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The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

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WK41 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP11
In this episode of Fresh From The Field Friday's w/ Dan The Produce Man brought to you by The Produce Industry Podcast we chat all things FALL. We are excited to move through the month of October talking about all types of great produce such as pumpkins, pears, apples, mushrooms, and more....  Dan and Patrick have fun in this episode discussing some brands and potential brands like the MAGNUM PI PEAR!!! There are 100's of brands in the grocery stores and in the marketplace for you to choose from, but now you have to find them. From Winn-Dixie to Aldi's and Save-A-Lot this week and all of their FRESH DEALS!!! Join Dan and Patrick this week as we explore the wonders of THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY!! FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
15:57
October 15, 2021
Cocina Sabrosa LIVE w/ Michael Chavez and Miguel Montero of Ag Tools, Inc. - EP129
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have Miguel Montero our Fancy Sponsor Ag Tools and Michael Chavez Co-Hosting LIVE from Long Beach, CA during Cocina Sabrosa Trade Expo. In this jam packed episode we chat with Miguel Motero first about data and analytics. Specifically, we are talking about how data and analytics is leveling the playing field for organizations and becoming transparent with the end consumer.  Next, Michael Chavez comes to us live from Long Beach!! Cocina Sabrosa brought many restaurants, beverages companies and produce companies to the Long Beach Convention Center in person to network, try new products and overall have a good time. Michael interviews many new people and some the Podcast has already connected with.  JOIN us during this bonus episode reporting LIVE from Long Beach and Making DATA FUN AGAIN!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
34:05
October 13, 2021
Mimmo Franzone, Longos Supermarkets and Kim Chackal, Equifruit - EP128
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have our Choice Sponsor Equifruit and Longo's Supermarkets. Kim Chackal brings a dynamite connection to the podcast today with Mimmo Franzone, Sr. Director of Produce and Floral of Longo's. Mimmo has a 20 year track record in the produce industry through retail and international experience. Today we chat with Kim and Mimmo about the bold move that Longo's and Equifruit engaged in creating Longo's to be the only grocery chain in North America to be 100% Fairtrade conventional and organic bananas in their stores.  As Mimmo said "Changing the world ONE Fairtrade banana at a time!" The conversation will go into marketing in and out of the stores, sourcing, connecting with guests, and the overall experience of paying farmers fairly and the rules of Fairtrade.  Join us during Fairtrade month here in the states and Thanksgiving in today in Canada.  FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
54:55
October 11, 2021
WK40 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP10
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast we chat all about what is in season this week and what you should pick up. Did someone say pumpkins everyone? What about Sweet Potatoes, Suckle Pears and more....It is October everyone and we are getting ready for Fall!!!  Join Dan and Patrick in this episode from the fields and learn what is in your marketplace and what to purchase! Let's not forget some chatter about Fall, what is in the fields and on the horizon and......What deals are in the circulars this week!  FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
18:25
October 8, 2021
Jeff Watkin, Director of Marketing at Sev-Rend Corporation - EP126
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Jeff Watkin, Director of Marketing of Sev-Rend Corporation. Patrick and Jeff are talking all things sustainable packaging. Jeff gives a 30,000 ft. overview of the company that has a 27+ year history in the produce and supply chain industry, sustainable packing, recycling, and new bioAble solutions!.  Patrick also discusses with Jeff about saving the globe and being eco-friendly to be able to sustain a better future for generations to come. As we know plastic takes years to breakdown and Jeff and the Sev-Rend team have to do better. They offer their customers sustainable packaging options that could reduce their carbon footprint and provide better quality product.  Join Patrick and Jeff talk Sustainability!! FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
27:22
October 4, 2021
WK39 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP9
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's by Dan The Produce Man, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast we chat what is in your FREEZER folks! That's right the freezer, not the arctic, not antarctic, but literally one of the coldest spots in your home. There are many different produce items that go in your freezer whether they are FRESH or FROZEN.  Dan gives some great insight on how to store FRESH produce inside your freezer and Patrick recaps with his staple items that are "Frozen". There are many different ways to store and eat fresh produce. Join Dan and Patrick as they explore the Freezer on what comes from the fields to our houses.  FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
23:13
October 1, 2021
MEGA-Distribution Center by A M KING & Mission Produce - EP124
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we travel to Laredo, TX to visit Mission Produce's new MEGA-DISTRIBUTION CENTER that was designed and built by A M King, an integrated design-build firm with expertise in food distribution and cold storage facilities. Mission Produce has the WORLD's FINEST AVOCADOS and is expanding in to Mango Distribution and more.... Patrick sits down in-person and chats with Ben Barnard, Vice President Global Partnerships and Business Development / Mission Produce, John Koury, AIA - Architect / A M King and Carl Morse, Senior Project Manager / A M King Features of the multi-temperature zone facility include: 10 state-of-the-art ripening rooms with the capacity for 42 pallets each 81,000 square feet of storage space with the potential of 6,000 pallet positions of cold storage 36 refrigerated dock positions and four dry dock positions 900 staging and inspection positions Four coolers with 2,590 pallet positions FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com  CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com  STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
40:18
October 1, 2021
Part 3, Joe Exotic, The Judge and The Journalist - EP123
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Michael Chavez Co-Host this episode with Theresa McKeown and of course Joe Exotic The TIGER KING. We are going to hear more from Joe on the animals, where the profits to the zoo went and what we have all been waiting for Joe's favorite Fruit and Vegetable. Join us for Part 3 with this group as they explore #justiceforjoe while also keeping it produce related. There are many aspects of a Zoo that is similar to a farmer or agriculture worker. There is plenty of first, boots and of course sh**... During this episode we will hear Theresa's final thoughts and how to find out more about the trial and even more answers on what Joe's favorite fruit and veggie are!  Come here from Joe yourself and find out his favorite fruit and veggie.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
39:44
September 27, 2021
WK38 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP8
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man, brought to you by The Produce Industry Podcast we chat about what is on the counter top and in your pantry. That is right folks we have moved from the fridge to the dry counter space in your kitchen. There are so many types of FRESH produce that you can purchase from the store and place at room temperature.  Dan and Patrick go through their pantries and countertops from California to Florida exploring all the wonders of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. What are some fruits and vegetables that you have on your countertop? What is your favorite dry fruit or vegetable?  Join Dan and Patrick this week talk about what come from the field and to your pantry!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
24:35
September 24, 2021
Part 2, Joe Exotic, The Judge & The Journalist - EP121
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Michael Chavez Co-Hosts Part 2 with Joe Exotic and Theresa McKeown (The Journalist). In Part one last week we heard a few comments from Joe about his trial and really what type of person he is. This week we decided to open up Joe's heart a bit and give you a glimpse of what he did for people around the world, how is friendships don't go away after the first meeting, his feud with Carole and how it all started as well as FREE Meat programs and what FRESH PRODUCE Joe fed the animals at the Zoo.  Join us as we explore the Joe Exotic aftermath as well as hearting never before heard audio from JOE EXOTIC the TIGER KING HIMSELF. Interested in hearing more details about this case please download The Judge and The Journalist podcast on Anchor, Apple or Spotify.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
43:27
September 20, 2021
WK 37 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP7
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man Avakian we are coming to you LIVE from The Organic Produce Summittt in Monterey, California. Dan is going to give you an update of what this show is and what it does if you are a consumer out there. Patrick and Dan will also chat about some consumer trends as well as some hot organic picks that are in the marketplace. From California to Florida Dan and Patrick talk all things produce.  It always best when its organic and fresh! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
15:38
September 17, 2021
Joe Exotic & The Judge & The Journalist - EP119
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Michael Chavez Co-Host’s talking about The Judge and The Journalist Podcast. Today we chat with Theresa McKeown from episode 79 except we are not talking about her books, we are going to chat about JOE EXOTIC - THE TIGER KING! Heck, we are going to have him on the SHOW!!! Mike, Patrick and Theresa talk about the Joe Exotic trial as well as how Theresa knows Joe before he was sentenced to prison! We also get to hear never before heard audio from JOE EXOTIC in a new light! COME JOIN US and hear from Joe himself as he sits in Dallas Federal Prison awaiting #justice. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
29:52
September 13, 2021
WK36 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP6
In this episode of FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY's with Dan THE PRODUCE MAN by The Produce Industry Podcast we talk about what is in your fridge. That's right folks we are bringing what is in the fields into Dan and Patricks Fridge. Now from California to Florida I am sure there will be many different items because of the regions. Dan being the bachelor that he is and Patrick being the family man - these two fridges are worlds apart, but also very close.  Let's talk about what is in your fridge and get out there and buy more fresh produce everyone!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
20:39
September 10, 2021
Wayne Bishop, CEO of 7 Points Cannabis - EP117
HAPPY Labor Day EVERYONE!!! In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we introduce our first grower, packer, shipper & marketer of Cannabis. We introduce Wayne Bishop the CEO of 7 Points as our Cannabis Subject Matter Expert of the day! We chat about how Wayne converted a Citrus packing house intro a cannabis grow house and how they are revolutionizing the cannabis industry. From growing to delivering fresh Cannabis from Woodlake, Fresno, and Bakersfield.  7 Points was founded in 2018, at the turn of recreational cannabis legalization in the state of California. With a combined 55+ years of project management and cultivation experience, we have a greater understanding of what it takes to be at the forefront of this ever changing, and fast evolving marketplace. Our number one goal is to provide the consumer with a unique and pleasurable cannabis experience. From our vast library of rare and exotic clone only cultivars, to our in-house breeding and strain development, 7 Points has the right variety of cannabis for your specific needs. Aside from our cultivation license, we also hold licenses in non-volatile extract manufacturing, and distribution. Join Wayne and Patrick talk all things FRESH CANNABIS!!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
40:36
September 6, 2021
WK35 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP5
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man Avakian and Patrick Kelly they are getting ready for Labor Day weekend and possibly that last grille out for the summer. Now we are going to talk Corn, Pears, Peaches, Apples, Watermelons and more....Let's give a huge shout-out to Arctic® Apples our new sponsor! These apples are stackable, packable and irresistible.  With the holidays around the corner don't be a CORN NUT, get out there and get all types of fruit and vegetables including some FRUIT PIES!!!!!  Join Dan and Patrick talk all things FRESH PRODUCE this week!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com Sponsorships: off for this episode
22:17
September 3, 2021
Crystal Chavez, Marketing Coordinator of Gold Coast Packing, Inc. - EP115
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Crystal Chavez, Marketing Coordinator of Gold Coast Packing, Inc. Now if you have been listening to the podcast, there has been several request to bring a Fresh Cut Processor on the line and chat about some of the products they have to offer! Crystal and Patrick are going to introduce you to Cauliflower Ceviche, that's right not your normal shelf-fish ceviche this is a plant based ceviche that will knock your socks off!!!!! New Gold Coast Packing, Inc. packaging, innovation, and products you can find in the stores.  Join Crystal and Patrick talk all things Gold Coast Packing, Inc. https://goldcoastpack.com  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
29:12
August 30, 2021
WK34 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP4
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's w/ Dan "The Produce Man" Avakian hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are chatting all things produce. Today we are focusing on the "FUNGI" - no not Dan or my feet, but actual mushrooms! We also connect and talk about sweet peppers, bananas, peaches and more....We want to know what your favorite FRESH PRODUCE ITEM is?  Patrick and Dan also go into some of the circulars that are running in their areas from Aldi, Winn-Dixie, Save-A-Lot, and Publix! Lots of good PRODUCE out there FOLKS! Winn-Dixie's entire last page is all about FRESH DEALS!!!!!! Join Dan and Patrick on this lively episode FRESH FROM THE FIELDS!!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
