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The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

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The Produce Industry is very complex and covers A to Z literally Asparagus through Zucchini. We will discuss all types of markets foreign and domestic including Supply, Demand, Logistics, Technology, Food Safety, Sustainability, Industry Categories, Market Reports and Industry news, and more!!!
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Water for All with Blue Mission's, Danny Rodriguez and Continental Fresh's, Albert Perez - EP203
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Blue Missions "Danny Rodriguez" and Continental Fresh's "Albert Perez regarding WATER FOR ALL! We get to know the Mission from Danny and how Albert has been involved in helping communities gain water access for over 2 decades.  Water for All is dedicated to improving public health by providing families with clean water and sanitary environments. Through sustainable, community-owned projects, our team works with locals to empower progress and transform rural communities for the better. Water for All allows volunteers to travel with us to lend a hand in the construction of these projects in order to educate them about global inequality and inspire them to become the change-makers of the future. Trek to the top of Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the Caribbean, with BLUE Missions to provide families in the Dominican Republic with access to clean water and sanitation. ✔  Hike 3-days across 27.6 miles of tropical and pine forests to the summit of Pico Duarte, at 10,128 ft. above sea level. ✔  Travel to a community that BLUE has worked with to overcome the water crisis and spend a few hours connecting with the locals Come Join Danny, Albert and Patrick talk ALL THINGS WATER FOR ALL and bring communities together!!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
39:34
June 27, 2022
WK25 - COOKING SUMMER FRUIT W/ CHEF NICHOLAS KAEL - EP47
In this episode of FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S w/ Dan the Produce Man we chat with Self Made Bay Area Chef Nicholas KAEL -  Join Dan and Nicholas with tips on cooking and prepping summer fruit and veggies! Elote Street Pizza, Korean Cheese Corn, Fermented Blueberry Corn? Yup! And Compressed Watermelon Salad! Have you wondered what you can start cooking for this 4th of July Holiday? Are you craving something new and refreshing? Check out these delights as we talk all things FRESH PRODUCE and see what's in the field and on the horizon!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
27:27
June 24, 2022
TOP 5 Fastest Growing VEGGIES on the MENU w/ Mike Kostyo of Datassential - EP201
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we talk with Trendologist Mike Kostyo of Datassential. Mike and Patrick are bringing you Epsiode 2 in this series talking about the organization as well as some of the old and new restaurant trends! Also did you know the Top 5 Growing Veggies today? We are going to count it backwards as we go through these top 5 Fruits. Top Five Fastest-Growing Veggies on Menus from Microgreens, pickled onions, and broccolini - COME JOIN US AS WE COUNT DOWN THE TOP 5!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com  CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com  STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
47:57
June 20, 2022
WK24 - 200TH EPISODE ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP46
This Week's Fresh From the Field Fridays is The Produce Industry Podcast's 200th episode! Patrick joins Dan to celebrate with Summer Fruit Salad, Wax on Apples, Summer Navel Imports, Sweet Corn, Patrick's Fluffy Omelets, and of course, Happy Father's Day to to all! COME JOIN US AS WE HAVE FUN ON OUR 200TH EPISODE!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
27:58
June 17, 2022
Get Stuck with Stephanie Stuckey - EP199
In this week's episode of The Produce Industry Podcast we bring back our LIVE-Session with Stephanie Stuckey! In this LIVE-STREAM we chat with Mother, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, former Politician, and CEO of Stuckey's Corporation. Stephanie Stuckey is on her way in rebuilding her families brand being 3rd generation owner while teaching her kids the importance of life!    Join Patrick and Stephanie discuss this restructure/rebuilding a better tomorrow, where Stuckey's products can and will be found along with unique challenges in the ag/food space! Are you a STUCKEY'S FAN - WELL YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
01:01:46
June 13, 2022
WK23 - TWO DAYS AWAY FROM SUMMER ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP45
