ARCADIA, CA — It was another full house at the Fresh Produce & Floral Council’s annual Family Day At The Races on Saturday, March 18, at Santa Anita Racetrack, here. Hundreds of produce professionals jammed the infield area for a day of fun (and hopefully winning). Raffle prizes were handed out, and a buffet-style lunch was provided. The FPFC Northern California Fresh Produce & Floral EXPO will be held March 29th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA.
Erick Coronado of Avocados From Mexico with his wife, Ana.
Greg Osborne of Western Mixers Produce & Nuts with his wife, Rosemarie.
Marty Craner of B&C Fresh Sales and Roger Schroeder of Stater Bros. Markets.
Shawn Patrick of Westlake Produce Co. with Vicki and Kent Kuwata of Smart & Final.
Rick Ilig of Henry Avocado and Mihae Finnie of Del Monte Fresh.
Nancy Betancourt of Vision Produce with her husband, Peter.
Mike Schindler and Eddie Goicochea of Ralph’s Grocery Co.
Dan McGrath and Jenna Schulte of Robinson Fresh.
Dan Acevedo of GreenFruit Avocados and his wife, Maria, with Travis Ruud and Ryan Birkett of Frieda’s Inc.
Pat McDowell of Perimeter Sales & Merchandising shows off some $2 bills that were raffled off.
Blake Lee of Bristol Farms with his wife, Susie, and their two young daughters.
David Valdez and Oscar Monroy of Kroger.
Carlos Preciado of Melissa’s Produce and Alfonso Cano of Northgate González Markets with (seated) Isabella Cano, Luke Smith and Deanna Cano.
Gary Caloroso of The Giumarra Cos. and his son, Dash, with Danielle Spagnuolo and Brendon Shounia of Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions.
John Hein of Grow Pure Citrus with his daughter, Sofia.
Jorge Arevalos and Jhosse Arevalos of Progressive Produce.
Sue Momita and Matt Lopez of DLJ Produce display their (hopefully) winning tickets.
Sandy Olmsted and Sonya McDonald of Charlie’s Produce.
Manny Lica of Progressive Produce, Caitlin Tierney of 99 Cents Only Store and Roger Tierney of Shivers.
Patricia Garcia of Hollandia Produce with Maryam Nikkhah and Megan Ichimoto of San Miguel Produce.