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   The Nunes Company Hosts The Eastern Produce Council’s Dinner Meeting
by Eastern Produce Council
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:12AM EST

On Tuesday, March 6th, western grower, The Nunes Company, hosted the Eastern Produce Council’s Dinner Meeting at Il Villaggio in Carlstadt, NJ.  Representing the Nunes family was Tommy Nunes-Vice-President of Operations who also sits on the Executive Board of The Nunes Company, Inc.  He is a 4th generation farmer and has served on various boards including The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California and Western Growers Board of Directors.  Also joining Tommy were Doug Classen-Vice President of Sales, and Tommy’s 10 year old daughter, Kate.

Tommy gave the group a general update on the western veg. category and issues his company and others deal with on a regular basis.  Tommy took questions from those in attendance which sparked an  interesting conversation that touched on conventional versus organic produce, water supply, workforce housing and wages, and the controversial new crop, cannabis.

Tom Nunes Sr. planted the family’s first seeds in California’s Salinas Valley in the early 1930s. The Foxy brand was born when second-generation brothers Bob and Tom Nunes formed the Nunes Company, Inc. in 1976. Foxy-brand produce is now grown on more than 20,000 crop acres. Third and fourth generation Nunes family members are at the helm today, ensuring that a tradition in innovation and pride in stewardship of the land is carried out at every level of the business.

Pictured from L to R are: Susan McAleavey Sarlund, EPC Executive Director, Vic Savanello, EPC President, Marianne Santo, EPC First Vice President, Tommy Nunes, Kate Nunes and Doug Classen.

Source: Eastern Produce Council

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