Do you know an extraordinary woman in the fresh produce industry?

The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., is accepting nominations for its Reception Honoring Women in Produce during the 2011 United Fresh convention May 2-5. The reception, which recognizes one female industry leader, is scheduled May 3 in New Orleans.

To suggest a nomination (due by March 11) go here.

Past honorees are:

  • Tonya Antle, Earthbound Farm;
  • Frieda Caplan, Frieda’s Inc.;
  • Margaret D’Arrigo, D’Arrigo Bros. of California;
  • Jan DeLyser, California Avocado Commission;
  • Jan Fleming, Strube Celery & Vegetable Co.;
  • Janice Honigberg, Sun Belle Inc.;
  • Lorri Koster, Mann Packing Co.;
  • Kathleen Nave, California Table Grape Commission;
  • Martha Rhodes-Roberts, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences;
  • Steffanie Smith, River Point Farms LLC;
  • Heather Shavey, Costco Wholesale;
  • Rosemary Talley, Talley Farms; and
  • Jenney Tenney, The Kroger Co.
United Fresh seeks Women in Produce nominations