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The Produce Pair

The Produce Pair

By Dan Avakian
Dan The Produce Man and Guido The Gardener share the enjoyment of fresh fruit and vegetables with guests in the food world.
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Rough on the Outside, Soft on the Inside.

The Produce Pair

Blast From the Past Jan 29 2005
Dan and Guido go over in-season produce of the day as well as health news from early 2005.Country of Origin Labeling, Food Labeling, RFIDs, OSO sweet Onions, Tangerines, Desert Artichokes, Peruvian Mangoes, and more! 
February 15, 2022
Blast from the Past: The Queen of the Kiwifruit and other Specialties
Dan the Produce Man and Guido the Gardener with Guest Frieda Rapoport Caplan Exact date unknown - the early 2000s
January 15, 2022
Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas and a Creepy New Year!
Creepy Santa, Pickled Zucchini, Cigar Smoking Paperboys, Kelsey Printing Press, Mel's Bowling Alley. Dan the Produce Man shares a wild story of his pre-produce days as a paperboy in Alameda California
December 28, 2021
Blast From the Past Series at PW Market Dec 2, 2003
Dan and Guido broadcast Live at the legendary PW Market in Castro Valley California. PW Markets, now closed, was a good old-fashioned high-end grocery chain established in the 1940s and closing in 2010. Dan and Guido broadcast from right inside the produce department. 
December 17, 2021
Vegan Seafood?
Registered Dietician, Food Technologist, and Author Nancy Berkoff joins Dan and Guido with fantastic information on Nutrition for the elderly, Also how long can we keep fresh smoothies in the refrigerator before they lose their nutritional value? The origin of Soy Milk and Rice Milk and Vegan Seafood.
October 25, 2021
Blast from the Past: October 23, 2004.
Blast from the Past: October 2004. Dan and Guido cover winter squashes that were starting to trend, early organic Satsuma Mandarins, Black Twig Apple and interviews from Produce Marketing Association’s 2004 Fresh Summit. Also, Miracle Berries, Pink lemons and Purple dragon Fruit.
October 19, 2021
Squirrely Pumpkin
Dan and Guido discuss the "Lucky Pear," Asian Pears, Honeynut Squash, French and Italian Prunes, Guido gives Dan some advice on keeping the squirrels from eating his pumpkins.  
October 10, 2021
Late Summer Fruit and Winter Garden
Dan and Guido go over some late summer fruit and Guido the Gardener gives tips on planting a winter garden 
September 20, 2021
Rough on the Outside, Soft on the Inside.
It's California Avocado Season, in fact, it's California Avocado Month! Jan DeLyser from the California Avocado Commission joins Dan and Guido to inform us all about the creamy goodness of avocados. From the most popular variety to older varieties and even a new variety.
June 14, 2021
How Many Produce Items Are in Your Refrigerator?
Patrick Kelly (The Produce Industry Podcast) joins Dan the Produce Man™ for a conversation on fresh produce consumption. Do produce industry people eat what they sell? What’s new with the FlavorWave App and The Produce Industry App? Also a bonus clip at the end, a Produce Pair Promo for 2003, how many of these folks are still around? Tune In and Turn On!
May 30, 2021
"Organic Produce is the Gateway To All Other Organic Foods"
Dan the Produce Man and Ron Pelger (filling in for Guido) welcome Matt Seely from the Organic Produce Network. Topics include pricing of organic produce, consumer awareness, and trends, the growth of organic produce over the years, where organic produce is headed and a lot of other good tidbits! Tune In and Turn On! 
May 24, 2021
Our Produce is Tops!
Dan and Guido welcome Jeff Cady - Director of Produce and Floral at Tops Friendly Markets and 2020 Produce Retailer of the Year! Jeff shares insight on what Makes Tops different from other retailers especially in the online arena, stories from the early days and where produce is heading in the future.  
May 10, 2021
Try It!
Karen Caplan from Frieda's Specialty Produce joins Dan and Guido to discuss her latest book: Try It! How Frieda Capland Changed the Way We Eat! Also, Turmeric benefits, purple sweet potatoes, Dragon Fruit with flavor, Outer Space Produce and more! 
April 22, 2021
Championing Fresh Produce in Our Lives
Nate Montgomery The Produce Champion shares stories of the giant produce market in Guadalajara, importing and exporting fresh produce, and taking advantage of our local crops. 
April 18, 2021
Bring It On Home!
Laura Mcintosh from PBS Bringing It Home joins Dan and Guido with tips on what’s in season now… and a sneak preview on the start of the California cherry season just a few weeks away!
April 08, 2021
The Specialty of Specialty Produce!
Bob Harrington from Specialty Produce in San Diego joins Dan The Produce Man and Guido The Gardener for a conversation on exotic fruit and veggies as well as the significant roles of small family farms.
April 01, 2021
30 Days of Produce
Eric Patrick from Grant Hunt Co. joins Dan and Guido to discuss and enlighten us on his personal 30 Days of Produce challenge and how we can take the challenge ourselves. Are you up to it? It's easier than you think, join us to find out! 