20:16
August 27, 2021
Jay Whitney, Chief Marketing Officer, FoodStory Brands - EP113
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Jay Whitney, Chief Marketing Officer of FoodStory Brands. We are gonna chat all about Salsa and Humus today! That is right everyone we are going to SALSABRATE the GOODS!!!! A better way to celebrate SALSA!!!!! 98% of Humus sales are in the deli, so we are bringing FRESH SALSA and HUMUS in the PRODUCE DEPARTMENT. Come learn more about FRESH CRAVINGS to build baskets and usage for the everyday consumer!  FoodStory Brands is passionate about finding and developing new food and beverage products with compelling brand ideas that bring the best food stories to life from real people and places. We search around the world and in our own backyard to uncover foods and flavors from culinary pioneers, up-and-coming food entrepreneurs, and longtime favorite brands connected to inspiring new food ideas. Our mission is simply to bring authentic food stories to America’s table every day! https://www.foodstorybrands.com  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
34:14
August 23, 2021
WK33 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP3
Hi Folks, welcome back to Fresh From the Field Friday's by The Produce Industry Podcast hosted by Dan The Produce Man! In this episode we are gonna cover some of the fruits and veggies that are hitting the market and what to expect. From Bananas, Onions, Pears, Lettuce and More. What about how you like your banana? Do you like it ripe or firm? Green or Yellow? Let us know as in the upcoming weeks we are going to have our Sponsor Equifruit on the line to tell us a bit more about bananas.  Join Dan and Patrick this week for FRESH PRODUCE FUN FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
21:23
August 20, 2021
Ben Donahue of Terra Exports, Ande Manos and Matt Hiltner of Babe Farms - EP 111
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with 3 POWER HOUSE produce people! From Canada to Santa Maria, Calfornia we are talking all things produce. Representing from our Fancy Sponsor Terra Exports, we have Ben Donahue, North America Export Manager chatting AVO-and-Berry -Licious things! Terra Exports new label, upcoming produce in Canada and what is to come from the organization.  We then featured Babe Farms very own Matt Hiltner, Marketing Coordinator and Ande Manos, Director of Sales Marketing. We chat with these two on how the company is THE PIONEER in SPECIALTY VEGETABLES. From ART ON THE PLATE to learning what categories Brussel Sprouts and Bok Choy land under these two are going to drop some knowledge on us!!! Join us for the exciting episode as we taste the rainbow in specialty vegetables! https://www.babefarms.com  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
32:34
August 16, 2021
Week 32 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP2
In this episode of Fresh From The Field Friday's w/ Dan The Produce Man and Patrick Kelly we chat about Avocados, Potatoes, Grapes, and Bush Berries. Dan and Patrick review what varieties are out, where to find some and prices in the stores. Let's not forget hearing about Dan's favorite vegetable and all about Apples and Bananas. Join Dan and Patrick for episode 2 of All Things Produce on the Air! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
20:07
August 13, 2021
Tony Nuovo, CEO of Grower Stock w/ Co-Host Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company - EP109
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company Co-Host this next episode that features the Tony Nuovo, Co-Founder and CEO of Grower Stock. Growerstock is pioneering a time-sensitive trading platform for the fresh produce industry that intelligently matches buyer request with verified growers within a selected area. Join us on this episode and learn about to bring PRODUCE ON DEMAND!  Reimagine how you trade with Growerstock Cloud. Faster growth begins with a more productive team. With Growerstock Cloud, you can work faster, more effectively and save money. Our market leading insights and intelligence capabilities will help you understand the market, find answers, and make better informed decisions faster. Get everything you need to make deals faster and build better relationships with your supply chain partners. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
28:20
August 9, 2021
Week 31 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP1
In this premiere of Fresh From the Field Friday's hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast, we bring you Dan "The Produce Man" Avakian. In this segment Dan and I will talk about the new segment and what to expect. We will discuss what products are on the market, what brands to expect, and what varieties of produce you can find. Coe join us in this new Sneak Peak of Fresh From the Field Friday's. This new signet is POWERED by Buck Naked Onions and Sponsored by Equifruit.  Come Join us for this new segment with DAN THE PRODUCE MAN FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
18:00
August 6, 2021
Daniel Malechuk, CEO of Kalera - EP107
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with the CEO and Co-Founder, Daniel Malechuk of Kalera, based in Orlando, FL. Indoor Farming has been around for decades! Today we see more vertical farms, indoor farming, and green house grown product grown locally all over the World. There are creative measures that are different than conventional field farming outside.  Kalera is a technology-driven vertical-farming company with unique growing methods combining optimized nutrients and light recipes, precise environmental controls, and clean room standards to produce high quality, safe, nutritious, pesticide-free, non-GMO greens with longer shelf life year-round. Daniel is an experienced Senior Leader with a demonstrated history of high-level success across many different industries. Let's learn from Daniel and Kalera on Indoor Farming!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
31:02
August 2, 2021
40 UNDER 40's Angela Aronica, Sales Director of Vision Imports - EP106
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Angela Aronica, Sales Director of Vision Imports. Angela was awarded the 40 under 40 in the Produce BUsiness Journal and Industry this year! We are gonna learn more about Angela's leadership, her role at Vision Import and what we can expect from this YOUNG, SMART LEADER! Aronica is a second generation produce professional and has quickly risen through the ranks of Vision to the position of sales director. In this role, she has become accomplished at understanding how the customer wants information and communicating at the level they require. Aronica is also responsible for synthesizing market forecasts and pricing projections as well as pioneering seasonal programs and promotions. Aronica graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and minor in agricultural communications. Upon graduation, she began working for Vision Import Group as sales and logistics coordinator, learning the business from the ground up. Aronica was actively involved in   constructing the company’s   food   safety   initiative and obtained her certificate of training in establishing the company’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) — now required under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Aronica is actively involved in many of the industry’s women’s conferences and leadership development. COME JOIN US FOR SOME VISION FUN!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
30:22
July 26, 2021
Earth Fare Grand Opening in Seminole, FL w/ Corky Anderson, Ross Nelson & Laurie Aker - EP105
WELCOME to The Produce Industry Podcast LIVE in Seminole, FL at the re-GRAND OPENING of EARTH FARE grocery store. Come Join us as we chat with Laurie Aker, Community Relations Coordinator & Spokesperson for Earth Fare about their FOOD Philosophy, Corky Anderson, Director of Produce at Earth Fare about the growth of their supermarkets and promoting FRESH PRODUCE and Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution at Indianapolis Fruit Company our Standard Sponsor about the partnership and distribution between Indy Fruit and Earth Fare.  Join as we interview LIVE at the store on July 24, 2021 from Earth Fare's Produce Department.  https://www.earthfare.com  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
12:29
July 24, 2021
Jennifer Waxman & Adam Wright of The Villages Grown w/ Martha Montoya and Michael Chavez - EP104
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have four talented guests that include Martha Montoya of AgTools, Inc., Michael Chavez of Flavor Wave, LLC/Golden Star Citrus and Jennifer Waxman and Adam Wright of The Villages Grown. This episode we celebrate Ag Tools and The Podcasts ONE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP ANNIVERSARY.  First, we chat with Martha Montoya of Ag Tools discussing how Data/Insights is making an impact in the Fresh Produce and Supply Chain Industry. Martha and I are building a great relationship and notifying the world on fresh produce data! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO AG TOOLS!!! Next, Michael Chavez of Flavor Wave/Golden Star Co-Hosts with Patrick Kelly with Jennifer Waxman and Adam Wright of The Villages Grown. Jennifer and I met on LinkedIn through Michael Chavez and with only being a few miles down the road we decided to go visit this 85 ACRES of Controlled Environment AG! WE CALL IT HOGWARTS FOR INDOOR FARMING. The Villages is growing in multiple communities through out Central and South Florida servicing multiple commodities growing in these greenhouses.  JOIN US for this exciting episode with 4 POWER HOUSE PEOPLE!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
49:04
July 19, 2021
Megan Crivelli, Founder of The Produce Nerd & Omar Farronay, Sourcing Manager Terra Exports - EP103
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we start the conversation with our Fancy Sponsors Terra Exports very own Omar Farronay, Sourcing Manager in Lima, Peru and our featured guest Megan Crivelli, Founder of The Produce Nerd.  First, we chat with Omar Farronay of what is happening in the world of Terra Exports. Day after Day, Month after Monday, and Year over Year, Terra Exports is constantly wowing me in all the regions the reach with fresh produce around the globe. Omar chats about his extensive background in the industry and how enjoys sourcing Fresh Produce for the Globe.  Next, We chat Megan "The Produce Nerd" Crivelli who has been making an impact in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry for YEARS!!!!! From The Grocery Guide, helping market fresh produce for partners around the nation, and created healthy habits inside of her home that is contagious!!!!!!!! Come Join us for EP103 with Omar and Megan.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
32:36
July 12, 2021
Paul Mikesell & Shay Myers, Co-Founders of Carbon Robotics - EP102
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with two gentlemen that have tackled that WAR ON WEEDS!!! That's right everyone The Carbon Robotics Autonomous Weeder leverages robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and laser technology to safely and effectively drive through crop fields to identify, target and eliminate weeds. Paul discussed many aspects of "WHY" they decided to venture into this space and the problems their machine is solving. We called it the Hummer/Tesla of Weeders!!!  Unlike other weeding technologies, the robots utilize high-power lasers to eradicate weeds through thermal energy, without disturbing the soil. The automated robots allow farmers to use less herbicides and reduce labor to remove unwanted plants while improving the reliability and predictability of costs, crop yield and more. Join as we learn from Paul Mikesell and Shay Myers on how to WIN THE WAR ON WEEDS and keep farming costs to minimum, while producing the highest and best quality yields.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com   STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
24:20
July 5, 2021
Josh Leichter, CEO of Pacific Trellis Fruit & Norma Rodriguez Sales Manger of Terra Exports - EP101
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we open with our Fancy Sponsor's very own Norma Rodriguez, Sales Manager of the Domestic Division located in Las Vegas Nevada. Then Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution for Indianapolis Fruit Company (Standard Sponsor) Co-Host our featured guest with Josh Leichter, CEO of Pacific Trellis Fruit.  As we kick off our episode we chat with our Fancy Sponsor Terra Exports very own Norma Rodriguez. Norma is the Sales Manager for the Domestic Division of Terra Exports focusing her efforts through quality and customer service. We learn about how they are making an impact in the Avocado sector, their new brand AVO-LICIOUS, and a bit about how Norma and I met and her expertise.  Next, we chat with our featured guest Josh Leichter, CEO of Pacific Trellis Fruit. Ross Nelson a "current" customer of Pacific Trellis and Patrick Kelly tag team this approach learning about the overall company, what melons Indy Fruit needs to carry, the products Pacific Trellis carries, and some great info on KISS MELONS!!!! Join us for this delightful episode of DELICIOUS PRODUCE!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
39:48
June 28, 2021
Dan Crist, Vice President of A M King and Yolanda Ramirez of Ag Tools - EP 100
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we conclude out 3rd buying segment with our Fancy Sponsors very own Yolanda Ramirez and our featured guest of the day Dan Crist, Vice President of A M King. It is episode 100 here on the podcast and we are very fortunate to have you here for this special engagement.  First, Yolanda and Patrick chat about "External Factors" in purchasing using data and analytics in The Produce Industry. With all the external factors with lumber (pallets), labor, freight and rising consumer costs we will show you how using data can help your business. This concludes the last of the buyer segment and look forward to more data any analytics.  Next we chat with Dan Crist who is a high-achieving construction management professional, driven to build complex, large-scale facilities, long-term client relationships and strong Design-Build teams. He is responsible for all A M King’s operations personnel, including project managers, field superintendents and operational support. With more than 20 years of experience on projects in 25 states, he excels in working in the sectors of food processing, distribution, cold storage, Class A offices, retail and healthcare and medical. JOIN US FOR EPISODE 100 as chat with Ag Tools and A M KING!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
41:46
June 21, 2021
Scott Simmons, Vice President of Sales of Bluewater Farms- EP99
