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The Eastern Produce Council's first New York Produce Show & Conference, set for Nov. 9-11 in the city of New York, will also offer networking events, workshops and tours of the Hunts Point Terminal Market, the new Philadelphia market, local retailers, restaurants and wholesale facilities.

"New York City is the epicenter of the region that buys more fresh produce than any location in the country," EPC President Dean Holmquist, director of produce and floral for Foodtown Inc., said in a late December press release.

EPC Executive Director John McAleavey added in the release, "The extraordinary diversity of the population in this region assures a dynamic market for mainstream, ethnic and specialty produce."

EPC Vice President Paul Kneeland, vice president of produce and floral at Kings Super Markets, also said in the release, "The sophisticated clientele of the Northeast region combines with a plethora of quality retailers, restaurants, foodservice distributors and wholesalers to introduce product from local growers, growers across North America and growers from around the world."

For more information, contact Mr. McAleavey by phone at 973/564-6295 or by e-mail at jmcaleavey@comcast.net.