The opening cocktail reception of the 2013 New York Produce Show & Conference drew a large and enthusiastic crowd Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, at the New York Hilton, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The trade show floor opened up Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Myra Gordon of The Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative with Tony Tantillo, national spokesperson for the Hunts Point Produce Market.
At its December luncheon meeting, the Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its annual holiday auction and raised more than $116,000 for charity. The designated charity this year was Caterina’s Club, a private Southern California organization that serves nightly meals to 300 underprivileged kids who would otherwise do without a real dinner. The event was held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, CA.
The Western Growers Association has gathered in Honolulu this week for its 88th Annual Meeting. Being held at the Sheraton Waikiki, it runs through Wednesday, Nov. 13. On Monday, Bruce Taylor of Taylor Farms was elected chairman of the board for the next 12 months. Early highlights have included a discussion of politics by California Rep. Darrell Issa at the Political Action Committee luncheon.
The Ontario Produce Marketing Association's Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held Nov. 8 at the Liberty Grand - Exhibition Place in Ontario. The annual social outing and networking event brought together produce industry partners and honored those who have significantly contributed to improving the industry.
The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas kicked off its 45th annual convention with an opening reception Nov. 7 at the Tubac Golf Resort in Tubac, AZ. The reception drew a capacity crowd, which feasted on southwestern food and drinks while reconnecting in a festive atmosphere. The convention also features a golf tournament Nov. 8 followed by a closing gala, where the FPAA Pillars of the Industry will be announced.