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company introducing our featured guest Scott Simmons, Vice President of Sales of Bluewater Farms. In this episode we chat with Scott who is a subject matter expert in the juice world, he is gifted with over 20 years of experience in the produce and supply chain industry in sales and marketing. Scott is about cold-pressed juice in the FRESH PRODUCE aisles not the grocery isles.  At Bluewater Farms we start with the natural pressed juice of over 700 cranberries in every 56oz bottle of our Not-From-Concentrate Cranberry (NFC) Juice.Cranberries are extremely healthy, packed with Antioxidants called PAC’s (proanthocyanidins), the nutrients that help boost your immune system. We have four flavors that are all NFC cranberry based. Our clean ingredient panel includes cane sugar (less than 1/2 found in shelf stable juices) and purified water. Join us for this exciting interview as we chat with Scott Simmons from Bluewater Farms about CRAN-CRAFTED Cranberry Juice! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
36:46
June 14, 2021
Jennie Coleman & Kim Chackal of Equifruit- THE ONLY BANANA YOU SHOULD BUY - EP98
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Jennie Coleman, President and Kim Chackal, Director of Sales and Marketing at Equifruit. Now if you don't know.... Equifruit is an importer of fair trade fruit into Canada and when these girls mean fruit they really mean BANANAS. We were able to connect with Kim and Jennie through a conversation on linkedin that sparked from seeing the Banana logo that Equifruit has created. A brand that stuck in my mind that I needed to learn more about! Jennie, Kim and Patrick talk about what are FAIR TRADE BANANAS? How does this term or way of doing business help the supply chain, does it change the costs of banana prices in the stores and more....Did you know that bananas are the lowest price fruit in the produce section? Did you know that some of the banana companies that are out there don't use FAIR PRACTICES? Come learn from a business that knows all about FAIR TRADE in produce and are making new waves in the industry through their mission.  LET'S BE REAL HERE: THIS IS THE ONLY BANANA YOU SHOULD BUY?  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
33:25
June 7, 2021
Mark Samuel, Founder IWon Organics & Diego Martinez of Terra Exports - EP96
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Diego Martinez, Sales Manager of South Africa for Terra Exports and Mark Samuel, Founder and CEO of IWon Organics. We learn more from Diego Martinez exploring more of Terra Exports diverse culture and product offerings. From South Africa to Europe and the Middle East. David originally from Argentine talks about how great the produce industry is and that it is Winter now exporting Citrus and enjoying the weather.  Next we speak with our featured guest Mark Samuel, CEO and Founder of IWon Organics. IWon Organics is a story about you, me and everyone we know feeling good. our friends, our family, our community. it's the quality energy boost you get from real foods. the satisfaction of eating well on-the-run. We've put this positive, feel good vibe into making flavor-infused, organic, protein snacks. the balanced nutritional profile of our on-the-go snacks comes from high quality plant-based proteins like peas, beans, and brown rice. all proven to provide the fuel you need for your active lifestyle. Join us an learn about Mark and his organizations plant based product, operations and growth.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
34:41
May 31, 2021
The A,B, C's of Watermelon, Plus 23 more tasty tidbits, truths, and facts - EP97
HAPPY Memorial Day! In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast we chat ALL THINGS WATERMELONS: We go over the A, B, C's of Watermelons plus 23 tasty tidbits, truths, and facts. JOIN Us for this short educational session and fun learning experience.  WATERMELONS
10:24
May 31, 2021
David Rosenberg, Co-Founder AeroFarms - EP95
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have our Standard Sponsor, Indianapolis Fruit Company's Daniel Corsaro introduce our featured guest of the day. Please join us this week May 26, 2021 3pm PST, 6PM EST for a Virtual Networking Hour Sponsored by Indianapolis Fruit Company. Meet and greet as well as ask question to a wholesaler in The Produce and supply Chain industry.  Join us this week as we chat with David Rosenberg, Co-Founder, Aero Farms. David Rosenberg co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a clean-technology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments. AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company, won the World Technology Award for most impactful Environmental Company and received the 2016 New Jersey Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. AeroFarms was also voted Most Innovative Company at the Future of Agriculture conference, the Best Growth Company to invest in at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, and was a finalist for The Circular Awards for The World Economic Forum. Rosenberg is the founder of Hycrete, Inc., a nanotechnology cleantech company and is a member of the World Economic Forum where he co-Chairs the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce. Rosenberg is also a member of the B20 SME Taskforce, which advises the G20 and serves as a Managing Trustee of New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center. Rosenberg received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He competed for the U.S. in Fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three U.S. National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals.   FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
29:51
May 24, 2021
West Coast Produce Expo 2021, Las Vegas, NV - EP94
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we are attending the West Coast Produce Show in. Las Vegas, NV. Join us for this very special episode while we chat with dynamite produce companies that are here locally representing the produce and supply chain industry.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com  STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
35:53
May 19, 2021
Kim Bui, Business Lead at AgroFresh - EP93
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Kim Bui, Business Lead at AgroFresh.  AgroFresh has provided revolutionary and proven solutions to the produce industry for more than 20 years and are doing some very cool things that are playing a key role in reducing food waste with a new technology called FreshCloud.  Kim and I speak about how FreshCloud leverages AI/machine learning into enhanced decision-making insights to maximize produce quality and freshness – and minimize waste.  The company also offers produce coatings used for produce such as avocados that reduce spoilage and waste. Join us and learn more about The Produce and Supply Chain Industry.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
22:14
May 17, 2021
Quentin Roe, Noble Citrus & Yolanda Ramirez, Ag Tools & Purchasing - EP92
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with our current Fancy Sponsor Ag Tool's very own Yolanda Ramirez and our new Fancy Sponsor, Quentin Roe of Noble Citrus. Yolanda and Patrick are in part 2 of the buyers series using data/insights. The topic of today is "purchasing supplemental supply as a grower" through data and insights. Ag Tools, Inc. is a worldwide SaaS platform gathering real-time government and institutional data of over 500 specialty crops commodities, scraping it, including algorithms and M/L for farmers, buyers, and everyone on the supply chain to see and decide how to manage their forecasting and purchase orders. Next we chat with our new Fancy Sponsor Noble Citrus, Quentin Roe. FLORIDA CITRUS farming has been the family’s legacy SINCE 1927. Quentin and I talk about the long standing history their family has in Florida Citrus. Quentin's son Adam is 4th generation and looking to grow beyond the company in the future with innovative products and tasty juice oranges. We get to know Noble Citrus's rich history and what to expect throughout 2021. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
37:54
May 10, 2021
Corky Anderson, Director of Produce, Earth Fare Supermarket Company - EP91
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have Ross Nelson our Standard Sponsor Co-Host and provide the guest for this weeks interview. Ross brings a world of experience and relationships to this call with Corky Anderson, Director of Produce of Earth Fare Supermarket Company, HQ in North Carolina. Throughout this episode we hear from Ross and Corky on relationships, the long standing history of Earth Fare and the direction they are headed into as well as some good old produce banter on grapes and tangerines.  Join us this week as we learn more about retail operations and long standing produce relationships in The Produce and supply Chain industry. Let's also give a huge SHOUT-OUT to our new Fancy Sponsor: Noble Citrus FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com  Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
30:47
May 3, 2021
Jay Gardner & Brian Framson of Citrus America, Inc & Yolanda Ramirez of Ag Tools, Inc. - EP90
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we talk with our Fancy Sponsor Yolanda Ramirez, Vice President of Retail Sales and Brian Framson, President and Jay Gardner, Vice President of Sales of Citrus America, Inc. Yolanda and I have started a 3-part series that stars today about purchasing in the produce industry using data and insights. The first part of this series will be corporate buying, in May we will talk about supplemental purchasing using data/insights, and in June we talk about monitoring external factors in purchasing.  Next we chat with our featured guests Brian Framson and Jay Gardner of Citrus America. I visited their facility in Oviedo, FL and had a day full of juicing oranges, pomegranates, blood oranges and grapefruit. We talk about the decade of Citrus America being in the United States and the concept of bringing these machines from Vienna. We squeezed fruit and talked about it!! What about Mimosa's and other drinks that could be mixed with citrus fruits? It's all about the experience!!! Join us for this mouth water episode - in person!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
55:33
April 26, 2021
Ashley Kolozsvary of The Life Style Way & Laura Paternostro of Terra Exports - EP89
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with two dynamite women. One of them in our industry and one that has the love for fresh fruits and vegetables. We will initiate this podcast with our Fancy Sponsor Terra Exports very own Laura Paternostro, CFO chatting about grower down payments, ROI, and how to account for trade show/networking functions.  Next we will travel with Patrick and Ashley down memory road as the have known each other since high school and have taken very different paths in life that has bough them back full circle to fresh produce. Ashley gives an overview of The LifeStyle Way and how to become the better version of yourself, through mental stability, workouts, and good healthy/clean eating.  Thank you to our sponsors: FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
54:10
April 19, 2021
Jonathan Buettner, Market Manager of Deville Technologies - EP88
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Jonathan Buettner, Market Manager of Deville Technologies. Jonathan and I met during United Fresh LIVE 365 in June 2020. Jonathan did a quick cameo spot on the podcast turning the exhibitor/attendee interviews during the show and we hit it off. Jonathan has been very supportive of the podcast as well as attending many of the networking events. Today we chat with Jonathan about Deville Technologies and how to create opportunity without seeing it, existing cutting edge solutions and  technical background to solve production problems for consumers in the Produce and Supply Chain Industry.  Thank you to our sponsors: FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
26:12
April 12, 2021
SEPC with Jim Gallagher, J&J Family of Farms & Bryan Barsness, Produce IQ. - EP87
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we attended South East Produce Councils -Southern Exposure Trade Show in Orlando, FL. During some of the education sessions and hallway talk I was able to run into some people who wanted to do an interview on the podcast. Well we sat down with Jim Gallagher, President of J & J Family of Farms and Bryan Barsness, Co-founder of Produce IQ.  Let's chat in the hallways and in the show about what these two companies are doing this week and beyond.  Thank you to our sponsors:  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
15:13
April 9, 2021
Julie DeWolf, Ross Nelson, Amanda Griffin and Mary Coppola - EP86
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution for our Indianapolis Fruit Company Co-Host the entire episode with United Fresh's Mary Coppola and Amanda Griffin. We discuss the future of tradeshows and who should be attending these events? Sales Managers, Buyers? Engineers, Marketers - what about the decision makers? You dont want to miss this chat.  Next Ross and I chat with a long time colleague for Ross and new colleague for myself - Jule DeWolf who is a subject matter expert in the Retail and shopper Marketing trends and insights and an overall leader in the produce and supply chain industry.  Join us for this fun action packed episode with 4 dynamite people in our industry!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
50:59
April 5, 2021
Ag Tools Inc., Fancy Sponsor - EP 85
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we finish off SPONSORSHIP Month with a bang. Agtools is a worldwide SaaS platform gathering real-time government and institutional data of over 500 specialty crops commodities, scraping it, including algorithms and M/L for farmers, buyers, and everyone on the supply chain to see and decide how to manage their forecasting and purchase orders. We chat with Martha Montoya, CEO of Ag Tools our first Sponsor of The Produce Industry Podcast and Title Sponsor of The Produce Industry Podcast App.  Martha and her team are revolutionizing the industry with data, sights and overall leadership. Join us on our last Monday of March Madness.  Thank you to all our SPONSORS: FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
23:14
March 29, 2021
Terra Exports, Fancy Sponsor - EP84
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we represent Terra Exports during our 4th week of Sponsorship Month. Nils Goldschmidt was the OG Fancy Sponsor of the Podcast and has represented the podcast in various different countries with many of the employees with diverse backgrounds. Nils and I have a fun conversation about how important Terra Exports team is to the entire organization, 1 YEAR Podcast anniversary, little band talk and more!!! Join us to learn more about the people behind the scenes in the Produce and Supply Chain Industry.  Thank you to all our SPONSORS: FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
