PA at PMA 2019

PA at PMA 2019

Another year, another spectacular PA at PMA in the books!

Every year, team members, distributors, and customers of Produce Alliance gather from all over the country for the annual Produce Marketing Association foodservice conference. 

This gives our PA network the perfect opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the valuable partnerships we've built. From insightful field tours to celebratory receptions, #PAatPMA2019 is truly a time for growth, learning, and of course, comradery!

The week's activities officially began on Wednesday, July 24 as the Produce Alliance Next Generation Board met to discuss progress, adaptive strategies, and vital opportunities within the industry. 

The next day, the Produce Alliance group traveled to Bolthouse Farms for interactive and informative tours through carrot fields.

We also had groups visit the Church Brothers, Mann's/Del Monte, D’Arrigo Brothers, & Tanimura & Antle fields and facilities for amazing informative and engaging tours. Thank you so much to all our dedicated growers for their guidance and kicking off an amazing Thursday at PMA! 

Following Thursday's festivities, that night PA employees, customers, and distributors attended a welcome cocktail reception at Seventh & Dolores. Special thank you to our sponsors of Thursday’s dinner Mann's/Del Monte and GreenGate Fresh!

But the fun did not stop there!

Our group then gathered bright and early Friday morning to head over to Driscoll's for a berry field and facility excursion. The generous folks at Driscoll's gave our group an inside look into America's finest berry fields and facilities. We taste-tested samples and learned about each berry’s flavor, color, texture, shape, and aroma. 

We also had groups visit GreenGate Fresh, & Taylor Farms fields and facilities for informative and engaging tours. Thank you so much to all our dedicated growers for their guidance! 

To cap off the week's activities, our attending PA customers and distributors arrived at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa for the annual Produce Alliance PMA Cocktail Reception. We saw a record number of attendees as guests arrived donned in evening attire to enjoy a night of drinks and hors d'oeuvres as the band played in the background.

Special shout-out to our sponsors of this year's PA at PMA closing party: GreenGate Fresh and bar sponsor Limoneira!

Thank you so much again to everyone who attended the events throughout our PA at PMA 2019 week!

We are always honored to create meaningful experiences and memories with our growing PA family. These are the essential opportunities that bring together the industry’s best and brightest, and showcase the hard work and dedication of inspiring foodservice trailblazers. In these settings, new trends arise, connections are formed, and standards are reinvented.

PA is more than proud to contribute to that innovation.

Thank you again to everyone who helped make this fantastic experience possible.

See you next year!

Juicy & Seasonal, Ojai Pixie Tangerines

Juicy & Seasonal, Ojai Pixie Tangerines