Organic Produce Summit 2018

Promoting Well-Pict berries at its best with strawberry t-shirts and berry nice shoes are Dan Crowley, Johnna Johnson, Lauren Melenbacker and Nathan Rutledge.
Promoting Well-Pict berries at its best with strawberry t-shirts and berry nice shoes are Dan Crowley, Johnna Johnson, Lauren Melenbacker and Nathan Rutledge.
A proud team of Rainier Fruit. The company heavily focuses on organic fruit with organic blueberries making up 100% of Rainier's total blueberry production.
A proud team of Rainier Fruit. The company heavily focuses on organic fruit with organic blueberries making up 100% of Rainier's total blueberry production.
Cindy Jewell and Tom Smith with California Giant Berry Farms.
Cindy Jewell and Tom Smith with California Giant Berry Farms.
Proudly wearing peach colors during peach season. From left to right are Brent Shammo, Tom Drury, Dan Wohlford and Dan Davis with Starr Ranch Organics. Brent shows organic apricots in a pouch bag and Dan shows a pouch with organic apples.
Proudly wearing peach colors during peach season. From left to right are Brent Shammo, Tom Drury, Dan Wohlford and Dan Davis with Starr Ranch Organics. Brent shows organic apricots in a pouch bag and Dan shows a pouch with organic apples.
Starr Ranch organic apricots
Starr Ranch organic apricots
Mike Preacher and Cat Gipe-Stewart with Domex Superfresh Growers are happy to be at OPS.
Mike Preacher and Cat Gipe-Stewart with Domex Superfresh Growers are happy to be at OPS.
Daisy Girl, the organic brand of CMI Orchards. George Harter shows pouch bags with Daisy Girl Kiku and Ambrosia apples, as well as a bag of Daisy Girl cherries.
Daisy Girl, the organic brand of CMI Orchards. George Harter shows pouch bags with Daisy Girl Kiku and Ambrosia apples, as well as a bag of Daisy Girl cherries.
Pouch bags with organic cherries on display at CMI's booth.
Pouch bags with organic cherries on display at CMI's booth.
Jack Hall, Job Villanueva, Gary Caloroso and Kellee Harris with Giumarra show organic Vidalia onions; a new program for the company.
Jack Hall, Job Villanueva, Gary Caloroso and Kellee Harris with Giumarra show organic Vidalia onions; a new program for the company.
Raymond Wong with OriginO, Ambar Rodriguez, Rachel Mehdi and Chris Ford with Oppy promote distribution of Oppy's organic products.
Raymond Wong with OriginO, Ambar Rodriguez, Rachel Mehdi and Chris Ford with Oppy promote distribution of Oppy's organic products.
The Zespri team is represented by organic SunGold growers who traveled all the way from New Zealand. From left to right are growers Mark and Catriona White, Alice Moore with Zespri and grower Jeff Roderick.
The Zespri team is represented by organic SunGold growers who traveled all the way from New Zealand. From left to right are growers Mark and Catriona White, Alice Moore with Zespri and grower Jeff Roderick.
Promoting California-grown avocados as they are in peak season are Connie Stukenberg and Jan DeLyser with the California Avocado Commission. To the left is Gahl Crane with Eco Farms and flanked by Connie and Jan is Brian Carter with Mollie Stone's Markets.
Promoting California-grown avocados as they are in peak season are Connie Stukenberg and Jan DeLyser with the California Avocado Commission. To the left is Gahl Crane with Eco Farms and flanked by Connie and Jan is Brian Carter with Mollie Stone's Markets.
Daniella Velazquez de Leon, Mayra Velazquez de Leon, Gloria Smith and Marco Garcia with Organics Unlimited.
Daniella Velazquez de Leon, Mayra Velazquez de Leon, Gloria Smith and Marco Garcia with Organics Unlimited.
Steve Zaccardi, Nick Williamson and Stephen Cowan with Mucci Farms show organic bell peppers, a 3-pack of organic cucumbers as well as organic grape tomatoes. The purple color in the label differentiates organic products from conventional.
