Avocados from Mexico and Idaho Potato Commission hosted an awesome tailgate themed event overlooking the field at The Toyota Lounge at MetLife Stadium. The event featured guest speaker, and former New York Giants linebacker, Carl Banks!

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3rd 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 3rd 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 are New Jersey state Senator Christopher (Kip) Bateman (R-District 16) and EPC President Vic Savanello of Allegiance Retail Services and Joe's wife Goldie along with the extended DeLorenzo Family.

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Stemilt Growers Hosts Meeting
at Stony Hill Inn

On Tuesday, September 19th, Stemilt Growers hosted a Dinner/Meeting for the EPC membership at Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, NJ.

Pictured from L to R are: Tim Harrington, Sales Manager, Stemilt Growers, Susan McAleavey Sarlund, EPC Executive Director, Roger Pepperl, Marketing Director at Stemilt, Vic Savanello, EPC President, and George Moskal, EPC 2nd Vice President.

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June 10th Golf Outing

Thank you to everyone who supported our golf outing at Royce Brook Golf Club on June 10th!
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New Jersey Department of Agriculture Hosts EPC's Annual BBQ at Demarest Farm

For the 30th consecutive year, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture hosted the EPC's May meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Tom Beaver, Director, Division of Marketing and Development-NJDA, John Bansher, President, NJ Vegetable Growers Association, Dr. Lewis DiEugenio, representing the NJ Peach Council, Francisco Allende, Owner, Jersey Fruit, Doug Fisher, NJ Secretary of Agriculture, Marianne Santo, EPC Vice President, Vic Savanello, EPC President and Susan McAleavey Sarlund, EPC Executive Director.

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4th Annual EPC/Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Jacqueline Tannucilli

Pictured L to R are: Susan McAleavey Sarlund, EPC Executive Director, Nancy Tannucilli, Jackie Tannucilli, Tony Tannucilli, Theresa Nolan and Vic Savanello, EPC President and Senior Director, Produce and Floral, Allegiance Retail Services

The 4th Annual James and Theresa Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship was awarded on Tuesday, May 23rd at the EPC’s New Jersey Department of Agriculture Annual BBQ at Demarest Farm in Hillsdale, NJ. Theresa Nolan was in attendance to present this year's $5,000 scholarship to Jackie Tannucilli, daughter of EPC member Tony Tannucilli of Dole Fresh Fruit. Jackie is a student at Old Bridge High School and will be attending Towson University in the fall.

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 Jackie!



South Carolina hosts
EPC's April 25th Meeting

For the 46th consecutive year, The South Carolina Department of Agriculture hosted the EPC's April meeting. Pictured are Martin Eubanks, Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture and Vic Savanello, EPC President.

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Thank you to all who attended or supported our 51st Annual
John J. McAleavey Dinner Dance!

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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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