Brett Reasor, Scott Marboe and Ellie Tucker with Starr Ranch exhibit at the New York Produce Show for the first time. The company is happy about the positive feedback it receives on the Juici apple.
Steve Page and Greg Akins with Catalytic Generators and also representing Catalytic's sister company QA Supplies.
F-940 and Avocado Quality Meter from Felix Instruments, marketed by QA Supplies. The F-940 measures low-range ethylene, CO2 and Oxygen. The Avocado Quality Meter will be available as of January.
Gary Caloroso, Mike Walsh and Uriel Felix with Giumarra.
Smiling for Ambrosia apples. From left to right: Crhis Pollock, TJ Wilson, Andrew Schallenhammer and Lisa Linton representing Oppy.
Ambrosia apples from BC Tree Fruits and marketed by Oppy in the US.
Peppe Bonfiglio with Sunset/Mastronardi proudly shows the Innovation Award the company received for its Shazam! peppers.
It's chestnut season! The Trucco team shows bags with Italian chestnuts. They are peeled and ready to eat.
Green and gold kiwifruit on display at the Trucco booth. This time of year, the company markets kiwifruit from Zespri as well as its own label.
Karen Brux and Allison Myers with the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
John Caragliano with Limoneira proudly shows the company's Santa label for Meyer lemons.
Holiday promotion from Limoneira. This Santa label carries 1 lbs. of Meyer lemons in a pouch bag.
Happy faces in the booth of the National Mango Board. From left to right: Angela Serna, Tim Beerup, Susan Hughes, Dennis Kihlstadius, Manuel Michel and Carla Sosa.
Luis Orrantia with Tropical Specialists walks the floor.
Oliver Sill and Claire Caratan with Columbine Vineyards/Suntreat proudly show holiday grapes and I'm Pink Cara Cara oranges.
I'm Pink Cara Cara oranges from Suntreat start shipping now.
Nicholas Saphos with Volm Companies and Wim van der Meulen with Jasa Packaging Solutions show several bagging options. The bag on the left is from Volm's wicketed bagger while the other three bagging options are from the vertical form fill machine.
The team of London Fruit. Michael Stewart, Tonya Hill and Mario Cardenas.
To protect the fruit and for convenience of the retailer, London Fruit has developed clamshell packaging for its avocados.
A christmas tree, jackfruit and new clamshell packaging for limes on display at the London Fruit booth.
Michael D'Arrigo with D'Arrigo Bros. of New York visits Jill Hughey with Rice Fruit Company in the Rice Fruit booth.
Rocio Munoz and Ande Manos with Babe Farms created a beautiful display of the company's produce items.
Purple trendy display at the Babe Farms booth.
Joe Dugo, Jill Overdorf and John Heffernan with Naturipe Farms. Joe shows avocados sourced in Mexico, Jill shows the company's retail snack and John holds a clamshell with Peruvian blueberries.
Ray Mason and Kyle Moynahan with Red Sun Farms.
Sweetpops; a new bite sized tomato from Red Sun Farms.
The team of Koppert Cress USA shows a plate with ancient heirloom varieties of microgreens. From left to right: Antonina Zhang, Katherine Loffreto, Jacqueline Chomic and Nicolas Mazard.
Joe Nava with Calavo Growers smiles for the photo.
Eric Jones and Jennifer Burgess with Capespan North America.
Village Farms won the Joe Nucci Innovation Award for its Stackable Snackables product. Helen Aquino proudly shows the award. Next to Helen are Mike DeGiglio, Krysten DeGiglio and Michael Minerva.
Award-winning Stackable Snackables from Village Farms.
Diana Belmonte with North Carolina-based Farm Fresh Produce.
Dan Acevedo and Kraig Loomis with GreenFruit Avocados proudly show avocados and avocado squeezies.
Tami Long and Hunter Gibbs with Nash Produce
Dale Milison and Jane Rhyno show top seal packaging for organic mushrooms. This is the company's latest packaging introduction.
Top seal packaging.
Highline Mushrooms Organic Sliced Mushroom products are one of their newer products.
The team of Vision Import Group!
Norman Barao with the International Fruit Company shows a bi-color clamshell packaging for grapes.
Kiwifruit from Italy on display at the booth of the International Fruit Company.
Peruvian blueberries at the booth of the International Fruit Company.
The team of USA Pears proudly shows decorative pears for the holidays. From left to right: Julia Gorby who is the granddaughter of Bob Koehler in the middle. To the right is Tim Beerup.
