Southern Exposure 2022

A massive amount of attendees is anxiously waiting for the ribbon to be cut and the trade show floor to open. 
A massive amount of attendees is anxiously waiting for the ribbon to be cut and the trade show floor to open. 
Ray Wowryk, Stephanie Swatkow and Conor Chilvers with Nature Fresh Farms showing different flavor tomato varieties, including Ombre Cherry and Red Cherry.
Ray Wowryk, Stephanie Swatkow and Conor Chilvers with Nature Fresh Farms showing different flavor tomato varieties, including Ombre Cherry and Red Cherry.
Sarah Lucas, Conner O'Malley and Cat Gipe-Stewart with Domex Superfresh Growers are so happy to be in Orlando.
Sarah Lucas, Conner O'Malley and Cat Gipe-Stewart with Domex Superfresh Growers are so happy to be in Orlando.
Smiles in the booth of Mission Produce. From left to right are Desirae Perez, Brooke Becker and Julianna St. Geme. 
Smiles in the booth of Mission Produce. From left to right are Desirae Perez, Brooke Becker and Julianna St. Geme. 
The Mucci team is excited to be back exhibiting again and show their latest products. From left to right: Nick Williamson, Dan Branson, and Stephen Cowan.
The Mucci team is excited to be back exhibiting again and show their latest products. From left to right: Nick Williamson, Dan Branson, and Stephen Cowan.
New 100% recyclable paper packaging from Mucci Farms.
New 100% recyclable paper packaging from Mucci Farms.
John Cannon, Mike Marboe, Dan Davis and Krista Beckstead with Starr Ranch Growers. The company no longer gives out business cards. Instead, one contactless hard plastic business card transfers the information to anyone's smart phone. 
John Cannon, Mike Marboe, Dan Davis and Krista Beckstead with Starr Ranch Growers. The company no longer gives out business cards. Instead, one contactless hard plastic business card transfers the information to anyone's smart phone. 
All things berries was the focus at the North Bay Produce booth. Pictured are Lauren Voelker and Ryan Lockman.
All things berries was the focus at the North Bay Produce booth. Pictured are Lauren Voelker and Ryan Lockman.
The team at Tom Lange is happy to be back at the trade show scene.
The team at Tom Lange is happy to be back at the trade show scene.
Tyler Johnson, Soo Choi and Emily Zirkle with Rainier Fruit. 
Tyler Johnson, Soo Choi and Emily Zirkle with Rainier Fruit. 
Larry Narwold and Rebecca Myers with Misionero.
Larry Narwold and Rebecca Myers with Misionero.
Joe Parker with Hazel Tech talks about the company's shelf-life extending technologies that help reducing food waste. The technology comes in small packages like Joe is showing. 
Joe Parker with Hazel Tech talks about the company's shelf-life extending technologies that help reducing food waste. The technology comes in small packages like Joe is showing. 
Neil Merritt and Liam Slavin with Bard Valley Date Growers. 
Neil Merritt and Liam Slavin with Bard Valley Date Growers. 
Chocolate covered truffles is a new product from Bard Valley Date Growers. The truffles will be available as of mid-June. 
Chocolate covered truffles is a new product from Bard Valley Date Growers. The truffles will be available as of mid-June. 
Walking the show floor are Mari Cobb, Megan Zweig and Leslie Simmons with DMA Solutions.
Walking the show floor are Mari Cobb, Megan Zweig and Leslie Simmons with DMA Solutions.
Jim Grabowski and Alison Allwine with Well Pict Berries. 
Jim Grabowski and Alison Allwine with Well Pict Berries. 
Strawberries, fresh from Florida. Strawberry harvest in the Sunshine State will soon come to an end. 
Strawberries, fresh from Florida. Strawberry harvest in the Sunshine State will soon come to an end. 
Tom Smith and Alan Ediger with California Giant Berry Farms were very happy about the turnout. 
Tom Smith and Alan Ediger with California Giant Berry Farms were very happy about the turnout. 
The Limoneira team was visited by Roche Brothers's Supermarkets. Tom Murray and Scott Maher with Roche Bros. are flanked by Limoneira's John Carter and John Caragliano.
The Limoneira team was visited by Roche Brothers's Supermarkets. Tom Murray and Scott Maher with Roche Bros. are flanked by Limoneira's John Carter and John Caragliano.
