Paul Mastronardi from Sunset Produce
Chris Veillon from Pure Flavor promotes the Mini Munchies. They have a new version of the pack. It can be eaten for 1 setting.
Mucci Farms promotes the Veggies to Go snack. Smiling for the picture are Ajit Saxena, Jessica Fraumeni, Emily Murracas, Bert Mucci and Nick Williamson. Congrats on winning the best packaging promo award.
Close-up photo of Mucci's Veggies-to-Go snacking tomatoes, cucumbers and mini sweet peppers. Congrats on the award!
The team of Awe Sum Organics
Greg Thorne, Rock Gumpert, Bre Macomber and Mary Hannon with Tom Lange
The smiling team of California Giant dressed unanimously in blue.
Another happy team in blue! The team of Rainier Fruit.
Russ Holt, Steve Page and Greg Akins with Catalytic Generators. Second from the left is Leonard Felix with Felix Instruments / CID-Bioscience.
Brian Jenny, Jill Overdorf, Larry Ensfield and Dwight Ferguson with Naturipe Farms
Naturipe Bites, a new on-the-go snack line of Naturipe Farms
New on-the-go snacking product of Naturipe
Mariette Hilborne from Marco
Karin Gardner and Kelsey Van Lissum with Oppy show pouch bags with organic Envy apples as well as the organic Jazz and Pacific Rose varieties, all grown in the state of Washington.
Chris Pollock with BC Tree Fruits proudly shows Ambrosia apples and talked about the re-brand of Ambrosia apples for the US market. The bin shows the re-designed logo.
Global Fruit grows, markets and exports many different fruit varieties, but cherries are the company's specialty. From left to right Andre Bailey, his wife Krista Bailey, Laurel Angebrandt and Mike Isola.
Bobby Daughtry, Diana Ramirez and Lorena Otero from Farm Fresh Produce
Ellie Tucker, Brent Shammo, Mike Marboe, Jessica McFadden and Dan Davis with Oneonta Starr Ranch. Jessica and Dan focus on the organic side of Oneonta's business.
Juice Apples from Oneonta Starr Ranch
The Bayer team presenting the melons of the company and the Nunhems varieties.
Sunshine Cappellitti and Johnna Johnson with Marketing Plus and Jim Grabowski with Well Pict.
George Harter from CMI Orchards promotes the new displays that can be custom made.
Julie McLachlan, Tony Markham, Eric Green and Mark Farmer with Jealous Fruits were serving frozen cherries to show attendees.
Jeremy Berros from Maf Industries
The team of Domex Superfresh Growers from left to right: Kailan Elder, Shawn Loudon, Ryan Cleary, Ashley Filliol showing Autumn Glory apples, Jeff Ritts and Tyler Weinbender.
The team of Organics Unlimited. Marco Garcia, Manuel Velazquez de Leon, Mayra Velazquez de Leon and Gloria Smith. Second from the left is Daniel Lopez Silva with International Paper.
Jonathan Shriver, Pedro Balderrama and Craig Slate with SunFed Produce.
Just late September, SunFed released its SoHo Sweets tomatoes.
Pedro Balderrama, Horacia Hernandez and Craig Slate with SunFed. Horacia is SunFed's eggplant grower.
Brad Dennis and Shannon Boase with CKF, Inc. show the company's new peel and reseal lidding film for compostable and recyclable fibre punnets.
The team of Vision Import Group: Raul Millan, George Uribe, Allan Napolitano and Ronnie Cohen.
The Cravo team travels the world to build retractable roofs. In the picture are Benjamin Martin, Andrew Harford, Bede Miller, Carlos Ruiz Mapula and Richard Vollebregt.
He missed the first picture, but part of the team also is Luis Alberto Gaxiola Castro, Technical Support specialist for berries.
Susan Day and Karen Hearn with the California Table Grape Commission.
The team of Village Farms!
A cooking demo in the Village Farms booth, presented by registered dietitian Kristina La Rue and Helen Aquino with Village Farms.
David Roby with Domex Superfresh Growers proudly shows the company's new harvest of Autumn Glory apples.
Melissa Hartmann de Barros, Rubens Zylberkan, Andres Ocampo and Ryan Reilly with HLB Specialties. Melissa proudly shows pitahayas out of Ecuador. The company started its papaya program three weeks ago and just received its second shipment.