17:25
March 22, 2021
Indianapolis Fruit Company, Standard Sponsor - EP83
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are in our 3rd week of March and SPONSORSHIP MONTH. In today's episode we chat with Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company. Daniel and I chat about the new and upcoming in the Produce Industry, there very own brand and weekend winners along grinding every single day. Indianapolis Fruit Company is a Wholesaler/Food Service Distributor and Forwarded for grocery stores throughout the USA. Come JOIN us during Sponsorship month and hear from Daniel Corsaro.  Thank you to all our SPONSORS: FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
22:56
March 15, 2021
United Fresh Produce Association, Fancy Sponsor - EP82
WELCOME TO SPONSORSHIP MONTH!!!! In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are representing all of our Sponsors this month. It is March 8, 2021 and we will be chatting with Mary Coppola Heslap, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Mary and I are going to travel through March with all the fun and exciting events that United Fresh has to offer. More and more education , engagement and networking. During this week The Produce Industry Podcast is hosting a "Coffee Talk" Networking Hour" during BrandStorm March 11, 2021.Join us to meet new people and learn about United Fresh.  Thank you to all our SPONSORS: FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
24:33
March 8, 2021
Flavor Wave, Fancy Sponsor - EP81
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are representing our sponsor Flavor Wave, LLC during SPONSORSHIP MONTH. Michael Chavez, President of Flavor Wave and Vice President of Golden Star Citrus and I have a fun chat about being in the produce industry, traveling to check out some orange groves and some overall chatter about some of our favorite Adam Sandler movies and not so favorite. Join us during Sponsor month and as I say engage and execute! Reach out to Michael Chavez throughout the week and engage with him!  Thank you to ALL OF OUR SPONSORS HERE AT THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY PODCAST.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
25:34
March 1, 2021
Adrianna Campbell, Owner Berry & Sons Produce & United Fresh's Mary Coppola - EP80
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with our Fancy Sponsor United Fresh's Produce Associations Mary Coppola-Heslap, Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Adrianna Campbell, Owner of Berry and Sons Produce. We are celebrating BLACK HISTORY MONTH w/ Berry and Sons Produce - FIRST GENERATION FARMER!!!! Mary and I chat about the current BrandStorm Virtual Event that is coming up March 8, 2021, Women in Produce: Engagement, March 30, 2021 and a little sneak peak about June 2021 UNITED FRESH LIVE in Los Angeles, CA June 24-26, 2021. Mary has been on the show multiple times and the different chats are always exhilarating and exciting.  Next we chat with Adrianna Campbell the Owner of Berry and Sons located right here in FLORIDA. Adrianna and her fiancé are first generations farmers and more than full time. Adrianna currently works in the corporate world as well as growing her farms and her family. We have a fun conversation about what it took to become a first generation farmer, growing her business and building a her DREAM as a Millennial, Minority Owned Business-Woman.  JOIN US! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
47:29
February 22, 2021
Ludmila Shoom of Terra Exports & Theresa McKeown, Author of The ABC's of Everything - EP79
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with our Fancy Sponsor Terra Exports very own Ludmila Shoom, Sales Manger in Ukraine and Theresa McKeown, Author of THE ABC's of EVERYTHING. We travel from Florida to California with Theresa and then flash our way all the way to Ukraine with Ludmila talking ALL THINGS PRODUCE!!!!!! First we chat with Ludmila Shoom, Sales Manager of Terra Exports. Ludmila resides in Ukraine and does all international business. Avocados, Blueberries, Cherries and more....Terra Exports shows a true statement of a company that is diversified, educated, and down right talented. Ludmila and I have a fun discussion about her role over in Ukraine!! Next we chat with our featured guest Theresa McKeown, Author of THE ABCS of Everything! We go over her 3 books along with her passion to eat and live green! She states "You are never to old to save the planet" that's right even you!!!!! You can live green, eat green or you are what you EAT. Theresa and I navigate over some parts of her books and how you can purchase these books to LEARN AND LIVE A NEW LIFESTYLE.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com
42:39
February 15, 2021
Dan Corsaro, President, Indianapolis Fruit Company & Joe Manns, Partner, JMC Brands - EP78
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with our Standard sponsor Dan Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company & Joe Manns, Partner of JMC Brands. Indianapolis Fruit Company joined the sponsorship in January 2021 kicking each week off with weekend winners and new products updates. Today, we chat with Dan about the growth and differentiation with Indy Fruit and how they have become successful over the last decade. Their people are their business and with great supporting cast members at Indy Fruit Company we expect to see more expansion from this company.  Next, we bring on our feature guest Joe Manns, Partner of JMC Brands in ClearWater, FL. Clearwater Beach is one of the USA's most beautiful beaches so if you don't know please check it out!!! Joe and I have a fun discussion chatting about digital marketing for not just the produce industry, but multiple industries. Your brand is part of your company, no matter what presence you decide to go with from newspaper to mobile applications. Joe discussed the importance of building your brand and using key principals to grow.  Join us for this lighting packed episode with these two POWER HOUSE GUESTS.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
43:44
February 8, 2021
David Wilson of Ag Tools, Inc., Barry London, Amanda Horney & Jerry Garcia of London Fruit Company - EP77
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with our Fancy Sponsor Ag Tools, Inc's very own David Wilson and the group from London Fruit Company, Barry London, Amanda Horney, & Jerry Garcia.  We hear from David Wilson, Executive Vice President Sales, Growers about how Ag Tools is revolutionizing the Produce Industry with Data and insights. David and I chat about his IFCO days and how they were tasked with brining reusable plastic containers (RPC's) VS. corrugated packaging to partners around the globe! Thank you to Ag Tools for being a FANCY Sponsor of The Produce Industry Podcast for 2020 & 2021. Next we chat with the group from London Fruit Companies very own Barry London, Vice President Jerry Garcia and Business Development Manager Amanda Horney. All 4 of discuss the extensive history of London Fruit company and how the org started over 40 YEARS from a little vacation spot Port of Vallarta. Jerry chats a bit about the new cold storage space and the upcoming Mango season and Amanda gives us some insight on Hazel Technology with their lime program. Congratulations to over 40 years in business to London Fruit Company.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
44:24
February 1, 2021
Ross Nelson of Indianapolis Fruit Company, Mattie Fisher & Scott Geiser of John Greene Logistics - EP76
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with our Standard SponsorRoss Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution with Indianapolis Fruit Company and Mattie Fisher, Marketing Manager & Scott Geiser, Business Development Manager of John Greene Logistics.  We chat with Ross Nelson first about Indianapolis Fruit Company and their WEEKEND WINNERS, The Indy Fruit Bowl and what Idniaspolis Fruit Company is bringing to the table and how they are expanding in over 19 states. Ross has been leading Indianapolis Fruit Company through 2020 and 2021 with new products, consistent supply, and supplying and supporting new stores.  Next, we chat with our featured Guest from John Greene Logistics - Mattie Fisher and Scott Geiser. Now we discuss all the fun it is to be a logistics brokerage in todays world. JGLC has been in business for over 60 years service not only the produce industry but the entire supply chain industry as a whole. Matt and Scott are a treat to have on the show touching on next generation leaders, supply, demands, and more... FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
53:27
January 25, 2021
United re-Fresh Experience recap w/ Amanda Griffin - EP75
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we go over the United re-fresh Experience with Amanda Griffin. Amanda and Patrick walkthrough the entire month of January going through each event and what was expected and there is to look forward to in the months to come.  Join us and revise the United re-Fresh experience! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
40:43
January 23, 2021
Mary Coppola, VP Marketing & Comms at United Fresh & Liz Walsh, Insights to Innovation at Georgia Pacific - EP 74
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Liz Walsh, Insights to Innovation at Georgia-Pacific & Mary Coppola-Heslap, Vice President of Marketing & Communications.  We kick of the episode chatting with Mary of United Fresh on the first 14 -21 days of the new year. Between her and I we are starting the year re-FRESHED and right away! Mary and chats a bit about the upcoming meet and greets with the 117th congress, joining the re-fresh program and helping introduce our featured guest! Next, we chat with Liz Walsh on insights and innovation at Georgia PAcfici. Now I'm going to be REAL, I have never heard of GP till they reached out and I started to do some research on how GP is part of the Fresh Produce and Supply Chain Industry. I couldn't believe the GP is everywhere!!!! Literally from your home all the way to the groves. Heck, we even chat about one of their top products in 2020 - can you guess what it is? You use it everyday - or at least every other day - HAHAHA - Liz discusses a bit of history as well as what we can look forward to with GP in 2021! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
34:38
January 18, 2021
Cristian Sierralta, Sales Director of South America & Stefanie Katzman, EVP of Katzman Produce - EP73
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly  we chat with Cristian Sierralta, Sales Director of South America & Stefanie Katzman, Executive Vice President of Katzman Produce. 2021 has got off to a great start representing the YEAR of FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Join our fresh talk with Cristian at Terra Exports discussing the South American Division coming to u live from CHILE. Cristian takes on the task of exporting Fruits and Vegetables from South American to many countries working on bringing more into the United States. Big Shout out to our Fancy Partner Terra Exports and Cristian Sierralta.  Stefanie Katzman started her career in produce the day she was born. As a fourth generation executive of a family run business, she exudes confidence and demonstrates tremendous courage and caring for her employees and her business. She currently works alongside her father, Stephen Katzman, continuing to lead the amazing team of about 375 employees. She also heads up S. Katzman’s retail brand Bloomfresh, currently offering 14 items direct to retail. Stefanie talk a lot about relationships, the story of Katzman going back a century, and some key takeaways to look forward to in 2021.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org  Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
48:19
January 11, 2021
Martha Montoya, CEO of Ag Tools and Dan'l Almy, CEO of DMA SOLUTIONS - EP72
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we honor our Fancy Sponsor for the first episode of the year giving thanks and kicking off 2021 with a BANG. 2021 is the year of FRUITS AND VEGETABLES and its going to be a good one. Martha and her team at Ag Tools have been revolutionizing the Produce Industry with Data/Analytics and how to utilize them in your everyday business.  Next, we chat with our featured Guest Dan'l Almy, CEO of DMA Solutions. DMA Solutions is a marketing agency dedicated to exclusively serving the fresh produce industry. MA Solutions has worked to elevate fresh produce companies in a once commodity-centric industry into trusted, desired brands. Dan'l and I have some fun chats on and off the mic which you will hear - but more importantly we discussed BRANDS, Consumers, Eating Clean and being a leader and advocate for our industry. To the next level of creators, innovators and leaders - be YOU and step up early!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
54:13
January 4, 2021
Goodbye 2020 - EP71
In this we travel though 2020 at light speed while catching up with some of the industries HERO's. Thats right from growers, packers, shippers, marketers, wholesalers, importers, exporters, logistics, and more. We hear from a lot of these great people about LESSONS LEARNED FOR 2020, What they are most looking forward to in Q1, and some shout outs and announcements. I also chat a bit about The Top Ten Ways to be a GREAT Leader by Dr. Hans Finzel. We define one letter from the word L-E-A-D-E-R-S-H-I-P and break down how it can make you a better leader! Join us for the last episode of The Produce Industry Podcast for 2020 as we kick off 2021 with some good company. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
01:02:28
January 1, 2021
Travis McLachlan, Terra Exports, Jen Velasquez & Michelle Cortez, Health Eating Challenge by Vive Fresh - EP70
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with our Fancy Sponsors very own Director of Business Development, Travis McLachlan, Jen Velasquez & Michelle Cortez of The Clean Eating Challenge 2.0 by Vive Fresh and the Texas International Produce Association. Travis starts our conversation out with giving some background of the regions he covers at Terra Exports as well some fun facts about the organization. Travis splits his time between British Colombia and Colombia selling diverse products for our industry along with living life.  Next we chat with Jen Velasquez and Michelle Cortez all around the Healthy Eating Challenge put on by Vive Fresh. About the Viva Fresh Produce Expo - Established in 2015 by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) -  Established to create meaningful networking & educational opportunities for its members while shining a light on the importance of the Rio Grande Valley as an emerging trade corridor and production zone for healthy & nutritious fruits and vegetables available year-round. Jen and Michelle talk about the fun the group is having and what it means to eat clean, not just as a resolution, but a way of life. Join the conversation and learn more about Terra Exports and Vive Fresh's Clean Eating Challenge.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
