California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Kicks Off 2022 Season With New Leadership and Members
SALINAS, CA - April 1 marked the start of the leafy greens growing season on the Central Coast of California, as well as the beginning of the fiscal year of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (CA LGMA). At its last meeting of the previous fiscal year, the CA LGMA Advisory elected a new slate of officers to help steer the organization throughout the 2022 growing season.
The new leadership group includes:
- Chair, Jan Berk of San Miguel Produce
- Vice Chair, Robert Verloop of Coastline Family Farms
- Treasurer, Matt Amaral of D’Arrigo Bros. of California
Amongst these changes, founding Board Member John D’Arrigo will be departing after serving as an LGMA Advisory Board Member for nearly 15 years. In addition, Dan Sutton will also be concluding his service as Chairman of the Board. Sutton has served as Chairman of the CA LGMA Advisory Board for the last three years, according to a press release, and continues to serve on the Advisory Board and on the Executive Committee.
Click here to view the full list of Board members for this fiscal year.
As it kicks off the 2022 leafy greens season, the LGMA currently has 84 certified member companies and two companies that are new to the organization and pending certification. CA LGMA members are audited an average of four times a year to ensure they are compliant with the LGMA food safety standards and maintain their certification status.
With vast farming operations spanning across the state of California, CA LGMA members produce over 70 percent of the nation’s lettuce and leafy greens.
To view a full list of the certified members, click here.
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