados being the number 1 and 2 growing fruit categories in North America.
Kevin Frye with AgroFresh, promoting RipeLock.
A happy team at the Sunset Mastronardi booth. In the front, Maine grown tomatoes from Backyard Farms. Last week, Mastronardi announced the acquisition of Backyard Farms.
Chef Roger Mooking is a familiar face at the Sunset Mastronardi booth. He is promoting the Minzano 15- minute pasta kit.
The team of Pure Flavor! From left to right: Alan Asbury, Tiffany Sabelli, Jamie Moracci, Shay Whiston, Matt Mastronardi, Sarah Pau, Bob Donckers, Marina Davidson, Ken Paglione and Paul Murracas.
On display at the Pure Flavor booth: Sicilian eggplant, a sturdy eggplant that's good for stuffing. The company also shows Mini Munchies, a healthy snack product for children.
Wes White, Morgan Maitoza and Tom Smith with California Giant Berry Farms, promoting berries as well as the upcoming Tour de Fresh.
Nick Williamson and Bert Mucci with Mucci Farms show Cherto tomatoes and Smuccies; greenhouse grown strawberries.
New Veggie to Go snack product from Mucci Farms. It includes mini grape tomatoes (red and orange), mini sweet peppers and mini cucumbers.
Another Veggies to Go product for children that won an award at the CPMA convention in Toronto last month.
Helen Aquino with Village Farms shows heavenly villagio marzano tomatoes, promoted as Spontaneous Snack Attacks (S.S.A.).
Soft launch of Village Farms' new lorabella tomato. Production is limited, but will increase towards the end of the year. Lorabella is part of the san marzano family.
Benjamin Singh and Gordon Nobuto with Food Freshly.
Jim Carr and Eloy Cortes with Blue Book Services
The Driscoll's team represented by Jay Johnson, Steve Trede, Tim Youmans, Douglas Ronan, Bill Cotton and Jack Lagier.
Marji Morrow and Jan DeLyser with the California Avocado Commission were walking the floor. Jan was also on the panel for Women in Produce.
United Fresh' John Toner during the Retail Produce Manager's Tour.
Chad Hirshey, Janine Meyer and Matt Volker with NatureSweet Tomatoes.
Eclipses; a new product from NatureSweet. It's a brown slicing tomato, a chocolate variety. The packaging shows the tomatoes are grown in Arizona.
New organic tomatoes from NatureSweet. The packaging resembles a greenhouse.
Dino Dilaudo and Matt Wright with Westmoreland-TopLine Farms show organic tomatoes on the vine in different packaging options.
Niels Mulder and Roy Lemmen with Sormac. In the middle is John Clement with North Star Engineered Products.
Alex McCloskey, Kimberly St George, Gina Nucci and Ann Youngman with Mann Packing show some of the company's latest items. Alex and Ann show the new organic superblend and organic green beans. Organic cauliflower was added to the line as well. Kimberly and Gina show a Kale Beet Blend and the new Nourish Bowl flavor; Bacon Maple Brussels.
Murray Hilborne and Mariette Hilborne with Marco. The company's products are geared towards creating efficiencies in the pack house.
Aaron Rachlin, Joan Rosen, Louis van Waversveld and Bas Groeneweg with PerfoTec.
Louis van Waversveld with PerfoTec shows the Roadrunner. It's a mobile demo machine that is taken to the customer to show different types of packaging and how to extend shelf-life.
Frank Maconachy with Ramsay Highlander and Ron van de Pavert with BrimaPack partner in North America. The companies sell equipment that is focused on reducing labor cost and increasing harvest productivity.
Stephen Eckert with Eckert Machines, a representative of Tomra in Eastern Canada.
Dave Benson and Jim & Jeff Helseth with Twist-Ease
Twist-Ease recently introduced freshADS, an in-store advertising opportunity in the produce department.
Patrick Cortes and Robb Bertels with Mission Produce
Mesh bags with avocados from Mission Produce. The purple bags contain organic avocados while conventional product is packaged in green bags.
Part of the organic showcase are Mission Produce's new purple boxes for organic avocados.