40:60
December 28, 2020
Raul Lopez, Vice President of Ag Tools & Gary Fleming, CEO of Dapicon - EP69
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Raul, Vice President of AG TOOLS, INC.,and Gary Fleming, CEO of Dapicon. We start the conversation with our Fancy partner Ag Tools coming to us LIVE from Mexico. Raul's extensive background in The Produce Industry shows through his Passion for Ag Tools. We discuss marketing, winter programs, and the perspective from Mexico.  Next, we chat with Gary Fleming about Dapicon's consortium of data contributors traversing multiple industries whose contributions reveal the journey of a product and its condition as it moves through the supply chain, from manufacture to point of sale. This data is used to create greater visibility and efficiencies to the supply chain and their consumers. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
45:54
December 21, 2020
Alex Baloga, President of PFMA, Amanda Griffin of United Fresh Produce Association and Kristen Reid of Mixtec - EP68
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Alex Baloga, President & CEO of The Pennsylvania Food Merchant Association, Amanda Griffin of United Fresh Produce Association and Kristen Reid of Mixtec Group. We first chat with Amanda and Kristen leading up to January 2021, United Fresh's Re-Fresh Program. This program is going to be 10 individual days with TOP topics for the new year. Kristen talks about the importance of being involved and creating impact as Amanda reviews the Education sessions. Strategic Thinking and Planning for a New Reality Finding Balance: Managing Remote and in-Person Work Environments for Success Managing Food Safety Through Disruption and Crisis Next, we chat with our featured guest Alex Baloga regarding the PFMA, how their association has been thriving through the Pandemic, the PFMA's virtual conference in October and what to expect for 2021. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
49:18
December 14, 2020
Lauren Mordasky of RPE/Tasteful Selections and Yasir Khan of EZCrops - EP67
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Lauren Mordasky, Business Development Manager at RPE/Tasteful Selections and Yasir Khan, Founder of EZ Crops. We start the conversation bringing Lauren back on the line, that is right.... hear our little story of how she has already been recoding, but the audio was never produced. We chat about Tasteful Selections Brand, consumer awareness towards potato, and how Lauren is "no small potato". We then hear from Indianapolis Fruit Companies Weekend Winners and our New Sponsor United Fresh Produce Association. Next, our featured guest Yasir Khan Founder of EZ Crops. Yasir and I met through a mutual friends of ours Wendy McManus of Connect-2-Potential (EP 42). Yasir and I talk about the new technology that his organization has sprung into action, how it will help the produce industry, as well as his excitement and passion towards these projects in our industry. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
35:20
December 7, 2020
Michael Chavez & Patrick Kelly of Flavor Wave Fresh Mobile Application - EP66
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast Ross Nelson, Director of Retail Execution of Indianapolis Fruit Company, hosts the show interviewing Michael Chavez and Patrick Kelly of Flavor Wave, LLC - or as you might of heard of them through their Flavor Wave Fresh Mobile Application. Michael and Patrick will dive deep into how they created this concept, a brief overview of their 3 applications, and how they are ready to help build The Produce Industry together! Patrick and Michael discuss all 3 applications in depth to get you ready. to enhance your direct to consumer channel within. your business. Ross Nelson does a great job narrating and hosting the podcast creating opportunity thought the produce supply chain.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
36:59
November 30, 2020
Abby Prior, SVP Sales & Marketing of Bright Farms & Matt DeBoer & Miguel Montero of Ag Tools, Inc. - EP65
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Abby Prior, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Bright Farms and Matt DeBoer, Vice President of Global Sales and Miguel Montero, Strategy Executive & Operations Manager of Ag Tools, Inc. We start the conversation bringing Matt DeBoer back on the show and hear about how Ag Tools is always educating and consistently learning about data and insights for the produce industry. Miguel Montero speaks to how to interact with data and elevate data and insights in your business. Miguel and Matt are leadings in this space and are passionate about technology in the industry.  Next we speak with Abby Prior of Bright Farms who is rocking the indoor farming industry growing lettuce in the Northeast. By the time most produce arrives at your supermarket, it’s traveled clear across the country. BrightFarms grows produce locally, year-round, so it’s fresher, tastier, and more nutritious for you and your family. Abby and Patrick discuss indoor farming growth in the USA, Sunny Crunch Brand, The future of Bright Farms in 2021 and our favorite salad recipe.  FANCY SPONSOR: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com Weekend Winners: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com
40:57
November 23, 2020
James Williams of Intergrow and Ankia Rabie of Terra Exports - EP64
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with James Williams  Manager, Marketing & Product Development with Intergrow Greenhouses, Incand Ankia Rabie, Director of Sales, South Africa of Terra Exports. We begin the conversation with Ankia about how she stumbled upon living in Hong Kong and developing her Terra Exports business in South Africa with imports and exports. Ankia Rabie leads the division with subject matter expertise and a mission to serve Terra Exports and The Produce Industry. Next, we chat and discover new possibilities at Intergrow Greenhouses located in New York! James delivers tremendous amount of experience and knowledge when it comes to Greenhouse growing! James educates me on tomatoes grow in the USA vs. Mexico, greenhouse vs. traditional farming, and the future of Intergrow and the greenhouse industry within The Produce Industry. Join us to hear from 2 exceptional leaders in our industry. SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, and Flavor Wave, LLC: http://flavorwavefresh.com
41:43
November 16, 2020
Thomas Mantz, President of Feeding Tamp Bay - EP63
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Thomas Mantz, President of Feeding Tampa Bay. Thomas and Patrick chat about the Tampa Bay Area that Thomas's team is serving throughout the year, how the global pandemic has increase demand, and safety within production.  Feeding Tampa Bay has participated in distributing the Farmers to Families Boxes for partners within the Produce Industry and has done a great job feeding our community! SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, and Flavor Wave, LLC: http://flavorwavefresh.com
31:44
November 9, 2020
Joe Fox, Marketing Manager of Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) - EP62
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Joe Fox, Marketing Manager of Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort). The Port of Philadelphia is "Open for Business" and has been grinding and thriving during the Pandemic. We chat with Joe about The Port of Philadephia being # 1 in Food Products,  Future Opportunities and construction in and out of the port, and new safety measures that guaranteeing product safety and compliance into the port. We also give a few shout outs to some local companies over in the North East. Join us on this exclusive with The Port Of Philadelphia! 
23:08
November 4, 2020
Nick Mascari, President of Belle Harvest - EP61
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Nick Mascari, President of Belle Harvest based in Michigan. As a business built on generations of growers, Belle Harvest strives to maximize value for our retail partners, growers, and consumers. Every apple receives special care and attention from the field all the way to the shelf, to ensure delivery of the highest quality products our partners have come to expect and flavors our consumers crave. Nick and Patrick chat about meeting on Linkedin and chatting about the F2F program, how Belle Harvest is reacting during COVID-19 and what are apples are on the rise for the winter. Stay Tunes to The Produce Industry Show as we are going to have some apples on The Produce Industry Show on YOUTUBE SOON!  FANCY SPONSOR: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com FANCY SPONSOR: Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com Belle Harvest: https://www.belleharvest.com
32:40
November 2, 2020
SPOOK-TACULAR HALLOWEEN SPECIAL - EP60
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we bring you some CELEBRITY GUESTS. Now these are not your traditional celebrities, I mean yes they are in movies, yes you will recognize them if you see in a crowd, but......not so sure how long you could be around them. So all the way from Transylvania we have Dracula and Franksteins Monster and across the sands of time to the heart of Egypt we have The Mummy himself. We chat about all the different types of fruits and vegetables these characters eat. They also get a bit distracted on other things like blood and iron, but back on track talking about fruits and vegetables tonight. HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO EVERYONE AND PLEASE MAKE SURE IF YOU GET AN APPLE OR AN ORANGE IN YOUR BAG TO KEEP IT!!!!    Trenton Bennett - VOICE ACTOR Website: http://www.trentonbennett.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoiceOfTrenton Twitter: @VoiceOfTrenton Bio: A professionally trained Voice Actor, Trenton Bennett has recorded commercials, e-Learning, and online training.  He has performed audiobooks across a wide variety of genres, from popular fields such as Romance and Satire to niche areas of Hard Science Fiction and Inspirational.  He has received coaching from top names in the industry and is proud to also be the voice of the audiobook to ‘Rust’, a film and novel by Corbin Bernsen. Trenton records and produces from his home studio in Florida, USA. Although his audiobook skills are in high demand, he also loves working in commercial and instructional videos.  Alongside native Brit Steve Atkins, he is the co-host of the Podcast “Classic Rock Battles: the Limey and the Yank.” Trenton’s work can be found on Amazon, Audible, iTunes and more.  His website is www.trentonbennett.com
23:27
November 1, 2020
Martha Montoya, CEO of Ag Tools & Carlo Trimboli, Owner Samson's Fruit & Vegetable Supply -EP59
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with our Fancy Sponsor Martha Montoya CEO of Ag Tools and Carlo Trimboli, Owner of Samson's Fruit and Vegetable Supply all the way from "Down Under" Sydney, Australia. Martha leads the conversation about talent at Ag Tools and how the organization is split between the United States (60% of workforce) and Mexico (40% of workforce) with engineers, data scientist, operations and much more. The Talent that Martha's team brings to the Produce and Supply Chain industry is TOP NOTCH!!!! Next we hear from Carlo Trimboli, Owner of Samson's Fruit and Vegetable Supply. This is our very first guest all the way from Australia and are truly excited. Carlo brings a wealth of knowledge from Australia talking about how Covid-19 has effected the country and its regions, fruit and veggies supply, and upcoming generations in our industry. Carlo gives his insights on Fresh Produce and bringing the next set of leaders to the table.  FANCY SPONSOR: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com FANCY SPONSOR: Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com Samson's: https://www.samsonsfruit.com.au 
49:29
October 26, 2020
Jean Ginzburg, CEO of JeanGinzburg.com - EP58
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Jean Ginzburg is a #1 best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and digital marketing expert with more than 12 years of industry expertise helping companies scale revenue, optimize sales and marketing processes and improve productivity. Jean is the CEO and Founder of JeanGinzburg.com, a digital marketing education company and Ginball Digital Marketing, a digital marketing agency. Jean's clients range from brand name Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups. Additionally, Jean has been featured in Inc.com, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur and the Huffington Post. FANCY SPONSOR: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com CHOICE PARTNER: Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com Jean Ginzburg: JeanGinzburg.com
39:42
October 19, 2020
Andrew Mashler, Sales Manager, Golden Star Citrus & PMA RECAP - EP57
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat about the overall #freshsummit experience from connections, content, and even some cameos. As I stated in the podcast, I am not going to go over the entire show because it is open till November 13, 2020 and believe you should make the decision to go check it out! We then talk with Andrew Mashler We are going to talk to Andrew Mashler, Sales Manager of Golden Star Citrus who graduated from the emerging leaders program yesterday for the Center for Growing Talent.  The Center for Growing Talent excites and educates new people for career opportunities across the floral and produce industry  They offer programs to attract and develop talent for the produce and floral industries needs to meet today's challenges and tomorrows opoorhntiunites.  If you would like to learn more about CGT please visit centerforgrowingtalent.org as well as reach out Megan Nash - Program Director @ mnash@centerforgrowingtalent.org FANCY SPONSOR: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com CHOICE PARTNER: Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com Golden Star Citrus: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com
23:54
October 16, 2020
Will Cavan, Founder of International Mango Organization (IMO) - EP56
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Will Cavan the Founder of the International Mango Organization (IMO) and the International Pineapple Organization (IPO). Now if you don't know I work with Will at the International Pineapple Organization as the Director of Innovation, but today we are going to talk all things of the Mango! Will gives a great market update on the mango category since the COVID-19 Pandemic, upcoming supply, and what it will take to get consumers to purchase. We also talk about how the tropicals category received no love from USDA during the pandemic. Will was a treat to talk to and join us to listen to more. 
