Organic Produce Summit 2017

Austin Karstetter, Sean Gilbert, Dan Davis and Brent Shammo with Oneonta Starr Ranch.
Austin Karstetter, Sean Gilbert, Dan Davis and Brent Shammo with Oneonta Starr Ranch.
Sarah Pau with Pure Flavor shows a tri-color package of organic bell peppers.
Sarah Pau with Pure Flavor shows a tri-color package of organic bell peppers.
Tyler Johnson, Blake Belknap and Skyler McFeeley with Rainier. Tyler shows an 18 oz. clamshell with organic blueberries.
Tyler Johnson, Blake Belknap and Skyler McFeeley with Rainier. Tyler shows an 18 oz. clamshell with organic blueberries.
Dan Crowley with Well Pict and Johnna Johnson from Marketing Plus.
Dan Crowley with Well Pict and Johnna Johnson from Marketing Plus.
Happy faces in the Naturipe booth. From left to right: Mario Flores, Kyla Oberman, Jerry Moran, Vince Lopes, Dwight Ferguson and CarrieAnn Arias.
Happy faces in the Naturipe booth. From left to right: Mario Flores, Kyla Oberman, Jerry Moran, Vince Lopes, Dwight Ferguson and CarrieAnn Arias.
Jaqueline Padilla and Marissa Ritter from Naturipe were also at the show.
Jaqueline Padilla and Marissa Ritter from Naturipe were also at the show.
A large selection of organic berries on display at the California Giant booth. Proudly shown by Nick Chappell and Tom Smith.
A large selection of organic berries on display at the California Giant booth. Proudly shown by Nick Chappell and Tom Smith.
John Janker of Charlie's Produce is talking with Sunset/Mastronardi's Ken Silveira.
John Janker of Charlie's Produce is talking with Sunset/Mastronardi's Ken Silveira.
Ken is happy to pose for another photo, together with Peppe Bonfiglio of Sunset/Mastronardi.
Ken is happy to pose for another photo, together with Peppe Bonfiglio of Sunset/Mastronardi.
A colorful Oppy booth with organic bell peppers, tomatoes on the vine and SunGold kiwifruit. From left to right: Chris Ford, Jim Leach, Laura Sterling and Karen Caruso.
A colorful Oppy booth with organic bell peppers, tomatoes on the vine and SunGold kiwifruit. From left to right: Chris Ford, Jim Leach, Laura Sterling and Karen Caruso.
Organics Unlimited proudly talked to customers about its banana program that's fully organic. From left to right: Manuel Velazquez de Leon, Marco Garcia, Mayra Velazquez de Leon and Gloria Smith.
Organics Unlimited proudly talked to customers about its banana program that's fully organic. From left to right: Manuel Velazquez de Leon, Marco Garcia, Mayra Velazquez de Leon and Gloria Smith.
Retailer Raley's was visiting SunFed's booth. Larry Tucker with Raley's, Frank Camera with SunFed, Michael Schutt with Raley's and Craig Slate & Matt Mandel with SunFed.
Retailer Raley's was visiting SunFed's booth. Larry Tucker with Raley's, Frank Camera with SunFed, Michael Schutt with Raley's and Craig Slate & Matt Mandel with SunFed.
Awe Sum Organics is represented by Kirk Crane, Jocelyn Olson, Brad Stark, Jodi Carkner and David Posner.
Awe Sum Organics is represented by Kirk Crane, Jocelyn Olson, Brad Stark, Jodi Carkner and David Posner.
Victor Heredia Armendariz and Audee Rios Canobbio with Coliman proudly show organic fairtrade bananas. Victor shared that Coliman is the largest independent organic fairtrade & rainforest alliance certified banana grower in Latin America.
Victor Heredia Armendariz and Audee Rios Canobbio with Coliman proudly show organic fairtrade bananas. Victor shared that Coliman is the largest independent organic fairtrade & rainforest alliance certified banana grower in Latin America.
Danelle Huber and George Harter recently joined CMI Orchards. Danelle shows organic Kanzi & Ambrosia apples while George shows organic Kiku apples. By 2020, Kanzi will be the 3rd largest variety in terms of plantings for CMI.
Danelle Huber and George Harter recently joined CMI Orchards. Danelle shows organic Kanzi & Ambrosia apples while George shows organic Kiku apples. By 2020, Kanzi will be the 3rd largest variety in terms of plantings for CMI.
Samantha Barthel, Lorenz Hartmann de Barros and Melissa Hartmann de Barros from HLB Specialties show the company's tropical and exotic fruit varieties.
Samantha Barthel, Lorenz Hartmann de Barros and Melissa Hartmann de Barros from HLB Specialties show the company's tropical and exotic fruit varieties.
Organic Formosa papayas from HLB Specialties
Organic Formosa papayas from HLB Specialties
Walking the trade show are Karen Hearn and Cindy Plummer with the California Table Grape Commission.
Walking the trade show are Karen Hearn and Cindy Plummer with the California Table Grape Commission.
Jan DeLyser with the California Avocado Commission is walking the floor.
Jan DeLyser with the California Avocado Commission is walking the floor.
