The team of NatureFresh Farms proudly shows a wide selection of products.
Premium black label packaging for mini cucumbers and red cherry tomatoes on-the-vine recently made it to market.
The team of Global Fruit. From left to right Laurel Angebrandt, Andre Bailey, Mike Isola and Richard Isaacs.
Ajit Saxena, Bert Mucci, Mat Wash and Wim van der Burgh with Mucci Farms. Ajit and Mat show the re-branded Simple Snack and Bert shows CuteCumber Poppers.
Simple snack was rebranded to give it a more earthy and natural feel. The film is plastic free. Mucci Farms won the PMA Award for Best Sustainable Packaging.
The team of Rainier Fruit!
Richie Keirouz and Julia Shreve from Sunset. They promote the Wild Wonders, sweet peppers with barely any seeds in a pack with three colours. Also they have Kabooms, black pepper with the heat like the jalapeño pepper during cooking it won’t lose its dark colour.
Steve Emmons and Duncan Jones with Sinclair Systems International.
Promoting BC cherries are Tony Markham and Duncan Gallacher with Jealous Fruits/Coral Beach Farms.
The team of Organics Unlimited proudly talks about their fairly traded bananas. From left to right Daniella Velazquez de León, Mayra Velazquez de León, Manuel Velazquez de León and Gloria Smith.
All the company’s bananas are fairly traded and the company is marketing that more actively by adding ‘Fairly Traded’ stickers on the bananas.
Standing in front of the cooler with organic strawberries are Kari Maggiorini, Bre Macomber and Stephanie Hilton with Tom Lange/Seven Seas.
Cat Gipe-Stewart, Tyler Weinbender and Brena Whipple with Domex Superfresh Growers show a big smile for the camera.
The team of Red Sun Farms proudly shows the latest addition to the family: Sweetpeaks. From left to right: Rob Jackson, Leona Neill, Mark Wehby and Ernesto Sanabria.
Sweetpeaks long peppers were launched at Fresh Summit.
Smiles in the booth at Coliman!
Suzy Truitt with Felix Instruments shows the company’s Mango Quality Meter.
The team at Cravo Equipment talks about retractable roofs to show attendees. From left to right Richard Vollebregt, Ben Martin, Carlos Ruiz and Jesus Lopez.
John Chamberlain with Limoneira has a passion for the company’s Take A Healthy Stand campaign. It showcases the many ways lemons can play a role in helping to alleviate serious health issues. Check out the company’s new app that was launched this week.
Juggling lemon-man from Limoneira entertains guests at the show.
Greg Akins and Steve Page in the new booth of Catalytic Generators.
Katlynn Ketchum with Catalytic Generators / QA Supplies is talking to customers about the company’s different instruments.
The team at A&B Packing proudly shows a blueberry packing machine. From left to right: Erick Turra, Josh Gray, Randy Miedema and Chris Barbiasz.
Shannon Boase, Christie Nikolai and Rhonda Sanders with CKF, Inc. proudly show Earthcycle’s new designs for home compostable packaging.
The team of Babe Farms. From left to right Ramona Chavez, Rosa Cerda, Matt Hiltner, Ande Manos, Rocio Munoz and Jeff Lundberg.
Proudly showing Kensington Pride mangos from Australia are Gary Caloroso, Megan Schulz, Kellee Harris and John Corsaro.
Hazel Technologies is growing with 10 team members present at Fresh Summit.
Karen Brux representing the Chilean Avocado Importers Association. In the background is Joaquin Niemann, the Association's brand ambassador.
Grant Ferguson from Chantler Packages
Avocado tray with four avocados in different ripening stages. In this way you can eat one avocado today, one the next and so on. The product is from Robinson Fresh and the packaging contains the PrimePro film from Chantler Packages
Tom Smith and Jonathan Sparks with California Giant Berry Farms show a selection of the company’s berries.
The team of EarthFresh is exhibiting at Fresh Summit for the first time. They gave away beer and wine, which attracted lots of visitors to the booth.
New compostable potato bag from EarthFresh for small packs. Quantities can be as small as 1 lb.
A happy SunFed team. As of next May, the company will offer Hermosillo-grown grapes. It’s a boutique 6-week program. Pictured from left to right are Craig Slate, Gretchen Kreidler Austin, Matt Mandel, Eduardo Herbst, Denise Quiroga and Frank Camera.
Maggie Travis and Jill Hughey proudly show Pennsylvania-grown Honeycrisp apples and new boxes for Honeycrisp. Once the harvest season in Pennsylvania finishes, harvest will shift to Nova Scotia.
Rice Fruit Company and Hess Brother’s Fruit Company teamed up and are promoting Eastern-grown apples together.