21:17
October 14, 2020
Afreen Malik, Director of Technical Services of International Food Safety and Quality Services - EP55
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are in Day one of PMA #FRESHSUMMIT where the schedule is jam packed from the State of the Union w/ Cathy Burns, Theme for the day is Leadership, PMA Fresh Summit Marketplace, Around the world in Fresh Produce on International Challenges and Opportunities and more! We also saw a lot of innovation at the Product showcases and innovation. Our featured guest today is Afreen Malik, Director of Technical Services at International Food Safety and Quality Services and we chat about bringing Food Safety into yourbuseniss and have fun with it. We discuss the Jensen melon cases, the importance of food safety and quality services, and what you need to do! Join us and learn more! Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com Produce Marketing Association: https://www.pma.com International Food Safety and Quality Services: https://www.ifsqs.com
27:44
October 13, 2020
PMA #FRESHSUMMIT EDITION - EP54
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we talk all things Produce Marketing Association (PMA). This week the PMA has their virtual #FRESHSUMMIT conference from October 13-15, 2020. We first take the time and chat with long time participant and Chef at the PMA Chef Megan, Founder of www.healthyeating101.com. Chef Megan and I talk about healthy living and why she started it, recipes, PMA and more!.  We then chat with Cathy Burns, Lauren Scott, and Max Teplitski of Produce Marketing Association discussing what it took to get the virtual event off the ground, why you should attend a virtual event especially the PMA, food safety, government regulations and some overall favorite produce!  Join us and learn more!  Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com Produce Marketing Association: https://www.pma.com Chef Megan: www.healthyeating101.com
45:47
October 12, 2020
Elad Mardix, President of CLARIFRUIT - EP53
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Elad Mardix President of Clarifruit! Elad and I talk about the new technology his company has brought to the Produce Industry. Based in Isreal Elad and his team have put us one step into the future with produce QC. Quality control is a crucial part in our industry and as we send inspectors out for each every PO it is important that we focus on the project at hand. Say goodbye to guess work and subjective manual processes. CLARIFRUIT's new app takes hard work and transforms it into smart work - no more if, ands, or, buts about if the quality suits your customers needs. Integrated algorithms to meet customer demands and an ease of use system for all parties. Join Clarifruit Webinar 10/13/2020 @ 2pm during PMA Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com Clarifruit: https://www.clarifruit.com
29:27
October 11, 2020
Cristina Lihaceanu, Sales Manager of Terra Exports & Dan The Produce Man Avakian - EP52
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Cristina Lihaceanu Sales Manager of Terra Exports Europe Division and Dan The Produce Man Avakian! Between these two we travel across two continents starting in Italy and making our way all the way to the coast of California. Our Fancy Partner Terra Exports Cristina Lihaceanu kicks off episode 52 off from Italy chatting about some of the main commodities she handles, the imports and exports in and out of Europe, and the diverse team that makes it all happen behind the scenes. Next, we Dan Avakian and I chat about his time in the produce industry, YouTube and other media outlets, as well as his old store that he recently sold! We also discuss some current trends Dan has adapted to during COVID-19. Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com  Ag Tools, Inc. : https://www.agtechtools.com  Dan The Produce Man: https://dantheproduceman.com 
41:53
October 5, 2020
Matt Reeves, VP of Produce, Grocery Outlet - EP51
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with our first ever retailer! Let's take a moment that GROCERY OUTLET is the FIRST EVER RETAIL GUEST ON THE SHOW! We are very humbled and proud that we are reaching different levels of our industry. During this episode Matt Reeves, VP of Produce of Grocery Outlet chats about the unique buying structure, the current openings of new stores, bringing buyers into the stores, and working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to everyone at Grocery Outlet for making this possible. 
29:49
September 28, 2020
Day 4, United Fresh Washington Policy Conference - EP50
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we complete Day 4 of United Fresh's Washington Policy Conference. As I explain in the podcast this Virtual March on Capitol Hill goes on Tomorrow and all through next week September 28-Oct 2, 2020. We chat about the day's opening General Session with Representative Jimmy Panetta and Representative Rodney Davis, reviewing our Wholesaler/Distributor that I was late to because I had another meeting with another colleague of mine Wendy McManus, and then concluding with the Concurrent education  sessions. discussing International Response to Covid19 outbreak. We also review with Mollie Van Lieu about the continuing resolution plan that I discussed yesterday! Thank you to everyone who joined the Podcast this week and The Washington Policy Conference. 
24:55
September 24, 2020
Day 3, United Fresh Washington Policy Conference - EP49
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we complete DAY 3 of United Fresh Washington Policy Conference. Today we go through the General Session with Ray Starling from the Republican Party and Tom Vilsack of the Democratic Party Campaign giving their views on what it will look like with their parties President elected as well as the Fresh-Cut Processor Board meeting. We also kicked off the Concurrent Education with What's the future of Federal Nutrition Programs and exclusive interview with Mark Munger, VP, Sales & Marketing at 4Earth Farms and join the ELECTION NIGHT NETWORKING EVENT!!! CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!!!!!! Join us for Day 3!!!!!! 
47:35
September 24, 2020
Day 2, United Fresh Washington Policy Conference - EP48
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we recognize that it is Day 2 of the United Fresh Washington Policy Conference.  Patrick will review the Opening Session with Tom Stenzel, President of United Fresh, Chairman Of United Fresh Michael Muzyk and our key guest Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. We will review the general session, the grower-shipper meeting, one education session and a small piece of the Networking call! We also chat with Alex DiNovo, President and COO of DNO Produce. Alex chats about getting involved, taking action and being engaged. There is nothing more annoying that listening to someone on the sideline doing nothing, but criticizing what you are doing! Get more Youth involved in politics - we need to understand that not using your voice to tell your story is more hurtful than you think! Tune in for DAY 2 of United Fresh Washington Policy Conference. 
42:04
September 23, 2020
Day 1, United Fresh Washington Policy Conference - EP47
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we cover the Washington Policy Conference w/ United Fresh, Day 1. Today we give a general overview of the entire virtual conference from September 21- 25, 2020.  We also speak to Mark Klompien, President/CEO of United Potato Growers of America on the importance of The United Fresh Policy Conference. Mark and I talk about my day's at California Citrus Mutual as well as the experience you will get out the event. Remember as industry we can be heard in numbers. As we bring the community together the can accomplish more. Not just during a pandemic, but year after year - generation after gerneration. Join us for Day 1 of The United Fresh Washington Policy Conference.  I will report each day as this is the first time I have attended this conference! I will give my true insight on the experience and the benefit to the industry.  United Fresh Produce Association.  https://www.unitedfresh.org/events-programs/the-washington-conference/ 
32:21
September 22, 2020
Yulia Kalina of Terra Exports, Matt DeBoer of AgTools & Mary Blackmon of Farm Star Living - EP46
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have our Fancy and Choice partner on today represented by Yulia Kalina of Terra Exports and Matt DeBoer of AgTools.  We have also included our featured guest Mary Blackmon, Founder of Farm Star Living. We are about to embark on some fund conversations with these 3 talking about 4th generation farming, how you get into this produce industry, data, insights and "YOU WANT A PEACH OF ME?". 
43:58
September 21, 2020
APPLE UPDATE from Ross Nelson, Director of Retail Execution, Indianapolis Fruit Company - EP45
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Ross Nelson the Director of Retail Execution for Indianapolis Fruit Company. Ross is going to give us a quick APPLE UPDATE - There are 3 states that are going to be starting apples soon with many varieties that I have never even heard of. What states are these New York, Michigan and Washington - thats right these 3 states are ready to produce!!! Join us as we learn more about apples from Ross Nelson and chat about the upcoming APPLE TASTE OFF ROUND 2! 
15:14
September 18, 2020
Robert Schueller, Director of Public Relations, Melissa's Produce - EP44
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Robert Schueller, Director of Public Relations at Melissa's Produce. Now Melissa's.com has over 1, 500 items that are readily available for shipping! Some of these products include, shallots, onions, hatch pepper popcorn, hatch peppers, salsa, beans, seasonings and more. Robert and Patrick talk about some items that have been popular during COVID-19, how Melissa's is adapting during this time, some upcoming products on the horizon as the summer dies down and the fall will soon pickup. Get ready to make an order with Melissa's as soon as you are done with this episode because we talk about some tasty treats for everyone to enjoy! 
38:27
September 14, 2020
Roger Pepperl of Stemilt Growers and Chris Veillon of Pure Hothouse Foods Inc./Pure Flavor® - EP43
In this unique episode with Roger Pepperl and Chris Veillon we have some side conversation that started as a post on LInkedIn: The power of #networking at its finest - I also said it was a #serendipity moment - saw and learned so much from these two it was incredible. Stemilt Growers Pure Hothouse Foods Inc.| Pure Flavor® What are your expectations? Are industry associations meeting your needs? Is Zoom? Are you Hustling? What about virtual shows? Networking doing alright for you? Join us as we chat about: #hustle #marketing #virtualshows #thefuture #technology #relationships #complacency # #innovation #freshproduce #freshfood #foodserviceindustry #fruit #producelife #freshfruit #freshvegetables #freshfruits #produceindustry #citrus #freshveggies #fruitsandveggies #veggies #retailers #dtc
26:06
September 11, 2020
Wendy McManus, Leadership Coach, Connect2Potential - EP42
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Wendy McManus, Leadership Coach of Connect2Potential. Wendy McManus believes that thriving teams are the key to stellar results.As a leadership coach, she draws out the true genius in her clients, so they become more confident and capable leaders of their own thriving teams. Her focus is on mental fitness which is the ability to handle life’s challenges with a positive mindset. It’s an incredibly powerful skill set, which impacts performance, relationships and well-being. Having worked in produce marketing for 17 years, Wendy now serves produce industry professionals as their coach. Her undying affection for the special people who supply the healthiest food on the planet bring her back to the produce industry again and again. Wendy and I talk about mental fitness, your own saboteurs, a quick 45-60 second SAGE BRAIN RECHARGE, and the overall state of ones mind during these times!  Check out connect2potential.com, where you can learn more about Wendy’s Mental Fitness Boot Camp program and her Mental Fitness Inner Circle Community.
36:57
September 8, 2020
Belmark Inc. w/ Jason Vandeloo & Dr. Raj Sharma, & Matt DeBoer of Ag Tools - EP41
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have our Choice Partner's Matt DeBoer from Ag Tools helping introduce Belmark, Inc. Ag Tools was The Produce Industry Podcast's first Partner and we are truly proud and appreciative towards their entire team. Now in this episode Matt and I discuss a few topics regarding data, insights, love for the industry and being a partner on the podcast.  Next, we chat with Jason Vandeloo & Dr. Raj Sharma of Belmark Inc. we chat with these two Subject Matter Experts in the field of packaging. So, Why is BElmark relevant to the industry? We discuss emerging trends, optimum packaging solutions, as well as some of the packing that you might see from Belmark in The Produce Industry. 
51:39
August 31, 2020
SPECIAL - Sarah Frey, BOOK RELEASE, The Growing Season - EP40
The youngest of 21 children, Sarah Frey grew up on a struggling farm in Southern Illinois. At 15, she started her own fresh produce delivery business out of an old pickup truck. Two years later she took over the family farm and started doing business with the largest grocery retailers in the country. Frey’s story is one of never giving up, negotiating with some of the biggest businesses in the nation and building a company which serves consumers with fresh, healthy products. Frey Farms is the nation’s leading producer of pumpkins,earning Frey the nickname “America’s Pumpkin Queen.” Sarah and I are having a exclusive interview to chat about her Book "The Growing Season" Join us 11AM EST Aug 25, 2020. Purchase HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Growing-Season-Saved-American-Farm/dp/0593129393
49:04
August 25, 2020
Michael Chavez, Golden Star Citrus, Greg White, & Scott Luton. Supply Chain Now! - Citrus Supply Chain, EP39
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly Greg White and Scott Luton from Supply Chain Now CO-HOST the show learning more about the entire CITRUS supply chain. Now these two are not newbies to the supply chain world and know and have some subject matter expertise within our discussion. So, who better to talk about the Citrus supply chain than Golden Star Citrus. Golden Star has been growing, packing, and shipping the finest California citrus since 1985. Founded by David Chavez Sr.,GOLDEN STAR remains one of the few independent family owned & operated citrus operations in the Central Valley of California. Golden Star has 2 strategically placed facilities in Cutler and Woodlake,CA that offers a product line that is second to none. We chat with Michael Chavez, Vice President of Golden Star Citrus and President of Flavor Wave, LLC from the seed al the way through to the consumer. Join us on this epic journey through time as we discover ALL THINGS CITRUS!!!! 
01:24:26
August 24, 2020
Lee Seward, Gro-Connect & Nils Goldschmidt, Terra Exports - EP38
In this episode with The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly - Ross Nelson Subject Matter Expert in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry helps Co-Host and introduces the podcast. Lee Seeward, Founder of Gro-Connect site that brings produce professionals together that help make proper purchasing, freight and overall smarter decisions when making deals. Lee and Patrick talk about the platform and how easy it is to use and converse in commerce in the site.  Next we chat with the ceo, Nils Goldschmidt of Terra Exports. Terra Exports is a fancy sponsor on the show and no better way to talk about connections then with Nils. Terra Exports is present in over 65 countries and has a list of items that will fill the shopping cart. Nils and Patrick chat about the upcoming business for Terra Exports and how they are making an impact in the Produce and Supply Chain Industry. Let's give a big shout out to our FANCY PARTNER TERRA EXPORTS. 
