NASHVILLE — The Southeast Produce Council held its 2018 Southern Innovations Organics & Foodservice Expo here Sept. 6-8, combining educational seminars, a general session, dynamic speakers and a trade show with social receptions, a dinner-dance and sporting activities — all amidst the vibrant and unique atmosphere of Music City.
At the expo, 91 exhibitors showcased a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for the vast number of retail and foodservice buyers walking the trade show floor.
Sharon Robb-Anstett and Brian Klumpp of North Bay Produce Inc. displayed a French greenbean pack for foodservice.
Mary-Scott DeMarchis of Fresh2o Growers with Bo Herndon and John Williams of L.G. Herndon Jr. Farms Inc.
Mark Hilton of Harris Teeter LLC and Paul Newstead of Domex Superfresh Growers.
Mark Daniels of General Produce/Castellini Group and Bill Crosset of Crosset Co./Castellini Group.
Tyler Johnson, Andy Tudor and Ron Conrad of Rainer Fruit Co.
Richie Keirouz and Peppe Bonfiglio of Mastronardi Produce.
B.J. McCormick, Anthony Sciotti and Shannon Curry of Pero Family Farms.
Nancy Bryner and Ericka Zuniga of Growers Express.
Lauren Dees and Liza New of Generation Farms.
Sandy Eason and Peter Shore of Calavo Growers.
Tom Rawles and Leslie Simmons of Dave's Specialty Imports.
Tommy Collinsworth and Joe Baker of Baker Farms.
Brian Amaral and Ashley Pipkin of Tanimura & Antle.
Brian Cook and Maryam Nikkhah of Pete's Living Greens.
Ray Mason, Harold Paivarinta and Kyle Moynahan of Red Sun Farms.
Thomas Joyner of Nash Produce.
James Stoker of Eagle Eye Produce.
Dan Davis and Brent Shammo of Starr Ranch Growers.
Steve Zaccardi of Mucci Farms.
Stanley Trout and Matt Brigotti of the Idaho Potato Commission.
Rachel Syngo and chef Joseph Poon of Melon 1.
Mark Hartwell, Greg Sagan, Lucretia Parish and Bill Litvin of Giorgio Fresh Co.
Glenn Beckham of Performance Food Group (second from left) with Tim Ross, Bert Barnes and Russell Dollar of Duda Farm Fresh Foods.
Shawn Hartley and Lacie Skarda of Onions 52.
Alice Wooten and George Wooten of Wayne E. Bailey Produce Co. with Walter Strickland of Life Capital Partners.
Frank Reagin of US Foods (second from left) with Dave Santucci, Dan Vega and Kirk Wilson of Country Fresh Mushroom Co.
Gary James and Mark Haun of Walter P. Rawl & Sons.
Caitlin Klueber of the Oppenheimer Group and Karen Caruso of Zespri Kiwifruit.
Kirsten Miller and Erica Barajas of Boyette Bros. Produce.
Jennifer Rigdon and Charlie Eagle of Southern Specialties.
Alex Looney, Stephanie Hilton and Preston McBrayer of Tom Lange Co.
Sabrina Pokomandy and Dale Milison of Highline Mushrooms.
Chuck Sinks, John Onstad, Chuck Sinks Jr., Ryan Easter, Tim Colln and Kevin Steiner of Sage Fruit Co.
Sarah Cook of the Georgia Department of Agriculture flanked by Nickey Gregory, Andrew Scott, Todd Phillips and Blair Greenhill of the Nickey Gregory Co.
Loren Foss and Danelle Huber of CMI Orchards.
Julia Frys and Michael Prather of Handy Candy.
Norman Brown and Joe Esta of Wada Farms.
Lisa McNeece and Bob Borda of Grimmway Farms.
Katie Pfeiffer and Kyle Tisdale of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.
Derek Ennis, Adam Lytch and Bobby Creel of L&M Cos.
Scott Ross of West Pak Avocado.
Kenneth Todd of Del Monte Fresh Produce, Larry Narwold of Mann Packing Co., Emily Hetts of Del Monte Fresh Produce and Kim St. George of Mann Packing Co.
Trey Boyette and Jeff Axelberg of SMP Southeast.
Tony Cappelli and Dino DiLaudo of Westmoreland/Topline Farms.
Jessica Kezar of Cece’s Veggie Co.
Patrick O’Brien of Taylor Farms.
Bob Catinella of USA Pears.
Walt Dasher and Steven Shuman of G&R Farms.
Lyle Bagley of Sunripe Certified Brands.
Tim Forseth, Ryan Sugrue and Dan Jost of Robinson Fresh.
Amanda Stallcup, Dave Johnson and Kim Fellom of Pacific International Marketing.
Lesley Daniels and Amanda Keefer of Produce for Kids.
Megan Berenbach and Bryan Garibay of Mission Produce.