Looking sharp in matching shirts are the team of Sakata Seed America. John Nelson, Justin Davis, Alicia Suits, Jiana Escobar and Robb Bertels.
John Lamb, Chairman of CAC’s Board and Jan DeLyser with the California Avocado Commission.
Cecilia Flores Paez with T&G Global and Roger Aguirre with Oppy talked about Envy’s 10-year anniversary and how popular the apple is in North America.
Karin Gardner and Kelsey Van Lissum with Oppy.
The team of LGS Specialty Sales! The company has a large import program for citrus, but also sources avocados, grapes and persimmons. Easy peelers are sourced in Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Spain and Morocco.
Darling oranges from LGS Specialty Sales on display at the booth.
Fabian Garcia and Susan Day with the California Table Grape Commission received a lot of traffic from all over the globe at their booth.
The team of Viva Tierra Organic proudly shows the pouch bags of its re-branded California apple program. From left to right: Felipe Prouza-Cruzat, Paul McCaffrey, Roberto Gregori (COPEXEU), Matt Roberts and Luis Acuña.
The Arctic Apples team proudly shows the new 5 oz. bag of sliced apples. From left to right: J.F. Gamelin, Juanita Gaglio, Jodi Green, Rebecca Catlett, Leslie Germain.
Michael Napolitano, Melissa Hartmann de Barros, Andres Ocampo, Ryan Reilly an Homero Levy de Barros with HLB Specialties in the company’s new booth.
Samba papaya from Brazil on display at HLB’s booth. A sweeter variety with extended shelf life.
Gonzalo Viveros Herrera, Jorge Viveros and Bram Hulshoff with Desert Farms talk to show attendees about the company’s asparagus program.
The team of Volm Companies!
The CMI Orchards team proudly shows their American Dream program for core apple varieties as well as Red and Rainier cherries.
Fun at the Zespri booth. Melanie Stavinski, Maleaha Emmons-Mitchell and Sid Burgos.
New holiday packaging for NatureFresh’ cherry tomatoes on-the-vine.
Melissa Whitley and Steven Ceccarelli with Farm Fresh Produce proudly show North Carolina-grown sweet potatoes.
The Star Group, for which Star Produce brought a new seedless sweet pepper to PMA, while Whole Leaf introduced cresses in salad mixes to lift the taste of the salads.
Jon Vance and Mark Munger with 4Earth Farms.
Jordan Bain from Pinnacle Fesh promoting the new brand Cherry Bliss
Suhanra Conradie with Summer Citrus from South Africa is walking the show.
Official opening of the South Africa pavilion.
Ronald Bown, Chairman of the Board of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association and Karen Brux with Fruits from Chile.
George Shropshire and his colleague in the booth of Love Beets.
New dressings from Love Beets.
Dan Acevedo and Dave Culpeper with GreenFruit Avocados proudly show their avocado tree, a new display that hasn’t been launched in the market yet.
Jimmy Hernandez, Robert Schueller and Parker Nishi with Melissa’s talked about the company’s Sapūrana mango program. They are pre-conditioned according to the company’s own developed protocol and ready-to-eat in 1-4 days.
Melissa’s had 550 varieties of produce on display out of about 2,000 items the company offers. “Most grocery stores carry about 500 different sku’s in their produce department,” says Robert Schueller with the company.
Sunshine Cappelletti and Johnna Johnson show Well Pict strawberries.
Brent Shammo and Dan Davis with Starr Ranch Growers proudly stand in front of the company’s organic apple display.
Nour Abdrabbo from Unitec with the Blueberry Vision 3
Dan Kass with Suntreat/AC Foods in the new booth.
The team of Redline Solutions is talking with their customer Exp Group LLC. From left to right: Erik Carrillo, Marc Garibaldi, Emil Serafino, Anthony Serafino, Adrian Down and Greg Emery.
Ian Brodie and Allan Gordon with CPMA have a booth, but also took some time to explore the show floor.
Lex (Barry) Lexchin with Richard E.Ryan & Associates is talking to Dante Galeazzi with the Texas International Produce Association.
Apeel Sciences hosted a cocktail party at the end of the first day.
Simon Matthews, Gretchen Lane and Tim Grady with NatureSeal. The team talked about Semperfresh, an edible coating that delays ripening and extends shelf-life of fresh produce.
Ken Sikes and Charlotte Vick with Vick Family Farms.
Smiles in the booth of Schmieding Produce. From left to right Adam Chernow, Josh Thorne, Patterson McDulin and Scott McDulin.
Charles Nelson with Mission Produce.
The team of Ontario-based Crawford Packaging.
John Stairs and Mike Rubidoux from Pacific Organic Produce
New compostable packaging from Crawford. It’s a cellulose-based film that is 100% compostable, and so is the tray. It is offered for both top seal and flow wrap.
The Emerson team!