Kevin Steiner and Shane McKinley show pouch bags with organic Gala apples as well as Granny Smith.
Jeff Clark, Kevin Payne and Tom Reese with Zest Labs.
Pouch bags with organic apples from Domex Superfresh Growers.
Rick and RJ Hassler. The company said the freshness cards will suit retailers well who can place them in their displays.
Frank Sanchez with Blue Book Services.
Brett Burdsal is walking the floor.
Leslie Simmons of Dave's Specialty Imports and Tony Taviano with B&B Imports, Inc.
Michael Napolitano and Melissa Hartmann de Barros with HLB Specialties show the new crop organic papayas, sourced from Mexico.
Chris Holden and Justin Lambeth with NatureSweet proudly show an organic as well as conventional tomato medley.
Mario Testani and Justin Henkel with Lakeside Produce show cherries on-the-vine as well as organic mini cukes in re-branded packaging. The backdrop shows the company's new logo.
Rick Sible of Rice Lake Farms walking the floor. His company grows the beets and turnips that Baldor Specialty Foods turns into veggies noodles (next to him).
(Left to right): Chuck Zeutenhorst, Dennis Jackson, and Tim Cavanaugh of First Fruits Marketing of Washington. They have organic Opal apple available until March, and conventional through June.
Mark Cassius walking the floor. Together with grower-partners Mark started Modern Veg Farms. The company is a grower-distributor of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant as well as green and red bell peppers. The company name reflects that Mexican produce is state-of-art and safe & healthy.
The team of Greenyard/ Seald Sweet: Tony Pellegrino, Maya Sotomayor, Kelly Dietz and Michael Walsh.
Left to right: Emily Gove, Angelica Hicks and Nicole Vitello of Equal Exchange.
BJ Milligan and Bernie Henderson with Sol Group Marketing. Bernie shows a Honeydew melon from Guatemala. Product from Honduras will be available in about three weeks.
Left to right: Jerald Downs, Mckenzie Downs, and Tania Pereira of Berry People.
Gary Clavenger with Freska Produce.
Freska's new dried pineapple and mango products were launched at PMA - they are available in different sizes and can have retailers brand on the packets.
Ted Kreis of Red River Valley Potatoes. He said there is an increased focus on organic and yellow potatoes.
Brothers Ricardo (left) and Jose Roggiero (right) of Freshway Produce. The company specializes in malanga and other tropical produce.
Kendra Mills of the PEI Potato Board.
Mary Velasquez of Coast Tropical.
DJ Ryan and Jay Stover with Anthony Vineyards are ready to talk to customers about dates and grapes.
The team of I Love Produce!
Wilda Ortega (left) and Diana Alba (right) of Coosemans New York.
Todd Penza with Pinto Brothers, one of the merchants in the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.
Cynthia Haskins (left) and Cailin Kowalewski (right) of the New York Apple Association. Behind them on the TV is a new commercial that they have made.
Brian Cook and Maryam Nikkhah of Pete's Living Greens. The company have recently launched organic red butter lettuce, and organic butter lettuce.
Pete's Living Greens Organic Butter Lettuce.
As well as Organic Red Butter Lettuce.
Al Godard and Darren DeFilipppis with the Wonderful Company proudly show Halos mandarins.
Daniel Arnold with Noble Citrus Worldwide shows a pouch bag with Florida tangerines.
Pouch bags with Florida Tangerines from Noble Citrus.
New variety autumn honey tangerines from Noble Worldwide. In two weeks, another new variety, called Juicy Crunch will be available.
Jonathan Charlton, Kerry Ealey, Allison Bennett and Knute Dahlgaard with Albert's Fresh Produce.
Ricardo Echeverri and Isabel Restrepo with Fyffes North America are happy to smile for a picture.
Yuca roots and Chayote are just two of the many tropical and exotic products on display in the Fyffes booth.
Jon Esformes and Carlos Blanco with Sunripe Certified Brands.
Christine Hofmann with the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market and John Vena with John Vena, Inc., one of the merchants of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.
Tony Otto of Magic Sun. Their new product this season is the organic beefsteak in 2-pack clamshell. He said their growing region in Central Mexico has been unaffected by bad weather. Additionally, they grow in greenhouses so their product has extra protection.
Magic Sun's new product this season is the organic beefsteak in 2-pack clamshell.
