May 12-14th Chris Scott and I attended CPMA in Vancouver, B.C. The Washington Apple Commission had a booth with our new bright and informative pull-ups, highlighting the scope of our mission at the commission. We took the time to meet with several other packers who also had booths; Columbia Marketing International (CMI), Domex Superfresh Growers, First Fruits Marketing, L&M, Rainier, and Chelanfresh Marketing. Stemilt was a major sponsor and Washington Fruit & Produce, Sage, and Borton Fruit were in attendance. Vancouver provided a beautiful venue to highlight our produce industry to retailers in Canada. Washington exports over 5 million cartons annually to Canada—our second largest export market.
Our good friends from Cherries and Pears had booths also—I hope I beat them to the ‘blog’ punch!