49:23
August 17, 2020
Randy Hartmann, President, Pacific Pro, LLC. - EP37
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Randy Hartmann, President of Pacific Pro. Patrick and Randy talk about adapting and pivoting through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farmers to Families Box Program, upcoming summer fruits, and really diving deep into our supply chain and leadership. I want to thank Randy Hartmann and his team at Pac Pro Sales for their continuous support in the produce and supply chain industry. Tune in to learn more about Pacific Pro!! This is a great episode to see what organizations are doing in in today's COVID-19 WORLD. 
48:48
August 9, 2020
SPECIAL - Farmers to Families Round 3 w/ Mollie Van Lieu at United Fresh Produce Association - EP36
Welcome back to Today's Special on National Watermelon Day! Today on The Produce Industry Podcast we chat with Mollie Van Lieu, Senior Director - Nutrition Policy on the Farmers to Families Box Program. The USDA is in Round 3 of the bids and are doing things a bit differently, how to review and access the RFP, time frames, a little history on round 1 and 2 and why this program is important to our industry. If you want to see the industry succeed and need more information on program contact  Mollie Van Lieu - mvanlieu@unitedfresh.org
35:15
August 3, 2020
National Watermelon Day w/ Megan McKenna, National Watermelon Promotion Board - EP35
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we celebrate NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY!!! That's right today Aug 3, 2020 is National Watermelon Day! Now during this call Megan and Patrick discuss all things Watermelon or as they call it WATERMELON TALK!!! Megan discussed that #watermeloneveryday not just on it's national day, upcoming varieties throughout the summer, our favorite watermelon recipes, and a couple stories that bring you back to your childhood!! EAT MORE WATERMELON!!!!! We also go over the OMA Foodservice Delivered Showcase during the week! 
27:36
August 3, 2020
Lori Castillo, Vice President of Marketing, Nature Sweet Tomatoes - EP34
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Lori Castillo, Vice President of Marketing of Nature Sweet Tomatoes. Lori and Patrick talk about how we met through the United Fresh Live Virtual Showcase during the month of June, How Nature Sweet sets themselves apart from their competitors, some sweet summer recipes, and few opportunities through innovation in 2020. Let's not forget that this industry is about relationships and the people and community at Nature Sweet is TOP NOTCH!!! Join in this Post- PMA FOODSERVICE DELIVERED SHOWCASE! 
27:59
July 27, 2020
Day 4: PMA FOODSERVICE DELIVERED INTERVIEWS - EP33
In this Episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we review Day 4 in a very small way and let our guest play a part in a very BIG WAY. We are going to hear from Chef's, Authors, and organizations that are in The Produce Industry. This was so a fruitful today and speaking to all of the guest was great satisfaction. Join us for fun interviews and see you tomorrow for DAY 5!  1:53 - Jamie Dement, Author Farm House Chef & Canning in a Modern Kitchen 14:02 - Chris Veilon, Chief Marketing Officer, Pure Flavor 28:18 - Megan McKenna, Dr. Director of Foodservice,, National Watermelon Promotion Board 36: 20 - Chef Rob Ruba, Owner, Oyster Oyster 48: 03 - Chef Kevin Johnson, Owner, The Grocery 56: 30 - Jennifer Armen, Vice President, Okanagan Specialty Fruit
01:12:42
July 24, 2020
Day 3: PMA FOODSERVICE DELIVERED LIVE COVERAGE - EP32
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we cover the PMA FOODSERVICE DELIVERED VIRTUAL CONFERENCE. We are in Day 3 of this virtual event and The Chef's table has been lit the entire week so far. Today Patrick talks to Victoria Lopez of Fox Packaging and Fox Solutions on how the show is going as well as Patrick Cortez of Mission Produce and Aidan Mouat of Hazel Technolgies discussing their Avocados-LAST program. We also give 5 Tips on How to Navigate the PMA FOODSERVICE DELIVERED SITE.....Join us for another fun day at The Produce Marketing Association Virtual Conference. 
32:22
July 22, 2020
Day 2: PMA FOODSERVICE DELIVERED LIVE COVERAGE - EP31
Welcome to Day 2 of PMA Food Service Delivered Virtual Showcase! Today Patrick Kelly gives an overview of Day 1 and wants to know who was cooking last night with the Chef and Cathy Burns. We also discuss what Patrick's favorite things about the site are so far, navigating through the site for the first couple days and exploring opportunities as well as the scavenger hunt! We also talk about the Value of the show with communication, knowledge and authentic relationships as well as talking about some of the breakout sessions with the Chef's Table, Jack Li, and CGT Women's Mixer with our women Leaders. Join us for Day 2 of the PMA FOODSERVICE DELIVERED VIRTUAL SHOW!
21:24
July 21, 2020
PMA FOODSERVICE DELIVERED DAY 1 w/ Lauren Scott, Chief Marketing Officer - EP30
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast we chat with Lauren Scott, Chief Marketing Officer of the Produce Marketing Association. Patrick and Lauren are going to give a 30,000 foot overview of the week and what is in store from Sourcing Meetings, Mixers, Chef's Menu, Tasting Menu's and the Chef's Table as well as some of the themed days and how to navigate your business through the PMA FOOD SERVICE DELIVERED WEEK. Join us all week for the PMA Food Service Virtual SHOW! 
20:53
July 20, 2020
Martha Montoya, Ag Tools & Tony Stachurski, Hardies Fresh Foods - EP29
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast we chat with our new Choice Partner's President of Ag Tools Martha Montoya about her leading edge technology driven by data insights to help SEE MORE, ACHEIEVE MORE. Visit Ag tools at www.ag.tools.com for more information. We then dive deep with Tony Stachurski, Division President of Hardies Fresh Foods in Houston & President of Texas Harvest Company about the farmers to families box program that they supported through a subcontract as well as upcoming summer produce and opportunities through this COVID-19 pandemic.  I also talk a bit about Tony's leadership in the Produce Industry as well as how powerful LinkedIn has been for our industry. 
40:18
July 19, 2020
Denise Junqueiro, Director of Marketing, Mission Produce, Inc. - EP28
In this Episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Denise Junqueiro, Director of Marketing, Mission Produce. Denise and Patrick discuss how life has been during the COVID-19 and all the change that has challenge our industry. We also talk all things avocados what can we expect into the Sumer, some fun recipes, and even how to handle your avocado. Mission also has a sneak peak coming up for the PMA FOOD SERVICE DELIVERED that will get you talking TECH! Last but never the least - Did you know the Denise and Patrick are both Fresno State Alumni's - that's right these two share a passion for the Central Valley and their BULLDOG PRIDE!!!! #avocados #mission
22:25
July 13, 2020
United Fresh LIVE Interviews - EP 27
In this epsisode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we listen to all the interviews during and and after United Fresh LIVE. Hear from Exhibitors, Attendees, and Sponsors of this Virtual Showcase.  1:58 - Samantha Gaden, Connecting Food 10:30 - Lance Fisher & Gasper LaRocca, Royal 4 Systems 23:15 - Martha Montoya, Ag Tools 32:00 - Michelle Kingsburry, CCT Shipping  38:58 - Camilo Vecvesses, Fresh Start 47:25 - Jonathan Buetner, Deville Technologies 56:20 - Ron Cardey, Kwik Lok 1:03:00 - Dr. Raj Sharma, Belmark Inc. 1:09:37 - Mary Cappola, United Fresh
01:19:21
July 10, 2020
BONUS: UNITED FRESH LIVE 365 Announcement w/ Mary Coppola - EP26
In this BONUS episode  we chat with Mary Coppola, Vice President Marketing and Communications of United Fresh Produce Association.  In this discussion Mary gives The Produce Industry an update on what is in store for of United Fresh LIVE 365. The program will now open up 365 days a year offering new online courses, CONTENT, connections and more. We also talk about the Future of United Fresh's Washington Conference and a IN PERSON LIVE Conference for 2021. YOU HEARD IT FIRST FROM THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY PODCAST! 
19:25
July 6, 2020
Saul Guzman & Emilio Maldonado, Owners of Produce Service, LLC - EP25
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly chat's with Emilio Maldonado and Saul Guzman, Owners of Produce Service, LLC - "Revolutionizing the Produce Industry." Now before this interview Produce Service, LLC. gave access to The Produce Industry Podcast as a "user" and "seller" to navigate and check out the site. We were able to view price sheets, inventories, truck lanes,  in-web chat functions, the weather and more. This new website allows grower, packers, shippers, wholesalers to post their product via produceservice.com and relieve daily sending of price sheets and eliminating food waste in the Supply Chain.
26:44
July 6, 2020
Nick Greens, Horticulturist & Consultant, Nick Greens, LLC. - E24
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Nick Greens, Horticulturist/Consultant at Nick Greens, LLC. Nick Greens started his growing career in 2002, growing Cannabis as an apprentice grower for a hydroponics shop.Nick worked through several cycles/harvests in San Diego before venturing out on his own, growing mainly OG Kush for several years. From 2007-2014 nick made big moves in the industry with vertical and greenhouse farming along with leading new generations for success! Nick and Patrick dive into vertical farming during the COVID-19 pandemic and how teaming up with a green house / vertical farm to create consistent food for your business. 
20:32
June 29, 2020
Geoff Hudson-Searle, Author/Executive - 5 TIPS RETURNING TO WORK POST COVID-19 - EP23
In this Episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly chats with Geoff Hudson-Searle who is a serial business advisor, CSuite Executive and Non-Executive Director to growth-phase tech companies. He just released his 5th book "Purposeful Discussions"  that we talk about and Geoff's 5 TIPS RETURNING TO WORK POST COVID-19. Get ready for a new week of fun and engaging topics in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry. 
37:14
June 22, 2020
Day 5: UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE - EP22
Welcome to The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly as virtual life intensifies in Day 5 of the Virtual Conference. Today we cover all sessions from fitness tornado, coffee talks, workshops and the CLOSING LIVE Session. We are going to have 4 interviews today that include Samantha Gadenne w/ Connect Food (exhibitor), Ron Card w/ Kwik Lok (exhibitor), Gasper LaRocca and Lance Fisher w/ Royal 4 Systems (exhibitor), and Mary Coppola w/ United Fresh LIVE (HOST). Get Patrick's insight from the show. and what to expect in the field and the horizon!
56:27
June 19, 2020
Day 4: UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE - EP21
In this Episode of UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE Patrick Kelly Swings into Day 4 tired, but not defeated. We cover Coffee Talk with Sustaining the Gains:  Keeping Fresh in Schools in a COVID-19 World, Workshop - Retail Perspective with Retailers talking about change, innovative practices and disciplines with consumers. We also go over The Retailer-Foodservice General Sessions that Congratulated our Retail Produce Manager Award Winners and our Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award Winners. Let's not forget talking bout 5 tips of how to NAVIGATE UNITED FRESH LIVE SITE as well as the CELEBRATION with Spirits United!!!!
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June 18, 2020
Day 3: UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE - EP20
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast, Patrick Kelly launched into DAY 3 at UNITED FRESH LIVE!!! Today if you had a Pelton you joined the biking team virtually!  10AM COFFEE TALK featured discussion such as the Farmers to Families Box Program that explains the volumes and numbers to date. 11AM We review Audits: Why do We. Better? and Continuing a Culinary Focus- at 12 PM The Organic General Session started and I experienced my first disruption of Internet and connectivity today. I missed about 30 minutes of the shutting down my computer restarting Zoom and so forth..But I will be on demand finishing it out!  Let's not forget we have 3 interviews from exhibitors and attendees and I give some direct quotes from UNITED FRESH Mary Coppola on the actual #'s of attendees online!! 
