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EPC Board Members Al Murray, Kelly Davis, Rich Martin, Steve Oroszlany, George Moskal, Marc Goldman, Dan Schneider, Theresa Lowden, Tracy Simmonds, Marianne Santo and Susan McAleavey Sarlund. Allan Napolitano of SunTerra Produce Traders East LLC and George Uribe of McDaniel & Chirico. Josh Minton and Annie Pape of Frank Donio Inc. Joseph Kaszuba of House Foods America, Bob McGowan of Affinity Sales and Jack Chere of The Little Potato Co. Laura DePrado of Final Touch Plantscaping, James Tramutola of A&J Produce and Mike DePrado of Final Touch Plantscaping. Debbie Norz of the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture and Joanne Powell of Delaware Valley University. Deelip Mhaske of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and John Bansher of the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey. Jeff Wolfe of the NJDA with Bruce Eklund of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Information for New Jersey. King Kullen had a strong presence at the Eastern Produce Council’s Jersey Fresh Cookout. Lew De Eugenio of Jersey Fruit Cooperative and Angelo Trapani of Trapper’s Honey. Jim Regan of RDD Associates, Jay Decamp of JOH Metro Produce, Kenny Mills, Thomas Cags of Del Monte Foods and Matthew Bernat of Curation Foods. John Formisano of the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey with New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher. Vic Savanello of SpartanNash with Sara Palmisano and Dennis Jackson of First Fruits Marketing. Bonnie Lundblad of Sunny Valley International and Michael Paolino of Wakefern Food Corp. Tom Beaver of Jersey Fruit Cooperative, Michael Harwood and Michael Messler of New York Apple Sales, Joe Atchison III of NJDA and Peter Pascale of RWJUH-Somerset. Annie Pape of Frank Donio Inc. and Gabriela D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York with Wayne Kuehner and Alec Arena of Frank Donio Inc. Kurt and Cindy Zuhlke of Kurt Zuhlke & Associates Inc. with EPC board member Al Murray. Ernie Nitschke, Douglas Adams and Right Bob Pizzo of ESM Ferolie. James Tramutola of A&J Produce and Joe Joseph of Victor Joseph & Son. Mark Leone of Giorgio Fresh Mushroom Co. and Tracy Simmonds, EPC board member. Paul Hlubik of the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture with Jen LaMonaca and Art Brown of the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey. Holly Litts and Dan Weis of King Kullen. EPC Board Members Susan McAleavey Sarlund, Kelly Davis, Tracy Simmonds and Marianne Santo.

EPC members gather for Jersey Fresh Cookout

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Ryan G. Beckman, digital editor

HILLSDALE, NJ — After a one-year pandemic-forced hiatus, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture returned to its tradition of hosting the Eastern Produce Council's annual Jersey Fresh Cookout. The May 25 gathering was the 33rd NJDA-sponsored EPC meeting. As usual, the event was held outdoors here at Demarest Farms, though this year the open-air gathering offered the added benefit of easing attendees’ concerns about COVID-19 — Eastern Produce Council members greeted each other with visible smiles.

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