Steve Zaccardi, Nick Williamson and Stephen Cowan with Mucci Farms show organic bell peppers, a 3-pack of organic cucumbers as well as organic grape tomatoes. The purple color in the label differentiates organic products from conventional.
Peppe Bonfiglio and John Killeen with Sunset/Mastronardi show organic Angel Sweet grape tomatoes and organic Campari's.
Peppe Bonfiglio and John Killeen with Sunset/Mastronardi show organic Angel Sweet grape tomatoes and organic Campari's.
Frank Camera, Matt Mandel and Craig Slate with SunFed.
Frank Camera, Matt Mandel and Craig Slate with SunFed.
Lorenz Hartmann de Barros and Michael Napolitano with HLB Specialties have a range of organic products on display, including papayas, limes and ginger.
Lorenz Hartmann de Barros and Michael Napolitano with HLB Specialties have a range of organic products on display, including papayas, limes and ginger.
Organic Golden papayas from HLB Specialties
Organic Golden papayas from HLB Specialties
Vince Lopes, Brian Vertrees and Jerry Moran with Naturipe Farms show different berry varieties and different packaging options for organic berries.
Vince Lopes, Brian Vertrees and Jerry Moran with Naturipe Farms show different berry varieties and different packaging options for organic berries.
The team of Awe Sum Organics is well represented at OPS. From left to right: Sara Pettit, Jenn Heinlein, Brad Stark, David Brasell (with Bostock New Zealand), Lynn Sullivan, and Matt Landi.
The team of Awe Sum Organics is well represented at OPS. From left to right: Sara Pettit, Jenn Heinlein, Brad Stark, David Brasell (with Bostock New Zealand), Lynn Sullivan, and Matt Landi.
Tim Carruesco and Amy Rosenoff with Pacific Organic Produce. Amy shows organic mandarins that just arrived from Peru.
Tim Carruesco and Amy Rosenoff with Pacific Organic Produce. Amy shows organic mandarins that just arrived from Peru.
Rob Jackson, Carlos Visconti and Ugo DiCarlo with Red Sun Farms.
Rob Jackson, Carlos Visconti and Ugo DiCarlo with Red Sun Farms.
Sabrina Pokomandy, Jane Rhyno and Rick Watters with Highline Mushrooms show a cooler filled with organic mushroom products.
Sabrina Pokomandy, Jane Rhyno and Rick Watters with Highline Mushrooms show a cooler filled with organic mushroom products.
Ryan Easter, Kevin Steiner and Tim Colln with Sage Fruit Company.
Ryan Easter, Kevin Steiner and Tim Colln with Sage Fruit Company.
Bin with Sage Organics apples in pouch bags.
Bin with Sage Organics apples in pouch bags.
Jay Stover with Anthony Vineyards.
Jay Stover with Anthony Vineyards.
Red and green organic seedless grapes from Anthony Vineyards. These grapes are grown in California's San Joaquin Valley. This year, the company expects to harvest 7 million boxes of grapes, of which 3 million will be organic.
Red and green organic seedless grapes from Anthony Vineyards. These grapes are grown in California's San Joaquin Valley. This year, the company expects to harvest 7 million boxes of grapes, of which 3 million will be organic.
Kraig Loomis and Dan Acevedo with GreenFruit Avocados proudly show a box of organic avocados. Kraig just joined GreenFruit as the company's Sales & Marketing Manager.
Kraig Loomis and Dan Acevedo with GreenFruit Avocados proudly show a box of organic avocados. Kraig just joined GreenFruit as the company's Sales & Marketing Manager.
Viva Tierra Organic is represented by Roy Ruff, Tryg McInerny and Paul McCaffrey.
Viva Tierra Organic is represented by Roy Ruff, Tryg McInerny and Paul McCaffrey.
Scott Ross and Jared Bray with West Pak Avocado. Scott shows a mesh bag with smaller size avocados. The product is branded as Lil' Cados. Jared shows California-grown organic avocados.
Scott Ross and Jared Bray with West Pak Avocado. Scott shows a mesh bag with smaller size avocados. The product is branded as Lil' Cados. Jared shows California-grown organic avocados.
