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Al Murray, executive director of the New Jersey Agricultural Society and a longtime EPC member, with his wife Meg and daughter Grace, stopped at the check-in table to visit with Susan McAleavey Sarlund, executive director of the Eastern Produce Council. A large contingent of Joe DeLorenzo’s family turns out each year on the day his memory is honored by the Eastern Produce Council. DeLorenzo, a two-term EPC president who died in 2014, was known for his love of family. Nicole Russo of Arrow Farms with Susan McAleavey Sarlund, executive director of the Eastern Produce Council. A display of pumpkins at Melick’s Cider Mill and Orchard in Oldwick, NJ, where the Eastern Produce Council holds its annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking Day. A vintage tractor sits at the edge of an Empire apple orchard at Melick’s Cider Mill and Orchard in Oldwick, NJ. Attendees of the sixth annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking Day board a tractor bound for the apple orchards at Melick’s Cider Mill and Orchard in Oldwick, NJ. Aurora Lazzaro, who works for EPC, with her husband Chris and daughter Dakota. Chris Holden of NatureSweet with his wife, Stephanie, and their children Emma, Jack and Charlie. Susan McAleavey Sarlund, executive director of the Eastern Produce Council, with husband Chas and son Charlie at the sixth annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking Day Oct. 3 in Oldwick, NJ. Juan Vasquez of Krasdale, who worked under Joe DeLorenzo earlier in his career, with his son, Anthony.

EPC holds Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking Day

By
John Groh

OLDWICK, NJ – In a year that has brought the cancellation of many industry events due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Eastern Produce Council’s annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking Day was a welcome respite.

The event, held Oct. 3 at Melick’s Cider Mill and Orchard, here, drew around 100 industry members on a cool, crisp autumn morning, where they enjoyed hay rides, apple picking, donuts, grilled corn, hot dogs, popcorn, cider, and of course, camaraderie and family time.

 

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