Citrus display at Limoneira's booth.
Citrus display at Limoneira's booth.
Smiles in the booth of EarthFresh. From left to right: Dan Martin, Libby Massey and Andrew George. Libby proudly shows a new product: 3 lb. fingerling gourmet potatoes. 
Smiles in the booth of EarthFresh. From left to right: Dan Martin, Libby Massey and Andrew George. Libby proudly shows a new product: 3 lb. fingerling gourmet potatoes. 
Display with recently launched Gourmet Mini potatoes and Fingerling Gourmet potatoes. The bags are light blocking with product visibility at the bottom. 
Display with recently launched Gourmet Mini potatoes and Fingerling Gourmet potatoes. The bags are light blocking with product visibility at the bottom. 
Karan Kohli, Julia Shreve and Paul Sabelli with Sunset / Mastronardi. 
Karan Kohli, Julia Shreve and Paul Sabelli with Sunset / Mastronardi. 
Showing clamshells with green as well as SunGold kiwifruit is the Zespri team. From left to right: Catherine Delettera, Karen Caruso, Shawn Wen and Ryan Sison.
Showing clamshells with green as well as SunGold kiwifruit is the Zespri team. From left to right: Catherine Delettera, Karen Caruso, Shawn Wen and Ryan Sison.
The team at Honeybear Brands: Steve Flashing, Michael Bowles (PeaPod Digital Labs), Connor Webb, Michael Bader and Sarah Esker.
The team at Honeybear Brands: Steve Flashing, Michael Bowles (PeaPod Digital Labs), Connor Webb, Michael Bader and Sarah Esker.
Denise Quiroga and Pedro Balderrama with SunFed Perfect Produce. 
Denise Quiroga and Pedro Balderrama with SunFed Perfect Produce. 
A successful new product at SunFed that's available year-round: 2 ct. organic cucumbers in modified atmosphere wrap. The wrap keeps the product fresh longer. Also available in organic squash and organic green bell peppers. 
A successful new product at SunFed that's available year-round: 2 ct. organic cucumbers in modified atmosphere wrap. The wrap keeps the product fresh longer. Also available in organic squash and organic green bell peppers. 
Rosa Molina, Jose Roggiero and Ricardo Roggiero with Freshway Produce. 
Rosa Molina, Jose Roggiero and Ricardo Roggiero with Freshway Produce. 
Exotic fruits display from Freshway Produce. The company increasingly offers its exotic produce items in clamshell packaging. 
Exotic fruits display from Freshway Produce. The company increasingly offers its exotic produce items in clamshell packaging. 
Christian Harris, Christina Ward, Jeff Gaston and Trent Bishop with Sunkist. 
Christian Harris, Christina Ward, Jeff Gaston and Trent Bishop with Sunkist. 
New merchandising from Sunkist that was developed based on consumer feedback. Consumers have a preference for bold fruit and concise messaging on the display. 
New merchandising from Sunkist that was developed based on consumer feedback. Consumers have a preference for bold fruit and concise messaging on the display. 
Merchandising for Sunkist's California mandarin program called Peel Good Citrus. The bin contains a QR code that links to www.peelgoodcitrus.com. The site provides recipes, photo filters, games, and more. 
 

Merchandising for Sunkist's California mandarin program called Peel Good Citrus. The bin contains a QR code that links to www.peelgoodcitrus.com. The site provides recipes, photo filters, games, and more. 

 

The crew from Oppy!
The crew from Oppy!
Cecilia Flores Paez with T&G Global proudly shows Envy apples in different types of (gift) packaging.
Cecilia Flores Paez with T&G Global proudly shows Envy apples in different types of (gift) packaging.
The team at Red Sun Farms in a brand new booth. Carlos Visconti, Ray Mason, Tom Coufal, Rob Jackson, Harold Paivarinta and Leona Neill. 
The team at Red Sun Farms in a brand new booth. Carlos Visconti, Ray Mason, Tom Coufal, Rob Jackson, Harold Paivarinta and Leona Neill. 
Red Sun Farms' tomatoes are offered in new top seal packaging that has a recyclable film.
Red Sun Farms' tomatoes are offered in new top seal packaging that has a recyclable film.
Transitioning to clear PET for increased recyclability. 
Transitioning to clear PET for increased recyclability. 
Allison Myers and Karen Brux with Fresh Fruits from Chile. 