Danny Murphy with MightyVine, John Higgins with Costco and Gary Lazarski with MightyVine.
Manuel Michel, Angela Serna and Valda Coryat with the National Mango Board. Angela had just received a 40-Under-Forty Award from Produce Business.
Sarah Pau and Dani Sweet with Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers. OGVG showed a virtual reality tour about Ontario greenhouses.
Jack Howell, Carolina Garcia and Enda Walsh with Fyffes. The background is part of a recently launched campaign on how to pronounce Fyffes.
The team of Mission Produce.
Betsey Coon and Sharon Robb with North Bay Produce show dried cherries and dried blueberries from the company’s newly launched line of dried fruits.
Promoting SugarBee apples with Chelan Marketing are Jay Dyer, Reggie Collins, Julie DeJarnett and Eric Martinson.
Brian and Don Zornes with Smitten Apple proudly show Washington grown Smitten apples. They are available from September until March and predominantly grown in Washington, Michigan, New York, Montreal and Ontario.
Ken Moynihan from Compac
Overview of the Freska booth.
Ben Antongiovanni with Pure Palm Produce is a first-time exhibitor at Fresh Summit. With dates being in season, the timing of the show works well for the company.
Jimmy Matro with Produce Packing Solutions, Inc. visits with Josh Logsdon of Haley Manufacturing.
Last year, JASA Packaging opened a branch in the US. Piet Pannekeet, Joost Somford and Sandra Somford-Pannekeet show different types of packaging, including compostable and sleevers.
David Glisson with MagicSun shows grape tomatoes in top seal packaging.
Ryan Cherry with Windset Farms proudly shows a 1 lb. pouch bag with Shishito peppers, a new product.
Jon Vance and Dave Hewitt with 4Earth Farms. Dave shows organic French beans.
Tyler Katsos and George Scharffenberger with Joolies.
Helena Fernandez Irastorza, Kelly Dietz, Mayda Sotomayor and Irenke Meekma with Greenyard/Seald Sweet. The company’s import grape program is starting up and a new avocado program is being launched.
Seald Sweet/Greenyard promoted its new avocado program by offering avocado ice cream, which was very popular by show attendees.
Overview of the show floor from the California Avocado Commission booth.
The team of Village Farms has a wide selection of greenhouse grown tomatoes on display.
More recently, Village Farms stepped up the organic game.
The team of Farm Fresh Direct.
Erica Bland, one of Rainier’s pear growers.
Tony Mitchell, Angela Aronica and Ronnie Cohen with Vision Import Group.
Pouch bags with limes and lemons from Vision Import Group.
Erin Meder with Capespan North America is walking the floor.
Mary Fosado, Amy Peirce and Donald Souther with Vision Produce Company show bags with LimeTime limes.
The team of Naturipe Farms!
David Krause and Zak Laffite with Wonderful Citrus stand in front of the display with Halo mandarins. The company is getting ready for the new Halo season.
Laudan Yavari, Stephanie Kleiner, Natalie Schulgen and Ben Bilyeu with Driscoll’s. The company just launched a limited edition Sweetest Batch Blueberries.
Michael Ryshouwer with Flavorful Brands is walking the show.
Pepper; the robot of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association answered questions from show attendees and did a little dance here and there.
Katia Young with Americold.
Jeff Bruff with Rock Garden South and Bryan Thornton with Coosemans Atlanta proudly show a display of exotic fruit varieties.
Daniel Coosemans with Coosemans Worldwide and Brian Young with Coosemans Atlanta.
Nicolas Mazard with Flavour Fields, Alfie Badalamenti with Coosemans New York and Manny Galeano with Marvel Produce. Nicolas had show attendees smell and try different types of exquisite spices.
Bolthouse launched about 25 new products at this year’s Fresh Summit.
Some of Bolthouse’s products on display.
Alison Pilcher, Carmen Placensia and Lani Salczynski with Coastline Family Farms.
Jeff Church and Bobby Nunes with Church Brothers Farms.
Bobby Nunes with Church Brothers Farms proudly shows the company’s latest item: Tuscan Baby Romaine.
Jim Provost and Honorio Aguilar with I Love Produce.
The team of Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. show the company’s Sunray mandarin program.
Jerry Garcia with London Fruit exhibited in Texas town.
Don Sparks with Nash Produce.
The team of Sweet Seasons proudly shows different varieties of tropical and exotic produce with Jackfruit being the centerpiece. From left to right: Jose Bernal, Bertha Bañuelos, Yasmani Garcia, Jovanni Bernal and Marina Bernal.
Hugo Rodriguez, Rebecca Garcia and Mauricio Lopez with Fresco Produce are being flanked by the company's i-Latina models.
Kelly Ansaldo with Coldwell Solar and Nathan Lee with VAI are walking the show.