Carol Golsch and Adrian Down with RedLine Solutions. Carol shows the MC9200 scanner with Windows CE software while Adrian shows the TC8000, supported by Android software.
Nathan Flowerday with Zespri addresses a speech in celebration of Zespri's 20th anniversary.
Mascots promoting traditional green kiwi fruit as well as SunGold.
Representing Zespri North America are Glen Arrowsmith and Sarah Deaton.
Megan Schulz, Kellee Harris and Gary Caloroso with Giumarra Companies proudly show mangos from Australia.
Proudly showing mangos are Gary Clevenger, Tom Hall, Lulu Valle, Alvaro Valerio, Pedro Dominguez, Luis Orrantia (Tropical Specialists) and Mary Velasquez with Freska Produce.
Freska mangos from Ecuador
The team of Mission Produce!
Roy Ferguson and Ryan Talag with Chantler Packages
Jeff Bruff with Rock Garden, Daniel Coosemans and Manny Lepe with Coosemans Worldwide.
Cami Onolfo, author of the book Miracle Herbs & Plants proudly shows tea mixes in the booth of Coosemans/Rock Garden.
A new product of Coosemans Worldwide: Chef shots. A convenient way to add herbs to your meal.
Representing the California Avocado Commission are from left to right: Connie Stukenberg, Rick Shade (Chairman of the Board), Angela Fraser and David Cruz.
Matt Hiltner and Ande Manos with Babe Farms in front of a new backdrop that provides a brief overview of the company and its products.
CaliCabbage from Babe Farms; a complete salad kit that includes honey cone cabbage, dressing, seasoning and croutons.
Daniel Heguertty, Marisol Beltran, Felipe Garcia, Dino Iacovino and Carlos Franco with Master's Touch.
Dried tomato chips: a new product of Master's Touch, to be released in spring 2018. They will be available in pesto and spicy jalapeno taste.
The team of Macro Plastics includes Molly Rhyan, Jeff Mitchell, Esteban Becerra, Mark Malatras and Anna Fernandez.
Brett Burdsal with Suntreat
Dried slices of Sumo Citrus from Suntreat
Stephen Sheldon, John Carter and John Caragliano with Limoneira, showing pink variegated lemons.
Jean-Baptiste Pinel and Etienne Malaguti from Primland promote the Nergi berry
Lori Castillo, Sarah Duvall and Amit Patel with NatureSweet
Eclipses, a new tomato variety of NatureSweet
Organic greenhouse tomatoes of NatureSweet’s new organic line
Michael Manser with Grower Direct Nut Co.
Jess Bollinger and Adam Wolf with Arable
RijkZwaan's Jan Doldersum and Roel Janssen from Philips.
Kellie Flores, Caroline Knecht and Lori Hikcey with Hurst's Berry Farm.
Angela Magallon, Angie EasthamAndres Gonazalez White and Earl McMenamin with Pacific Trellis/Dulcinea
Courtney Rodriguez, Denver J. Schutz, Armando Castrejon and Denver Schutz with Gerawan Farming. The company served peaches to show attendees.
Roberto Calderón Arias and Andreas Schindler from Don Limón
John Mckernan and Chris Lambrou with Sonoco. In the middle Nick Dulcich with Sunlight International. The three gentlemen proudly show a brand new grape package with film as opposed to a plastic lid.
Halloween packaging for Sunlight International's grapes
Omer Kamp from Arava Export Growers proud of his rugby ball
Adi Karniel and John Giumarra promoting the Arra grape varieties
Joe Berberian, Jason Sadoian and Monique Bienvenue with Bee Sweet Citrus show some of the company's products: mandarins and lemons.
Proud of their Love Beets home are Chris Horrell, Maggie Scott, George Shropshire, Simon Woods, Hollie Johnson and Abbie Phillips.
Chris Ciruli and Mark Cassius with Ciruli Brothers, showing mangos.
Ryan Sugrue, Jim Dorcy, Elizabeth Lozano-Hazlett with Robinson Fresh
Michael Castagnetto with Robinson Fresh introduces Robinson Fresh’ new product line of baby vegetables
Nicole Brandt shows Robinson Fresh’ baby squash, one of the products of the new baby vegetable line
Fresco Produce is represented by Hugo Rodriguez, Rebecca Garcia, Fresco's model and Carlos Ponce de Leon.
