Ribbon cutting signifies the opening of the 2021 New York Produce Show.
Alan Asbury and Liam Slavin with Bard Valley Date Growers brought a large display with date products. The new Mini Medjools category shows promising growth numbers and Chocolate Covered Medjool Dates are doing very well for the holiday season.
Team Trucco is well represented at their home show.
It was a busy day at the booth of Starr Ranch Growers. From left to right Dan Davis, Ellie Tucker, Brett Reasor, and Brent Shammo. Second from right is Michael D'Arrigo with D'Arrigo New York.
Smiles in the booth of LGS Specialty Sales. From left to right Luke Sears, Michael Casazza, Juan Monsalve, Ginamarie Carpino, and Lucio Rainelli.
Bryan Garibay, Hector Soltero, and Patrick Dueire with Mission Produce, Inc.
Rebecca Meyers with Misionero showing Organic Elevated Power Greens.
Martin Jensen from Chestnut Hill Farms proudly shows pineapples from Costa Rica.
Jeff Webb and Paul Newstead with Domex Superfresh Growers show Autumn Glory and Cosmic Crisp apples.
Lisa Fetterhoff, Matthew Gideon, and Andrea Scroggs with Keystone Fruit Marketing.
Team Sunset/Mastronardi are happy to be in New York and share the same taste in shoes...almost.
BOMBS gift pack for the holidays from Sunset/Mastronardi, now available at Sam's Club.
Robert Adams and Jim Warken with One Banana.
Ray Wowryk with Nature Fresh Farms in front of the backdrop that shows the company's new logo and re-brand.
Chris Sarantis, George Pitsikoulis and Yanni Alexakis with Canadawide are walking the show floor.
Jill Hughey and Brenda Briggs with Rice Fruit show a pouch bag of Ambrosia and Kiku apples.
Joe Feldman with Awe Sum Organics. The team just started importing organic grapes from Peru.
Team Oppy is happy to be back at the trade show scene and meet people face-to-face.
Matt Catania, James Rasmussen, and William Cappelluti with Catania Worldwide.
Showing Sweetpops in different packaging formats are Tom Coufal and Ray Mason with Red Sun Farms.
Ande Manos and Rocio Munoz with Babe Farms were flanked by colorful produce displays.
Display from Babe Farms
John Slagel and Brad Blaine with Sunkist Growers.
The team of New Jersey based EXP. Group is happy to be back at the same booth location they always have at the New York Produce Show. From tropicals and exotics, the company is expanding into more mainstream items as well.
Jim Hazen, Sara Palmisano, and Tim Cavanaugh with First Fruits Marketing.
Meg Buchsbaum and Tammy Wiard with the National Mango Board. The backdrop shows the organization's new logo after a re-brand.
Ron Lemaire, Sue Lewis, and Heather Urban with CPMA. At the far right is Mario Masellis, CPMA Executive and with Catania Worldwide.
Representing Fresh Fruits from Chile are Chris Yli-Luoma, Karen Brux, and Allison Myers. Cherries from Chile are starting to come in and volumes will ramp up in January.
Rob Doolan, Abbie Phillips, and George Shropshire with Off Shoot brands. The company focuses on value-added ready-to-eat products, including beets, chickpeas, coconut, and pickled carrots.
David Matkowski and Chris Horrell with Farm Direct Supply. David proudly shows dragon fruit in pouch bags.
Three pieces of dragon fruit in a pouch bag.
Avocados From Mexico is represented by Tanya Edwards, Oscar Garcia, and Anna Kirsch.
Looking sharp in the color of love is team I Love Produce.
Promoting SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples are Chris Peidmont, Jessica Wells, and Joel Crist with Crunch Time Apple Growers.
Promoting the success of SunGold kiwis are Zespri's Susan Noritake, Catherine Delettera, Sarah Deaton and Shawn Wen.
Jon Day showing salad kit options from Fresh Express.
Hector Rojas and Chris Daniel with the Trade Commission of Peru, promoting Peruvian fruits and vegetables.
