Parlay Your PMA Fresh Summit at the Exclusive Ventura County Sustainability Exchange Event

Thu. September 4th, 2014 - by Jordan Okumura

OXNARD, CA - If you are lucky enough to have been short listed for this exclusive, pre-PMA Fresh Summit event, then mark your calendar for beachside accommodations at Embassy Suites, Mandalay Bay Oxnard California, as well as dinners, drinks and a host of networking opportunities with the top tier of fresh produce. Luxury and a wealth of industry knowledge and insights await you in this unforgettable experience.


Chef Jason CollisAlong with being pampered by world renowned Chef Jason Collis in Limoneira’s and Calavo’s orchard, guests will also experience the innovative cocktail and beverage insights of Nobu mixologist Brian Leon.  This first class, all-inclusive event invites attendees to rub elbows with award-winning companies like Cool Planet along with produce industry trailblazers that include Houweling’s, Driscoll’s, Limoneira, San Miguel Produce, Deardorff Family Farms, Calavo, and Agromin.

Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and AgricultureKaren Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, tells AndNowUKnow, “It’s great to see the produce industry seek out this kind of collaboration. Ventura County ag has produced some wonderful examples of innovative and sustainable solutions, and this event looks to continue that trend. The lineup of agricultural peers and leaders is truly top-notch, so I’m looking forward to an inspiring exchange.”

The future of farming is here. With an attendee list that is filling fast, the Ventura County Sustainability Exchange is offering to pay for a select group of our industry peers to attend the exclusive 2-day long event. The Exchange promises to showcase innovative solutions to industry challenges such as water, labor, and land prices, while addressing the ROI on sustainability for the company. This is an opportunity you’ll only be able to find in the heart of Ventura County.

Dave Corsi, Wegmans’ VP of Produce and FloralJoin Dave Corsi, Wegmans’ VP of Produce and Floral, along with a host of other produce industry peers as they experience some of Ventura County’s most sustainable and innovative companies with the goal of addressing the most important aspects of food messaging for customers – the who, what, when, where and why? 

Visit Houweling’s 125 acres of green house nursery, as well as Deardorff Family Farms 100,000 square foot LEED Certified building, and Driscoll Farms Water Technology (a new test plot), with plenty of time to make it to PMA Fresh Summit’s opening event. Panel discussions with industry leaders from in and outside the produce industry will also address the latest industry issues in sustainability.

Houwelings Glass House

The event coincides with the PMA Fresh Summit expo on October 15th and 16th. Limited spots are available so don’t wait on your chance to check out the hottest pre-PMA ticket in town. Parlay your PMA Fresh Summit!

For more information, you may contact Nikki Rodoni at [email protected]




San Miguel Produce

Deardorff Family Farms