WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Fresh Produce Association’s Fresh Festival continues to garner good will on Capitol Hill.

WPPC’s Fresh Festival continues to impressThe evening reception Oct. 4 in the Longworth House Office Building as part of the annual Washington Public Policy conference attracted more than 700 congressional staff, said Andrew Marshall, policy and grass roots manager for United Fresh.

He said attendance was easily a record, as were the 25 exhibitors, which were mostly produce companies handing out samples to the overworked and underpaid congressional staffers.