In this week's episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce man Avakian and we’re a week and two days away from Summer!!!! Dan tells us how to peel tomatoes without diluting the flavor, a great tip for marinating tomatoes and adding to pizza. Tips on buying Boysenberries, blackberries apricots corn! Get in the summer produce groove! As the weeks go by trying something new is a must!!!! What have you tried new this year?  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
17:45
June 10, 2022
Top 5 Growing Fruits w/ Mike Kostyo, Trendologist of Datassential - EP197
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we talk with Trendologist Mike Kostyo of Datassential. Mike and Patrick discussing a bit about the organization as well as some of the old and new restaurant menu trends! Also did you know the Top 5 Growing fruit today? We are going to count it backwards as we go through these top 5 Fruits. Top Five Fastest-Growing Fruits on Menus: - Pitaya/Dragonfruit - Jackfruit - Goji - Guava - Black Cherry. 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
42:38
June 06, 2022
WK22 -GATEWAY TO SUMMER FRUIT ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP44
In this week's Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan the Produce Man Avakian covers the Gateway to Summer Fruit! Royal Blenhiem Apricots, Bing Cherries, Peaches, Pluots, Plumcots, Apriums, Nectarines and more! It's summertime baby! This week Patrick is in Palm Dessert at the West Coast Produce Expo checking out all the new and innovative things Join Dan this week talk aLL THINGS FRESH!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
17:23
June 03, 2022
Bo Jackson KNOWS plant-based products with Jackson and Partners - EP195
On this Memorial Day Holiday on The Produce Industry Podcast we chat with the legendary Bo Jackson about plant-based products, West Coast Produce Expo, and the future of Jackson & Partners, LLC.  As a young boy growing up in Alabama, Vincent “Bo” Edward Jackson, developed his love for food alongside his mother cooking in the kitchen for their family of 10. Over the years, Bo’s passion for food creation grew stronger. After a legendary sport career, he was able to go back to one of his first passions starting several different food companies supplying to the beef and seafood industry. Over this time Bo and Alex Cook, an industry veteran of food sales and marketing, started working together on creating a series of food products and quickly realized they were in alignment with their food vision of building a multi-protein, value-based food company that operated with responsibility as one of it’s core foundational pillars. Since Jackson & Partners’ inception, the company has become a leader in food and beverage, bringing innovation, technology, and flavor together to help solve restaurant and consumer needs in the marketplace while creating a better way forward for many. Join Patrick and Bo talk all things Plant-Based products - and if you don't know - BO KNOWS!!!!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
35:41
May 30, 2022
WK21 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP43
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's w/ Dan The Produce Man and Patrick Kelly, we get ready for the Memorial Day weekend and what's on the menu? Can you believe that June is literally just a few days away and BBQ season has begun!!!! Dan brings you jam packed info on what is in the field and on the horizon from watermelons, squash, nectarines, peaches and more.  Join Dan and Patrick have a blast getting ready to KICK OFF SUMMER WITH A BANG!!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
23:51
May 27, 2022
Bringing it home from Fruit Logistica Berlin w/ Juanita Gaglio of AgTools - EP193
In this week's episode on The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we bring back Juanita Gaglio of Ag Tools, Inc. and Fancy/Title Sponsor. Juanita is back from Berlin after she had a jam packed schedule at Fruit Logistica and folks, she is ready to spill the greens on what is happening! There was a lot of talk about COVID-19, how business has changed over the last couple years. There was no presence from Asia or Ukraine and other small geo-political obstacles to overcome.  Patrick and Juanita talk about the future of data, the weather widget on Ag Tools and the timeline of technology rom the fax machine to the iPhone. What are you doing out there to watch the market? Weather? and MORE!!!! Join Juanita and Patrick "Make 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
31:39
May 23, 2022
WK20 - DAN AND PATRICK ARE BACK TOGETHER ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP42
In this week's episode on Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan and Patrick they talk summer kick off items, juicing, and kabobs! On this day May 20th - 46 years ago Dan walked into a produce stand and never looked back! Today teamed up with Patrick Kelly on Fresh From The Field Fridays having a blast talking ALL THINGS PRODUCE! Every week we bring you knowledge on some cool and upcoming produce items! Some of them you might know and some you might be heating about for the first time. Dan and Patrick give you a an easy listening topic on FRESH PRODUCE.  Join Dan and Patrick each week have fun eating what they LOVE!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
