Fresh Summit New Orleans

Fresh Summit Is Big
New Orleans is Great Host City

The produce industry from around the world is in New Orleans TODAY at the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit 2013.

California Ag Today Editors are there as well to gather information for the blog.

New innovations, produce safety, and workshops on creating fruit and veggie passion were just come of the popular seminars on Friday. Then Saturday came and the first day of the grand exhibit hall opened and about 5,000 people entered the doors to do business and meet produce suppliers from around the world.

Most of the U.S. companies there are from California. They include many nut suppliers such as Setton, Keenan, Nichols, and Mariani.  Raisin suppliers such as Sun Maid are hear as well as treefruit, vegetable and berry growers including Kingsburg Orchards, Parmamount Farms. Mann Packing, Bolthouse Farms, Apio, Gills Onions, J. Marchini Farms, Christopher Ranch, Driscolls, Well-Pict, D’Arrigo Brothers, Chiquita Brands, Naturipe, Grimmway Farms, Church Brothers, to name a few.
Crowds visit more than a 1000 exhibitors.

Additional California growers of dates, table grapes, pears, prunes, dried tomatoes, mushrooms and other commodities are all there to do business.

There were many international exhibits from many countries in South America, and Central America, along with Mexico, and Canada. Visitors and produce buyers were from all over the world.

Connections were made, deals were struck, friendships were strengthen, ideas were exchanged, and much knowledge was transferred. It’s all part of PMA’s Fresh Summit 2013 in New Orleans.

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