Eastern Produce Council Hosts 5th Annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Apple Picking Day

OLDWICK, NJ – On Saturday, September 21st, over 100 people (including EPC members, their families, and the family of Joe DeLorenzo) enjoyed a summer-like morning at Melick Farm in Oldwick, NJ, for the 5th Annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Event. Cider and doughnuts kicked off the morning and were followed by tractor rides that took families up to the orchard to pick apples. After returning from the orchard, everyone enjoyed fresh grilled corn on the cob, hotdogs and popcorn.

This year’s gathering was extra special with special guest, 3-month old, Joseph Michael DeLorenzo, son of Joe’s son Anthony, and named in honor of his deceased grandfather.

The event was named in honor of long-time board member and two-time president of the council, Joe DeLorenzo, who died in November 2014. “Joe was all about family, and this event is an opportunity for EPC families to remember Joe and spend time together out on a farm in primetime apple season”, said Susan McAleavey Sarlund, executive director of the EPC.

Joe’s love of family was evident by more than 35 members of the DeLorenzo family on hand for the event. All are New Jersey residents, except for one of his daughters and her family who came up from Florida.

About Eastern Produce Council

The mission for the Eastern Produce Council is to provide the membership with multiple networking opportunities in the produce industry, to advance the sales and awareness of fresh fruits and vegetables, and to provide membership with the most relevant, up-to-date information available. For more information, please visit the website at www.easternproducecouncil.com or contact Susan McAleavey Sarlund at 908-723-0645.