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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The Packer hosted its fourth annual West Coast Produce Expo May 10-12 with field tours, a golf outing, educational sessions and the expo. 


1 -Bruce Gitmed of Bruce’s Produce, Villa Park, Calif., samples mint chocolate chip ice cream from Brittney Bubb at the North Shore Living booth.


2- Lee Groon, assistant produce sales manager for Vons/Pavillions/Albertsons, left, talks with Kirt Mockli, salesman for Onions 52.


3- Matt Modena (from left) of Windset Farms talks with Daniel Bell and Scot Olson of Grocery Outlet.


4- Brad Stark (from left) of Awe Sum Organics talked with Scot Olson and Daniel Bell of Grocery Outlet


5- Rick Cruz, produce sales manager for Vons/Pavillions/Albertsons, left, talked with Dan Acevedo, director of business development of GreenFruit Avocados.


6- Urbano Magana (from left) of Purefresh Sales Inc., Trini Valdivia of Supervalu Inc., Eric Cole and Bill Purewal of  Purefresh Sales stopped for a photo at the Purefresh Sales booth.


7- Chad Miller, vice president of procurement for Sprouts Farmers Market talks with Jodi Carkner, sales manager for Awe Sum Organics.


8- Ian Smetona, left, salesman for Limoneira, talks with Sean Nelson, senior director of produce business for Topco Associates.


9- Kent Beesley (from left) of the Idaho Potato Commission talks with Jason Domenico of Mastronardi Produce and Patrick Mills of Lucky’s Market.


10- Nick Dulcich, president of Sunlight International Sales, left, talks with Paul Kneeland executive director at Gelson’s Markets.


11- Mignon Marlow, regional account manager for Wm. Bolthouse Farms Inc., talks with Raul De Alba, vice president of produce for WinCo Foods.

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