Tova Weimstock, Giselle Soares and Maribel Davila with Ready Pac Foods.
Recently launched were Ready Pac's Wrap Kits and Soup kits. A convenient way to prepare a fresh soup or filled wrap.
Avocados from Mexico serves avocados to show attendees
Eric Frasse and Jim Provost with I Love Produce
The Foosball table at the I Love Produce booth generates a lot of interest.
Willem de Jong showing a pouch bag machine from Volm Companies that can package 35 bags per minute.
Adam Cooper with the Wonderful Company
New in-store promotion from Wonderful Citrus, featuring a grove-to-store tractor and mandarin grove trees.
A happy tomato mascot and Michael Prather with Handy Candy, proudly showing the company's tomato cups.
Casey Carlucci and Gonazalo Bertran with LGS
Mark McBride with Coastline Family Farms proudly shows the company's logo made out of lettuce and cauliflower.
Erika Anguiano and Antonio Gudino with Colimex.
Dewey Scott with Scott Farms with part of the company's North Carolina facility visible on the left.
Luis Gudino, Marisa Puente Garcia and Cristina Ramirez with SiCar Farms.
Reception hosted by the National Mango Board and the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas. From left to right Greg Golden with Amazon Produce Network, Valda Coryat, Manuel Michel and Tim Beerup with the National Mango Board.
Michael Vesely and the members of the produce team of Jewel-Osco have won the 2017 Mango Retailer of the Year award. Congratulations!
Luis Orrantia with Tropical Specialists, Oscar Orrantia Morla with Durexporta and Bernardo Malo with Refin Tropicals.
Joan Wickham with Sunkist shows Sunkist Delite mandarins. This is the original brand of Mulholland citrus who recently joined the Sunkist cooperative for mandarins. This will enable Sunkist to double its mandarin volume.
Kim Flores and Scott Kosnik with Seald Sweet. Scott is based in Arizona and responsible for the company's new vegetable line.
Steve Marinello with Greenyard Logistics USA. The company just opened a new distribution center in New Jersey.
Max Mastronardi and Ken Green show club packs of Westmoreland-TopLine Farms organic tomato program.
Serving freshly squeezed orange juice to trade show attendees were Steve Messinger and John Freer with JBT.
Only a few more weeks and the Arctic apples of Okanagan Specialty Fruits will hit the shelves. From left to right are Jeanette De-Coninck-Hertzler, Don Westcott, Neal Carter and Joel Brooks.
Tony Bucio and Kevin Vines with GreenFruit Avocados
The team of Schmieding Produce: Larry Chapman, Scott McDulin, Chris Erneston, Trent Woerner and Kyle Underwood. Just last week, Trent became the company's new President.
Gideon Feiner and Tony Mosco with Polymer Logistics.
A new display unit from Polymer Logistics to help the retailer improve the store look.
Doug Meyer and Mario Pacheco with Westpak proudly showing avocados.
Nick Hanna, Mitch Amicone, Mark Weese, Mark Ricci and Kurvin Soobrayen with Amco Produce
Jess Bolinger, Andrea McNees and Ian Bailey representing Arable
Anthony Del Viscio with Eagle Packing proudly shows a machine to pack boxes of produce
Jeff Friedman and Darrell Genthner with CarbAmericas
The team of Shuman Produce
Jose Roggiero, Nelson Roggiero and Ricardo Roggiero with Freshway Produce proudly show yuca, coconut, plantain and malanga.
Exotic fruit and vegetable varieties on display in the Freshway Produce booth.
Rick Starko representing Truly Good Foods
Michael Ryshouwer with Bejo/Tasti-Lee
New kohlrabi based products from Bejo Seeds: KoolKubes, Knoodles, Krumbles and Kroutons.
Mario Masellis, Connie Gil and Brian Lapin with Catania Worldwide.
Tim Ossun and Eric Fernandes with NatureSeal
Mauricio Tamayo, Lance Peterson and Chris Hoffman with Super Starr International.
Natalie Sexton with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company proudly showing Blood Orange juice as well as the recently launched Carrot Ginger juice.