March 23, 2021
Weight Loss Coach Amy Roskelly from Healthbeet shares her journey of struggles in life to finally come up with the perfect weight loss plan. Amy discusses "Mindful Portion Control," Balanced Nutrition without eliminating any food groups, and more.
March 06, 2021
Mushrooms, Mangoes, Roots and Goodies, This day in Produce Pair History
Blast from the Past Series. The Produce Pair Radio Show on the Univeral Talk Network Feb 22, 2003. John Garrone from Hazel Dell Mushroom farm joins Dan and Guido for Mushroom Talk. Dan ad Guido cover mangoes, root veggies and other goodies.
February 22, 2021
Produce Life with Brent Erenwert
Brent Erenwert from Brothers Produce and Houston Cold Storage joins Dan and Guido to discuss the current state of the fresh produce world and how he has managed his companies through the Corona Virus scourge.
February 16, 2021
Veggie Diet & Rock 'N' Roll!
This week Mott The Hoople Keyboard player Morgan Fisher joins Dan and Guido with stories of turning to a veggie diet, on the road with Mott The Hoople, his fascinating art, his move to Tokyo and a bunch of other good stuff! 
February 07, 2021
A Citrus celebration with Kim Flores
What do you get when you cross a Blood Orange with a Clementine Mandarin? Why the Mandarosa of course! Kim Flores from the Pro Citrus Network joins Dan and Guido to talk about healthy eating, specialty citrus varieties available now.
January 31, 2021
Enticing Navels
Jim Savaadra, Angela Lopez Avalos and Keith Wilson of Cecelia Packing join Dan and Guido to tell us al about Heirloom Navel Oranges, Blood Oranges, Cara Cara Red Oranges.
January 24, 2021
CBD and You
Your Natural Healthcare's Rose Chastain explains in detail how CBD works with our bodies.   
January 15, 2021
An Apple a Day...
Dan and Guido cover some apple varieties that are still on the stands that add crrrrrunch to your 2021!
January 03, 2021
Blast from the Past Series with Chef Carlo Middione
Chef, cookbook author, Television Personality and Restaurateur Carlo Middione is guest
December 27, 2020
"People are our best product"
Columnist for The Produce News and The Organic Produce Network, industry veteran and advisor Ron Pelger is our guest. Ron shares stories from the good old days and insights for the future in fresh produce.
December 19, 2020
Ride the Flavor Wave!
Patrick Kelly and Michael Chavez from the Flavor Wave App are guests. Fresh Produce Home delivery has never been more Fresh, Fast,  & Easy!
December 11, 2020
Now then, some cheese my good man!
Mark Todd The Cheese Dude joins Dan The Produce Man and Gudo The Gardener to share cheese and fruit pairings as well as cheese, coffee, and tea pairings. 
December 05, 2020
Blast From The Past with Paul Prudhomme
Chef Paul Prudhomme joins Dan and Guido on The Produce Pair Radio Show April 3, 2004
November 26, 2020
Focusing on the Zone with Curtis Aikens
Chef, Author, Literacy Advocate, TV Personality Curtis Aikens joins Dan and Guido with tips on good eating and stories of his days with Julia Child, Paul Prudhomme, Micky Mantle, Barbara Bush, Joe Carcione and many others.
November 20, 2020
Our battle for nutrition is easier than we think with Dr. Liz Isenring
Dr. Liz Isenring, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, author and speaker joins dan and Guido to discuss simple and effective ways of getting more fresh fruit and vegetables into our diets.
November 13, 2020
The Vegetarian Gourmet Margaret Riesen Joins Dan and Guido sharing the difference between Vegetarian and Vegan
Margaret Riesen Joins Dan and Guido sharing the difference between Vegetarian and Vegan as well as tips on Vegetarian cooking.
November 06, 2020
Pamela Riemenschneider - The Produce Reporter Company.
Pamela Riemenschneider from the Produce Reporter Co. joins Dan The Produce Man and Guido The Gardener for an hour of fresh produce conversation. Topics covered are Gig shoppers at the supermarkets, Pink Glow Pineapples, Chestnuts, Cosmic Crisp Apples and lots more!
October 29, 2020
USA Pears - Kevin Moffitt
Kevin Moffitt from the Pear Bureau Northwest joins Dan and Guido for a conversation all about pears. We run down several varieties and how to pick them out so you get a perfect pear every time! Also, with October being National Pizza MonthKevin shares how you can have a chance to win a portable pizza oven via USA pears (@usapears) social media pages!  
October 16, 2020
Megan Crivelli The Produce Nerd
The Produce Nerd Megan Crivelli author of The Grocery Guide joins dan and Guido with tips on fresh produce for your little ones, The Grocery Guide and getting more fruit and veggies into your daily diet.    
October 08, 2020
Fall Fruit and Veg with Guest Jon Steffy - The Produce Geek
What is in-season right now? Dan The Produce Man and Guido The Gardener with special guest Jon Steffy from Four Seasons Produce.
September 30, 2020
Blast From The Past with Frieda Kaplan
Kiwi Queen and fresh produce legend the late Frieda Caplan joined Dan and Guido in July 2001.
September 22, 2020
The Produce Pair 9.18.2020
Dan The Produce Man and Guido The Gardener with guest Robert Schueller from Melissas Specialty Produce share what's in season. 
September 18, 2020