NEW YORK — The ninth annual New York Produce Show trade show floor was a flurry of activity at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan's West Side Wednesday, Dec. 12. With 5,000 attendees meeting 400 exhibitors in one day, the event is seven hours of non-stop business opportunities.
Charlsye Lewis of Boulevard of Greens with Allison Myers of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
Lance McMillan, Julie DeWolf, John Slagel and Brad Blaine of Sunkist Growers.
Jeff Murray and Chris Henry of Del Monte Fresh Produce.
Jon Esformes and Carlos Blanco of Sunripe Certified Brands.
Jay Stover, DJ Ryan and Rob Spinelli of Anthony Vineyards Inc.
Karen Caplan (center) of Frieda's Inc. with Kelly Davis and Kenny Brickel of Allegiance Retail Services.
Ryan Gallagher, Dan McAllister, Greg Veneziano and Ed Kellenbenz of Bozzuto's Inc. This American flag display was constructed using red peppers and white cauliflower for the stripes and garlic for the stars.
Robert Alven and Shawn Hartley of Onions 52 with Jacqueline Soria of HelloFresh.
Marc Turner and Ken Gray of Bushwick Commission.
Joe Sferrazza and Yfrach Jacob of Natura Fields.
Javier Torres, Cherie Richards and Maria Uribe of Tomato Thyme Corp.
Mickey Bifulco, Jerry Bifulco and Bert Bifulco III of Bifulco Farms.
Daniel Mosquera, Marc Cervini and Shimon Efergan of MamaMia Produce LLC.
Antonio Escobar, Pedro Batiz and Alan Aguirre of Divine Flavor.
Trish James, Brandon Parker and Jenn Gooch of Shuman Produce Inc.
Matt Matalucci, Greg Golden and Javier Leon of Amazon Produce.
Austin Mackey of Stella Farms and Lou Kertesz of Bland Farms.
Mike Levis, Andrew Philpott and Nicholas Saphos of Volm Cos. Inc.
Chris Downs and Scott Casciano of Taylor Farms.
Joe Atchison and Tom Beaver of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
Bob Koehler, Julia Gorby and Bob Catinella of USA Pears.
Anna Kirsch and Oscar Garcia of Avocados From Mexico with a new display unit that features promotional partner Tostitos brand chips.
Sue Hartnett and Paul Bellacero of Aurora Products.
Karen Brux and Allison Myers of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
Les Mallard and Ron Lemaire of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association.
Katiana Valdes and Patty Rodriguez of Crystal Valley Foods.
Paul Newstead of Domex Superfresh Growers with the firm’s popular new apple variety, Autumn Glory.
Mary-Scott Demarchis of FresH2O Growers with the company’s certified organic hydroponic lettuces.
Lorie Donnelly and Brittany Vetter of Good Foods featured the company’s popular new plant-based dips.
Paul Mattie, Ryan Bybee and Kevin Searl of GPOD of Idaho.
Fried DeSchouwer and Pablo Leon of Greenhouse Produce Co.
Long Island, NY-based Fresh From The Start had a large team in attendance at the New York Produce Show.
Melissa Hartmann de Barros and Michael Napolitano of HLB Specialties.
Dave Rhodes and Matt Brigotti of the Idaho Potato Commission.
Bill Nardelli Jr. and Bill Nardelli Sr. of Nardelli Bros. in Cedarville, NJ, walked the floor at the New York Produce Show.
Rocio Callan of Nativa Peru.
CeCe Krumrine, Dennis Kihlstadius and Tammy Wiard of the National Mango Board.
Megan McKenna, Mark Arney and Juliemar Rosado of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
Representing Potandon Produce at the New York Produce Show were Melissa Kanasky of RDD Associates and Glen Reynolds of Potandon.
Nick Cappelluti and Brian Lapin of Stellar Catania.
Raul Millan, Yen Wuu, Angela Aronica and Ronnie Cohen of Vision Import Group.
Kevin Stanger and Joe Esta of Wada Farms.
Kurt Zuhlke of Kurt Zuhlke Associates.
Flanking Doug Kling of Kling Strategic Partners KSP are Lynn Rundle and David Guzi of J&J Family of Farms.
Alisha Albinder Carmac with her father, Dan Albinder, of Hudson River Fruit Distributors.
Kevin Donovan of Phillips Mushroom Farms.
Isha Ghetia, Jim Provost, Honorio Aguliar, Neil Millman, David Kim and Eric Frasse of I Love Produce.
Myra Gordon and Denise Goodman representing the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market.
Luke Sears, president of LGS Specialty Sales Ltd., with company representatives Rebekah McMurrain and Lucio Rainelli.
Michelle Gurda and Barbara Fontaine of A. Gurda Produce.
Ugur Altuntas of Sunco & Frenchie LLC.
Deborah McKay and Trent McKay of INI Farms.
Steven Kamenar of Hillside Gardens.
Terry Williams of Sachs Peanuts.
Jane Rhyno of Highline Mushrooms.
Matthew D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. with Erin McElduff and Scott Lackey of Jugular.
Neil Kessler, Jenna Werner and Vicky St. Geme of Dole Fresh Vegetables.
Tracey Monahan of Southern Specialties.
Helen Aquino, Michael DeGiglio and Krysten DeGiglio of Village Farms.
Mike Prather and Liana Young of Handy Candy.
Ian Zimmerman, Josh Auerbach, Paul Auerbach and Bruce Klein of Maurice A. Auerbach Inc.
Marianne Santo, second from left, of the Eastern Produce Council flanked by New York Apple Sales representatives Michael Harwood, Jim Allen and John Cushing.
Andrew Roy and Stefanie Katzman of S. Katzman Produce.
George Wooten and Ronnie Mercer of Wayne Bailey Inc.
Jeff and Elijah Ornstein of Eli & Ali Organic and Specialty Produce.
Kathryn Brador and Leigh Denardo of Baldor Specialty Foods.
Nick Pacia of Trucco surrounded by his staff of sales and marketing executives.
The executive team from Exp Group: Anthony Serafino, Emil Serafino and Erik Chikhani Carrillo.
Gold Cup Fresh executives Bruno Giribaldi, Michael Marenic and Frank Telge.
Father and son Rick and RJ Hassler with the award-winning Food Freshness Card.
Donyella Todaro-Bierman, Paul Kazan and Evan Kazan of Target Interstate.
Rice Fruit Co.’s Brenda Briggs and Jill Hughey promoting high-quality Pennsylvania apples.
Tim Ross, Shayne Gordon and Jeff Goodale representing Duda Farm Fresh Foods.
Ira and Sheldon (Shelly) Nathel of Nathel & Nathel.
Joseph Kaszuba and Justin Fisher of House Foods America Corp.
Samantha McCaul and Cosmo Dinitto of Concord Foods.
Elise Silvester, Anna Abbatiello and Moses Hidary of Setton Farms.
Jessica Gibson Williams, Ross Williams and Matt Cornwell of Titan Farms.
Sarah Burnette of Goodness Gardens.
Steven Lemelin of Bunny Farm.
Ricky Roberge of Nordany Broker Inc.
Valerie Jutras and Annie Gagnon of Les Cultures De Chez Nous.
Martin Cousineau of Les Jardins Cousineau.
Lori Hickey of Baloian Farms.
Matthew D’Arrigo, Gabriela D’Arrigo and Dillon D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of New York.