NEW YORK — The 10th 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 Thursday, Dec. 12. The one-day trade show featured micro-sessions and chef’s demonstrations.
Henry Kreinces of International Fruit Co.
At the Idaho Potato Commission booth were Alan Kahn, Matt Brigotti and Mike Krage.
Paul Visentin, David Jenkins, Jonathan Corwin and Jonathan Archer of Hapco/Fresh From the Start.
Raul Millan, Angela Aronica, Tony Mitchell, Yen-Han Wuu and Eddie Perez of Vision Import Group.
Eastern Produce Council Executive Director Susan McAleavey Sarlund of the New York Apple Association with Susan Brown of Cornell University.
Ashley Rodriguez and John Amaral of the Nunes Company with Kiana Amaral of Blazer Wilkinson.
Juliemar Rosado, Mark Arney and Cece Krumrine of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
Louis Getzelman Jr., Louis Getzelman, Ryan Bybee and Kevin Searle of GPOD of Idaho.
At the Good Foods booth showcasing the company's new line of dressings were Brittany Vetter and Lorie Donnelly.
Randall Freeman, Scott Harrington and Tom Cags of Del Monte Foods.
Diana McClean of Ocean Mist Farms featured the company's two-pack of organic long-stem artichokes.
Brian DeNova and Cindy Garrido of the Wonderful Co. promoted the company's new flavors of shelled pistachios.
Stephen Abend and Rulon Robinson of Nonpareil.
John Gee and Lance Poole of Eagle Eye Produce.
Karen Brux and Allison Myers of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
At the Mission Produce booth were Stephen Fink, Bryan Garibay, Jenna Rose Lee and Hector Soltero.
Taylor Farms was represented by Dan Lord, Michael O'Connor, Scott Casciano and Jamie Failing.
Blaine Heiner and Glen Reynolds of Potandon Produce.
Jay Robinson, Gary Caloroso and Mike Walsh of Giumarra.
Oscar Garcia (center) of Avocados from Mexico with Dan Acevedo of GreenFruit Avocados and Daniel Gil of Reyes Produce.
Dan Welk, Jeff Murray and Cuky Lopez of Del Monte Fresh Produce.
Ande Manos of Babe Farms.
Joe Esta and Ben Josephson of Wada Farms.
Tara Smith Vighetti, Lance Smith, Sandy Brann and Kamden Bates of Smith Packing.
Miles Basore, Mallory Miedema and Toby Basore of TKM Bengard Farms with Steve Koran of Bengard Ranch.
Rebecca Meyers of Misionero and Greg Holzman of Terra Fresh Organics.
Bob Donio, Wayne Kuehner, Annie Pape, Alec Arena and Nick Giordano of Frank Donio Inc.
Mac Riggan of Chelan Fresh with Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak and Katie Toulouse of Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Abigale Newman and Mary-Scott DeMarchis of FresH20 Growers with Caitlin Miller of the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.
Neide Warren, Tom Amery and Varick Warren of Solata Foods LLC.
Al Finch of Florida Classic Growers.
Pete Napolitano, known around the industry as Produce Pete, of S. Katzman Produce, with his wife, Betty, and his sister LuAnne.
Robin Cassella (third from left) of Adams Hometown Markets with Jeff Hajjar, Greg Veneziano and Randy Levine of Bozzuto's Inc.
Matthew Royer, Stacey Miller and Ed Klein of Litehouse Foods with Bob McGowan of Northeast Produce Sales.
Greg Veneziano, Ryan Gallagher, Ed Kellenbenz and Dan McAllister of Bozzuto's Inc.
Bob McGowan and Bob DeCosta of Northeast Produce Sales with Reggie Griffin of Reggie Griffin Strategies LLC.
Abby Prior and Steve Platt of Bright Farms.
Jamie Unglesbee and Gus Pappas of Pete Pappas & Sons Inc.
Terri Abrams of ESM Ferolie with Mike Gianatti, Daniel Mosquera and Shimon Efergan of MamaMia Produce.
David Sherrod (second from left) of the Southeast Produce Council with Jim D'Amato, Harold Paivarinta and Kyle Moynahan of Red Sun Farms.
