Organic Produce Summit

“The vibe at this show is energetic and energizing”

As an exhibitor in the non-profit organization exhibit area, one organization has come to especially appreciate one of the aspects of the annual Organic Produce Summit: the educational sessions. In fact, Jan DeLyser of the Irvine, Ca.-based California Avocado Commission served as a moderator on an…

Cherry grower gets chance to exhibit at OPS

One cherry grower has been waiting three years for this show. “We started our program growing organics four years ago and we didn’t have organics when the show started,” says Mac Riggan with Chelan Fresh in Chelan, Wa. “People were exhibiting at the show for years and they just didn’t have any room. We…

New RPC/DRC floor display for Organic Produce Summit

While naturally a lot of the attention at this year’s Organic Produce Summit in Monterey California will be on the produce, there will also be an important place for new packaging as well as displays. Arizona-based SunFed, which supplies a broad range of fresh fruit and vegetables, will be having their…

Leafy greens grower announces rebrand of fresh-cut vegetable line

Misionero has announced the rebrand of its fresh-cut vegetable line, Green Wave Farms. The company says this line of prepared vegetables now has a distinct design, new label and logo that will be unveiled at the 2019 Organic Produce Summit this month, and is now being transitioned on to retail shelves.…

“We are heavily invested into organic”

When it comes to showing what is on offer at the Organic Produce Summit, there are few companies like Trinity Fruit Sales. The California-based company offers organic produce in a number of categories including stone fruit, citrus, fall fruits, kiwifruit, and grapes, among others. With the OPS falling in…

True focus on organics holds appeal for regular exhibitor

For one family farm, it exhibits at the Organic Produce Summit because the show is solely focused on organic produce. That’s it. “Since we’re 100 percent in organic production, it gives us the opportunity to reach our current and future customers who are also focused on organics,” says Patty Emmert with…

Strong reputation drew date grower to event

What he was hearing was impressive. “The word of mouth from industry friends, colleagues and the general buzz around the Organic Produce Summit was amazing,” says Ben Antongiovanni of Pure Palm Produce based in Bakersfield, Ca. “After the first year, we knew we wanted to be part of OPS so shortly after…

LA-based producer values common focus

“The OPS is unique in that the entire focus of the conference is on one very exciting, fast growing and energized segment of our industry; organics.” This is how Los Angeles-based 4Earth Farms describes the Organic Produce Summit, which will take place in Monterey on July 10 and 11, 2019. This will be…

“We believed the organic arena needed something special”

With the Organic Produce Summit just around the corner, companies are commenting on the value the event has in the produce calendar. Grape producer Anthony Vineyards is one of the companies that are sponsoring the event, after having been invited to attend since the Summit’s inception. Rob Spinelli,…

Pennsylvania supplier enjoys unique show format

Although the Organic Produce Summit is being held next month in Monterey California, it is attracting a number of companies from well beyond California’s borders. One such company is Procacci Brothers Sales Corp. Based in Pennsylvania, Procacci Brothers deals in the entire scope of fruits and vegetables,…

Grower's Fair Trade Roadshow and organic artichokes at Organic Produce Summit

Wholesum said it is preparing for the 2019 Organic Produce Summit with new features including the launch of an interactive and educational Fair Trade Roadshow and the newest addition to their vegetable offerings, organic artichokes. The company said it intends to spread awareness and educate retail…

New organic grape variety Sweet Carnival™ to be launched soon

There are many reasons why one organic grape grower likes the Organic Produce Summit enough that it would commit to exhibiting every year. “It’s a good sized show that promotes interaction between the growers and the buying community,” says Mitch Wetzel of Sunview Marketing in McFarland, Ca. “We’ve…

Local show offers more intimate opportunities to network

As one wholesaler describes it, the Organic Produce Summit is a “punchy” show. “You get in, you get out and it’s action-packed the whole time. It’s got a nice energy to it,” says Jonathan Steffy of Four Seasons Produce in Ephrata, Pa. Left to right: Myles Chasser, Organic Produce Buyer; Wes Jones II, Key…

California grower to focus on interactions at Organic Produce Summit

Companies are commenting that they appreciate the intimate setup of the Organic Produce Summit. With only a limited number of exhibitors, consistent booth sizes, and a moderately-sized venue, exhibitors say they have a better chance to interact with visitors when compared with larger shows. This is…

Second educational session at OPS 2019 announced

The second of two educational sessions related to the growth of organic production and retail sales from an international perspective has been announced for the upcoming Organic Produce Summit, this July in Monterey, CA. The two sessions will explore how international organic growers and distributors are…

Full programming makes this smaller show attractive

It’s an all-around draw that brings one vegetable grower/packer/shipper to Monterey, Ca. for the annual Organic Produce Summit. “We find that going to a 100 percent organic show provides us the best opportunity to meet our existing and potential new customers,” says Dominic Etcheberria of JBJ…

Expanded tomato line on display at upcoming organic show

For one organic grower, this year’s Organic Produce Summit is a chance to show visitors the full extent of what its company has to offer. A&A Organic Farms out of Watsonville, Ca. plans to feature its expanded line of products which include Persian cucumbers, ginger, broccoli, organic turmeric out of…

Organic show is platform to highlight sustainability efforts

Divine Flavor is planning on spreading the message of its sustainability efforts at July's Organic Produce Summit (OPS) in Monterey, California. The company is one of the founding exhibitors of OPS and is also a sponsor. For them, this particular event is special as it is closest to the company's…

Milestone celebration for grower at this year’s OPS

Thirty years in organic fruit. That’s what one grower plans on celebrating at the upcoming Organic Produce Summit July 10-11 in Monterey, CA. “The 30th birthday of our program is a big deal! We’re proud of this milestone,” says Brianna Shales with Wenatchee, Wa.-based Stemilt Growers. For Stemilt, the…

Viva Tierra anticipating another successful Organic Produce Summit

"We knew there was going to be a lot of interest"

California-based organic specialist Viva Tierra will be one of the 150 exhibitors present at the upcoming Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, California on July 10 and 11. The company supplies an array of organic produce from the United States and around the world, with apples and pears a particular…


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