The team of Sun Pacific is gearing up for the new citrus season.
A brand-new program from Sun Pacific: Red Mighties, a gold variety kiwi that is grown in California.
Maile Devers, Lauren Tomasello, Derrick Bender, Charles Rowland, and Chad Nelson, all from Fowler Packing.
The SiCar Farms team.
SiCar limes are now treated with Apeel, which doubles the product’s shelf-life from 21 days to 40 days.
Joe Ruiz (Bee Sweet Citrus), Mike Lund and John Janker (Charlie’s Produce Seattle), Joe Berberian and Monique Bienvenue (Bee Sweet Farms). Bee Sweet Farms is getting ready for the citrus season to begin soon and are focusing on specialty citrus such as blood oranges and tangelos.
Santiago Landgrave, Daniel Heguertty, Roberto Mazón Caballero, Felipe García and Carlos Franco from Master’s Touch. The company is currently focusing on increasing their IP grape variety offer by transitioning their traditional grape varieties into the IP varieties.
CEO of Camposol Jorge Ramirez Rubio, and Camposol team members Bruno Giribaldi, Mauro Sangio, and Carmen Beatriz Puerta, showing off this season’s blueberries.
Andrew Catania, William Cappelluti, Andrew Amodeo, and Brian Lapin, all from Catania. The company’s biggest products are kiwis and figs, but they are celebrating the introduction of the cactus pear into their assortment this year.
Del Campo Supreme team Jimmy Munguia, Diego Ley (President and CEO), Denise Puchi, and Diego Ley.
Ricardo Valencia and Dan Miller of JBM Produce, showing off their asparagus which is wrapped in seasonal tags.
Oscar Ramirez (Trinity Fruit Company), Ernesto Cardona (Austral Trading Mexico), Esmeralda D. Torres (Zanfruits), and José Luis Cardona (Zanfruits).
The Somerfield farms team, holding their blueberries which is one of their most important products.
Miguel Seleme from S.A. Vera Cruz, an Argentinian citrus company.
Douglas Feek and Ben Backus from DLF International, holding oranges in a new E-pack, which has 35% less material and is 100% recyclable. The product should be released by the end of 2019.
Stephen R. Flashing, Tom Wilcox, Gunnar Berg, and Angela Lounsbury from Yakima Fresh.
The Emex team, who were part of the Mexico Pavilion. These mango exporters have growers located all along the coast of Mexico.
Estuardo Masias (La Calera), Robert Cullum (Pacific Produce), Miguel Fernandez (Inverafrut), and Adriana Melchor (Inverafrut).
Israel Gaitán Ramírez and Celso Castillo Macías from Promega, on the Mexico pavilion.
Juan José Flores García and Christian Camacho Rodríguez from Aneberries.
Juan Escorcia (CEO) and Efraín Aguirre (president) of Avocados Aguirre.
Brenda Munoz, Carola Minero, Genesis Martinez, and Aaron Lam from Altar Produce, displaying as part of the Mexico pavilion.
A small Tour de Fresh reunion: Emily Spence with Crisp, Bryan Thornton with Coosemans Atlanta and Marieke Hemmes with FreshPlaza.
Aaron Miller (Booth Ranches), Ryan Ong (Sobeys Inc), and Adam Flowers (Booth Ranches).
Bill DeNatale (Kings River Packing), Luis Macchiavello Fischer (Canelillo), Andrew Horn (Kings River Packing), and Jesse Silva (Kings River Packing).
Jesús Claudio Zazueta and Lucía Cárdenas from Triple H, a family-owned company based in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Alejandra Vargas Cuesta, representing Pacific fruits International in the Colombia pavilion.
Miguel Alarcón and Evelio González, from Corpohass, a Colombian avocado company.
Francina Hernández Bonilla and Ricardo Ángel Manrique of La Corsaria, an herb company presenting as part of the Colombia pavilion.
Michael DuPuis for Divine Flavor, showing off the company’s IP grape varieties and sweet grape tomatoes.
Johnny Jara, executive director of the Mango Ecuador Foundation, and Felipe Páez of FLP Ecuador.
Isabel Cristina, Jhon Marín and Juan Giraldo of Baccota, Colombian banana producers.
Chad Darwin of Avocados from Mexico.
Justin Taylor and Evan Anglada of Aweta, a machine company working with sorting machinery that sorts based on the external and internal characteristics of a product.
April Flowers of Lone Star Citrus growers, whose focus is on branded grapefruit.
Mark Philips with PEI Potatoes.
Mark Linder with The Culinary Institute of America is walking the floor.
John Krambeck, Alfredo Rodriguez, Laura Rodriguez, and Aaron Acosta of Villita Avocados Inc.