Lindsay Sweeney with Renaissance Food Group, Bob Collier, Sandy Eason and Juan Magdaleno with Calavo Growers.
Lindsay Sweeney with Renaissance Food Group, Bob Collier, Sandy Eason and Juan Magdaleno with Calavo Growers.
The team of NatureSweet Tomatoes proudly shows grape tomatoes, bell peppers, mini sweet peppers and a grape tomato medley from the company's brighthouse organics line. From left to right: Matt Burnett, Jim McErlean and David Ferman.
The team of NatureSweet Tomatoes proudly shows grape tomatoes, bell peppers, mini sweet peppers and a grape tomato medley from the company's brighthouse organics line. From left to right: Matt Burnett, Jim McErlean and David Ferman.
Overview of products from Nature Sweet's brighthouse organics line.
Overview of products from Nature Sweet's brighthouse organics line.
Megan Berenbach, Patrick Cortes and Brooke Franklin with Mission Produce.
Megan Berenbach, Patrick Cortes and Brooke Franklin with Mission Produce.
Alex McCloskey, Kimberley St. George, Jeff Freeman and Jeff Hutterer with Mann's, Del Monte Fresh Company. Kim shows an organic vegetable tray.
Alex McCloskey, Kimberley St. George, Jeff Freeman and Jeff Hutterer with Mann's, Del Monte Fresh Company. Kim shows an organic vegetable tray.
Aracely Van Dine, Audee Rios Canobbio and Victor Heredia Armendariz with Coliman Organic.
Aracely Van Dine, Audee Rios Canobbio and Victor Heredia Armendariz with Coliman Organic.
Wayne Rempel of Kroeker Farms, Stephanie Cutaia, Derrick Rayner and Dan Martin with EarthFresh. Stephanie shows yellow and red organic baby potatoes in light-blocking packaging to prevent the potatoes from greening. Kroeker Farms grows potatoes for EarthFresh in Manitoba.
Wayne Rempel of Kroeker Farms, Stephanie Cutaia, Derrick Rayner and Dan Martin with EarthFresh. Stephanie shows yellow and red organic baby potatoes in light-blocking packaging to prevent the potatoes from greening. Kroeker Farms grows potatoes for EarthFresh in Manitoba.
John Zaninovich, Justin Gonzalez and Chance Kirk with VBZ & Sons, Inc. show organic red and green seedless grape from California's Central Valley.
John Zaninovich, Justin Gonzalez and Chance Kirk with VBZ & Sons, Inc. show organic red and green seedless grape from California's Central Valley.
Mike Reed with California Endive Farms proudly shows organic white and red Belgian endive.
Mike Reed with California Endive Farms proudly shows organic white and red Belgian endive.
Travid Nordgren with Whole Foods Market, Ernesto Maldonado with the Star Group and Chris Romano with Cece's Veggie Co. on the show floor.
Travid Nordgren with Whole Foods Market, Ernesto Maldonado with the Star Group and Chris Romano with Cece's Veggie Co. on the show floor.
Ken Horwitz and Joyce Camany with The Salad Farm.
Ken Horwitz and Joyce Camany with The Salad Farm.
Sara Thompson and Diane Singer with Pacific Coast Fruit Company prepare ready-to-drink young Thai coconuts for show attendees.
Sara Thompson and Diane Singer with Pacific Coast Fruit Company prepare ready-to-drink young Thai coconuts for show attendees.
William Ison with Earth Source Trading / Four Seasons Produce shows an organic lemon/lime combo in mesh bag.
William Ison with Earth Source Trading / Four Seasons Produce shows an organic lemon/lime combo in mesh bag.
The lemon/lime combo is a great way for retailers to save space. It's available in conventional as well as organic.
The lemon/lime combo is a great way for retailers to save space. It's available in conventional as well as organic.
Caitlin Cunha, Patrick Lucy and Jessica Hunter with Del Rey Avocaco Company. Caitlin and Patrick show the organic Reed variety while Jessica shows organic Hass avocados.