Astrid Tapia and Ricardo Mora with La Casa Del Aguate (House of Avocado).
Donald Alford, Craig Rolandelli, and Anthony Leombruno represent JMB Produce.
Juan Magdaleno and Peter Shore with Calavo Growes.
Jordan Goldman and Ronnie Cohen with Vision Import Group.
Michael Harwood with New York Apple Sales and Jerry Barbato with Modern Freight Solutions.
Brett Burdsal with Dayka Hackett.
Team Westmoreland - Topline Farms.
Charlie Eagle and Tracey Monahan with Southern Specialties. A selection of the company's main items this time of year include asparagus, snow peas, sugar snaps, and French beans.
Jose Juan Rodriguez and Isaac Loza with Freska Prodcue International.
John Kang and Debbie Rogers with Zespri North America.
Briel Hendricksen and Belinda Heidebrink with Bedford, who manufactures tie products, as well as ElastiTag and CloseIt products.
Dorot Farms is a grower and supplier of carrots from Israel. From left to right: Ami Ben-Dror, Rinat Ben Dror, Nora Beck, and Diane Shulman.
Natali Carrillo and Crystal Chavez with Gold Coast Packing.
In front of a cooler with a wide selection of berries is Maggie Stubbs with Driscoll's.
Bryan Roberts with Sunview shows Organic Red Seedless grapes from California.
Rich Pazderski with Bland Farms.
Jodean Robbins, Bernardo Munoz Angosto (with the Trade Commission of Peru) and Priscila Lleras-Bush.
Mark Millwards with Greenyard / Seald Sweet.
Greenyard / Seald Sweet is making the switch from clamshells for grapes to paper boxes in an effort to reduce the use of plastics.
The plastic sleeves from Seald Sweet's citrus nets are also being replaced with paper.
Scott DiMartini and Diego Villegas with Fyffes North America.
Urbano Magana with Purefresh and Mike Walsh with Giumarra Vineyards.
Purefresh recently launched a consumer persimmon brand called simmis.
Scott Ross with Dole is walking the show floor.
It's everything turmeric and CURCUMIN at the booth of Zyn. The company makes daily wellness drink mixes and ready-made drinks. From left to right are Paul Schulz, Chef Barry Sexton, co-founder Qasim Khan and his brother Asim Khan.
Al Godard, Darren DeFilippis, and Brian DeNova with the Wonderful Company, showing a variety of pistachio products.
Giovannia Espinosa and Dan Acevedo with GreenFruit Avocados proudly show avocados from Colombia.
The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is well represented.
Lots of asparagus on display at Altar Produce. From left to right: Aaron Lam, Dino Lacovino, Moises Celaya, and Andy Garcia III.
Carson McDaniel, George Uribe, Michael Chirico, Allan Napolitano, and Michael Napolitano with McDaniel & Chirico Worldwide.
Bob Catinella with USA Pears.
Jon Esformes and Lyle Bagley with Sunripe Certified Brands.
Adriana Fortune with Gourmet Trading Company.
Maggie Bezart-Hall and Obed Sanchez with La Bonanza, who sources avocados in Mexico.
Representing the New York State Department of Ag are Dave Walczak and Dennis Brawdy with Eden Valley Growers.
Smiles in the booth of the Silo team. From left to right Walt Gahagan, Chris Jacobsen, Michael Anastos, and Jarod Estacio.
Jose Marrero, Joseph Kaszuba, and Paul Eastman with House Foods. The products from Flavorful Brands (left on the display) are now part of House Foods.
Just launched in the market are goldies, no-tears and no-onion-breath onions from Flavorful Brands.
John Moretto and Andrew Philpott with Volm Companies.
Kate Alexander, Mark Smith, Richard Kilday, and Dale Roberts with Melissa's.
Tropical Paradise display at the booth of Melissa's.
Thomas and Melissa Joyner with Nash Produce, ready to discuss their sweet potato offerings.
Maritza Brugger and Maykool Lopez with Essential Costa Rica.
Whitney Lett and Tom Perny with Florida Department of Agriculture.