The Pretty Lady Vineyards team: Chance Kirk, Nick Prosper Dulcich, Kindle Cowger, Ryan Debuskey, and Anthony Stetson.
The Pretty Lady Vineyard display, getting ready for the holiday season.
The Bebo Distributions Inc. team.
Kevin Thron, Damon Barkdull, Michael Osumi, Tania Perreira, McKenzie Downs, Cesar Maldonado, and Michael Canazza of Berry People.
Rob Mathias and T.A. Heckel of Crown Jewels, showcasing the fruit that they will begin harvesting and selling soon.
David Ferman and Lori Castillo of Naturesweet, holding their the Comet snacktomato, a new release this year.
Charlie Badalamenti, Alfie Badalamenti and Peter Faraci from the Coosemans New York team.
The Chestnut Farm team, with their most important product: the pineapple.
Phil Warren and Mike Dittenber, of Warren Packaging.
Jeff Davis, Steve Tafy, and John R. Patrick of Ecofarms, whose packing factory is based in Temecula, California.
Mariano Ruggeri of Agro Ruggeri, showing off the company’s main garlic product.
Grégory Perier (Mangana), Antonio Velázquez Parra and Julie Velazquez of Mexican lime company Veca Produce.
Carina Paz for the Guatemala pavilion.
Kurt Jacobs and Michael McMillian of Bridges Produce. The company is currently focusing on their cranberry season and the Mexican vegetables they offer.
Jakob Smith, Jennifer Woods, Alex Rotan, and Vicente Terragno of HMC Farms, holding their grapeberries, which are the grapes ‘off the stem’ they sell as their main focus.
Mario A. Méndez Sánchez, Jorge L. Hernandez, Emilio M. Portillo, Antonio Aguilar Ayala, Octavio M. Herrera, and Ildefonso Huante, from CIU.
Francisco Ortiz, Diana Mejia, Carlos Madariaga, Roberto Samano, and Cesar Oriz from Berries Paradise.
Pablo Soler and Daniela Manjarrés of Ocati, whole-year-round exporter of golden berries from Colombia and the yellow dragon fruit from Ecuador.
Gilbert Reyes and Andrea Catalina Tapias from exotics exporter Frutireyes.
Emilia Belaunde of Peru Citrus, in front of the Peru pavilion.
Aziz El Sous and Sandra Carrasco of Grupo Athos. The company grows their blueberries in the Peruvian highlands, which gives their berries a distinct flavor.
Evelyn Ocox, Dora Lissete Linares López, and Rosa Rajpop from San Juan Agroexport, a Guatemalan company focusing on organics.
David Molina Llano and Yady Davila from Bana Rica, specializing in Colombian fair-trade bananas.
Juan A. Laborín Gómez from AALPUM, the Mexican Table Grape Association, who broke records this year with their grape harvests with 24 million boxes.
Joseph Talbourdet from Westmoreland Topline Farms, showing off their Huge crunch snack-size cucumbers.
Jim Allen, Kaari Stannard, and Tenley Fitzgerald of New York Apple Sales Inc.
Anthony Flores, Jonathan Davenport, and Gilberto Lopez, of Bonduelle, handing out their newly released sandwich-inspired salad varieties: the Reuben and the Slider.
Tamara Basaldua, Ray Ortega and Angelica Zavala from Braga Fresh and Josie’s Organics.
Michael Jordan manning the fair-themed Idaho Potato Commission Stand.
John Pandol, the managing director of Pandol; growers, shippers, importers and exporters.
Tommy Fleetwood (North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services), Kristi Hocutt (Triple J Produce Inc.) and Jody McPherson (Lewis Farms).
Josh Wright and Bryant Hill from Ham Farms. The company produces sweet potatoes year-round and works to be zero-waste by using their non-sellable products in innovative ways – such as turning it into yam vodka.
Jim Gray (Cal Fresco), Amy Nguyen (Dragonberry Produce), and Jerry Murray (Cal Fresco).
Dragonberry produce displays their new ready-to-drink coconuts with biodegradable rice straws.
Scott George, Sydney Allison, Michel Sallin, and Veronique Sallin from IMG Citrus. The company is celebrating their 40thyear and are in the process of reintroducing the white grapefruit into the U.S. market.
Dan Arnold and Quentin Roe from Noble Tangerines.
Peter M. Leifermann, Javier Gonzalez Ebra, Mary Ostlund from Brooks Tropicals.
René Aguas and Nick Wishnatzki from Wish Farms showing off the new labels that will be released in the coming months: “Eat berries, feel good, make a difference.”
The Veg-Fresh Farm team. Veg-Fresh Farms showcased their new 100% recyclable tomato packaging.
Josh Underseth. Caitlin Cunha, Robert Lucy, and Sandra Huerta from Del Rey Avocado Company, based in Fallbrook, California.