Caitlin Cunha, Patrick Lucy and Jessica Hunter with Del Rey Avocaco Company. Caitlin and Patrick show the organic Reed variety while Jessica shows organic Hass avocados.
The team of Robinson Fresh. From left to right: Greg Welch, Sarah Hendrickson, John Pursel and Dan Jost.
The team of Robinson Fresh. From left to right: Greg Welch, Sarah Hendrickson, John Pursel and Dan Jost.
Foodservice is an important part of Church Brothers Farms' business. From left to right Jeff Church, Kori Tuggle, Lisa Dennis and Ernst van Eeghen.
Foodservice is an important part of Church Brothers Farms' business. From left to right Jeff Church, Kori Tuggle, Lisa Dennis and Ernst van Eeghen.
Jamie Moracci, Tiffany Sabelli and Chris Veillon with Pure Flavor show organic grape tomatoes, bell peppers and TOVs. All labels for the company's organic products are purple.
Jamie Moracci, Tiffany Sabelli and Chris Veillon with Pure Flavor show organic grape tomatoes, bell peppers and TOVs. All labels for the company's organic products are purple.
Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos and Gabriella Besaw with D'Arrigo Bros. of California.
Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos and Gabriella Besaw with D'Arrigo Bros. of California.
Eric Schwartz with United Vegetable Growers Cooperative out of Salinas is walking the show.
Eric Schwartz with United Vegetable Growers Cooperative out of Salinas is walking the show.
Theojary Cristantes and his wife Lorena Cristantes with Wholesum Harvest.
Theojary Cristantes and his wife Lorena Cristantes with Wholesum Harvest.
DRUNKEN cocktails were introduced at OPS. It's a new company that takes the ugly produce from Wholesum Harvest and uses it in their Bloody Mary Mixes. The mix contains many different organic produce ingredients: tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, beets and horseradish.
DRUNKEN cocktails were introduced at OPS. It's a new company that takes the ugly produce from Wholesum Harvest and uses it in their Bloody Mary Mixes. The mix contains many different organic produce ingredients: tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, beets and horseradish.
Michael Ryshouwer with Bejo Seeds.
Michael Ryshouwer with Bejo Seeds.
David Rosser, Joseph Bunting and Kyle Reeves with United Supermarkets are happy to be at OPS.
David Rosser, Joseph Bunting and Kyle Reeves with United Supermarkets are happy to be at OPS.
James, Alicia and Chris Martin with Wilson Produce
James, Alicia and Chris Martin with Wilson Produce
Jason Deis with Wish Farms shows a flat of organic strawberries.
Jason Deis with Wish Farms shows a flat of organic strawberries.
A happy team at the Divine Flavor booth!
A happy team at the Divine Flavor booth!
Purple bin with organic kiwi fruit from Sun Pacific Marketing.
Purple bin with organic kiwi fruit from Sun Pacific Marketing.
Clam shells of organic Mighties kiwi fruit.
Clam shells of organic Mighties kiwi fruit.
Teri Gibson and Mindy VanVleck with Peri & Sons Farms.
Teri Gibson and Mindy VanVleck with Peri & Sons Farms.
Marieke Hemmes from FreshPlaza with Star Group's Ernesto Maldonado.
Marieke Hemmes from FreshPlaza with Star Group's Ernesto Maldonado.
United Fresh' John Toner at the OPS opening reception on Wednesday night.
United Fresh' John Toner at the OPS opening reception on Wednesday night.
Gary Caloroso and Kellee Harris with the Giumarra Companies at the opening reception.
Gary Caloroso and Kellee Harris with the Giumarra Companies at the opening reception.
Robert Verloop and Tami Gutierrez with Coastline Family Farms.
Robert Verloop and Tami Gutierrez with Coastline Family Farms.
Mark Teague with Produce Careers attends the opening reception.
Mark Teague with Produce Careers attends the opening reception.
The organization behind OPS 2018. Next year, the Organic Produce Summit will be held July 10 and 11 at the Monterey Conference Center.
The organization behind OPS 2018. Next year, the Organic Produce Summit will be held July 10 and 11 at the Monterey Conference Center.

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