EPC/SCDA 50th Anniversary Meeting

April 28, 2022 Eastern Produce Council

The Eastern Produce Council and South Carolina celebrated their 50th Anniversary together at TopGolf in Edison, NJ on Tuesday, April 26th.  This meeting marked the 50th consecutive year SCDA came up to New Jersey to sponsor a meeting for the council.  Marianne Santo, EPC President and Category Manager of Wakefern Food Corp., welcomed the group and thanked the Department for their decades of support.

2022 EPC Leadership Class Tours Philly Port and Wholesale Market

March 28, 2022 Eastern Produce Council

The fourth Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class saw first-hand the increasing complexity of the produce logistics and distribution system with a tour of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) and Holt Logistics on March 22, 2022.

Eastern Produce Council’s Annual Gala “Casino Night” set for Saturday, April 9th

March 3, 2022 Eastern Produce Council

It’s been three long years, but the EPC’s John J. McAleavey Annual Casino Night is back and will take place on Saturday, April 9th, at The One and Only Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ.

TOURING NEW JERSEY Susan McAleavey Sarlund Talks About the Power of Ethics, Friendship and Legacy

Once again, participants in the New York Produce Show and Conference had an opportunity to go on many regional tours, including an official post-show tour of several retail markets in nearby Newark, New Jersey. The tour also included a visit to AeroFarms, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, built in a 75-year-old, converted 70,000-square-foot steel mill. Susan Crowell, a contributing editor at Pundit sister publication, PRODUCE BUSINESS magazine, talked with tour organizer Susan McAleavey Sarlund, executive director of the Eastern Produce Council, who has also been involved with the New York Produce Show since it started, to get some highlights of what was covered in the tour.

Hionis Proves Vibrant Spot for EPC Leadership Class Tour and Seminar

October 12, 2021 Eastern Produce Council

Hionis Greenhouses in Whitehouse Station, NJ, provided another learning experience for the third Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class. The group toured the operation’s greenhouse facilities on October 5th and benefited from another seminar on leadership by John Eric Jacobsen, a trainer with the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education.