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Two Behind the Scenes Tours & A Farm to Table Luncheon

August 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm


August 4, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Saturday, August 4th
  • Two “Behind the Scenes” Experiences (including tour swag!)
  • A Private Chef Prepared “Farm to Table” Luncheon
  • A 95th Birthday Celebration!
 Please join us for a
fun and festive day.
New member, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks (of Earth Friendly Products), and Trusteeship President, Karen Caplan (of Frieda’s Specialty Produce), are hosting an amazing Farm-to-Table luncheon and behind the scenes tours of both of their businesses.
Plus, a very special Trusteeship member, who Karen is related to and we all love and adore, will be celebrating her 95th birthday. You won’t want to miss this!
Karen & Kelly both CEOs of large businesses and are in a stones throw of each other’s buildings.
We’ll start with a tour of Frieda’s Specialty Produce along with product sampling and then head over to Eco Friendly Products for a tour of the facility and a fun Farm to Table Luncheon with their private chef.
Frieda’s Specialty Produce
At Frieda’s Specialty Produce, they’ve always been different, just like their products. Genuine, spirited, forward-thinking, family-first people. It’s who they are and who they’ve always been, ever since their trailblazing founder, Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, first introduced the kiwifruit to the U.S. in 1962. Innovation and authenticity are deeply rooted at Frieda’s. After all, their family’s been inspiring new food experiences with oh-so-good-for-you specialty fruits and veggies for more than 50 years.
Earth Friendly Products
Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products (EFP) has been making plant-powered cleaners in the U.S. for over 50 years. ECOS™ laundry detergent and the collection of over 200 other green cleaners, are proudly made in four facilities across the country using thoughtfully sourced global ingredients. EFP is dedicated to growing the U.S. green economy, reducing its environmental footprint, and creating safer products for families to enjoy across the country.
Tour the Earth Friendly Products facilities in Cypress to learn about their environmentally friendly packaging, shipping and product practices.
Tour is followed by a lovely “Farm to Table” luncheon at the facility.
Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan
Join us for a fun filled celebration of the amazing life of a 34 year Trusteeship member!
Happy 95th Birthday Celebration Frieda!
“Success came because I never saw obstacles,” says Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan in the 2015 documentary film “Fear No Fruit” about her life as a produce industry trailblazer. Frieda chose not to see any obstacles in 1962 when she became the first woman in the U.S. to own and operate a produce company on the all-male Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. She saw no roadblocks when she began buying and selling then unusual and new-to-market specialties like brown mushrooms, Sunchokes®, and spaghetti squash. She feared no fruit when she brought the first load of fuzzy brown kiwifruit in from New Zealand. That grit and determination earned Frieda the title “Queen of Kiwifruit” for her successful introduction of kiwifruit to the American market.
Our Fun Day Timing & Details
Timing & Locations:
  • 10:30 am Arrive at Frieda’s – Behind the Scenes Tour & Product Sampling – Address: 4465 Corporate Center Dr, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
  • 11:45 am Depart – Drive 10 minutes to Earth Friendly Products – Address: 11150 Hope St, Cypress, CA 90630
  • 12:00 pm Arrive at Earth Friendly Products – Behind the Scenes Tour
  • 1:00 pm Farm to Table Luncheon & Frieda’s 95th Birthday Celebration!
  • 3:00 pm Conclusion
Who May Attend & Costs:
  • Trusteeship Members Only. The first 50 respondents will be confirmed with your RSVP (see button below). If we have availability for opening this event up to non-members, we’ll let you know two weeks prior to the event.
  • $85 per member; $100 per non-member

“A dynamic group of intelligent, notable, exciting, giving, caring, fun, and gifted women of different careers, background, education and ethnicity. They stand united as one voice for the betterment of all women everywhere throughout the world. It is such an honor to be a member of The Trusteeship.”

– Martha