44:22
June 17, 2020
Day 2: UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE - EP19
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast, Patrick Kelly dives deep into DAY 2 at UNITED FRESH LIVE!!! Today we start the day with Fitness at 9AM Sharp to recharge those endorphins, 10AM COFFEE TALK featuring discussion such as Family Business, Brand Purpose in a Crisis, and Transportation Challenges and Opportunities. Patrick even talks to Camilo Veillaveces on how this first time Exhibitor is enjoying the show! 11AM We review Retail Insights from Visionaries, Selling to Schools, and TEC Talks - at 12 PM GLOBAL WOMEN IN PRODUCE - WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD that was given to Sara Frey of Frey Farms. Patrick also attended The Produce Mom's/Crunch Pack Breakout session talking new CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS and the WOMEN in PRODUCE reception where new connections were made. Join us tomorrow for more COVERAGE of UNITED FRESH LIVE!!! 
40:00
June 16, 2020
UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE - EP18
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast Patrick Kelly takes a leap into the Virtual World of UNITED FRESH LIVE. Patrick gives a brief overview of his experience before and during the showcase. We talk about the entire process of logging into, uploading your picture or avatar, finding all those booths, learning about badges, messenger and all the zoom workshops. There will be many lessons learned from this show and there must be listening, learning and change to overcome this new transition.  Tomorrow we will cover in more depth workshops and hear from some of the exhibitors and attendees about their experiences. 
26:26
June 15, 2020
Lance Fisher, Director, Global Supply Chain Solutions, Royal 4 Systems - EP17
In this episode Patrick Kelly chats with Lance Fisher, Director, Global Supply Chain Solutions, Royal 4 Systems. These two talk about Food Waste, Technology, real-time supply chain management technology and logistics solutions for multi-national operations, leadership and what to expect after COVID-19. We also give an update on some future Produce events such as United Fresh LIVE, Produce Marketing Association, and SEPC Southern Innovations. Will we get back to the meeting in person and shaking hands? fist bumping? and slamming our glasses together at the bar? Let's find out - We will hear from Produce Exhibitors after United Fresh LIVE to give a LIVE update on the platform. 
32:37
June 14, 2020
Uri Rosenzweig, Head of Product at Trellis, A.I. - EP16
In this episode The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly talks with Uri Rosenzweig from Tel Aviv, Israel and who is the Head of Product at Trellis, A.I. HQ in San Francisco, CA. We discuss a bit about how we started our relationship, Food loss during COVID-19 as well on both sides of the fence (production and consumer waste) along with some opportunities and advise coming into the future. Yes, that's right we talk about what will happen in 2050 and how technology and AI will benefit growers long term through sustainability, analytics, insights,  and profit growth. 
33:52
June 8, 2020
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC - EP15
In this episode The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly chats with Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC. We discuss impulse purchases, has sampling gone away for good, opportunities and meal inspirations that can drive consumer sales and tips for items that give more store visibility. We have gone through 2 months of the COVId-19 crisis and have plenty of opportunity and updates in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry. Anne-Marie and Patrick geek out on data, the power of produce and Millennial and Baby Boomer spending habits! That's right we are rolling up our sleeves and brining some real talk with real people.
34:06
June 1, 2020
Part 3: FRUITFUL or FEARFUL? $1.2 Billion Awarded in Produce Box deal for Farmers to Families - EP14
In the episode The Produce Industry Podcast host Patrick Kelly has Brent Erenwert of Brothers Produce of Houston Co-Host Part 3 of FRUITFUL or FEARFUL? $1.2 Billion Awarded in Produce Box deal for Farmers to Families. Brent and Patrick discuss the current events that have happened since Part 2 on May 12, 2020 where we went over some of companies awarded who will start producing by May 15, 2020. Since then many of the industry has reached out to local, state and federal governments demanding answers, USDA has revoked 1 companies contract- who is now trying to settle the case, a San Antonio catering company hasn't delivered one box due to many delays in the supply chain, and come Monday the USDA is talking about a new contract that could come out for the companies who were not awarded to re-bid. Let's not forget we discuss opportunities and how to keep a sharp eye during COVID-19.  Tune in and get ready for Part 4 as the Saga continues. 
22:22
May 28, 2020
Krenar Komoni, Founder of Tive Inc. - Real-Time In-Transit Tracking/Visibility - EP13
In this episode The Produce Industry Podcast talks with Founder of Tive Inc.  - Real-Time In-Transit Tracking/Visibility Krenar Komoni. This device that is put inside the reefer unit gives real-time insights and tracking of your perishables on the move. Krenar and Patrick discuss how Tive Inc was founded based on an issue in logistics, the current devices, insights and data that is collected from your shipments and a coupon code for TIVE INC if you listen all the way through. We are excited to bring you more technology and innovation to the produce supply chain. 
21:24
May 25, 2020
Lori Taylor, Founder & CEO of The Produce Mom's - EP12
FIRST FEMALE GUEST! The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly is honored to have our first female guest. The Founder and CEO of The Produce Mom's very own LORI TAYLOR. I met Lori a bout a decade ago when she was on the sales desk at Indianapolis Fruit Company. From selling fruit to building a brand that drives sales and consumption of fresh produce. Lori and Patrick discuss the current COVID-19 situation, direct to consumer programs, opportunities and recommendations within our industry. We also talk about us both being Millennials and having a drive for entrepreneurship and passion!!!!! 
34:26
May 18, 2020
PART 2: FRUITFUL or FEARFUL? $1.2 Billion Awarded in Produce Box deal for Farmers to Families - EP11
PART 2: FRUITFUL or FEARFUL? $1.2 Billion Awarded in Produce Box deal for Farmers to Families - Its been 24 hours since episode 10 was released and we have seen some really good progress within the produce and supply chain industry.  In this episode I go over some of the awardees of the bid, If they are in the USDA data bank, organizations we did find, monies awarded and what to really focus on at this point. The companies that were awarded or the future of our industry. I then take a leap into Tom Stenzel's letter to the USDA and review each question from the President and CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association. Our industry is built on relationships and as long as we stand together we will succeed together. Part 3 Coming Soon!
25:38
May 12, 2020
FRUITFUL or FEARFUL? $1.2 Billion Awarded in Produce Box deal for Farmers to Families - EP10
Welcome to Episode 10! Our guests today are Shay Myer of Owyhee Produce, Michael Chavez of Golden Star Citrus, and Brent Erenwert of Brothers Produce. You might know these guys as they are not shy to the show and have been on a couple times already. In this episode we chat with each of them individually about the current awarded $1.2 Billion in the Produce Box Deal for Farmers to Families. Is this program FRUITFUL or FEARFUL for the small farmer and business owner? There are companies on this bid that got awarded from catering, travel agencies, to companies that dont have websites, cold storages, food safety programs and more. There were still many organizations that were reputable and rewarded which is great to see, but it seems like someone pressed the auto-fill button on the rest. Here from this group of industry leaders that will provide answers and solutions on how to move forward. We also have a shout-out to Tom Stenzel, President of United Fresh Produce Association for stepping up to the USDA and asking great questions! 
49:56
May 11, 2020
Jeremy Taylor, Vice President Sales/Marketing of DNO Produce - EP9
In this episode we talk to Jermey Taylor, Vice President Sales and Marketing of DNO Produce in Columbus, Ohio. We chat about how their fresh-cut business has been impacted due to the COVID-19 crisis, home delivery options, and opportunities within our Industry during these times. Jeremy is an accomplished Sales Manager and an influential leader with the proven ability to train, recruit and mentor inside sales persons and broker teams whiling instilling a culture of collaboration and success. We are going to learn from this highly successful Millennial and his passion!
28:34
May 11, 2020
Scott Daniel, President/CEO of Young’s Commercial Transfer - EP8
In this Episode we chat with Scott Daniel, Co-owner and President of Young’s Commercial Transfer, one of the largest private agricultural transportation companies in the country HQ in Porterville, CA. We talk about how we met back in 2006, our wild journey over the last decade, his business during COVID-19 and why you dont need to panic buy! Scott will give insights on how to thrive during this time as well as creating new opportunities for the future of the supply chain industry.  Scott helps his team and community plan, dream and envision the next step in their life, their business or their family. Whether coaching athletes, coaching leaders in his own company or serving in industry organizations, Scott has a determined focus to take people and organizations to the next level.
23:07
May 4, 2020
Trent Bishop, Vice President of Sales/Marketing, Little Bear Produce Brand - EP7
In this episode Patrick Kelly talks with Trent Bishop, Vice President of Sales & Marketing from Little Bear Produce Brand, Trent is going to talk about his journey through his career, supply and demand for Little Bear Produce, managing through the COID-19 crisis and opportunities to help along the way. Trent Bishop is a successful leader in the Produce and Supply Chain Industry and looks to better the supply chain through continuous improvement and innovation. 
29:23
April 24, 2020
Gary Loh, Founder of Dimuto w/ Will Cavan, Founder of IPO - Ep6
Patrick Kelly Host Dimuto Founder Gary Loh and International Pineapple Organization Founder Will Cavan. We learn more about block chain technology, tracking produce, as well as upcoming conferences that will virtually blow your mind! Will Cavan and Patrick Kelly talk to Dimuto in regards to the Pineapple Industry and dont forget to catch this Episode on Pineapple Talk. 
16:12
April 19, 2020
CEO TALK with Produce and Supply Chain Experts - EP5
In this episode our host Patrick Kelly chats with 4 CEO's within our  Produce and Supply Chain Industry. We have Devin Reilly of Custom Pro Logistics, Christopher Kelly of Central Coast Pure Processing, LLC., Michael Chavez of Flavor Wave, LLC., and Brent Erenwert of Brothers Produce Houston/Houston Cold Storage. We are gonna chat about it all! Whats happening inside of work, outside of work, Tiger King, Trends, logistics, fuel surcharges, opportunities and just down right CEO TALK! Join us in this quick episode having real talk with CEO's. Each one of these CEO's represent a different vertical within our supply chain - Listen to find out!
29:20
April 16, 2020
Paul Manfre, General Manager, Top Katz, LLC - EP3
Today we talk with Paul Manfre, General Manager of Top Kats, LLC. Paul Manfre and Patrick Kelly met on LinkedIn before the COVID-19 via Pauls video updates on the current market. Paul is a great leader in the Produce Industry and is an advocate towards the upcoming generations. He speaks abut his Produce Manifesto which is published on LinkedIn, current red pepper supply, and opportunities and trends for the next 30 days. 
36:34
April 13, 2020
Shay Myers, CEO of Owyhee Produce, EP4
EXTRA - EXTRA; HEAR IT FIRST before you read it in The New York Times!!  In this episode we chat with Shay Myers, CEO of Owyhee Produce. Owyhee grows enough onions to supply nearly 6 million Americans for a year! But during the COVID-19 crisis food has been dumped. The New York Times reached out to Shay Myers and we wanted to make sure our industry heard it first through The Produce Industry Podcast. Owyhee Produce (a division of Froerer Farms) is a 3rd generation family farm, one of the largest vertically-integrated onion farms in the country.  Shay and Patrick talk about the current situation of dumping food, what's our next day-by-day step and how to thrive during this crazy time.
28:45
April 11, 2020
Michael Chavez, Vice President of Golden Star Citrus, Inc. - EP2
In this episode we chat with Michael Chavez, Vice President of Golden Star Citrus, Inc and President and CEO of Flavor Wave, LLC. about all the current state of "Citrus" in his world. Golden Star citrus grows, packs, and ships navel oranges, mandarins, lemons, and grapefruit to foodservice and national retailers worldwide. Michael will give us an update on supply and demand in week 15, navigating the 30 days, and upcoming imports for Summer Citrus.
28:38
April 6, 2020
What's on the Agenda?
What's on the Agenda for the upcoming weeks on The Produce Industry Podcast. Your host Patrick Kelly will talk with Michael Chavez of Golden Star Citrus, Paul Manfre of Top Katz, LLC.,  Shay Meyers of Owyhee Produce, and Gary Loh with Dimuto. There will be many more subject experts that will insight in the Produce and Supply Chain Industry.  Thank you for joining and we will see you in the fields and on the horizon!
01:09
April 3, 2020
Brent Erenwert, CEO of Brothers Produce - EP1
In this episode we chat with Brent Erenwert, CEO of Brothers Produce. Brent takes us through how his company is dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis, Innovation, Supply and Demand as well as what we can expect in the Houston  marketplace over the next 30 days. 
38:09
April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020
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April 1, 2020
Coming In April 2020
The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly is coming soon. Stay tuned.....
01:07
March 27, 2020