Mahonri Navarro, commercial director of American Smiths, exporter of tropical fruits.
Príamo Molina of Asopro Pimopla. The company exports pineapples, with their biggest markets located in Spain, France and Italy.
Shimon Efergan and Daniel J. Mosquera of MamaMia Produce, whose products were prominently displayed on the Dominican Republic pavilion.
Willy Pardo (president) and Christopher Gonzales (vice-president of sales) of Tropical Avocados.
Molly Briseño and Karen Nardozza of Moxxy Marketing for Tropical Avocados. The company markets green skin avocados as tropical avocados to increase customer appeal.
Danitza Kolich Trejo of Ecuadorian company Frutiboni.
Edwin Ortiz and Bayron Ortiz with Organpit, with the Ecuador pavilion.
Gustavo Narvaez of Pitcava, part of the Ecuador pavilion.
Gustavo Narvaez of Pitcava, part of the Ecuador pavilion.
Juan A. Billingslea (Empaques de Colón) and Eric Dormoi (Panama Ministry of Foreign Trade).
Eric Conrad Kraus, Katie Nemeth, Rich Pirozzoli, and Anthony DeAngelis, Justin Guibert, and Geoff Hall with Christopher Ranch.
Enrique Mateos Sutcliffe, general director of Xica, a Mexico-based company that specializing in jicama noodles and chips.
Alistair Curtis and James Paterson from Aerobotics. The company works with software analytics for yield estimation for tree crops and berries.
Shane Pitman, David M. Rodden, and Neil Turbitt from Smart Ripening Technologies.
Alex Swart, Wills McMahon, Bryn McFadden, Harrison Enright, and Blake Parrish from iTradeNetwork.
Tony J. O’Driscoll and Robert Williams Jr. with Sev-Rend.
Mike Johnston and Tom C. Muller of Schur Star Systems, displaying their automated bagger machine.
The macroplastics team: Esteban Becerra, Damien Challet, Cesar Mejia, Anna Fernandez, Luis Diego Escorriola, Philippe C. Darricarrière.
Ian Bailey and Dallas Buchanan with Arable found that there was an increased level of interest in technology this year at the exhibition.
Emi King and Denny Malone with Great Lakes International Trading Inc., showing off their Good and Ugly line, which consists of all-natural dried fruit and nut bites.
Chris Woo, the procurement director of Owyhee Produce.
Valorie Sill, Lisa McNeece, Mia Jannino, and Eric Proffitt of Grimmway Farms.
The Eagle Eye Produce team.
Luke Fountain and Carey Jimenez of Atlas Produce, whose main focus is California grown medjool dates.
Brett Baker, Mary Dobbins, Ward Dobbins, and Sheila Dobbins of United Apples Sales.
Kyle Lane, Ryan Larkan, and Ramon Ramirez of Wesfalia Fruit.
The Jacob’s Farm team.
Growing mushrooms during the show
The team of MAF Industries
The international team of USA Pears
Booth of Unitec
Fruit Firm Meter from T.R. Turoni
Enrico Turoni from T.R. Turoni
Gian Giacomo, Jonathan Baldwin and Emmanuel Meullenet from Dynaplast and Nespak
Matteo Baiocchi and Alessandro Mariani from Infia
Ivy Wu from FreshLiance
Massimiliano Persico, Regina Leone and Massimo Bellotti from Carton Pack
Akin and Ezgi Soyleyen from Aksun, a Turkish exporter
Wenger Wang from Texin Pack
Leonardo Mannarelli from Arrigoni
Dennis Clock and Hill Zhou from Reemoon
Marcel van der Pluijm from Feeling Fresh is walking the show
Lori Castillo and Michael Joergensen from NatureSweet. They are extending their product line with peppers and cucumbers. They also promote the new Comets tomatoes.
Excited about the Bee!
Pascal Marrocq from Blue Whale, Daniel Soares from Interfel, Chef Charles Soussin, Christophe Artero from FDA International, Etienne Malaguti from Prim’Land, Marc Rauffet from Groupe Innatis, Pauline Lafitte from Prim’Land and Yves Gidoin from FDA International. French exporters team up to promote the apples
Keith Hu, James Michael, Karley Lange, John Baker and Teresa Baggarley from Northwest Cherry Growers
Adi Karniel from Grapa Varieties
Team of Pinnacle Fresh also promotes the blood orange
Paolo C. Carissimo and Daniela Ballatore from R.K. Growers and Callum Kay
Callum Kay from KingFruit
Alessandro Zampagna from ApoFruit
Team of Tokita
Federico Milanese and Moreno Armuzzi from Jingold
Busy at the booth of Fresh Up Your Life!
