Several Western Growers members partnered together in a successful fundraiser known as “New York Express” to raise over $14,000 for food bank distribution programs and school produce programs.  Ocean Mist Farms, The Nunes Company, Steinbeck Country Produce, Taylor Farms, Tanimura and Antle and Dole Fresh Vegetables donated pallets of iceberg lettuce, celery and cauliflower for this fundraiser and C.H. Robinson donated the associated transportation and delivery costs of taking the produce from Salinas, California to be sold at Hunt’s Point Terminal Market in New York City.  Ag Against Hunger coordinates the annual fundraiser every October.



Matt McInerney

It had all the makings of a grand night. And in the end, Tuesday’s Award Dinner at Western Growers 89th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas didn’t disappoint.  With a lineup up that included Award of Honor recipient and respected industry leader Gary Pasquinelli coupled with former Tonight Show host and comedian Jay Leno, event goers found themselves impressed, amused and entertained in full Vegas fashion.

Randy Hause


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