NEW YORK – The New York Produce Show, celebrating its 10th year, kicked off with an opening reception on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan.
The trade show will take place Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the West Side of Manhattan.
Bob Licker and Gabe Romero of Mann Packing Co.
Dominic O'Brien of Philaport with Jesse Handsman and Rob Doolan of Love Beets USA.
CeCe Krumrine of the National Watermelon Promotion Board and Dennis Jackson of First Fruits Marketing.
Cindy and Kurt Zuhlke of Kurt Zuhlke & Associates Inc.
John Toner of United Fresh Produce Association, Juan Alarcon of Fyffes North America, Leighanne Thomsen of Calavo Growers and Chris Cervini of Lakeside Produce.
Mauro Sangio of Camposol and David Arena of Frank Donio Inc.
Victor Joseph of Victor Joseph & Son Inc. and John Acompora of E. Armata Inc.
Trish and Stephen Abend of Nonpareil.
Fried DeSchouwer and Pablo Leon of Greenhouse Produce Co.
Sara LaMotta of Fresh Start Produce with Norman Barao and Henry Kreinces of International Fruit Co.
Ronnie Cohen and Angela Aronica of Vision Import Co. with Matthew Clark of LA Produce Distributors.
Tammy Wiard, Tim Beerup and Angela Serna of the National Mango Board.
David Sherrod of the Southeast Produce Council and Bobby Creel of L&M Cos.
Juliemar Rosado and Cece Krumrine of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
Representing Crystal Valley were Anthony and Bernice Leombruno, Katiana Valdes, Eddy Cresses and Jay Rodriguez.
Joe Atchison of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and George Campbell of Frank Donio Inc.
Paul Newstead of Superfresh Growers and Chuck Ciruli III or Ciruli Bros.
Tony Freytag and Amber Kaplan of Crunch Pak and Ernst Van Eeghen of Church Bros. Farms.
Michael D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York flanked by Ellie Tucker, Brett Reasor and Dan Davis, Brooke Davis of Starr Ranch Growers.