MONTEREY, CA — The fourth annual Organic Produce Summit got off to a rousing start July 10, here, with an opening reception that featured live music and an elaborate food spread. Attendees packed the banquet room of the Monterey Conference Center to connect in advance of a full agenda the following day that was to feature a number of educational sessions, keynote presentations and the trade show.
Vic Savanello, vice president of produce at The Fresh Market, with Greg Sagan of Giorgio Fresh.
Chris Veillon and Tiffany Sabelli of PureFlavor.
James Barrett and Bre Macomber of Tom Lange Co.
Amber Neimeyer with Bank of the West, Michele Youngquist and Tyann Schlimmer of Bay Baby Produce, and Betty Wassell with Bank of the West.
David Schoonmaker and Dave Rooke with Bolthouse Farms.
George Harter, Danielle Huber and Brandon Burrell with CMI Orchards.
Ozgur Koc, Bob Haarhues and Jay Zimmerman with Crunch Pak.
Jared Robinson, Aaron Deherrera, Allie McGree and Randy Abhold with Rainier Fruit.
Paul Koch, Patti Gilroy, Chuck Sinks and Chuck Sink Jr. with Sage Fruit.
Steve Adlesh and Sherry Harper of Beachside Produce with Mike Martinusen of Kroger.
Derek Eager, Jacob Azevedo, Dominik Hitch and Stan Otremba of BoniPak.
Kate Aldrete and Teagan Seeley of Organic Produce Summit with Michelle McNeece of Ippolito International, Lisa McNeece of Cal-Organic Farms and Natalie Shuman of Apeel Farms.
Camilo Penalosa of Infinite Herbs, Tyann Schlimmer and Michele Youngquist of Bay Baby Produce, and Baltzar Garcia of Pete’s.
Eliane Oser, Alan Aguirre Jr., Lizbeth Cheang, Clarisa Batiz, David Bon and Jose Maria Barrera of Divine Flavor.
Wesley Jones of Four Seasons, Chris Miller of MOM’s Organic Market and Mark Squire of Good Earth Natural Foods.
Megan Cowan and Jessica Costigliolo of M&R Co.
Jodi Carkner, David Brasell and Katy Classen of Bostock New Zealand.
Monina Knox of Sobeys, Dan Davis of Starr Ranch Organics, and Bret Smith and Brian Corda of Sobeys.
Janice Honigberg, Taylor Lemke, Chuck Fiorenzi and Tim Polfer of Sun Belle.
Kelsey Crusha and Ashley Pipkin of Tanimura & Antle.
David Parrish of Holiday Markets and Kevin Trisko of Taylor Farms.
Bret Wiley and Michael Minerva of Village Farms.
Mark Mraule of Bank of the West, Mark Berlinger of Wawona Packing Co. and Amber Neimeyer of Bank of the West.
Mario Flores of Naturipe Farms and Ricardo Crisantes of Wholesum Family Farms.