Jeremy Stockwell, Caitlyne Johns and Paul Sabelli with Double Diamond Farms.
A new product from Double Diamond Farms: hot pepper mix. The product is packaged under the company's brand name Fuego.
Michael Castagnetto, Liz Erickson and Lara Grossman with Robinson Fresh.
A new product for Robinson Fresh; the Imperial papaya sourced out of Mexico. The company started selling papayas in May.
Rick Butera, the National Watermelon Queen Madison Laney and Joe Delgadillo with Maglio Companies, promoting the company's readyripe watermelon bag.
Readyripe watermelon bag that extends the shelf-life of watermelon.
Nick Hanna, Mitch Amicone and Kurvin Soobrayen with Amco Produce. Nick and Kurvin show a hot pepper pack with different colors of Habanero peppers. The product is sold under the brand name Inferno. Mitch shows organic tomatoes on the vine.
The team of Redsun Farms
Redsun Farms' cocktail tomato packaging includes the growing area. These tomatoes are grown in Virginia.
A happy NatureFresh Farms team. From left to right: Cole Burkholder, Herman Fehr, Peter Quiring, Richie Keirouz, Noah Mefrakis, Mitchell Monaco, Chris Veillon Ray Wowryk, Brittany MacAuley, Tina Harder and Hailey Quigley. Part of this team works the Greenhouse Education Center; a mobile greenhouse that travels to retail stores, summer camps, and schools educating consumers about how greenhouse vegetables are grown.
Glen Reynolds with Potandon Produce shows the company's new Boil 'N Bag. The bag is designed to be put in the water for boiling.
Potandon's new packaging for potatoes under the Green Giant Fresh label. The bag is light blocking, but at the bottom the consumer can still see the product.
Mark Cassius with Ciruli Brothers is walking the show.
Mike DeCramer and Chad Hartman with Truly Good Foods
A new line of products from Truly Good Foods, called Soutern Sweets. It includes praline pecans, a praline nut mix and butter toffee peanuts. The line was launched just a few weeks ago.
A popular Guacamole product from Good Foods. The company was sampling at the trade show. On the left is a 3-pack for club stores and to the right are 12 single-size packages.
The team of the Wonderful company, promoting pistachios, citrus and pomegranate juice at the show.
Joan Wickham with Sunkist showing organic Valencia oranges. Sunkist was sampling freshly squeezed Valencia orange juice on Thursday. According to Joan, juicing has revitalized the Valencia market.
Mike Bowe and Leslie Simmons with Dave's Specialty Imports.
The team of Kwik Lok from left to right: Jordan James, Bruce Cox, Tom Sheffield and Chris Loehman.
Adam Wolf with Arable proudly shows the Arable Mark; a disk that enables accurate forecasting of produce yields and quality.
Nathan Dorn of Food Origins and Gregory Bennett with VilCap Investments have booths in the FutureTEC zone.
Shannon Pickering with Spensa Technologies passionately talks about the company's automated insect trap called Z trap. The product provides a real-time view of pest pressure in the field.
Todd Baggett, Greg Emery, Alicia Esparza and Adrian Down with RedLine Solutions. Todd shows the DS-8178 scanner and Alicia holds the MC-9200.
Ken Dreyer and Bill Torline with Madison Chemical Co.
Walk Lau and Sylvia van Uden with Weber Cooling.
Mike Prather with Handy Candy shows the company's 4 oz. and brand new 2 oz. packaging for grape tomatoes.
New 2 oz. grape tomato packaging from Handy Candy
Amber Maloney with Wish Farms proudly shows strawberries and blackberries.
Justin Reyes with Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. is preparing mushroom samples for show attendees.
Lunch time means a line at Wholly Guacamole. The company gave away hot dogs with guacamole.
John Pandol with Pandol Brothers shows Pandol's proprietary variety Sugar Crunch. It's a green grape that is available starting late July.
Sugar Crunch, Pandol's proprietary green grape variety.
Conor Chilvers, Matt Little and Shawna Dalrymple with Suntastic show Roma tomatoes, sweet mini peppers and grape tomatoes.
