John J. McAleavey
Annual Dinner Dance

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Cocktail Hour: 7:00 PM
Dinner: 8:30 PM
Westmount Country Club,
Woodland Park, NJ

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This year's dinner honorees are:

Jim Allen
Former President & CEO
New York Apple Association

Al Murray
Former New Jersey
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

*The Board voted to name this event going forward to the John J. McAleavey Annual Dinner Dance to honor our longtime Executive Director who passionately served as our leader for 25 years prior to his passing in June of 2015.


The Eastern Produce Council announces the 4th Annual
James and Theresa Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship.

Deadline to Apply:
April 14, 2017

Winner to be Announced:
May 23, 2017

To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, click the button below

To learn more about this scholarship and to download the application, click here.


2017 EPC Memberships

For 2017, we will be offering both Individual and Corporate Memberships, along with Corporate Packages. These memberships/packages allow admission to all 9 EPC events throughout the year, a reduced rate at the New York Produce Show, and participation in our annual Scholarship Program.

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2017 EPC Membership Application (PDF)

Any questions, please contact the
EPC office at 908-723-0645.


What's Happening at EPC: December 2016

2016 Newsletter

Click here for our December newsletter, which provides a recap from this year's NY Produce Show and highlights our 2017 schedule of events!

Additionally, in January we will be emailing information about NEW 2017 membership options.


2017 New York Produce Show

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2nd Annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking filled with Family Fun!

Thanks to EPC Members and their families along with the DeLorenzo family who attended the 2nd Annual Joe DeLorenzo Apple Picking Event this past Saturday at Melick's Family Farm in Oldwick, NJ.

Cider, donuts, hay rides, apple picking, hot dogs, grilled corn on the cob & popcorn fresh from the farm were enjoyed by all!

The event is named in honor of long standing member and former EPC President, Joe DeLorenzo, who passed away in November of 2014. It is a great way to remember Joe and for EPC families to spend quality time together.

Pictured below is Joe's wife Goldie along with the extended DeLorenzo Family.

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Thanks to our sponsors Avocados from Mexico and Idaho Potato Commission for "kicking off" our new season of events on Tuesday, September 13th with a tailgate party and special guest speaker, former New York Jet, Joe Klecko.

Click here to view pictures from the 9/13 Sponsored Dinner.


EPC Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Christine Knospe

The 3rd Annual Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship was awarded on Tuesday, May 24th at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture Annual BBQ at Demarest Farm. Theresa Nolan was in attendance to present this year's $5,000 scholarship to Christine Knospe, wife of Scott Knospe of Wakefern Food Corp. Christine is currently enrolled at Montclair State University pursuing a degree in Speech Communications. The Knospe family, including their two daughters Izzy and Collette, were at the BBQ to receive the scholarship.

What makes this scholarship unique is that it is based solely on a 500-word essay on ethics. In particular, applicants need to site an example of how they faced an ethical challenge in their life and dealt with it. Anonymous essays are judged by representatives of the Nolan Foundation, not the Eastern Produce Council. Congratulations Christine!


New Jersey Department of Agriculture hosts annual BBQ at Demarest Farm

Picture L to R are: Vic Savanello, NJ Farmer John Formisano, Susan McAleavey Sarlund, Former NJ Secretary of Agriculture Art Brown, current NJ Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher and NJ Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Al Murray.

This marked the 29th consecutive year that the NJDA hosted an EPC meeting and the seventh annual BBQ at Demarest Farm in Hillsdale, NJ. With close to 200 in attendance including NJ growers and NJDA staff, it was a great night to wrap up our meeting season until September. Click here for more details & photos from this eventful night!


EPC Donates Salad Bars

As part of the council's annual charitable donations, this year the EPC donated Salad Bars to two New Jersey Schools.

Pictured above on Friday, April 29th at Wall Township High School are Vic Savanello, Susan McAleavey Sarlund and representatives from the Wall Board of Education.

Pictured above on June 2nd at Paterson International High School are Al Murray, NJ Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, representatives from Paterson's Board of Education and staff of the school's cafeteria.

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South Carolina hosts
EPC's April 26th Meeting

For the 45th consecutive year, The South Carolina Department of Agriculture hosted the EPC's April meeting. Pictured are Martin Eubanks, Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, South Carolina Farmers and Vic Savanello and Susan McAleavey Sarlund.

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EPC Holds Volunteer Night at Community Food Bank of New Jersey

EPC Members and their families and co-workers met at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, in Hillside, NJ on Tuesday April 12th and worked a 2 hour shift sorting food. There were over 50 volunteers in attendance. It was impressive to see so many people come out and give back to the community!

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