MONTEREY, CA — The third annual Organic Produce Summit saw a significant increase in attendance, including over 250 retail buyers. The two-day event concluded with a sold-out exhibition featuring 130 organic fresh produce growers, shippers and processors networking with retailers, wholesalers and buyers from across North America.
Mark Malburg and Rick Prodoehl of Kroger flank Jay Stover and Rob Spinelli of Anthony Vineyards.
Sara Pettit, Kellie Starback, Brad Stark and Jenn Heinlein of Awe Sum Organics.
Jerry Callahan and Nancy Gilvin of Albertsons with Mil Mijanovic of Safeway.
Tom Minnich, Joe Merenda and Rebecca Meyers of Misionero.
Jules Buehler and Chris Wada of North Shore Living.
Jacqueline Henry of Ahold, Mark DeMichaelis of Olivia's and Lynn Perry of Stop & Shop.
Reade Sievert and Rod Haist of Associated Wholesale Grocers.
Mark Munger and Dave Hewitt of 4Earth Farms.
Jessica Martinez, Mari Partida and Sal Barajas of Better Produce.
Dave Rooke, Larry Goens, Mignon Marlow and Dave Schoonmaker of Bolthouse Farms.
Bridget Boskovich of Boskovich Farms.
Tom Smith, Anthony Gallino and Cindy Jewell of California Giant.
Mason Arnold, Jessica Kezar and Dave Forchione of CeCe’s Veggie Noodles.
Victor Heredia, Aracely Van Dine and Audee Rios of Coliman International.
Joe Sharp and Bob Lummis of Crosset Co.
Diego Muñoz and Scott Fraser of Dole.
Catherine Gipe-Stewart and Mike Preacher of Domex Superfresh Growers.
Lonnie Gillespie and Jamey Higham of Farm Fresh Direct.
Kathleen Triou and Dave Masser of Fresh Solutions Network.
Doug Stewart and Kris Kaczmarcyk of Giorgio.
Gary Caloroso, Jack Hall and Job Villanueva of Giumarra.
Ashley Yeager and Emily Ottenwalder of Hippie Organics.
Michael Napolitano and Lorenz Hartmann de Barros of HLB Specialties.
Peter Batiz and Clarisa Batiz of Divine Flavor, Paul Egan of Costco Wholesale, and Angel Franco, Dennis Hay, Antonio Escobar, Carlos Bon Jr., Lizbeth Cheang and Alan Aguirre Jr. of Divine Flavor.
Melanie Clegg, Tanya Carter and Justin Reyes of Gourmet Mushrooms.
Blake Lee, John Savidan and Keith Tsuchiyama of Bristol Farms/Lazy Acres.
Craig Slate, Matt Mandel and Frank Camera of SunFed.
Megan Ichimoto and Megan Stallings of San Miguel Produce with Megan Berenbach of Mission Produce.
Jon Nicosia and Allison Taylor of Back to the Roots.
Rob Greenwood and Mark Bucek of RPE Inc.
Justin Gonzalez and John Zaninovich of VBZ Grapes.
Chris Martin, Alicia Martin, Julio Lopez, James Martin and Willy Martinez of Wilson Produce LLC.
Alex McCloskey, Kim St. George, Jeff Freeman and Jeff Hutterer of Mann Packing.
Mike O’Brien, Dana Giacone, Lindsey Roberts and Kevin Eichele of Monterey Mushrooms.
Steve Zaccardi and Stephen Cowan of Mucci Farms.
Ken Reagan and Mark DeMichaelis of Olivia’s Organics.
Kevin Donovan of Phillips Mushroom Farms.
Amanda Stallcup, Bill Wynne and Kim Fellom of Pacific International Marketing.
Rick Feighery of Procacci Bros.
Jamie Moracci, Tiffany Sabelli and Chris Veillon of Pure Flavor.
Carlos Visconti, Ugo DiCarlo and Rob Jackson of Red Sun Farms.
Rob Greenwood and Mark Bucek of RPE.
Angie Lopez and Lidia Hernandez Miron of SDA Gida Tarim.
John Anspach, Ginette Brock and Ivan Ceja of Sunview Marketing.
Kyla Oberman, Helena Beckett, Brian Amaral and Ashley Pipkin of Tanimura & Antle.
Bill Schene, Chelsi Stark and Mason Parkinson of Valliwide Marketing.
Roy Ruff and Tryg McInerny of Viva Tierra.
Michele Peterson and Tate Brooks of Wada Farms.
Bryant Hammer and Kyle Vilhauer of Lakeside Organic Gardens.
Bob Lucy, Catilin Cunha, Patrick Lucy and Jessica Hunter of Del Rey Avocado Co.
Erin Butler and Laura Hastie of The Nunes Co.
John Anspach, Ginette Brock and Ivan Ceja of Sunview Marketing International.
Dan Crowley, Johnna Johnson and Nathan Rutledge of Well Pict Berries.