Allison Myers and Karen Brux with Fresh Fruits from Chile. 
Jeri Elsasser and Levon Ganajian proudly show Trinity's new juices that are made from California grown fruit. 
Jeri Elsasser and Levon Ganajian proudly show Trinity's new juices that are made from California grown fruit. 
Just launched, pomegranate and mandarin juice from Trinity Fruit Company. The juice is different from anything else in the market as it is not from concentrate. East Coast and West Coast distribution are available. 
Just launched, pomegranate and mandarin juice from Trinity Fruit Company. The juice is different from anything else in the market as it is not from concentrate. East Coast and West Coast distribution are available. 
The first few hours of the show it was challenging getting through the aisles.
The first few hours of the show it was challenging getting through the aisles.
Vanessa Tacuba, Alma Tacuba and Brenda Briggs with Rice Fruit Company. Brenda shows a pouch bag of Kiku apples. 
Vanessa Tacuba, Alma Tacuba and Brenda Briggs with Rice Fruit Company. Brenda shows a pouch bag of Kiku apples. 
Matthew Gideon, Mike Blume and Tyler Steele with Keystone Fruit Marketing. 
Matthew Gideon, Mike Blume and Tyler Steele with Keystone Fruit Marketing. 
Tim Beerup, Meg Buchsbaum and Tammy Ward with the National Mango Board had a busy afternoon talking with show attendees. 
Tim Beerup, Meg Buchsbaum and Tammy Ward with the National Mango Board had a busy afternoon talking with show attendees. 
It's all about pineapples in the booth of Chestnut Hill Farms.
It's all about pineapples in the booth of Chestnut Hill Farms.
The team of Giumarra Vineyards with Alex Giumarra, Randy Giumarra, and Mike Walsh.
The team of Giumarra Vineyards with Alex Giumarra, Randy Giumarra, and Mike Walsh.
Lots of visitors at the booth of Awe Sum Organics. To the left is Sharon Coffelt with US Foods and Jon Kiley with Awe Sum Organics. The team on the right are Stefanie Katzman, Robert Katzman and Brittany Pearson with S. Katzman Produce. 
Lots of visitors at the booth of Awe Sum Organics. To the left is Sharon Coffelt with US Foods and Jon Kiley with Awe Sum Organics. The team on the right are Stefanie Katzman, Robert Katzman and Brittany Pearson with S. Katzman Produce. 
The Pure Flavor team!
The Pure Flavor team!
At one of the innovation stations Teresa Guedea with Catania Worldwide shows guava in clamshells. This is a brand new product for the company. 
At one of the innovation stations Teresa Guedea with Catania Worldwide shows guava in clamshells. This is a brand new product for the company. 
The team of Avocados From Mexico.
The team of Avocados From Mexico.
The team of Ten Acre Marketing is walking the floor. Mary Coppola Heslep, Leah Halverson and Gabrielle Blacker.
The team of Ten Acre Marketing is walking the floor. Mary Coppola Heslep, Leah Halverson and Gabrielle Blacker.
The team at Eagle Eye Produce. From left to right Austin Wagstaff, Slade Scott and Michael Daroshefski. 
The team at Eagle Eye Produce. From left to right Austin Wagstaff, Slade Scott and Michael Daroshefski. 
Sara Palmisano, Chuck Zeutenhorst and Lon Hudson with First Fruits Marketing showing Opal apples.
Sara Palmisano, Chuck Zeutenhorst and Lon Hudson with First Fruits Marketing showing Opal apples.
Tom Randazzo and Michael Vesely with Chiquita.
Tom Randazzo and Michael Vesely with Chiquita.
Erin Meder with Capespan North America
Erin Meder with Capespan North America
The Sunview Marketing team is ready to talk to buyers about the upcoming California table grape season that will kick off early July. From left to right: Ryan Debuskey, Charles Alter, Bryan Roberts, Mitch Wetzel, and Shawn Caldwell.
The Sunview Marketing team is ready to talk to buyers about the upcoming California table grape season that will kick off early July. From left to right: Ryan Debuskey, Charles Alter, Bryan Roberts, Mitch Wetzel, and Shawn Caldwell.
Scott McDulin, Patterson McDulin and Adam Chernow from Schmieding Produce.
Scott McDulin, Patterson McDulin and Adam Chernow from Schmieding Produce.
