Testimonials: Mark Munger, Michael Valpredo, Brian Klumpp, and Bianca Kaprielian Talk Organic Produce Summit
MONTEREY, CA - Traveling to Monterey, California, has become a staple of my summer. The ocean breeze and cool nights stand at sharp contrast to the electric feel of the show floor. Anyone who’s been to Organic Produce Summit (OPS) knows that the feeling is unmatched and chatting with other industry folks about the future of organics certainly lights a fire in your mind and your belly.
I wanted to hear from the growers/packers/shippers who make up our incredible organic industry and learn what they love about OPS. Hear from them below.
Mark Munger, Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, 4Earth Farms™
“The 4Earth team is excited for the upcoming Organic Produce Summit! This conference continues to be our most valuable show of the year. The energy and excitement around organic produce is as strong as ever, and the impressive lineup of retail leaders attending makes for a very busy and valuable couple of days. We are excited to showcase our new line of 4Earth organic broccoli and cauliflower florets and halved and shredded Brussels sprouts and are looking forward to seeing customers and colleagues in Monterey.”
Michael Valpredo, President, Country Sweet Produce
“In my opinion, the Organic Produce Summit is the best show in produce. Kudos to Matt [Seeley], Susan [Canales], and their team for creating these wonderful days and nights in beautiful Monterey. Just an awesome compilation of industry friends and colleagues, with outstanding programs, at the perfect time mid-summer. The CSP crew can’t wait to be there!”
Brian Klumpp, Director of Marketing and Strategic Development, North Bay Produce
“OPS has grown considerably over the years along with the organic produce industry itself. As organics grew from a healthy trend into a mainstay, North Bay Produce has benefited from all that OPS has done to stay at the forefront of the market. We are pleased to be a sponsor and thank all those that have made this such a worthwhile and enjoyable event.”
Bianca Kaprielian, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fruit World
“As a grower and marketer of organic produce, all of us at Fruit World excitedly head to OPS each year to deepen our connections with customers and partners, and to expand our network by meeting other people in our community. We also love diving deeper into hot topics facing the industry by attending the educational sessions. This year, we’re super excited to celebrate our fifth anniversary—we invite friends new and old to stop by our booth for some fun!”
I can’t wait to see what innovations and connections are made during OPS. No matter what, each year seems to improve upon the last, so I know it will be epic!