SIGHTINGS

EPC's last meeting of the season
The Eastern Produce Council's May 19 meeting, held at Demarest Farms in Hillsdale, NJ, was sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This was the last EPC meeting before its traditional summer... Read more
Northern California site of FPFC Golf Tourney
The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its annual Northern California Golf Tournament at picturesque Callipe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, CA, on May 15.  The scramble format resulted in... Read more
Baldor’s 'Think Global, Source Local' event
A large group of Baldor Specialty Foods’ customers and partners celebrated the launch of the Bronx, NY-based company’s new totally transparent website: baldorfood.com. The celebration, titled “Think Global,... Read more
SEPC raises $100,000 for charity
About 160 people attended the Southeast Produce Council's second annual Terry Vorhees Charity Golf Classic, and 127 golfers participated in the tournament, held at the beautiful Atlanta National Golf Club.... Read more
Produce industry shows support of Boys & Girls Club
TUBAC, AZ — To benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County, the produce industry again showed dominant leadership in presenting the annual Fiesta de Mayo Weekend. Nogales-area produce distributors... Read more
EPC celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
PHILADELPHIA — The Eastern Produce Council celebrated Cinco de Mayo during its third annual meeting at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, here. A variety of sponsors provided delicious foods and... Read more
Sonora grape industry convenes for annual meeting
HERMOSILLO, SONORA — About 250 Mexican industry growers and related suppliers gathered April 23-24 for the Sonora Spring Summit 2015. The annual Sonora grape marketing meeting involved vineyard tours,... Read more
South Carolina Peach Council raises $130,600 in auction
The South Carolina Peach Council gathered in Myrtle Beach, SC, April 18 and raised $130,600 in a live auction for the council’s work in research and promotion in the year ahead. The auction offered... Read more
PMA Foundation's 2015 Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference
The PMA Foundation for Industry Talent's Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference kicked off April 26 at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego. Participants will benefit from a powerhouse speaker lineup... Read more
CAC hosts tour of California avocado industry
The California Avocado Commission hosted a media tour April 25-26. It encompassed stops at a leading avocado nursery, a longtime avocado grower and the country's largest packinghouse, giving attendees... Read more