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
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