Isha Ghetia and Eric Frasse with I Love Produce.
Michael Ward of Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Co.
Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company's new cold-pressed juice range will be available from February.
John Krambeck of Villita Avocados.
Tony Incaviglia (left) and Luis Webb (right) of GR Fresh.
Will Ison with Earth Source Trading stands next to a display of Corona branded limes. The product launched at Giant Eagle this week.
Jay Dyer, Michael Nickoloff and Mac Riggan with Chelan Fresh Marketing. Jay shows a holiday fruit bag while Michael and Mac show Rockit apples in different packaging.
Steven Lemelin of Bunny Farm, Quebec. He said he is enjoying the regional focus.
Anthony Leombruno (left) and Donald Alford (right) of Altar Produce.
Left to right: Joe Killian, Emily Kohlhas, Kelsey Rose, and Dana Vena of John Vena.
Joe Esta (left) and Kevin Stanger (right) of Wada Farms. They said there is the possibility of extra movement of potatoes to Europe this season with the shortage there.
Bonnie Szoka of Crunch Time Apple Growers. Sampling Snapdragon apples - the "New New York apple".
Crunch Time Apple Growers' Snapdragon apples - the "New New York apple". According to Bonnie, the apple tastes great and is also easy to grow which the company suggests will mean success in the long run amidst all the new apple varieties. They are available until February.
Ruby Frost apples which are deliberately stored and released in January as they say the apple tastes better after a time of storage.
Omar Duarte (left) and Emil Serafino (right) of Exp. Group. Most of the products they carry (including the bananas in the previous photo) are year-round, with the exception of the large avocados from the Dominican Republic which are available for 9 months between July and April.
Bananas from Exp. Group, available year round
Chef Tony Merola cooking shrimp with red bell pepper and pineapple.
Rebecca Sano (left) and Tracy Jones (right) of Booth Ranches.
Urbano Magana (left) and Brenda Zamora (right) of Purefresh Sales. The company is now focusing on the California citrus season.
George and Susan Kragie of Western Fresh Marketing.
George Wooten (left) and Ronnie Mercer (right) of Wayne E. Bailey Produce. North Carolina growers are still recovering from the hurricanes that passed over.
Eden Caraveo (left) and Edgar Millan (right) of Caraveo Papayas. Papayas from Mexico year-round.
Kenny Kataoka (left) and Robert Schueller (right) of Melissa's. The company's hot item is the organic drinking coconut. Schueller said it doesn't need any tools to open - you just need to open the top and place in the straw. Available from Thailand year round. Another focus item is the yellow dragon fruit from Ecuador.
Melissa's the organic drinking coconut doesn't need any tools to open - you just need to open the top and place in the straw. Available from Thailand year round. Another focus item is the yellow dragon fruit from Ecuador.
Matt Matalucci, Greg Golden and Javier Leon with Amazon Produce Network.
Michael Maxwell of Procacci Brothers. The company distributes many products including Italian chestnuts, of which they just received their last shipment for the year.
Procacci Brothers Italian chestnuts, with decoration highlighting the Christmas theme.
Marco Plastics from the UK: Murray Hilborne and Jack Lidiard.
The team of Divine Flavor is represented by Alan Aguirre, Antonio Escobar and Eliane Oser.
Tribelli mini peppers are a partnership between Divine Flavor and Enza Zaden.
The chefs at Baldor Specialty Foods' Urban Roots section.
West Pak's Joshua Estebane and Scott Ross. Joshua shows a single-serve mesh bag with Lil' Cados while Scott shows a mesh bag with organic avocados.
Jeff Trickett and Michael Ryshouwer with Flavorful Brands.
The team of MOR USA. Gary Tozzo, Erin Sporn (Robin's daughter), Robin Sporn and Eran Nadler.
Patrick Batcheller (left) and Verne Powell (right) of Great Lakes International Trading.
Great Lakes International Trading's "Good & Ugly" Fruit and Nut Bites won the Innovations Award at the show.
Brian Lapin and Nick Cappelluti proudly show Mexican figs that are starting to come in.
Megan McKenna (left) and Juliemar Rosado (right) of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
Kevin Donovan of Phillips Gourmet Mushrooms.
Francisco Espindola and Donika Lagoudes with Redi Fresh proudly show the company's bananas in a bag from RipeLock that keeps the product fresh longer.
Dave Rhodes (left) and Matt Brigotti (right) of the Idaho Potato Commission.
See you in 2019!