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United Fresh 2018
A happy team at Mucci Farms!
Cutecumber Poppers were recently launched. It's a smaller one-bite cucumber and the product won the United Fresh Innovation Award for Best Packaging.
The team of NatureSweet Tomatoes. From left to right Carla Conte, Jim McErlean, Olivia Storvik, Lori Castillo and Chad Hershey.
Twilights used to be part of a tomato medley, but are now available on their own by popular demand.
Kara Badder and Ray Wowryk with NatureFresh Farms stand in front of the greenhouse. Kara shows TomZ tomatoes while Ray shows mini cucumbers in a pouch bag.
Baltazar Garcia, Maryam Nikkhah and Travis Roderick with Pete's Living Greens.
"Pete's Living Greens won the Food & Beverage 2018 award for its Salicornia or "Sea Beans"."
Danielle Michaels with PlantTape
The Sunset team proudly shows a variety of products, including the new Shazam! peppers and the award- winning Aloha pepper.
Display of Aloha peppers. The pepper variety has been in the making for six years.
Shazam! Shishito peppers were recently launched. 1 out of 10 is a hot pepper.
Brighthouse Organics grape tomatoes and now also available in organic is the tomato medley.
The team of Naturipe Farms. From left to right: Jaqueline Padilla, Joe Dugo, Chris Coffman, Janis McIntosh, Dustin Hahn, CarrieAnn Arias and Marissa Ritter.
Jose Marrero, James Webster, Debbie Letourneau and Michael Ryshouwer with Flavorful Brands show Tasti-Lee tomatoes.
Pouch bags with Tasti-Lee tomatoes are available in conventional as well as organic.
Ernst van Eeghen with Church Brothers Farms walks the show floor.
Matt Wright with Westmoreland-TopLine Farms
Robin Poulsen, Nicole Baum and Kristopher Marx with Gotham Greens proudly show the company's new raw uncooked salad dressings.
Gotham Greens' salad dressings will be launched with WholeFoods Market in the Northeast the week of July 4th. They are all basil-based and there are two vegan and two non-vegan options.
Ray Mason, Kyle Moynahan, Harold Paivarinta and Leona Neill with Red Sun Farms.
Frank Camera and Gretchen Kreidler Austin with SunFed are walking the show.
Jeff Helseth with Twist Ease and Sarah Steffes & Patrick Byron with Insignia Systems. For the first time, the companies are co-exhibiting and the opportunities of the Twist Ease dispenser system in combination with advertising.
Gordon Nobuto and Benjamin Singh with Food Freshly
Sabrina Pokomandy with Highline Mushrooms stands next to the cooler that contains several innovative packaging options for mushrooms, including bags and top seal.
The latest innovation in mushroom packaging are bags.
With its Cutecumber poppers Mucci Farms takes home the award for Best New Packaging.
Kevin Blackmore and Mike Blomerley with Autogrow
SUNSET won an award in the category Best New Vegetable Product with its Aloha peppers.
Peggy Hutson, Shane Lewis and Linzy Witherspoon with Luna. The company won the award for Best New Indoor Growing Technology with IUNU.
The team of Pure Flavor. From left to right: Paul Murracas, Tiffany Sabelli, Jamie Moracci, Marina Davidson and Chris Veillon.
Pure Flavor just launched its re-brand and the company is also expanding in the Southeastern US in Georgia. The photo shows Georgia-labeled tomatoes.
Brett Burdsal with Suntreat is walking the floor and meets with Naturipe Farms' Dwight Ferguson.
Tony Otto with MagicSun proudly shows tomatoes on the vine.
Dan Kass and Brett Burdsal with Suntreat are walking the show.
JC Myers and Bob Hartmann with Fresh Alliance show Margaritaville-licensed limes in a 1 lb. pouch bag.
Cat Gipe-Stewart and Paul Newstead with Domex Superfresh Growers attend the show.
Brown packaging for Highline's organic mushroom program.
Annette and Joel Starling with Millstream Farms. Annette shows microwaveable sweet potatoes as well as the Red Murasaki variety. Joel shows the Covington sweet potato.
Smiles in the booth of CMI Orchards. Bob Mast holds pouch bags with Northwest cherries and pears. Danelle Huber shows Kanzi and Ambrosia apples while George Harter holds Kiku and organic Fuji apples.
Michael Celani and Diana Salsa with Wonderful Citrus. The trees and tractor were offered as promotional displays to retailers during Wonderful's Halo season.
Phil Fendyan and Caitlin Merrill with Renaissance Food Group proudly showing RFG's wide selection of fresh- cut produce.
Ricardo Hernandez with Royalhalo from Mexico exhibits in the Mexico Pavilion.
Dan Wohlford with Oneonta Starr Ranch walks the show floor.
Mariana Palma Camarena and Guillermo Cardenas with Coliman Produce are part of the Mexico Pavilion.
Scott McDulin, Dave Yeager and Adam Chernow with Schmieding Produce. Scott proudly shows a bag of Skinny Potatoes.
Mariette Hilborne and Jack Lidiard with Marco Limited.
John Zaninovich, Chance Kirk and Justin Gonzalez proudly show Razzle Dazzle and Family Reserve Grapes from VBZ & Sons, Inc.
Anne-Marie Roerink with 210 Analytics presented at the SmartFood Learning Center and walked the show floor.
Todd Baggett and Greg Emery with RedLine Solutions proudly show the Zebra TC 8000 scanner and Zebra MC 3300 scanner.
Jody Jackson and Laurie Langston with Tomra / Compac.
Apeel won the award for Best New Fruit Product. It's all about extending shelf-life and reducing food waste. The photo shows non-Apeel treated citrus versus citrus treated with Apeel over a 30-day period.