Village Farms represented by Eric Janke, Lyra Vance, Michael DeGiglio and Helen Aquino.
Village Farms represented by Eric Janke, Lyra Vance, Michael DeGiglio and Helen Aquino.
Last year, Village Farms launched Sensational Sara, a petite TOV that is bright red through and through. The cardboard packaging is recyclable and compostable.
Last year, Village Farms launched Sensational Sara, a petite TOV that is bright red through and through. The cardboard packaging is recyclable and compostable. 
John Harley and Rudy Heras with Anthony Vineyards. 
John Harley and Rudy Heras with Anthony Vineyards. 
Carlos Sotomayor with Seald Sweet.
Carlos Sotomayor with Seald Sweet.
Brenda Oglesby and Jeff Thomas with Scott Farms.
Brenda Oglesby and Jeff Thomas with Scott Farms.
Ben Martin, Adriana Fortune and Luciano Fiszman from Gourmet Trading Company show asparagus and blueberries. 
Ben Martin, Adriana Fortune and Luciano Fiszman from Gourmet Trading Company show asparagus and blueberries. 
The team at Dulcinea / Pacific Trellis. 
The team at Dulcinea / Pacific Trellis. 
First trade show since the pandemic for the team at Westmoreland - TopLine Farms. From left to right Dino Dilaudo, Tony Cappelli, David Pereira, Brian DiCarlo and Max Mastronardi. 
First trade show since the pandemic for the team at Westmoreland - TopLine Farms. From left to right Dino Dilaudo, Tony Cappelli, David Pereira, Brian DiCarlo and Max Mastronardi. 
Pam Wooten with Eden South Consulting and Jeff Bruff with Rock Garden Herbs, a Coosemans Worldwide company.
Pam Wooten with Eden South Consulting and Jeff Bruff with Rock Garden Herbs, a Coosemans Worldwide company.
Visiting the booth of the California Table Grape Commission are Andy Dykstra and Mike Tipton with Schnuck Markets. Representing Grapes from California are Karen Hearn and Maria Montalvo. 
Visiting the booth of the California Table Grape Commission are Andy Dykstra and Mike Tipton with Schnuck Markets. Representing Grapes from California are Karen Hearn and Maria Montalvo. 
Bob Wilkinson and Jodi Green with Okanagan Specialty Fruits, promoting Arctic apples. 
Bob Wilkinson and Jodi Green with Okanagan Specialty Fruits, promoting Arctic apples. 
Tom Hall with Freska Produce shows a club pack of mangos. 
Tom Hall with Freska Produce shows a club pack of mangos. 
Justin Bloss and Scott Martinez with Rivermaid Trading Company paid a visit to Bob Catinella in the USA Pears booth.
Justin Bloss and Scott Martinez with Rivermaid Trading Company paid a visit to Bob Catinella in the USA Pears booth.
Karl Lipscomb and Robb Bertels with Gold Coast Packing are manning an innovation station and prepare vegetable ceviche for show attendees. 
Karl Lipscomb and Robb Bertels with Gold Coast Packing are manning an innovation station and prepare vegetable ceviche for show attendees. 
Procurant, a new company that offers a solution to digitalize the supply chain. From left to right: Kevin Brooks, Bob Nelson, Chuck Gragg and Ray Connelly. 
Procurant, a new company that offers a solution to digitalize the supply chain. From left to right: Kevin Brooks, Bob Nelson, Chuck Gragg and Ray Connelly. 
Wendy McManus, Leadership Coach at Connect 2 Potential at the keynote luncheon. 
Wendy McManus, Leadership Coach at Connect 2 Potential at the keynote luncheon. 
Attending the keynote luncheon and walking the show are Kraig Loomis and Dan Acevedo with GreenFruit Avocados. 
Attending the keynote luncheon and walking the show are Kraig Loomis and Dan Acevedo with GreenFruit Avocados. 
The Dole team! Scott Ross, Corrine Barry, Eric Cowles, and Craig Messmer.
The Dole team! Scott Ross, Corrine Barry, Eric Cowles, and Craig Messmer.
Superheroes like Batman were everywhere, overlooking the tradeshow floor. The theme of this year's event was Marvel of Produce.
Superheroes like Batman were everywhere, overlooking the tradeshow floor. The theme of this year's event was Marvel of Produce.
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