25:52
May 20, 2022
First-ever Keto-Certified, Sugar-free, Plant-based pudding by Simply Delish w/ Martin Pamensky - EP191
In this weeks episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we bring you Martin Pamensky of Simply Delish! Now, imagine a tasty, power-packed chocolate treat that you can feel good about sharing with your kids - Guilt Free. Simply Delish is at the forefront of making clean and tasty ready-to-enjoy treats for the whole family.  Simply Delish offers clean and delicious desserts that are ALL: First-ever Keto-Certified Sugar-free Plant-based Kosher Vegan Allergen-free NON-GMO Verified Made with natural flavors, colors & sweeteners Join Patrick and Martin live today chatting about this new revolutionary product.  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
27:33
May 16, 2022
WK19 - CHILLIN IN FRESNO, CA ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP41
On this week's Fresh From the Field Fridays Dan the Produce Man is live in the field, in the table grape vineyard and citrus groves of Benzler Organic Farm in Fresno California with third generation farmer "T" Benzler saying goodbye to the legendary Benzler Organic Grapes. Why is "T" pulling them out? Also new citrus trees are being planted that will someday be handed down to the fourth generation to carry on the family tradition. 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com  CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com  STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
15:44
May 13, 2022
Accelerate Innovation through Technology with Rob Rastovich of ThingLogix - EP189
In this week's episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Rob Rastovich the CTO of ThingLogix, a low-code platform built on AWS, Google, and Azure to accelerate innovation and system development, reduce cost and risk, and deliver future-proof applications. We learn about Rob's passion and the love he has for AG.  Recently Rob's team just launched their newest product, Thermic.ai, a wireless temperature and humidity monitoring system that collects data 24/7 and sends alerts when it detects equipment failure. It prevents food spoilage while putting money back in your pocket. When he’s not at the forefront of IoT, Rob is maintaining his cattle ranch, Barley Beef, in Central Oregon. The cows roam free-range, eat barley from nearby breweries, and drink from mountain streams. In true CTO fashion, the farm has working wifi across its 200 acres. Join Patrick and Rob this week talk about technology and improving for the future!!!! Technology for farmers should come from Farmers!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
22:10
May 09, 2022
WK18 - HEALTHY FAMILY PROJECT W/ AMANDA KEEFER ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP40
In this weeks episode on Fresh From The Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man Avakian chats with Amanda Keefer from Healthy Family Project. Amanda joins Dan the Produce Man for a conversation about Produce For Kids, families, military families, single folks with a whole lot of tips and ideas for getting the whole family involved in getting more fresh fruit and veggies in our daily diets! What better way to get active and involved than being part of the HEALTHY FAMILY PROJECT! Join Dan and Amanda have all things fun talking all things FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES and MORE!!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
26:14
May 06, 2022
Everything is BIGGER & BETTER in TEXAS at Viva Fresh Expo 2022 - EP 187
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly he goes to Viva Fresh Trade Expo for the first time and ventures out to see what this event has to offer. Let’s take a glimpse through the eye of Patrick as he walks the Gaylord Texan reviewing the show as well as interviewing some key people that were involved in this epic event. Let's hear from some dynamite people next!  Rebecca Garcia, Origin Fresh and Kristin Davis, Tex-Mex Sales, LLC of Y-TIPA Brent Erenwert, Brothers Produce Houston - Thank you for the invite! Damien Yank, Sev-Rend and Autumn Campbell, Matthews Ridgeview Farms - Hear out Title Sponsors servicing the customers needs right on the show floor. Greg Gatzke, Zag Technical Services - bring new lite to cyber security and why The Produce Industry Needs it. Paul Maglio, Maglio Companies and Mattie Fisher John Greene Logistics Company. Stephanie Katzman, Katzman Produce - The reason why we are here! Syed Aman, Hwy Haul - Building the next generation digital freight platform for Fresh Produce Mimmo Franzonne, Longo’s Supermarket at the Owyhee Produce/Buck Naked Onion Booth Blair Butterworth, Pete’s - Taking Over the greenhouse and hydroponic worlds LET'S GO VIVA FRESH!!!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
