The Fresh Produce & Floral Council entertained a crowd of about 200 guests at its Northern California membership luncheon meeting on Sept. 27 in Pleasanton, CA. Teresa Thorne of the Alliance for Food & Farming was the featured speaker as she updated the group on the work her organization does to counteract the bad publicity associated with the Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables released every year by the Environmental Working Group.
Christina Stitt, Sarah Burns and Dave Moore of Earthbound Farms.
Kevin Trisko and Adrian Paco of Earthbound Farms.
Xavier Ponce and Frank Cavaz of Carcione’s Fresh.
Nannette Anderson of HS&R Fresh LLC and Marylou Ureta of Hampton Farms.
Victoria Archuletta and Craig Keating of Bing with Dave Juarez of FreshSource.
Mike Maddan of Maddan & Co. with Dave Moen of Package Containers.
Jon Holder of Grocery Outlet with former colleague Scot Olson of Fresh Source.
Brad Raffantii of Edge Sales & Marketing, Bruce Laird of Marie’s and Jon Holder of Grocery Outlet.
Greg Welch of Robinson Fresh and Daniel Bell of Grocery Outlet.
Jeff Stachele and Greg Welch of Robinson Fresh showing off Albert Bartlett potatoes.
Courtney Carini and David Wolfe of Crazy Go Nuts.
Alfonso Cano of Lucky Stores with Justin Schumann of North State Grocers.
Ed Odron of Maddan & Co. with Shawn Dagen, Chick Goodman, Chris Spangler and Tony Zagarella of HS&R.
Brad Raffanti of Edge Sales & Marketing and Michael Schutt of Raley’s.
Mike Casazza and Robert Thompson of FreshSource surround Michael Schutt of Raley’s Markets.
Dan Krekorian of Growers Express with Charles Andress of Edge Sales & Marketing.
Rick Sisney and Angie Moen of Advantage Sales & Marketing with Audrey Dunne of Apio.
Trish Maddan of Maddan & Co., Gina Backovich of General Produce and Marylou Ureta of Hampton Farms.
Caitlin Merrill and Kelsey Cardamone of Renaissance Food Group.
GreenFruit Avocados' Giovanni Espinosa and Dan Acevedo flank Tran Nguyen of IFCO.
The FPFC’s Angela Steir, Amy Wun and Carissa Mace flank Brian Petratuona of Interfresh Inc.
Dave Cruz and Jan DeLyser of the California Avocado Commission with Steve Junqueiro of Steve Junqueiro & Associates and Alfonso Cano of Lucky Stores.
Mike Casazza of FreshSource with Dave Haubert of HS&R Fresh.
Ryan Fukuda of Avocados from Mexico.
Kevin Trisko of Earthbound Farms.
Featured speaker Teresa Thorne of Alliance for Food & Farming.