Ribbon cutting ceremony and a few words from Jim Prevor who opens the New York Produce Show.
The Giumarra team from left to right: Gary Caloroso, Mike Walsh and Jay Robinson.
Representing Crunch Time Apple Growers are Rena Montedoro, Sara Wells and Joel Crist. Joel is apple grower and Chairman of the Crunch Time Board of Directors.
The team of LGS Specialty Sales is represented by Lucio Rainelli, Andrew Hernandez, Jenna Galise, Rebekah McMurrain and Juan Monsalve. They proudly show Darling lemons and clementines as well as Suavo avocados.
Brett Reasor, Ellie Tucker and Dan Davis with Starr Ranch Growers by the company's Juici apple display. The Juici apple was very popular by show attendees. According to Davis, the response was overwhelming.
The Oppy team!
Oppy markets Zespri kiwifruit and is switching to supplies from Italy this time of year.
John Caragliano with Limoneira.
Karen Brux and Allison Myers with Fresh Fruits from Chile.
Paul Newstead with Domex Superfresh Growers shows a pouch bag of Autumn Glory apples.
Danny Elias and Steve Zaccardi with Mucci Farms are walking the floor.
The Trucco team is well represented at the NY Produce Show. From left to right: Sal Vacca, Nick Pacia, Mallory DeClement, Tony Biondo, Thomas Latzkowski and Vito Cangialosi.
Red kiwifruit from Italy at Trucco's booth.
More and more, Trucco is focusing on citrus.
Kyle Moynahan and Harold Paivarinta with Red Sun Farms have their new Sweet Pops and Sweet Peps on display.
Ande Manos and Rocio Munoz with Babe Farms.
Beautiful display of purple Brussels sprouts, purple radish and baby leeks at the Babe Farms booth.
The displays of the Babe Farms booth are always colorful.
Andrew Philpott, Mike Levis and Nicholas Saphos with Volm Companies.
One of Volm's latest innovations; a plastic-free mesh bag that's for 96 percent made out of sugar cane.
George Pitsikoulis of Canadawide and his brother Nick are walking the floor.
All smiles in the booth of the National Mango Board.
Jill Hughey with Rice Fruit Company.
Rice Fruit Company had many different apple varieties on display with one of them being Kiku.
Abbie Phillips and George Shropshire with Love Beets proudly show the company's latest product: organic beets in a 2 lb. or 3 lb. pouch bag. They will be available as of January.
Thomas Joyner with Nash Produce promoting North Carolina sweet potatoes.
Oscar Garcia with Avocados from Mexico.
The United Fresh team: John Toner flanked by Erin Hutchison and Mary Alameda.
Aaron Acosta and John Krambeck with Villita Avocados proudly show the company's new guacamole products that will be available as of 2020.
Rick Johnston with Suntreat and Columbine Vineyards.
New display for Sumo citrus. The season will kick off in January.
Dan Acevedo and Andrew Gomez with GreenFruit Avocados.
The Fyffes team has a collection of Tropicals and Exotics on display. From left to right: Scott DiMartini, Diego Villegas, Ricardo Echeverri and Jack Howell.
Max Mastronardi and Ken Green with Westmoreland - TopLine Farms show two new products. San Zano Roma tomatoes in pouch bags and Brown cocktail tomatoes for the foodservice segment.
Leighanne Thomsen and Megan Stallings with Calavo Growers.
Luis Orrantia with Tropical Specialists on the left is visiting the booth of Freska Produce International. Jesus "Chuy" Loza and Jose Juan Rodriguez are on the right.
Kevin Sayles, Hans Telge and Frank Telge with Gold Cup Fresh.
Mark Phillips with the PEI Potato Board.
Dana Taback with Joseph Fierman & Son and Mario Cardenas with London Fruit at the London booth.
Jon Esformes, Lyle Bagley and Carlos Blanco with Sunripe Certified Brands. Lyle proudly shows a box of Italian style Roma tomatoes.
Lance Poole and John Gee with Eagle Eye Produce.
