Lipman Produce Brings Patrick O’Brien, the “Fruit-Carving Ninja," to Fresh Summit
- by Jordan Okumura
IMMOKALEE, LA – Lipman is inviting Fresh Summit attendees to check out the artistic exploits of Patrick O’Brien, the “Fruit-Carving Ninja." This talented Fayetteville, NC produce artist creates his art from fruits and vegetables, carving intricate designs on everything from watermelons, to apples, to winter squash. His work has been featured in numerous competitions, bridal expos, and even at the 2014 U.S. Open in Pinehurst.
“Everyone has seen ice sculptures and cake, but when I show up, the camera phones come out,” Patrick told City View in a previous interview. He explained how he can see art in “any vegetable that will hold its shape when cut” and looks forward to bringing his unique talents to this year's Fresh Summit.
“We look forward to the Fresh Summit,” agreed Darren Micelle, COO at Lipman. “It is a prime opportunity for us to promote our products while learning about industry trends and news.”
If you haven't seen Patrick's produce creations before, I highly recommend giving them a look. The detail he puts into each carving is really quite impressive.
While admiring O'Brien's art, Lipman invites college football fans to check out the weekend's games, which will be playing live at its booth.
Lipman will also be promoting the upcoming fall harvest of its exclusively Florida grown Crimson Queen round and Ripe Bite grape tomatoes as part of its “We Bring the Farm to You!” theme.
Be sure to check Lipman out at booth #474 at Fresh Summit. The company says it will be holding a prize giveaway on both Saturday and Sunday for those who drop off their business cards when they do.