New Orleans -- The Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit opening party was held here Oct. 19 at Mardi Gras World Float Den, which is on the waterfront of the Mississippi River. Appetizers reflected the flavorful local foods of the city. PMA's Fresh Summit Convention & Expo continues through Oct. 21.
Lyle Castle and Frank O’Dowd of BFC Associates Inc.
From BM2 Freight Services Inc. are Matthew Mason, Kevin Ball and Tim Barker with Veg-Fresh Farms reps Carrie Briones and Kellie Weaver.
Bob Fowler of Fowler Bros. Inc.
Clinton Ball, director of engineering for Pure Bioscience in El Cajon, CA.
Deann Collins and Nedra Craig of Gem-Pack Berries Inc.
Kevin Donovan of Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, PA.
From the New Orleans waterfront was Scott Henquist of LaserSharp FlexPak Services LLC video chatting at his kids’ bedtime in Minnesota.
Astrid Schrier and Krystle Dowling of PMA.
Ricardo Hernandez of Royalhalo Fresh & Frozen Foods.
Representing Sam’s Club or its affiliates are Justin Eggers, Shanan Cox, Talisa Otwell, Spencer Beck, Matt Ballou and Justin Thurow.
Susan and Scott Van der Kar, vice chairman of Calavo Growers Inc.
Ted Kreis of Northern Plains Potato Growers Association with Greg Hall of Hall’s in Hoople, ND.
Tony Pellegrino and Henry Kreinces of Seald Sweet/Greenyard.
Andrew MacKenzie and Wendy Cashmore of Plant & Food Research in Auckland, NZ.
Josefina Balistrieri of the port of San Diego.
Joey Holder and Fernanda Holder of Eagle Transportation with Niklaas Smit of Mouton Citrus Party Ltd.
Bob Sloate and John Holford of Duda Farm Fresh Foods.
At an Oct. 19 afterparty of Wholesum Harvest are Steve LeFevre, recently promoted to become Wholesum’s vice president of business development, with Todd Linsky of TLC Organic.
A New Orleans jazz band played at Latrobe’s for the Oct. 19 guests at the after party of Wholesum Harvest.