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Jessica Wells of Crunch Time Apple Growers. Trish James, Kris James and Erin Waters of Shuman Farms. Greg Sagan, Mark Leone, Doug Stewart, Marybeth March, Dave Santucci and Jim Rondini of Giorgio Fresh Co. Moses Hidary and Sheldon Cole of Setton Farms. Jack Chere and Keith Hahn of The Little Potato Co. Richard Pazderski of Bland Farms. Robert Cabili, Ajejandro Guerrero and Albert Perez of Continental Fresh. Gianna D’Arrigo and Gabriela D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York. Thomas Joyner of Nash Produce. Matthew Gideon, Andrea Scroggs and Lisa Fetterhoff of Keystone Fruit Marketing. Josh Auerbach, John Venables and Bruce Klein of Maurice A. Auerbach Inc. Trey Cady of Daumar Corp. John Moretto, Mike Levis and Andrew Philpott of Volm Cos. Matt Dinitto of BrightFarms. Cynthia Haskins of New York Apple Association. Phil Smith and Nelly Czajkowski of Arrowfarms, Gold Bell Disilva Fruit. Nicole Dobrzeniecki and Tracey Monahan of Southern Specialties. Kenny Mills and Kevin Ernhoffer of F&S Fresh Foods. Katie Pfeiffer and Ginny Gohagan of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Austin Fowler and Isaac Olivas of Fowler Farms. Kurt Zuhlke of Kurt Zuhlke & Associates. John Cushing and Michael Harwood of New York Apples Sales. Thomas Reimann of Proseal America Inc. and Genevieve Wang of Wholesaleware by Grubmarket. Phillip Grant of Hunts Point Terminal Cooperation. Leah Halverson of Ten Acre Marketing with Ted Kreis, Katie Hall and T.J. Hall of Red River Valley Potatoes. Heather Barnes, Bert Barnes and Jason Turek of Cayuga Produce/Turek Farms. Christine Fries and Joe Atchison III of N.J. Department of Agriculture. Bryan Patmore, Michael Muzyk and Thomas McQuillan of Baldor Specialty Foods. Rob Doolan, Ana Urrutia, Abigail Phillips and George Shropshire of Offshoot Brands. Nick Giordano, Chelsea Consalo and Anthony Consalo of Consalo Family Farms Bob Donio, Doug Williams, Scott Canneto and Alec Arena of Frank Donio. Brian Orr and Michelle Braithwaite of Gotham Greens. Jessica Williams and David Verdrager of B&W Quality Growers. Ray Mason of Red Sun Farms. Bernardo Muñoz Angosto of the Trade Commissin of Peru in New York. The National Watermelon Promotion Board was represented by Juliemar Rosado, Katie Manetti, Megan McKenna and Stephanie Barlow. Promoting the National Mango Board’s new branding were Suwann Frison, Dennis Kihlstadius, Meg Buchsbaum, Tammy Wiard and Tricia Bramley. Promoting Fifth Season’s line of salad kits, including a new co-branding program with Sabra, were Grant Vandenbussche and Emily Ellis. Giovanni Espinosa and Dan Acevedo of Green fruit Avocados. Tanya Edwards, Oscar Garcia and Anna Kirsch of Avocados from Mexico. Representing Ciruli Brothers at the New York Produce Show were Chris Ciruli and his son Sammy, a member of the company’s fourth generation. Leah Halverson and Mary Coppola Heslep of Ten Acre Marketing. Cristina Avila and Jhovana Preciado, who recently joined I Love Produce, with company President Jim Provost at the New York Produce Show. Katiana Valdes of Crystal Valley Foods. Mark Crossgrove and Stephanie Cantrero of the Nunes Co./Foxy Brand. Vision Import Group was represented by Ronnie Cohen, Angela Aronica, Christine McCullough and Raul Millan. Representing Rice Fruit were Brenda Briggs and Jill Hughey. Joe Esta and Tate Brooks of Wada Farms. Aero Farms, based in Newark, NJ, was represented at the New York Produce Show by Casey Higgins, Wilson Gibbons, Nicole Simmons, Dane Almassy, Sonja Boyland and Marc Oshima. Magician Phil Smith wowed visitors with his tricks, while Nelly Czajkowski of Arrow Farms wowed visitors with the company’s Morning