More than 1,000 retail and produce professionals jammed the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, on Wednesday, March 29, for the Fresh Produce & Floral Council’s annual Northern California Fresh Produce & Floral Expo. The event featured 158 booths with approximately 200 companies exhibiting its products. The FPFC’s Southern California Expo is scheduled for July 18 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
Terence Billingsley and Kim St George of Mann Produce Co.
Claire Vasquez and Matt Modena of Windset Farms.
Marissa Ritter and Doug Sergent of Naturipe.
David Hodge, Nathen Porter and Denise Ornelas of Melissa’s Produce.
Kent Beesley and Seth Pemsler of the Idaho Potato Commission flank Martin Morales of Raley’s.
Juan Perez, Phil Lopez, Ivette Radillo, Jason Lloyd and Bill Brooks of Westlake Produce.
Coy Williams, Lizzie Hazlett and Greg Welch of Robinson Fresh.
Ernie Peraza and Paul Eastman of House Foods.
Bridget Boskovich and Darrell Beyer of Boskovich Farms.
Garland Perkins of Oppy.
They were literally jumping through hoops at Handy Candy.
Tom (TW) Wilson, Kellee Harris and Miguel Beltran of The Giumarra Cos.
Mike Maddan Jr. of Maddan & Co. with Gary Ruggiero of Raley’s Supermarkets.
Leroy Menagh and Marie Tronske of Mayflower Distributing Co.
Michael Kent of Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery.
Matt Middleton and Bruce Laird of Marie’s/Ventura Foods with Rex Lawrence of Joe Produce.
Jessica Aquino and Jeff McKinnon of Organic Girl.
Vanessa Lawrence of Cool Pak, Greg Corrigan of Raley’s Supermarkets and Michelle Ziegler of Pactiv.
Rick Goldberg of Wildbrine with Therese Ferrara of Preferred Sales.
Shawn Dagen and Marylou Ureta of FreshSource flank Heather Dunagan of NatureSweet.
Mary Aceves of Nichols Farms.
Sandra Medina and Dave Hewitt of 4EARTH Farms.
Melina Leija-Stevens and Tyson Billingsley of Bolthouse Farms.
Felicia Dito, Robert Bruno and Lori Messinger of Rocket Farms.
Heidi Harris and Christy York of Kendal Floral Supply.
John Goodrich and Chris Wigley of A-ROO.
Katie Cook of Ippolito International.
Emery Nieto of Capesan NA/Alliance International with Erick Coronado and Ryan Fukuda of Avocados From Mexico.
Jason Meadows, Dennis Marchese and Jeff Reed of Legacy Farms.
Casey Rose, Maddie Diaz, Eric Surprenant and Allen Gruner of Driscoll’s.
Craig Hamasaki and Michael Poore of Grocery Outlet flank Rick Sisney of Interlink Marketing Group.
Jose Zeleda of Twin Peaks Distributing with Mike Aiton and Jeff Taylor of Prime Time International.
Tracy Lenz and Adri Crawford of Taylor Farms.
Rob Norton, Chris Puentes, Brandon Gritters, Cory Puentes and Brian Petratuona of Interfresh with David Thompson and Bob Menafro of Chef’s Choice Produce.
David Van Wingerden and Denise Leonard of Westland Produce & Orchids.
Chris Wada of Northshore Living Herbs with Baltazar Garcia and Carrie Hutchens of Hollandia Produce.