Steve Zaccardi and Stephan Cowan with Mucci Farms are walking the trade show.
Steve Zaccardi and Stephan Cowan with Mucci Farms are walking the trade show.
The team of Driscoll's has organic strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries on display. Proudly shown by Douglas Ronan, Wyard Stomp, Vanessa Plummer, Steve Trede and Tim Youmans. Wyard just transitioned from Driscoll's Europe to the US.
The team of Driscoll's has organic strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries on display. Proudly shown by Douglas Ronan, Wyard Stomp, Vanessa Plummer, Steve Trede and Tim Youmans. Wyard just transitioned from Driscoll's Europe to the US.
Jamie Sgheiza, Lara Grossman and John Pursel with Robinson Fresh show an organic mini watermelon as the watermelon season is coming up. The company's organic division is called Tomorrow's Organics.
Jamie Sgheiza, Lara Grossman and John Pursel with Robinson Fresh show an organic mini watermelon as the watermelon season is coming up. The company's organic division is called Tomorrow's Organics.
Roy Ruff and Matt Roberts with Viva Tierra Organic, Inc.
Roy Ruff and Matt Roberts with Viva Tierra Organic, Inc.
California-grown organic pears from Viva Tierra Organic.
California-grown organic pears from Viva Tierra Organic.
Keith Barnard and Megan Berenbach with Mission Produce
Keith Barnard and Megan Berenbach with Mission Produce
Organic avocados of Mission Produce
Organic avocados of Mission Produce
Alex McCloskey, Kim St. George and Jeff Freeman with Mann Packing show a selection of the company's organic vegetable options.
Alex McCloskey, Kim St. George and Jeff Freeman with Mann Packing show a selection of the company's organic vegetable options.
Organic grape tomatoes and organic tomatoes on the vine shown by Kyle Moynahan and Ray Mason with RedSun Farms.
Organic grape tomatoes and organic tomatoes on the vine shown by Kyle Moynahan and Ray Mason with RedSun Farms.
Dan Acevedo and Jailany Betancourt with GreenFruit Avocados show the company's organic avocado program, called Nature Grown.
Dan Acevedo and Jailany Betancourt with GreenFruit Avocados show the company's organic avocado program, called Nature Grown.
Kori Tuggle and Ernst van Eeghen with Church Brothers. Kori shows organic lettuce for foodservice while Ernst shows a retail pack of organic lettuce. For Ernst it was his third day in the job after re-joining Church Brothers.
Kori Tuggle and Ernst van Eeghen with Church Brothers. Kori shows organic lettuce for foodservice while Ernst shows a retail pack of organic lettuce. For Ernst it was his third day in the job after re-joining Church Brothers.
And Tim Tomasello of Produce West also joined the club. From left to right: Tim Tomasello, Kori Tuggle and Ernst van Eeghen.
And Tim Tomasello of Produce West also joined the club. From left to right: Tim Tomasello, Kori Tuggle and Ernst van Eeghen.
Catherine Gipe-Stewart with Domex Superfresh Growers shows organic Autumn Glory apples as well as organic sweet cherries.
Catherine Gipe-Stewart with Domex Superfresh Growers shows organic Autumn Glory apples as well as organic sweet cherries.
Jose Fu, Julie DeWolf and Christopher Gordon represent Sunkist Growers.
Jose Fu, Julie DeWolf and Christopher Gordon represent Sunkist Growers.
Jason Deis and James Peterson with Wish Farms
Jason Deis and James Peterson with Wish Farms
Job Villanueva, Gil Munguia and Kellee Harris with Giumarra
Job Villanueva, Gil Munguia and Kellee Harris with Giumarra
Michael Ryshouwer with Bejo Seeds has organic Tasti- Lee tomatoes on display, but also talks to attendees about the company's organic seed program.
Michael Ryshouwer with Bejo Seeds has organic Tasti- Lee tomatoes on display, but also talks to attendees about the company's organic seed program.
Tasti-Lee tomatoes in new environmental friendly packaging. Solid cardboard made of fibers from the company's own Tasti-Lee tomato plants.
Tasti-Lee tomatoes in new environmental friendly packaging. Solid cardboard made of fibers from the company's own Tasti-Lee tomato plants.
Joseph Jauregui and Jessica Hunter with Del Rey Avocados
Joseph Jauregui and Jessica Hunter with Del Rey Avocados
A niche product from Del Rey Avocados: GatorEggs. GatorEggs are all manually packaged.
A niche product from Del Rey Avocados: GatorEggs. GatorEggs are all manually packaged.
Chelsea Williams with Andy Boy shows a club pack with 6 organic romaine hearts. This new product was just rolled out in June.
Chelsea Williams with Andy Boy shows a club pack with 6 organic romaine hearts. This new product was just rolled out in June.
Tom Lyons with GoodFarms shows cold-pressed organic strawberry juice.
Tom Lyons with GoodFarms shows cold-pressed organic strawberry juice.
Cold pressed organic strawberry juice from GoodFarms was launched three months ago. It is available at Costco and Whole Foods Market in Southern California.
