The Fresh Produce & Floral Council Expo took place July 15-16, in Anaheim, CA. The event, which had more than 1,600 produce people in attendance and was held in the Disneyland Convention Center, featured National Football League star Hines Ward as the keynote speaker.
Kristine Gatlin of Litehouse Foods, Rick Sisney of Advantage Sales & Marketing and Therese Ferrara of Preferred Sales.
Jason Kendall of Kendall Farms with his family after receiving the FPFC Floral Achievement Award for 2019.
Rick Cruz of Pavilions with his family after receiving the FPFC’s Normal H. (Buz) Bolstad Produce Award.
Keynote speaker Hines Ward, who was an outstanding NFL wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Danielle Kendall and Katalina Paige of Kendall Farms flank Michael Hall of Bay City Flower Cos.
Michael Valpredo of Bake Sweet, Kent Kuwata of Smart & Final, Scot Olson of FreshSource LLC and Darryl Bolack of Mariani Nut Co.
Mikaela of FreshSource with Brian Silvas of Bland Farms.
Kellyn Wigand and Sean Kallaway of REBBL with Robert Thompson of FreshSource.
Nick Wolczechowski and Marie Tantillo of Tantillo.
Diana McClean and Joe Angelo of Ocean Mist Farms.
Brendan Jarrett (second from left) of Cal Poly Pomona with Jan DeLyser, Dave Cruz and Brittney Theriault of the California Avocado Commission.
Jennifer Zendejas of FreshSource, Jules Buehler and Milas Russell of North Shore Living Herbs + Greens, and Don Gann of Stater Bros. Markets.
Gahl Crane and Steve Taft of Eco Farms.
Brisa Beltran and Audrey Dunne of Curation Foods.
Glenn Schaffner of Dole Vegetables, Daniel Bell of Grocery Outlet and Michael Maddan of Maddan & Co.
Matt Modena and Claire Vasquez of Windset Farms.
Don Ochoa and Lindsay Sweeney of Renaissance Food Group.
Terry Kuhel, Crystal Chavez and Karl Lipscomb of Gold Coast Packing Inc.
John Savidan and Mike Takeuchi of Gelson’s Markets with Connie Stukenberg of the California Avocado Commission.
Jenna Rose Lee and Nicole Tedjasaputra of Mission Produce.
Derek Sass of Talley Farms.
Mariano Sanchez of Nor-Cal Produce with Donald Souther of Vision Produce Co.
Danielle Smith, Jillian Peluso and Jeff Oberman of Pro*Act.
Angie Hanson and Kori Martin of The Oppenheimer Group.
Mike Casazza of FreshSource with Marvin Quebec of Quebec Distributing.
Kisno and Andrew Bianchi of Kern Ridge Growers with David Martus of Stater Bros. Markets.
Karina Kumar and Sammy Perricone of Perricone Farms.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward signed autographs at the Idaho Potato Commission booth during the FPFC Expo.