Eddie Perez and Angela Aronica with Vision Import Group scored a ready-to-drink coconut.
The team of Amazon Produce Network proudly show a selection of tropical items they brought to the show: Honey mangos, a Tianung papaya from Guatemala and a box of organic Kent mangos from Ecuador. From left to right are Greg Golden, Javier Leon, Matt Matalucci and Clark Golden.
Flavour Fields (previously called Koppert Cress) has show attendees taste micro greens as well as edible flowers.
Micro Marigolds from Flavour Fields. The company is based on Long Island.
John Vena with John Vena, Inc. and Rima Kagan with Flower Board, who works with a citrus supplier from Israel. Israelian citrus is a significant import program for John Vena, Inc.
Krysten DeGiglio and Helen Aquino with Village Farms show heavenly villagio marzano tomatoes in different packaging formats.
The Church Brothers team: Jeff Church, Neil Milburn, Merritt Bruce and Ernst van Eeghen.
Showing Romaine hearts, radish and corn are Tim Ross, Shayne Gordon and John Alderman with Duda Farm Fresh Foods.
Many pictures were taken of Duda's celery Christmas tree.
Michael Ryshouwer with Flavorful Brands proudly shows a mesh bag of the new Rosa Bella, premium pink onions. In Canada, they are distributed by Canadawide. The US distributor is L&M Companies.
A new product from Flavorful Brands (Bejo Seeds) are Chef's Choice, Professional Cooking Shallots.
Mac Riggan, Denise Hinkley and Jay Dyer with Chelan Fresh proudly show the SugarBee apple.
According to Mac Riggan with Chelan Fresh, the SugarBee was Chelan's most popular apple variety on display.
Kelly Dietz and Tony Pellegrino with Greenyard/Seald Sweet. Kelly proudly shows clementines imported from Morocco.
DJ Ryan and Jay Stover with SunDate/Anthony Vineyards.
The team of SiCar Farms.
Juliemar Rosado, Mark Arney and Cece Krumrine with the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
Showing California grown kiwifruit are Matt Catania and Nick Cappelluti with Catania Worldwide.
Bob Lucy with Del Rey Avocados.
Brad Blaine and John Slagel with Sunkist.
Dennis Jackson and Tim Cavanaugh with FirstFruits Marketing show pouch bags with Opal apples.
Eric Patrick is walking the show and representing Tajin.
Students from the College of Culinary Arts out of Providence, Rhode Island prepared delicious hors d'oeuvres for show attendees. In the middle their proud professor.
Bob Catinella with USA Pears.
Osvaldo Figueroa with Henry Avocados.
Avocado mesh bag of Henry Avocados.
In the MOR USA booth from left to right: Eyal Nahoumovich with Gaia Produce, Eran Nadler of MOR International and David Daks with Devik International.
The ladies of Equal Exchange proudly smile for a picture with two gentlemen of Four Seasons Produce, who buy avocados and bananas from them.
The team of Freshway Produce. Jose Roggiero and Ricardo Roggiero with their spouses.
Alan Aguirre jr. and Antonio Escobar with Divine Flavor.
Patrick Dueire, Brett Burdsal and Tony Liberto with Dayka Hackett.
Jim Provost and Eric Frasse with I Love Produce.
Joe Nava and Joshua Estebana with West Pak Avocados.
Promoting Wonderful Pistachios are Kurt Vetter, Brian DeNova and Darren DeFilippis with the Wonderful Company.
Anthony DeAngelis with Christopher Ranch has many different garlic items on display.
Heather Fuller and Casey Mills with Braga Fresh.
The team of Exp Group with a selection of tropical items.
Michael Stewart and Andy Garcia III with Altar Produce.
Frank Sanchez with Blue Book Services.
Jonathan Charlton, Bill Ellwood and Allison Bennett with Albert's Fresh Produce.
Chad Hackenbracht with Tastee Apples shows one of the company's bestsellers: an apples dipped caramel, dipped in dark chocolate, rolled in pecans and drizzled with milk chocolate.
Elijah Booth Ornstein and Jeff Ornstein with Eli & Ali's.