Pundit Interviews

Pundit Letters





Perishable Pundit
P.O. Box 810425
Boca Raton FL 33481

Ph: 561-994-1118
Fax: 561-994-1610


email:
info@PerishablePundit.com

a

Produce Business

Deli Business

American Food & Ag Exporter

Cheese Connoisseur



California Leafy Greens
Marketing Agreement Board

Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit, February 15, 2007

A.G. Kawamura, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, has made the initial 13-member appointment to the advisory board of directors for the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. The board members are as follows:

Salinas-Watsonville-San Joaquin Valley-Kern County District
John D’Arrigo — D’Arrigo Brothers
Eric Schwartz — Dole Food Company
Jamie Strachan — Growers Express
Dave Eldredge — NewStar Fresh Foods
Tom Nunes — Nunes Company
Joe Pezzini — Ocean Mist Farms
Alec Leach — Taylor Farms

Oxnard-Santa Maria District
Mitch Ardantz — Bonita Packing Company
Chris Deardorff — Deardorff Family Farms
Ryan Talley — Talley Farms

Blythe-Imperial Valley District
Joe Colace — Five Crowns Marketing
Eric Wexler — Tanimura and Antle
Jack Vessey — Vessey and Company

10 alternates have been named, as well. They are:

Salinas-Watsonville-San Joaquin Valley-Kern County District
Bardin Bengard — Bengard Ranches
Steve Church — Church Bros.
Phil Adrian — Coastline
Charles Sweat — Earthbound Farms
Andrew Cummings — Metz Fresh
Tom Russell — Pacific International Marketing
Ron Ratto — Ratto Brothers

Oxnard-Santa Maria District
George Boscovich — Boscovich Farms
Victor Tognazzini — Gold Coast Farms, Inc.
Glenn Teixeira — Teixeira Farms

The first meeting of the board has been scheduled for Friday, February 23, at 9 a.m., at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, California.

It is expected that a public member of the board will be appointed following the board’s authorization. Who might be an effective advocate for the general public on this board?

How about Charlean Hartsfield, who most in the industry know as Charlean Fields? She is an attorney with the Office of the Alternate Public Defenders, Los Angeles county, where she has worked on behalf of the poor for many years.

Charlean would add a very different perspective to a fairly homogenous board. Yet, as she was married to Carl Fields, vice president of marketing for Monterey Mushrooms and Member of the Board of Directors of PMA before his untimely death in 2004, she also has enough knowledge of the industry to be taken seriously.

A.G. Kawamura, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, has made the initial 13-member appointment to the advisory board of directors for the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. The board members are as follows:

Salinas-Watsonville-San Joaquin Valley-Kern County District
John D’Arrigo — D’Arrigo Brothers
Eric Schwartz — Dole Food Company
Jamie Strachan — Growers Express
Dave Eldredge — NewStar Fresh Foods
Tom Nunes — Nunes Company
Joe Pezzini — Ocean Mist Farms
Alec Leach — Taylor Farms

Oxnard-Santa Maria District
Mitch Ardantz — Bonita Packing Company
Chris Deardorff — Deardorff Family Farms
Ryan Talley — Talley Farms

Blythe-Imperial Valley District
Joe Colace — Five Crowns Marketing
Eric Wexler — Tanimura and Antle
Jack Vessey — Vessey and Company

10 alternates have been named, as well. They are:

Salinas-Watsonville-San Joaquin Valley-Kern County District
Bardin Bengard — Bengard Ranches
Steve Church — Church Bros.
Phil Adrian — Coastline
Charles Sweat — Earthbound Farms
Andrew Cummings — Metz Fresh
Tom Russell — Pacific International Marketing
Ron Ratto — Ratto Brothers

Oxnard-Santa Maria District
George Boscovich — Boscovich Farms
Victor Tognazzini — Gold Coast Farms, Inc.
Glenn Teixeira — Teixeira Farms

The first meeting of the board has been scheduled for Friday, February 23, at 9 a.m., at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, California.

It is expected that a public member of the board will be appointed following the board’s authorization. Who might be an effective advocate for the general public on this board?

How about Charlean Hartsfield, who most in the industry know as Charlean Fields? She is an attorney with the Office of the Alternate Public Defenders, Los Angeles county, where she has worked on behalf of the poor for many years.

Charlean would add a very different perspective to a fairly homogenous board. Yet, as she was married to Carl Fields, vice president of marketing for Monterey Mushrooms and Member of the Board of Directors of PMA before his untimely death in 2004, she also has enough knowledge of the industry to be taken seriously.

© 2019 Perishable Pundit | Subscribe | Print | Search | Archives | Feedback | Info | Sponsorship | About Jim | Request Speaking Engagement | Contact Us