Cold pressed organic strawberry juice from GoodFarms was launched three months ago. It is available at Costco and Whole Foods Market in Southern California.
The team of Devine Organics is walking the show: Max Komjathy, Rocio Saldana, Victoria Almond and Octavio Pineda.
The team of Devine Organics is walking the show: Max Komjathy, Rocio Saldana, Victoria Almond and Octavio Pineda.
Jeff Stachelek with Albert Bartlett is attending the show.
Jeff Stachelek with Albert Bartlett is attending the show.
Mother and daughter Rosie and Danielle Horton from Urban Produce.
Mother and daughter Rosie and Danielle Horton from Urban Produce.
Organic microgreens and organic wheatgrass from Urban Produce on display. The company grows its products organically only.
Organic microgreens and organic wheatgrass from Urban Produce on display. The company grows its products organically only.
Mike Forrest and Lars Petersen with Youngstown Distributors give out samples of organic pomegranate juice as well as pomegranate arils.
Mike Forrest and Lars Petersen with Youngstown Distributors give out samples of organic pomegranate juice as well as pomegranate arils.
Jay Stover with Anthony Vineyards / SunDate shows organic Medjool dates.
Jay Stover with Anthony Vineyards / SunDate shows organic Medjool dates.
Bob Montgomery with BeachSide Produce shows organic cauliflower while his colleague Gilbert Hinojosa talks to visitors at the booth.
Bob Montgomery with BeachSide Produce shows organic cauliflower while his colleague Gilbert Hinojosa talks to visitors at the booth.
Kevin Wilkinson and Tricia Williams with Farm Day Organic, which is the organic line of vegetables of Green Giant.
Kevin Wilkinson and Tricia Williams with Farm Day Organic, which is the organic line of vegetables of Green Giant.
A selection of Farm Day Organic's line of organic veggies.
A selection of Farm Day Organic's line of organic veggies.
Nissa Pierson with Crespo Organic Mangoes is attending the show and talks with Bob Stone of Robinson Fresh.
Nissa Pierson with Crespo Organic Mangoes is attending the show and talks with Bob Stone of Robinson Fresh.
Bill Wynne and Amanda Stallcup with Pacific International Marketing.
Bill Wynne and Amanda Stallcup with Pacific International Marketing.
Nathan Dorn of Food Origins spoke at an educational session on Robotics and Automation in organic produce.
Nathan Dorn of Food Origins spoke at an educational session on Robotics and Automation in organic produce.
Nathan Dorn is talking with Daryl Wise of Lakeside Organic Gardens.
Nathan Dorn is talking with Daryl Wise of Lakeside Organic Gardens.
Daryl Wise of Lakeside Organic Gardens
Daryl Wise of Lakeside Organic Gardens
Derrick Rayner and Lisa Kacur with Earth Fresh Foods. Lisa shows a 3 lbs. light-blocking bag with organic red potatoes. The company finished a re-brand of its organic line 9 months ago.
Derrick Rayner and Lisa Kacur with Earth Fresh Foods. Lisa shows a 3 lbs. light-blocking bag with organic red potatoes. The company finished a re-brand of its organic line 9 months ago.
Ryne Case with Charlie's Produce was one of the most popular people at the show. The company brought about 900 organic coconuts that were given away to show attendees.
Ryne Case with Charlie's Produce was one of the most popular people at the show. The company brought about 900 organic coconuts that were given away to show attendees.
All organic coconuts were opened, a straw was added and show attendees enjoyed fresh coconut water.
All organic coconuts were opened, a straw was added and show attendees enjoyed fresh coconut water.
Antonio Escobar and Alan Aguirre Jr. with Divine Flavor
Antonio Escobar and Alan Aguirre Jr. with Divine Flavor
Ben Josephson and Tate Brooks with Wada Farms represent the company's organic potato and onions programs.
Ben Josephson and Tate Brooks with Wada Farms represent the company's organic potato and onions programs.
Molly Connors and Kahtleen Triou with Fresh Solutions Network
Molly Connors and Kahtleen Triou with Fresh Solutions Network
Todd Pearson with Central West Produce
Todd Pearson with Central West Produce
James Martin, David Lundstrom, Alicia Martin and Chris Martin of Wilson Produce
James Martin, David Lundstrom, Alicia Martin and Chris Martin of Wilson Produce
Pablo Bouquet and Brandon Rankin with Taste Me, do Good proudly show organic strawberries and organic apples.
Pablo Bouquet and Brandon Rankin with Taste Me, do Good proudly show organic strawberries and organic apples.
Levon Ganajian of Trinity Fruit has organic stone fruit on display, which is in peak season right now.
Levon Ganajian of Trinity Fruit has organic stone fruit on display, which is in peak season right now.
Bertha Briseno with The Salad Farm
Bertha Briseno with The Salad Farm
Bill Tebbe with Bank of America and his daughter Jill who is part of the Organic Produce Summit staff.
Bill Tebbe with Bank of America and his daughter Jill who is part of the Organic Produce Summit staff.
The team of the Organic Produce Summit is looking forward to seeing everyone again in Monterey next year.
The team of the Organic Produce Summit is looking forward to seeing everyone again in Monterey next year.

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