Grower in the Spotlight
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The team of NatureFresh Farms proudly shows a wide selection of products.
Premium black label packaging for mini cucumbers and red cherry tomatoes on-the-vine recently made it to market.
Ajit Saxena, Bert Mucci, Mat Wash and Wim van der Burgh with Mucci Farms. Ajit and Mat show the re-branded Simple Snack and Bert shows CuteCumber Poppers.
Simple snack was rebranded to give it a more earthy and natural feel. The film is plastic free. Mucci Farms won an award for Best Sustainable Packaging.
Richie Keirouz and Julia Shreve from Sunset. They promote the Wild Wonders, sweet peppers with barely any seeds in a pack with three colours. Also they have Kabooms, black pepper with the heat like the jalapeño pepper during cooking it won’t lose its dark colour.
The team of Red Sun Farms proudly shows the latest addition to the family: Sweetpeaks. From left to right: Rob Jackson, Leona Neill, Mark Wehby and Ernesto Sanabria.
Sweetpeaks long peppers were launched at Fresh Summit.
The team at Cravo Equipment talks about retractable roofs to show attendees. From left to right Richard Vollebregt, Ben Martin, Carlos Ruiz and Jesus Lopez.
Looking sharp in matching shirts are the team of Sakata Seed America. John Nelson, Justin Davis, Alicia Suits, Jiana Escobar and Robb Bertels.
Karin Gardner and Kelsey Van Lissum with Oppy.
New holiday packaging for NatureFresh’ cherry tomatoes on-the-vine.
Ian Brodie and Allan Gordon with CPMA have a booth, but also took some time to explore the show floor.
Sarah Pau and Dani Sweet with Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers. OGVG showed a virtual reality tour about Ontario greenhouses.
David Glisson with MagicSun shows grape tomatoes in top seal packaging.
Ryan Cherry with Windset Farms proudly shows a 1 lb. pouch bag with Shishito peppers, a new product.
The team of Village Farms has a wide selection of greenhouse grown tomatoes on display.
More recently, Village Farms stepped up the organic game.
David Ferman and Lori Castillo of Naturesweet, holding their the Comet snacktomato, a new release this year.
Joseph Talbourdet from Westmoreland Topline Farms, showing off their Huge crunch snack-size cucumbers.
Leonardo Mannarelli from Arrigoni
Marcel van der Pluijm from Feeling Fresh is walking the show
Lori Castillo and Michael Joergensen from NatureSweet. They are extending their product line with peppers and cucumbers. They also promote the new Comets tomatoes.
Team of Tokita
Matteo Lucchini from Idromeccanica Lucchini
Chris Veillon and Melissa Moore from Pure Flavor promote the Red Royals. A sweet tomato, which will be in the stores in 2-4 weeks.
Sprinkles is a new product from Sunset with very small tomatoes, there is also a Qukes variety for cucumbers
Julia Shreve from Sunset
René van Haeff (Light4Food), Ronald Thijssen (Ammerlaan Construction) and Niels Jacobs (Ligth4Food). Light4Food celebrates this month their fifth years anniversary, in which they made for example an complete line to sow, grow and harvest leafy vegetables.
Some of the exhibitors, like the Ellips Group, had their booth placed in the middle of what normally is a basketball stadium. Just look at the score board and the grandstands.
While Steve Gilbank, Jodi Genshaft, Viraj Puri and Julie McMahon of Gotham Greens were at PMA, in Providence, Baltimore and Chicago the grower is building three new greenhouses. All greenhouses should be finished before the end of 2019.
Already finished and presented at PMA were the new salad dressings of Gotham Greens
For Bowery Farms it was their first time at PMA. They want to promote their local indoor and multi-layer grown, fresh and reliable leafy vegetables.
Cupcakes at PMA?
Yes, because they contained the new organic pepper purees of Shenandoah Growers.
The CPMA-team promoting their next exhibition (12-14 May in Toronto), of course with a bear in Canadian colors.
In front of the Dutch national colors: Roel Janssen (Signify) and Thomas Wennekers (Codema Systems Group).
But not only avocado’s are grown in the Carribean, look at all these products and colors.
Three companies gathering in the booth of Bom Group. In the picture from left to right: Tessa Naus and Mathieu van de Sande of PlantLab, John Meijer and Ton Versteeg of Bom Group and Abe Wiebe (Universal Fabricating)
Michael Ploeg with Dalsem Complete Greenhouse Projects, the main contracter at the greenhouse project AppHarvest in Kentucky. https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9145064/dalsem-is-building-25-hectares-for-appharvest/
Abbey Prior and Josh Norbury of BrightFarms proudly presenting their greenhouse grown spinach for in salads.