Richard Schouten from Fresh Produce Centre, Leon Bol from New Green and Ger van Burik from Holland Fresh Group
Richard Schouten from Fresh Produce Center and Adrielle Dankier form Nature’s Pride
Domenico Cecchini and Malagoli Silvio from ABL
Matteo Lucchini from Idromeccanica Lucchini
Jayme Manring and Kamil Kaperski from GP Graders
Helena Huang, Amy Meng and Ling Guo from Elitech
Stuart Payne from GP Graders
The team of JBT
Matthias Kinzel and Stefan van Slobbe from Strauss Verpackungsmachinen
The team of Huercasa
Trent McKay, Purnima and Pankaj Khandelwal from INI Farms
Chris Veillon and Melissa Moore from Pure Flavor promote the Red Royals. A sweet tomato, which will be in the stores in 2-4 weeks.
Kellie Starback, Matt Landi, David Posner and Maria Vasquez from Awe Sum Organics
Virginia Cascella and WIelliam R. Palma from PND
Isidre Puigdemassa, Oscar Saldaña, Xavi Fernández and Jose Alcade from Reisopack
Kevin Frye from Agrofresh
Murray Hilborne, Mariette Hilborne and Jack Lidiard from Marco
Gianluca SImonelli and Luca Soliné from Raytec Vision
Carlos Sanchez, Eloy Cortes and Jeff Lair from Blue Book Services
The stand of Fruits From Chile
Mediterranean Shipping Company had a stand with Chile
John Salinas and Neil Milburn from Church Brothers
Benjamin Singh and Gordon Nobuto from Food Freshly North America
John Bostock from Bostock North America
Sprinkles is a new product from Sunset with very small tomatoes, there is also a Qukes variety for cucumbers
Julia Shreve from Sunset
Steve Clement from Sage Fruit, Lori Taylor from The Produce Moms, Chuck Sinks and John Onstad from Sage Fruit
Getting a picture with miss Chiquita
Anouk Sijmonsma form PMA and Ger van Burik from Holland Fresh Group
Emily Martin from Gourmet Trading
Barry Mulder from Cool Control and Sander Bruins Slot from FreshPlaza
Erik Plaisier from Agricultural Counselor for Mexico and Cuba
Elita Vellekoop from FloralDaily.com, Thijmen Tiersma from Groentennieuws.nl, Annika Durinck, Marieke Hemmes and Sander Bruins Slot from FreshPlaza.com
René van Haeff (Light4Food), Ronald Thijssen (Ammerlaan Construction) and Niels Jacobs (Ligth4Food). Light4Food celebrates this month their fifth years anniversary, in which they made for example an complete line to sow, grow and harvest leafy vegetables.
Some of the exhibitors, like the Ellips Group, had their booth placed in the middle of what normally is a basketball stadium. Just look at the score board and the grandstands.
Michael van Keeken and Calo Cimo of Dutch Food Technology presenting their machine which makes slices or cubes from a pineapple in just some seconds. It fits in the convenience trend but also adds some extra experience.
While Steve Gilbank, Jodi Genshaft, Viraj Puri and Julie McMahon of Gotham Greens were at PMA, in Providence, Baltimore and Chicago the grower is building three new greenhouses. All greenhouses should be finished before the end of 2019.
Already finished and presented at PMA were the new salad dressings of Gotham Greens
For Bowery Farms it was their first time at PMA. They want to promote their local indoor and multi-layer grown, fresh and reliable leafy vegetables.
Cupcakes at PMA?
Yes, because they contained the new organic pepper purees of Shenandoah Growers.
The CPMA-team promoting their next exhibition (12-14 May in Toronto), of course with a bear in Canadian colors.
In front of the Dutch national colors: Roel Janssen (Signify) and Thomas Wennekers (Codema Systems Group).
Desiree Pardo Morales and Christopher P. Gonzalez of WP Produce with Carribean avocado’s. From 2020 on also available organic.
But not only avocado’s are grown in the Carribean, look at all these products and colors.
Three companies gathering in the booth of Bom Group. In the picture from left to right: Tessa Naus and Mathieu van de Sande of PlantLab, John Meijer and Ton Versteeg of Bom Group and Abe Wiebe (Universal Fabricating)
Michael Ploeg with Dalsem Complete Greenhouse Projects, the main contracter at the greenhouse project AppHarvest in Kentucky. https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9145064/dalsem-is-building-25-hectares-for-appharvest/
Abbey Prior and Josh Norbury of BrightFarms proudly presenting their greenhouse grown spinach for in salads.
Although a Dutch company name and based in the Netherlands as well, Verbruggen Palletizing Solutions also has a service center in Washington State. At the picture: Camilo Cordonnier and Scott Frankenfield.
