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Mark Munger and Dave Hewitt of 4Earth Farms. David Reyes, Joe Padilla and Jeff Walker of Oppy with Orlando Valencia Andrade of Urapa Produce Kent Beesley and Mark Daniels of the Idaho Potato Commission. Brett Johnson of Limoneira and his wife, Marlo. Juan Molano, Don Jaime Sebastian, Eduardo Garcia Chamorro, Don Victor Sebastian, Wayne Beck and Arturo Mendoza of Freshcourt. Ricardo Medina, Freddy Flores and Eleazar Guajardo of Pharr International Bridge. Eric Gudgel and Jim Fountain of Wholly Guacamole. Matthew Catania, Reynol Martinez and Brian Lapin of Catania Worldwide. Robert Alven, Clay Jones and Lacie Skarda of Onions 52. George Henderson, Maritza Mygrants and Joe Nava of West Pak Avocado. Alejandro Larios, Artuor Larios and Anthony Vazquez of La Casa del Aguacate. Carley Barber, Crystal Castillo and Daniel Bazan of IFCO Systems. April Garcia and Andy Goldring of Naturesweet Tomatoes. Shay Myers or Owyhee Produce, Desiree Forsythe of NPC, Angela Williams of Owyhee and Emily Turner of NPC. Tony Incaviglia, Phil Swim, Danny Canady and Luis Webb of GR Fresh. Elvia Cantu and Armando Devora of Red Sun Farms. Freddy Jimenez, Hector Velasquez and Adrian Mendez of America Berry Farms. Dominic Carnazzo and Matt Hornbuckle of Allied Potato. Jordan Mach and Matt Lackey of Volm Companies, Rocco Fasano or JR Produce Supply, and Rich Rice also of Volm. Casey Jones and Tommy Hanka of Tommy Hanka Farms. Hannah Ivkovich and Sharan Grewal of Hwy Haul. Chris Cockle and Cory Oliver of Wonderful Citrus. Kimberly Flores, Christine Raymer and Stevy Mandaro or Pro Citrus Network. John Pandol of Pandol Bros. with a pinata his firm used to remind workers of the importance of avoiding COVID-19 infections. Sarah Peevey and Autumn Campbell of Matthews Ridgeview Farms. Rudy Belmares, Crystal Berry, Melissa Celeste and Jay Alley of Yo Quiero brand Fresh Innovations LLC. Otto Piccardo, Curtis Blagburn, Klaus Sydow and Cesar Rodriguez of Texas Green Star LLC. Jerry Garcia with his daughters, Olivia and Amanda, of London Fruit. Bret Ericksen, Danielle Bassetti and James Bassetti of J&D Produce. Mike York, Ron Araiza, Peter Shore, and Juan Magdaleno of Calavo Growers. Jennifer Pierce and Tyann Schlimmer of Bay Baby Produce. Matt Mandel of SunFed. Arturo Padilla, Marie Cook, Jonatan Montero, and Carlos Lopez of Montero Farms. Rudy Uresti, Jose Uresti Jr., Sofia Garcia and Gilbert Garcia of Jade Produce. Juan Ibarra of Marengo. Robert Adams of One. JC Melara and Joel Martinez of Mega Produce. Chad Hershey of Delta Fresh Sales, Kenny Olmos Jr. of Sherman Trucking, Atanasio Panousopoulos and Otilio Garavito of Delta Fresh, and Lazaro Cantu of Sherman Trucking. Luis Elizondo and Kalani Jaime of International Paper. Whit Wagner and Tony Stachurski of Texas Harvest Co. Eric Roque, Olivia Szczerba, Kaja Zuchowicz, Dan Gluzman and Thomas Dunaway of Premier Produce. Chad Allred, Patrick Eubanks, Justin Dixon and Jj Lino of Kingsburg Orchards. Gustavo Rosales, Tony Godinez, and Alfredo Rodriguez of Urapa Produce. Ward Thomas and Jared Leadbetter of Majestic Produce. The Produce Connection staff. Alex Reinauer and Kyle Turner of Tom Lange Cos. Susie Rea and John Dmytriw of Index Fresh. Julio Hernandez, Monica Izaguirre, Kenneth Meyer, Jesus Cabello Jr. and Edgar Del Angel of Cabefruit Produce Inc. Kate Brooks and Nancy Johnston of Renaissance Food Group. Lou Rotell, Chad Hirshey, Otilio Garavito and Thanasi Panousopuolos of Delta Fresh Sales. Rio Fresh Inc.’s Megan Morley and the Schusters: Courtney, Ellie, Donna, Fred, Tate, Marabeth and Taylor. Oscar Garcia and Erik Coronado of Avocados from Mexico. Tadeo Better of Caraveo. Frederick Martin shows a new paper clamshell that will be released by PCA this summer.  Ramsey Garza, Chris Cervini, and Dale Milison of Lakeside Produce. Israel Estrada, Beatriz Cox, and Javier Estrada of Avocado Love Marketing. Alberto Pena, Mariana Palma and Bani Chavez of Coliman Avocados. Jose Luis Licea, Julio Sanchez, Marte Alejandro, Joachim Hernandez, and Ramon Villarreal of Bebo Distributing. Arturo Nieto, Mauricio Pieciado and Francisco Aguilar of Cofoce. April Flowers, Tj Flowers, and Jacob Jordan of Lone Star Citrus Growers. Michael Gatz and Paul Hegewald of Bushman’s.

Viva Fresh Expo live and in person

The 2021 Viva Fresh Expo, held March 25-27, hosted about 1,200 attendees and had about 150 exhibits. The show attracted about 200 retail and foodservice produce buyers, according to Dante Galeazzi, president and CEO of TIPA. 

The show was held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine, TX, which is near DFW Airport.  This will also be the site of the next Viva Fresh Expo, which is set for April 21-23, 2022.

 

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