Although a Dutch company name and based in the Netherlands as well, Verbruggen Palletizing Solutions also has a service center in Washington State. At the picture: Camilo Cordonnier and Scott Frankenfield.
Using ethylene is nothing new for the team of BioSafe Systems. What is new for them is the step to develop technologies to measure, dose and monitor 24 hours a day the gas level in all kind of situations in which ethylene is used. Also new: OxyFusion, a technique to generate chemical on site. At the picture: Mathew Smith, Rob Larose and Jay Sughroue.
For Steenks Service it was their first PMA. At the picture Nick Groenewegen and Sander Zuidgeest, while Klaas-Jan de Ruiter of Ten Cate Geosynthetics dropped by.
Martin Weijters (Vortus) and Danny El-Aaidi (Koppert Biological Systems).
A part of the big PMA-team of Koppert Biological Systems.
Jean-Charles Mercedat, new with Motörleaf, at PMA to inform sales companies about the advantages of yield production via artificial intelligence.
Intergrow presented Tots at PMA, a new on the go shaker for mini-tomatoes focused on kids.
Ricardo Crisantes and Theojary Crisantes of Wholesum Harvest. The company is working on a new top seal packaging for several tomato varieties.
The Star Group, for which Star Produce brought a new seedless sweet pepper to PMA, while Whole Leaf introduced cresses in salad mixes to lift the taste of the salads.
A lot of people did taste the new strawberries, handed over to the people at PMA to promote the certified pesticide free strawberries in the USA by Del Fresco Produce.
The men of Armando Alvarez Group, proudly presenting different sort of products for growers, like a biodegradable mulch, totally impermeable film for disinfection and fruit covers.
Merek Dorf and David Perie with Rijk Zwaan USA. They were highlighting the Cabbisi, a pointed cabage with a smaller size than normal and therefore extra suitable for smaller families nowadays, causing less food waste. Another highlight were the Sweet Palermo sweet peppers in mixed packaging .The sweet pepers must not be mistaken for hot peppers like Americans sometimes are used to do. Rijk Zwaam is doing promotions to make sure all consumers are getting to know the differcences and the color mix packaging helps.
Sonia Magill, Ezequiel Falino, Jorge Briones Garcia and Arlene Fabian of Kuehne + Nagel.
Jurre Schotteindreier (Purple Pride), Jos Hagen (Global Green Team), Marco Bergman (Global Green Team), Arno Verboom (Global Green Team) and Michel den Ouden (Purple Pride).
Sander Metz and Floris Hoogwerf (Valstar Holland) and Niels Kooistra and Jan van Heijningen (Eminent Seeds).
Simon Willemen, Jeroen Smit and Bram Vanthoor with Hortiplan, promoting lettuce cultivation on hydroponic growing systems.
Andrea Bonriposi of P.TRE greenline, wanting to help growers, not only in the United States, to optimize their production by growing on hanging gutters.
Melody Jaime, Edward Gotterba, Anna Melo and Cole Newkirk of Lipman Family Farms. To grow more locally, the company is looking to expand in the East coast region and the Midwest of the United States.
Lipman presented The Crimson, a new grape tomato with which the company likes to add new flavors in the already big tomato assortment.
The men of Sormac next to the NextGen, a centrifuge for leafy vegetables. At the picture Luuk Rutten, John Clement, Joshua Burdine and Roy Lemmen.
Richel Group sees a lot of Mexican growers shifting from outside cultivation to inside cultivation and therefore is building several new greenhouses in Mexico controlled from their Mexican office. In the picture the ‘Mexican’ guys of Richel: Valentin Arnaud, Richel Barthelemy and Blaz Stojcic.
New at Fluence by Osram: Leo Lansbergen as Horticulture Service Specialist. From the left to the right Mark Wilson, Sherry Yancey, Leo Lansbergen and Steven Graves.
Corrie Hutchens and Baltazar Garcia for Pete’s at PMA with their butter stuffers, a wrap of butter lettuce in a retail ready box to make it easy for consumers.
David Bell, Todd Plaxton, Kevin Doran, Jeremiah Hunsaker, Jaymee McInerney and Craig Olson of Houweling’s Group, all with a plastic free cucumber in their hands. The grower recently presented a cucumber wraps without plastics, but with planted-based material to prolong shelf life.
Honduran visitors at the Levarht-booth with in the white t-shirts Ruud Krul and Arjan Levarht.
Danny Fernandex (VoloAgri), John Davis (Axia Vegetable Seeds), Sheranie Nather (Axia Vegetable Seeds), Cees Kortekaas (Axia Vegetable Seeds) and Fernando Rullan (VoloAgri).
The team of Ellips Group. They recently introduced the MSI5-camera, making it possible to detect every single bruise in an apple. https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9153272/with-this-new-camera-we-can-detect-every-single-bruise-in-a-red-delicious-apple/
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