Jerry Blanton with Madison Chemical Company.
Jay McEvoy and Stephanie Camp with Emerson
Kenny Kataoka and Fernando Sanchez with Melissa's show dragon fruit, organic grapes and an organic ready-to- drink coconut.
Sara Pettit, Jodi Carkner and Kellie Starback with Awe Sum Organics show Zespri's organic SunGold kiwifruit. It comes in a 1 lb. clam shell as well as a 1 lb. pouch bag.
The team of Apeel Sciences is ready to release Apeel- treated citrus. From left to right: Andy Hamilton, CEO with EcoFarms, Camille Hanna, Michelle Masek and James Rogers with Apeel Sciences. James proudly shows the difference between a lemon that's treated with Apeel versus a non-treated lemon.
Greg Au and Kenny Lund with ALC Logistics
Mario Cervantes, Ken Kurita and Pat Flynn with Hazel Technologies. The company develops products in the form of packaging inserts that slow ripening of produce due to ethylene.
Eric Fernandes with NatureSeal, Inc.
Kevin Payne and Todd Clayton with Zest Labs
Anthony Leombruno, Donald Alford and Dino Iacovino with Altar Produce.
Yasmani Garcia and Jovanni Bernal with Sweet Seasons show jackfruit and are proud Mexico advanced to the next round of the world cup.
Erika Anguiano and Antonio Gudino with Colimex Tropical Fruit.
Tulio Garcia, Carol Pineda, Alexander Garcia and Christian Garcia with Miami Agro Import.
Mike DeCramer with Truly Good Foods has a lot of products on display and proudly shows Praline Pecans.
Avocados from Mexico are represented by Oscar Garcia and Eduardo Serena.
Mark Schweihs with Freshcourt shows a new 2 kilogram box of avocados.
The new smaller 2 kg. box of avocados from Freshcourt targets foodservice and specialty stores who don't move enough avocados to buy a large double-layered box.
Nairobi Lopez with Camposol
William Ison with Earth Source Trading proudly shows Corona-branded limes. The Corona bin stackers are now available in the beer and liquor areas of grocery stores in the US.
Falon Rufty with Onions 52 shows a single-wrapped onion. The new packaging helps differentiate organic onions from conventional onions at the store level. PLU stickers easily come off onions.
Liz Erickson Monson, Ryan Sugrue and Zoe Maas with Robinson Fresh.
Mission Produce is represented by Gwendolyn Jackimek, Brent Scattini, Denise Junqueiro and Julianna St Geme.
Stephen Yubeta and Roberto Tarriba with Farmer's Best.
Monique Blajos with Peri & Sons shows the BBQ Bloomer onion. The packaging explains how in four easy steps this onion is perfect for summer BBQs.
Golden Berries from Sun Belle
The team of Sun Belle
Juices from SoNatural, a Portuguese company that is led by third-generation farmers. It's 100% juice that doesn't contain conservatives, sugar or water.
Miss Chiquita Banana
John Toner with United Fresh presents the Innovation Awards.
Food Origins won the award in the category Best New Field Technology with its Food Origins Data Collection Platform.
RJ Hassler and his father Rick Hassler won an award in the category Best New Food Safety Solution with the Food Freshness Card. The card keeps produce fresh longer and cuts spoilage in half. Just put it in your refrigerator.
Jeff Lair, Leticia Lima and Dough Nelson with Blue Book Services.
Luuk Rutten and Roy Lemmen with Sormac.
Next year, United Fresh will be held from June 10 to 12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Maribel Davila, AJ Bernstein and Alan Hilowitz with Bonduelle Fresh Americas. This is the first time the company exhibits under the Bonduelle name (formerly Ready Pac Foods).
Marcus Seiden and Madeline Ulivieri with Snack it Forward promote the company's Peatos; a classic cheese snack without the calories.
The team of California Giant Farms: Eric Valenzuela, Morgan Maitoza and Tom Smith.
The ladies from HERE proudly show their cold-pressed juices, dips, spreads and salad dressings. They are all plant-based and made with Midwestern local produce. From left to right: Megan Klein, Anne Owen and Neveen Elias.
Nick Wishnatzki, Marcus Caswell and James Peterson with Wish Farms proudly show a flat of strawberries and a 32 oz. clamshell of blueberries.
Narciso Vivot and Kevin Frye with AgroFresh proudly stand in front of the 'Say Yes to Fresh' backdrop.
Gary Lazarski, Regan Northrop and Daniel Murphy with MightyVine are attending the show.
Mikelea Kelley and Kyla Oberman with Tanimura & Antle are walking the show.
Shelbi Kautz, Rudy Placencia and Tristan Simpson with Nichols Farms show the company's Nic's Mix, a combination of pistachios and almonds.
Tom Rawles, Leslie Simmons and Vince Ferrante with Dave's Specialty Imports.
Suzanne Wolter with Evans Fruit Company is walking the floor.
Stewart Lang and Mac Riggan with Chelan Fresh show Koru apples, as well as Orondo Ruby and Rainier cherries.
Close-up of Orondo Ruby cherries
Diego Morales with Don Limon America shows a mesh bag of limes.
Volm Companies' new VP 350 pouch bagger received the award for Best New Packaging Equipment.
Marsha Verwiebe with Volm Companies and Wim van der Meulen with Jasa Packaging proudly stand in front of the VP350 pouch bagger. The machine offers bagging options for many different bag styles and won the Innovation Award for Best New Packing/Processing Equipment.
Eloy Cortes with Blue Book Services
It has become a tradition. Wholly Guacamole serves guacamole to show attendees.
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