Kiss product line. Santino Montalbano and Anthony Serafino of EXP Group. Ray Wowryk and Stephanie Swatkow of NatureFresh Farms. Promoting avocados from Colombia at the Colombia Avocado Board booth were Dan Kaho of FullTilt Marketing and CAB Executive Director William Watson. Karen Brux of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association. Joseph Atchison, who was recently promoted to assistant secretary of agriculture in New Jersey, and Christine Fries of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Michael Anastos and Chris Jacobsen of Silo Technologies featured the company’s software platform that enables produce distributors and grower-shippers to automate their systems and boost efficiency. Danielle Murphy, Raquel Mello, Megan Fleming, Paul Visentin and Brian Pollak of Hapco Farms. Jeremy Taylor and Alex DiNovo of DNO Produce in Columbus, OH. Michael Iannacci and Alisha Albinder Camac of Hudson River Fruit Distributors. The husband-and-wife team behind Satur Farms, Eberhard Muller and Paulette Satur, promoted the company’s line of field-grown products at the New York Produce Show. Four Seasons Produce featured its wide line of products and was represented by Rachel Fabrizio, Dan Quier, Traci Sensenig, Tom Farawell, Pat Campellone, Ben Burchfield and Wayne Hendrickson. Reyes Produce was represented by Daniel Gil. Representing McDaniel & Chirico at the New York Produce Show were Carson McDaniel, Mike Chirico, George Uribe, Allan Napolitano and Michael Napolitano. Augustin Olivera and Darwin Dodd of Sunrise Produce, based in McAllen, TX, promoted the company’s Chula brand products. Umberto Bifulco, Mickey Bifulco and Gennaro Bifulco of Bifulco Farms. Promoting SiCar Farms’ line of products at the New York Produce Show were Luis Gudino and Jackie Carrillo. John Krand, Dan Riley, Karen Caruso, Jeranne Wilson, Susan Noritake, Cheyenne Joyner, Sarah Deaton, Catherine Delettera, Shawn Wen and Debbie Rogers of Zespri International. Patrick Dueire, Bryan Garibay and Hector Solero of Mission Produce. Vince Mier, Karen Pflaum and Rick Dacey of Tanimura & Antle. Cynthia Nunes, Emanuel Lazopoulos and Corrine Barry of Dole promoted the company’s comprehensive line of innovative products. La Bonanza Avocados was represented at the New York Produce Show by Maggie Hall, Obed Sanchez and Casey Evans Beltran. At the Idaho Potato Commission booth were Mike Krage, Seth Pemsler and Matt Brigotti. Brent Shammo, Brett Reasor, Ellie Tucker and Dan Davis of Starr Ranch Growers. Natali Carrillo, Crystal Chavez, Robb Bertels and Monica Cordero of Gold Coast Packing. Jose Rodriquez and Issac Loza of Freska Produce International. Bill Purewal and Urbano Magana of Purefresh Sales. Dan Carapella, Matthew Catania and James Rasmussen of Catania Worldwide. Scott Casciano, Jaimie Failing and Chris Downs of Taylor Farms with Lenny Siegel of Price Chopper. Matt Hornbuckle of Chipperbec with Mark Campbell of ProduceIQ. Astrid Tapia and Ricardo Mora of La Casa Del Aguacate. Rob Pearlstein and Angela Hernandez Trinity Fruit Co. Peter Shore, Mike York and Juan Magdaleno of Calavo Growers. Bob Kostuk, Thomas Sorge and Nick Sorge of Pallets-R-Us. Allie Sicilliano, JB Joseph and Lindsay Brooks of Heron Farms. John Slagel and Brad Blaine of Sunkist Growers.

New York Produce Show sees busy trade show floor

This year's New York Produce Show & Conference offered roughly 5,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors seven hours of non-stop business opportunities. While on the trade show floor attendees had a chance to take part in educational seminars run throughout the show. The four-day event ran Dec. 13-16.

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