Trish James, Erin Waters and Brandon Parker of Shuman Farms with Jay DeCamp of JOH.
Brian Klesmith and Rick Estess of RPE Inc.
Matthew Jarmin, Tim Harrington and George Macias of Stemilt Growers.
Dave Maddux, Vonda Brandt and Jack Brandt of Brandt Farms.
Oliver Sill, Claire Pollard and Rick Johnston of Columbine Vineyards/Suntreat - AC Foods.
Trent Maple, Jeff Garrison and Karen Garrison of Sunsweet Growers.
Tim Cavanaugh and Dennis Jackson of First Fruits Marketing.
Eric Patrick (second from right) of Tajin with Kevin Steiner, Chuck Sinks and Connor Webb of Sage Fruit Co.
Brian Lapin, Matthew Catania and Nick Cappelluti of Catania Worldwide.
Jennifer Pierce and Tyann Schlimmer of Bay Baby Produce.
Susan Kragie and Carrie Kragie of Western Fresh Marketing.
Brett Libke and Stephen Sanders of Oppy.
Matthew Royer and Stacey Miller of Litehouse Foods.
Charles Alter and Drew Johns of Sunview Marketing.
Shawn Hartley and Falon Brawley of Onions 52.
Mary Velasquez, Jennifer Sanchez, Sarah Leaana and Isabel Freeland of Coast Tropical.
Josh Estebane, Joe Nava and Heath Shoup of West Pak Avocado.
Ramiro Martinez of Aguacates Chahena y Mas.
Mark Matsen and Amanda Sains of Joolies Organic Medjool Dates.
Melina Leija Stevens and Mignon Marlow or Bolthouse Farms.
Brett Reasor, Ellie Tucker and Dan Davis of Starr Ranch Growers.
Rob Spinelli and Jay Stover or Anthony Vineyards.
Matt Hornbuckle and Christy Hornbuckle of Chipperbec.
Madison Zender and Brian Powell of So Good So You.
Jesse Handsman, Abbie Phillips, Rob Doolan and George Shropshire of Love Beets.
Liz Reilley of Jonathan’s Sprouts.
Asim Khan and Qasim Khan of Drink ZYN!.
Greg Sagan, Mark Leone and Bob Besix of Giorgio.
Jack Chere of The Little Potato Co.
Sheldon Cole, Joseph Setton and Anna Abbatiello of Setton Farms.
Katherine Pfeiffer of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.
Kim and Ken Corbett of Besties.
Brian Pestana, Herbert Santana and Juan Pablo Lozano of Garland Food.
Ed Byers, Annie Yan and Sonia Andrade of Cindy’s Kitchen.
Jason Turek and Josh Wanless of Turek Farms.
Kenny Mills of Franklin Farms.
Roger Zlotoff and Varick Warren of Solata Foods.
Brandi John and Marian Lapide of Melon 1.
Isha Ghetia, Jim Provost and David Kim of I Love Produce.
Kevin Sales, Frank Telge and Becky Grace of Gold Cup Fresh.
George Wooten and Ronnie Mercer with Jackson Farming.
Brad Ehnert, Jose Troya, Crisbel Curiel and Mark Antoch of FreshPro Food Distributors.
Kevin Donovan and Sean Steller with Phillips Mushroom Farms.
Eduardo Mestre, Lindsay Belfatto and Noah Robbins with Ark Foods.
J. Camilo Villaveces, Sara LaMotta, Spencer Vasquez and Chef Amanda Giblin representing FreshStart.
Michael Harwood and Jim Allen of New York Apple Sales displaying the new Yes! Apples branding initiative.
Harry Tsai and Will Cheng offering up refreshing Hamona coconut juice.
Karen and John Acompora representing E. Armata.
Now retired Salvatore (Sal) Vacca and Nick Pacia, president of A.J. Trucco.
Evan Kazan, Donyella Todaro-Bierman and Paul Kazan of Target Interstate Systems.
Ross Tanner of Cibo Vita making waves with low carb Keto snacks.
Sun Choi of Asian Fruit Produce/Evergreen Farms.