Aaron Fox and Jacob Fox of Fox Packaging
Kristopher Marx and Danielle Mach with Gotham Greens, a rooftop grower in New York. Kristopher shows Ugly Greens and Danielle shows basil.
Chris Brown and Tim Grady with NatureSeal
The latest introduction from NatureSeal: flavored apple slices. They come in strawberry, wild berry, peppermint and bubblegum taste.
Chris Romito with ComPac
Suzette and Brittney Overgaag with Living Herbs.
Dan Johnson of Dan Johnson Insights walks the floor with Charlie Eagle of Southern Specialties.
Baltazar Garcia and Corrie Hutchens with Pete's Living Greens show the company's latest product; living strips.
Mario Testani, Justin Henkel and Dean Scott with Lakeside Produce show new packaging for organic cucumbers.
Lakeside Produce went through a brand refresh. This is the new packaging for organic mini cucumbers.
Steve Yubeta, Cristina Tarriba, Oscar Tarriba and Ivan Tarriba with Farmer's Best.
Adam Preslar, Patrick Flynn and Tanya Kondratyuk with Hazel Technologies, part of the FutureTEC zone.
Apeel Sciences has a booth in the FutureTEC zone. From left to right: Bill Strong, Jordan Hudson, Camille Hanna, James Rogers and Jason Spievak.
Chip Manuel and Justin Lenz with Giro Pack, Inc. Chip shows the new fashion film bag that allows any 3D image to be printed on the bag. Justin shows the Windows bag. The bag shows the type of produce that's in the bag. Giro Pack's bagger can make 10 different types of window bags.
Jim Busche and Darrin Carpenter with Chelan Fresh.
Alessandro Turatti, Ioanna Turatti, Thea Chryssogelos and Andrew Chryssolgelos with Turatti North America.
George and Susan Kragie with Western Fresh Marketing were promoting California figs at the show.
Rafael Goldberg with Taste me, do good.
Father and son, Danny and Kito Temkin with Temkin International. The company provides packaging products for many different industries, including fresh produce and floral.
Gary Caloroso with Giumarra Companies walks the show and meets with clients.
DeltaTrak represented by Fred Wu, Bob Colcord, Robert Bright and Michelle Alvino. On display is the company's latest product, the FlashLink Real Time in- transit logger that registers temperature, humidity, light and shock of produce during transportation.
Michael Levis, Jordan Mach, Marsha Verwiebe, Scotty Silvas and Randy Clark with Volm Companies.
Dave Rand with Local Foods and Gary Lazarski with MightyVine walking the trade show.
Jeff Trickett with Bejo Seeds shows Tasti-Lee vine ripened tomatoes.
New environmental friendly packaging from Bejo Seeds. Solid cardboard made of fibers from the company's own Tasti-Lee tomato plants.
Matt Wentzel with Earth Source proudly shows the company's lemon-lime combo pack.
Earth Source's lemon-lime combo pack is now also available in organic.
Josh Kling and Fred Heptinstall with Polymer Logistics.
Todd Root, Leif Hickman, Rob Fleener and Maribel Davila with Ready Pac Foods.
New products from Ready Pac,including a soup kit, a wrap kit and organic salad kits. Organic salad kits are unique in the produce department as all suppliers for the kit need to be organically certified.
Jeff Davies, Jessie Warren, Rachel Beckler, Gerd Uitdewilligen (in spirit), Amy Childress and Frank Landwehr with Emerson. Gerd is getting ready for Tour de Fresh.
Greg Au and Kenny Lund with Allen Lund Company
Nick Cappelluti and Michael Simmons with Stellar Distributing have California figs on display. The Black Mission figs are available through June and Brown Turkeys start July 5th.
Janice Honigberg with Sun Belle shows the company's Green Belle Organics line. Sun Belle started with an organic label five years ago and has since then continued to expand the program. The latest product is organic pomegranate arils in cups.
Kim Flores with Seald Sweet International and Stephanie Barlow & Juliemar Rosado with the National Watermelon Promotion Board are walking the floor.
Carl Mastronardi and his son Ray proudly show the company's new greenhouse grown strawberries. Yes! Berries stands for Your Every-day Snack.
Greenhouse grown strawberries from Del Fresco were launched in March of this year.