Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, Calif., was named one of eight finalists for a Stevie for Best Tradeshow or Convention for its booth at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh 2009 Summit in Anaheim, Calif.

Ocean Mist Fresh Summit booth vies for award

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Chef Tony Baker prepares grilled artichokes for sampling at the Ocean Mist booth at Fresh Summit 2009.

The Stevie is the name given by American Business Awards, derived from the Greek work for “crowned,” according to the group’s website.

The Ocean Mist introduced its new packaging at the Fresh Summit and had more than 40 people present at the exposition.

“There is a team of employees from several departments of Ocean Mist Farms and family members that work on the annual PMA tradeshow year-round, within the last few days leading up the event, as well as during the event that make our 30-foot by 50-foot booth come to life every year,” Kori Tuggle, marketing manager, said in a news release. “It is rewarding to have that team effort be recognized.”