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Editor Greg Johnson captured these moments from the Organic Produce Summit July 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.

The opening reception offered attendees a relaxed networking opportunity before a packed day of education sessions and the expo.

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Greg Johnson

Editor Greg Johnson captured these moments from the Organic Produce Summit July 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.

Rod Braga, president and CEO of Braga Fresh Family Farms, talks with Will Feliz, CEO of Wawona Packing, after both appeared as part of the Organic Supply Chain workshop. Both said growers continue to have to fight rising costs of growing, labor and regulations, especially in California.

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Greg Johnson

Editor Greg Johnson captured these moments from the Organic Produce Summit July 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.

Dan Bourgault (second from right) says if Instacart product isn’t making cooking more convenient for consumers, it fails. He was part of a panel on e-commerce at the Organic Produce Summit. Morning News Beat’s Kevin Coupe (from left) moderated and was joined by Tony Stallone of Peapod; Bourgault; and Don Barnett of Sun Basket.

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Greg Johnson

Editor Greg Johnson captured these moments from the Organic Produce Summit July 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.

Retailers on the July 12 keynote panel all predicted continued organic produce growth at the Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, Calif. On the panel were Roger Harkrider (from left), director of produce for Meijer; Randy Riley, director of produce merchandising for Kroger; Ron McCormick, senior director global produce sourcing for Walmart; and moderator Tonya Antle, co-founder of OPS. 

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Greg Johnson

Editor Greg Johnson captured these moments from the Organic Produce Summit July 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.

Don Barnett (left), COO of Sun Basket, visits with keynote speaker and author Dan Buettner after Buettner's presentation on how people can live longer and healthier lives.

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