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NJDA Hosts Annual BBQ at Demarest Farm
EPC/Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship Awarded

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture hosted the Eastern Produce Council's Annual BBQ at Demarest Farm in Hillsdale, NJ, on Tuesday, May 23rd. Now entering its 39th year, “Jersey Fresh” is still considered one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation. One of the most popular and well attended meetings every year, there was a great turnout of EPC members, NJDA staff, and New Jersey farmers, growers, and shippers in attendance.

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South Carolina Department of Agriculture and EPC Hosts April Meeting

Pictured above are members of the EPC Board and South Carolina Department of Agriculture Representatives. 

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Thank you to all those who attended our Annual Gala and supported our Ad Journal this year. 

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The 2023 EPC Leadership Class

The EPC proudly announces its 2023 Leadership Class, a professional development program that provides an opportunity for participants to grow and gain valuable knowledge from experiences both in the field and in the classroom.

Schedule of Events

March 21st - Visit to Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market and Holt Logistics at the Port of Gloucester, NJ.

April 25th - Food Safety Modernization Act Seminar at Top Golf in Edison, NJ, prior to EPC Membership Event.

October 3rd - New Jersey Field Trips to Hionis Greenhouses and Rutgers Snyder Research Farm & Classroom Experience with Rutgers’ Adjunct Professor.

Dec 5th-7th - Attend New York Produce Show Seminar, Cocktail Party, Keynote Breakfast, and Trade Show in New York City.


10th Annual
James & Theresa Nolan
Family Foundation
and EPC Scholarship 2023

Deadline to Apply:
Friday, April 21st

Winner to be Announced:
Tuesday, May 23rd

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2022 New York
Produce Show & Conference

Thank You!

Thank you for supporting this year’s New York Produce Show and Conference.
It could not have succeeded without your support!


EPC Leadership Group Attends Foundational Excellence Program at New York Produce Show & Tours Hionis Greenhouse

The fourth Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class culminated its 2022 educational program by attending the New York Produce Show (NYPS) and participating in Cornell University’s Foundational Excellence Future-Leaders-In-Produce event at the show.

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EPC Hosts 8th Annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking Event

It was another great day and turnout for the Eastern Produce Council ‘s 8th Annual Apple Picking Event at Melick Farm in Oldwick, NJ on Saturday, October 8th. Cider and doughnuts kicked off the morning and were followed by tractor rides up through the orchards to pick apples. After the ride to the orchard, EPC members and their families enjoyed fresh grilled corn on the cob, hot dogs, popcorn, and camaraderie with fellow EPC members and the DeLorenzo family.

The event was established in memory of Joe DeLorenzo, former EPC President and Hall of Fame Member and Director of Produce at Krasdale/Alpha1Marketing. Joe passed away in 2014.

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EPC Hosts Tailgate at MetLife Stadium!

It was another beautiful night at MetLife Stadium where the EPC hosted a Tailgate Event for its members on Tuesday, September 20th in the Mezzanine Lounge overlooking the field.

Following a tour of the facility for early arrivals and a Cocktail Hour, EPC President Marianne Santo welcomed the group and introduce the sponsors; Idaho Potato Commission, The Oppenheimer Group, and Zespri.

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47th Annual EPC Golf Outing

The Eastern Produce Council hosted its 47th Annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, June 14th, at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, NJ. It was a beautiful day, shared with industry friends out on the links. This year, the council went back to hosting the event on a weekday, as opposed to a weekend, and switched to a Lunch and Dinner format, versus Breakfast and Lunch which was well received, based on the strong turnout of players.

Following golf and, a Cocktail Hour and Dinner, Rich Martin represented the EPC’s Golf Committee announcing the winners on the course and in the Raffles. He thanked everyone for supporting the event, including Gold Sponsors (Dole and Giorgio), Bronze Sponsors (A&J Produce, Affinity Group, Lancaster Farms, and T.F. Produce), Putting Contest Sponsor (Suja), and a host of many others highlighted around the golf course.

On the course, the winning team was Raul Millan, Eurice Rojas, Oscar Castro, and Johnnie Pandolfino of Vision Import Group and the Second place team was Ed Swartz of Nasoya, Kurt Zuhlke of Produce Packaging, and Mark Gartenfeld.

Closest to the Pin winners were Josh Minton of Donio, Gary Roselli of Allegiance Retail Services, Jeff Garrison of Sunsweet, and Chris Hill of Little Leaf. Dylan Dembeck of Minkus Onions won the Longest Drive, and James Ferrier of organicgirl and Jay DeCamp of JOH split the Putting Contest Prize of $1,000. Mike Kominsky of Ventura Foods won the Grand Prize Drawing of a new set of golf clubs and bag.

Next up on the calendar for the Eastern Produce Council is a Tailgate Event at MetLife Stadium on Tuesday, September 20th!

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