PLEASANTON, CA — Produce professionals descended upon this Bay Area city March 28 to set up their booths for the Fresh Produce & Floral Council's Northern California Expo. Later that evening, they were invited to the Doubletree by Hilton for a pre-expo cocktail reception, sponsored by the Produce Marketing Association. More than 1,000 people were scheduled to attend the expo.
Raul Gallegos of Melissa's Produce stops to smell the flowers during the FPFC Northern California Expo setup.
Bob Waldusky of Fresh Gourmet gets the company’s booth ready.
Reyes Noriega of CDS Distributing.
Cathy Serena, Steve Vidovich, Joel Adams and Carol Lotich of Wonderful Sales.
Brian Cook and Corrie Hutchins of Hollandia Produce.
Dave Haubert, Nannette Andersen, Marylou Ureta, Paige Cecil, Shawn Dagen and Tony Zagarella of FreshSource.
Rachelle Schulken of Renaissance Food Group with Jaime Padilla and Liz Inglese of Calavo Growers.
Danny Timblin of Edge Sales & Marketing with Kevin Trisko of Earthbound Farm.
Angelica Vera and Sofia Teerikorpi of Global Agricultural Trading.
Carmen Garcia and Carrie Hall of Coastal Nursery.
Dawnyel DeBruyn and John DeBruyn of Mountain View Nursery.
Jamie Wayne of Gallup & Stribling and Jennifer Pelayo of Earthbound Farm.
Brett Grimm and Mike Mooney of Grimmway Farms.
Mike Reed and Monica Houweling of Houweling's Group.
Raul Gallegos of Melissa's with Dave Howald of Pear Bureau Northwest.
Jillian McCarthy, Valerie Rangel and Lisa Davis of Tessemae's with Dannie Timblin of Edge Sales & Marketing.
Fernando Azedevo of Gourmet Garden and Chris Hornell of Love Beets.
Jesse Sepulveda, Nancy Betancourt and Donald Souther of Vision Produce Co.
Julie DeWolf of Sunkist Growers and Diana McClean of Ocean Mist Farms.
Susie Rea of Westpak Avocados, Marvin Quebec of Quebec Distributing and Bob Freeman of Fresh Express.