Marc-Andre Van Winden, Charlene Newton and Marc Van Winden of Vegco.
Martin Cousineau of Jardin Paul Cousineau & Fils Inc.
Tiffany Driggers and Jon Driggers of G&R Farms.
Mike Inver, George Binck, Gabby Procacci, Javier Alverado, Mike Maxwell, Rita Neczypor and Rick Feighery of Procacci Bros.
Christine Hofman, Nicole Scaramuzza and Robin Edwards of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.
Charles Slyer of Makoto Dressing Inc.
Jan Stallone and Keith Benoit of Decas Farms.
Kevin Hendrix of Hendrix Produce.
Jodi Genshaft, Viraj Puri and Willa Green of Gotham Greens.
Kris Gibson of Intergrow Greenhouses Inc.
Matthew D’Arrigo and Gabriella D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York.
Ira and Sheldon Nathel of Nathel & Nathel.
Nathel & Nathel Director of Corporate Operations Angel Helck.
Eli Ornstein of Eli & Ali's Organic & Specialty Produce.
Jim Margiotta and Elizabeth Torres of J. Margiotta Co.
Eric Chikhani-Carrillo, Fraymil Rodriguez, Anthony Serafino and Emil Serafino of Exp Group.
Al Murray of the New Jersey Agricultural Society.
Tim Ross, John Alderman and Shayne Gordon of Duda Farm Fresh Foods/Dandy.
CJ Park and Matthew Park of C&J Produce.
Michael Armata, Paul Armata, Griselda Basile, Chris Armata, John Acompora and Nicky Armata of E. Armata.
Steve and Stefanie Katzman of S. Katzman Produce.
Nick Bergstrom, Brian Gannon and Daniel Klausner of Pero Family Farms.
Dan Albinder, Pat Ferrara and Alisha Albinder Camac of Hudson River Fruit Distributors.
Lisa Fetterhoff and Andrea Scroggs of Keystone Fruit Marketing.
Mattie Leid of Hess Bros. Fruit Co.
Cindy and Kurt Zuhlke of Kurt Zuhlke & Associates Inc.
Robert Cabili, Albert Perez, Maria Compres, Jackie Obana, Isabella Perez Compres and Alex Callegari of Continental Fresh.
Linda Gilroy and Jon Day of Fresh Express.
Kristi Hocutt of Triple J Produce Inc.
Terry Williams of Sachs and Tommy Fleetwood of the North Carolina Deptartment of Agriculture.
Joe Rosa, AJ Consalo, Skip Consalo and Jeffrey DiMatteo of Consalo Family Farms.
Delbert Bland and Sam Burleson of Bland Farms.
Dino DiLaudo, Max Mastronardi, Ken Green and Tom Cappelli of Westmoreland-Topline Farms.
Charlie Eagle and Tracey Moynahan of Southern Specialties.
Sue Harrell and Tiffany Dale of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association.
Debra May of the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Katiana Valdes, Anthony Leombruno and Joel Figueroa of Crystal Valley Foods.
Greg Leger, Jordan Carter and Will Hinson of Leger & Sons Inc.
Kelly Dietz of Seald Sweet/Greenyard.
Joe Atchison of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture flanked by Angelo and Anna Trapani of Trapper’s Honey.
Krysten DeGiglio and Helen Aquino of Village Farms.
Mickey and Jerry Bifulco of Bifulco Farms with Marc Rubin of Rubin Bros. Produce Inc. and Bert Bifulco of Bifulco Farms.
Michael Guptill and Nelli Czajaowski of Arrow Farms, Gold Bell, Disilva Fruit.
Efergan Shimon of Mama Mia Produce and John Vena of John Vena Inc.
Susan McAleavey Sarlund of the Eastern Produce Council flanked by Cynthia Haskins and Caitlin Kowalewski of New York Apple Association.
Mark Sharp, Austin Fowler and Mike Hacker of Fowler Farms.
Nick Altero, Jeffrey Lara and Luis Urena of Baldor Specialty Foods Inc.
John Lazopolous, Michel Matouk and Joe Aronica of World Fresh Produce.