Using ethylene is nothing new for the team of BioSafe Systems. What is new for them is the step to develop technologies to measure, dose and monitor 24 hours a day the gas level in all kind of situations in which ethylene is used. Also new: OxyFusion, a technique to generate chemical on site. At the picture: Mathew Smith, Rob Larose and Jay Sughroue.
For Steenks Service it was their first PMA. At the picture Nick Groenewegen and Sander Zuidgeest, while Klaas-Jan de Ruiter of Ten Cate Geosynthetics dropped by.
Martin Weijters (Vortus) and Danny El-Aaidi (Koppert Biological Systems).
A part of the big PMA-team of Koppert Biological Systems.
Jean-Charles Mercedat, new with Motörleaf, at PMA to inform sales companies about the advantages of yield production via artificial intelligence.
Intergrow presented Tots at PMA, a new on the go shaker for mini-tomatoes focused on kids.
Ricardo Crisantes and Theojary Crisantes of Wholesum Harvest. The company is working on a new top seal packaging for several tomato varieties.
A lot of people did taste the new strawberries, handed over to the people at PMA to promote the certified pesticide free strawberries in the USA by Del Fresco Produce.
The men of Armando Alvarez Group, proudly presenting different sort of products for growers, like a biodegradable mulch, totally impermeable film for disinfection and fruit covers.
Merek Dorf and David Perie with Rijk Zwaan USA. They were highlighting the Cabbisi, a pointed cabage with a smaller size than normal and therefore extra suitable for smaller families nowadays, causing less food waste. Another highlight were the Sweet Palermo sweet peppers in mixed packaging .The sweet pepers must not be mistaken for hot peppers like Americans sometimes are used to do. Rijk Zwaam is doing promotions to make sure all consumers are getting to know the differcences and the color mix packaging helps.
Sonia Magill, Ezequiel Falino, Jorge Briones Garcia and Arlene Fabian of Kuehne + Nagel.
Jurre Schotteindreier (Purple Pride), Jos Hagen (Global Green Team), Marco Bergman (Global Green Team), Arno Verboom (Global Green Team) and Michel den Ouden (Purple Pride).
Sander Metz and Floris Hoogwerf (Valstar Holland) and Niels Kooistra and Jan van Heijningen (Eminent Seeds).
Simon Willemen, Jeroen Smit and Bram Vanthoor with Hortiplan, promoting lettuce cultivation on hydroponic growing systems.
Andrea Bonriposi of P.TRE greenline, wanting to help growers, not only in the United States, to optimize their production by growing on hanging gutters.
Shawn Goodlin and Luis Martinez, the Californian guys of the Californian company Durand Wayland stand next to their sorting line for all kind of round fruit and vegetables. They told us that they had a lot of visitors from Mexico.
Melody Jaime, Edward Gotterba, Anna Melo and Cole Newkirk of Lipman Family Farms. To grow more locally, the company is looking to expand in the East coast region and the Midwest of the United States.
Lipman presented The Crimson, a new grape tomato with which the company likes to add new flavors in the already big tomato assortment.
The men of Sormac next to the NextGen, a centrifuge for leafy vegetables. At the picture Luuk Rutten, John Clement, Joshua Burdine and Roy Lemmen.
Richel Group sees a lot of Mexican growers shifting from outside cultivation to inside cultivation and therefore is building several new greenhouses in Mexico controlled from their Mexican office. In the picture the ‘Mexican’ guys of Richel: Valentin Arnaud, Richel Barthelemy and Blaz Stojcic.
New at Fluence by Osram: Leo Lansbergen as Horticulture Service Specialist. From the left to the right Mark Wilson, Sherry Yancey, Leo Lansbergen and Steven Graves.
Corrie Hutchens and Baltazar Garcia for Pete’s at PMA with their butter stuffers, a wrap of butter lettuce in a retail ready box to make it easy for consumers.
David Bell, Todd Plaxton, Kevin Doran, Jeremiah Hunsaker, Jaymee McInerney and Craig Olson of Houweling’s Group, all with a plastic free cucumber in their hands. The grower recently presented a cucumber wraps without plastics, but with planted-based material to prolong shelf life.
Honduran visitors at the Levarht-booth with in the white t-shirts Ruud Krul and Arjan Levarht.
Danny Fernandex (VoloAgri), John Davis (Axia Vegetable Seeds), Sheranie Nather (Axia Vegetable Seeds), Cees Kortekaas (Axia Vegetable Seeds) and Fernando Rullan (VoloAgri).
Andrés Marroquín Padilla from Hemm Tech Eco, a paper packaging company from Guatemala, quickly discussed the latest (Dutch) soccers news with the photographer.
The team of Ellips Group. They recently introduced the MSI5-camera, making it possible to detect every single bruise in an apple. https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9153272/with-this-new-camera-we-can-detect-every-single-bruise-in-a-red-delicious-apple/