Claudia Blomgren, Bob Colcord and Luisa Bon with DeltaTrak.
Rodolfo Lozano with CPF, Nick Osmulski with North Bay Produce, Eugenio Oliveira with CPF and Ezequiel Gimenez and Eric Olshove with North Bay Produce.
Dave Oman and Jeff Helseth with Twist-Ease.
Carolyn Rivara, Cesar Martinez, Danielle Cultrera and Ryan van Groningen with Van Groningen & Sons.
The team of Farmer's Best!
Lauren Tomasello and Ernst van Eeghen with Church Brothers, now also offering vegetable meal kit solutions.
Willard Shay, Richard Allen, Mario Montalvo, Chris Faxon and David Ramynke with Sinclair.
Jennifer Perez, Alma Lorenzo, Vince Ferrante, Mike Bowe and David Federle with Dave's Specialty Imports.
Luis Cintron, Marcell Machado, Jessie Capote and Juan Manual Serrano with J&C Tropicals.
Gerd Uitdewilligen of Emerson
Chris Brazeel, Ricardo Valencia and Craig Rolandelli with JMB Produce. The company just expanded into organic sweet corn and organic asparagus.
Nanou Amar-Porter and Julien Aumar from BioXtend visiting the show.
Sunset Produce has got a new packaging for snacking tomatoes. At the top there is a snack pack, so you can easily bring tomatoes to school and work
Nancy Pickersgill from Sunset Produce promotes the pasta kits with 4 different varieties
Compac launched the Inspectra 2 at the PMA. It can detect internal defects. It has new hardware and software and is more consistent. For the customer it will be easier for modeling.
Ken Moynihan from Compac
Luis Acuña from Viva Tierra
Lynsey Kennedy and Jeff Correa from USA Pears
Steve Carlson, Chris Carlson, B.J. Thurlby, Teresa Baggerley and Keith Hu from NorthWest Cherries
Hila Nagel from Johnson Matthey promotes the new packing Xgo.
Gordon Nobuto, Benjamin Singh and Roberto A. Flores Rodríguez from Food Freshly
Lindsay Martinez from Houweling’s promotes the new and first organic line of the company.
Bill Lucas from AgroFresh
Greg Ganzerla promotes PeakFresh
Greg Ganzerla has a new company IPP
Hollie Johnson from Love Beets
Diego Morales from Don Limón
Matt Linden from Sakata
Andres Armstrong from Chilean Blueberry Committee
Nancy Tucker from PMA and Robert Bown from ASOEX made an official agreement on strengthening the ties between both organistations
Wilmer Melissant and Herman Visscher from Men’s Farming
Hiuson Wang from Tzone
New packaging from CMI Orchards with organic apples from the brand Daisy Girl Organics in combination with a club variety brand like Kanzi or Kiku
Carlos Visconti from Red Sun Farms promotes the Holiday Packs. It can change for each holiday.
The team of Kwik Lok
Alex Jackson, Karen Caplan and Jeff Kelly from Frieda's
John Pandol from Pandol
PMA has a system to track how visitors walk the floor and where they spend most of the time. Very useful information for the exhibitors of the PMA
Preston Jones from Giro
Patrick Batcheller, Emi T. King, John Battle from Great Lakes
Elroy Cortes, Jeff Lair and Bill Zentner from Blue Book Services
Soren Bjorn from Driscoll's
Nick Capizzo from Hurst International
The team of Burch Farms
The team of Nash Produce
Sindy Figuero and Isabel Hurtado Ecoripe Tropicals
Rudolfo Uresti from Jade Farms
The team of Del Rey
Doug Posthuma, Larry Alsum from Alsum Farms & Produce
Matt Quiring from NatureFresh Farms
Alice Chen for Golden Enterprises China
Xiaohui Li and Julia Xue from FreshLiance
Ellen Yang from Dongguan Jiam Packing
Shelly Chen From Leshui Industrial
James Zheng from Linghai Plastic
Vivian from Laizhou Guoliang Packing Products
Adele Zhou from Agrinoon
Ben and Jacob Van Den Bosch from Van Den Bosch Seeds
The team of Courchesne Larose
The FreshPlaza and AGF teams are looking forward to seeing you at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando in 2018.