29:03
May 02, 2022
WK17 - LOVE IS IN THE AIR ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP39
In this weeks episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's w/ Dan The Produce Man Avakian and it's springtime love! Fresh Garbanzo Chick Peas in the pods, New Crop California Snap Peas, English Peas, Cherries, Coachella Corn, and Rhubarb! Can you believe it is the last Friday in April and soon enough it will be summer. There is produce everywhere 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
18:52
April 29, 2022
Content is King w/ Creative Vibez Only's Jihoon Kim and Joel Daily - EP185
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we bring CONTENT to the table. Creative Vibez Only, CEO Joel Daily and President Jihoon Kim join us for a creative conversation talking about videography, choreography, building and representing your brand and that they are filming TRADE-SHOWS in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry. Learn a bit our Host, Patrick Kelly knows both of these gentlemen for more than 15 years and the stories of how they all met and came to the position they are today! Let's get creative and have some fun!!!  Join Patrick, Joel, and Jihoon brining CREATIVE VIBEZ ONLY to the podcast!!!   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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com  CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com  STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
32:57
April 25, 2022
WK16 - It's a Spring Thing on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP38
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan Avakian - It's A Spring Thing, and it ain't no fiddlin' around! Dan The Produce Man shares Spring Onions and Spring Garlic, Ramps and Fiddlehead Ferns! Get 'em while you can! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
20:39
April 22, 2022
Clean Eating Challenge by Viva Fresh - EP183
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat for our second time with Jen Velasquez, Director of Marketing of Full Tilt Marketing and Chair Woman of the Clean Eating Challenge. Jen and Patrick talk about this weeks show Viva Fresh and speak to a couple participants that were involved in the Clean Eating Challenge while discussing what this challenge is all about. REMEMBER PEOPLE - if you are in produce you are the front line to consumption!!!! Our first participant, George Szczepanski is IFPA Director of Membership for Business Service Providers, driving strategy and benefits for this group.  George has been a part of the PMA staff for over ten years in the Business Development and Membership teams. George’s health journey used cardio as a proxy for healthy eating for much of his 20’s and beyond.  Now, dealing with a back injury that keeps him from running the miles that he used to, it’s time to confront the some of the eating habits that are keeping him from the healthy lifestyle he wants to live…  especially to be around for his two small children for many years to come. Next, the Co-Owner and Partner of Fresh Innovations LLC Jay Alley.  In theGrocery / Produce Business for the last 43 years he was excited to be a part of the TIPA Clean Eating Challenge and talk about his journey. Jay says:  "I have learned that no one can force you to choose a Healthy Lifestyle, you have to make that decision on your own.  While i am doing the Challenge for myself, i am also motivated to do it for my family and hopefully one day Grand Children.   I have watched the success that others have had over the last 3 years and i am optimistic about this Lifestyle Change." Join Patrick and Jen this week talk ALL THINGS PRODUCE leading up to Viva Fresh!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
50:04
April 18, 2022
W15 - Bringing it Home w/ Laura McIntosh on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP37
In this episode of FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S w/ Dan The Produce Man Avakian we go Intergalactic with Produce and the future with our featured guest Laura McIntosh who is a fifth generation farmer and host of Bringing it Home TV series.  Dan the Produce Man and Laura share the Three A's of Spring. No, No, NO we are are not grading them...... Cooking around the world, Asparagus Pesto, how to keep purple asparagus purple when cooking, California Avocados amongst many other goodies! Join Dan and Laura talk all things produce and have fun and as Laura said "A good Italian Dan uses a little olive oil and vinegar, you put that salt and pepper in the mixture and just dip away!" 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
27:02
April 15, 2022
CPMA Expo Recap w/ Nate Montgomery - EP181
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have Nate Montgomery "The Produce Champion" on assignment in Montreal Quebec at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association!!! Nate attended the show with family in arms, cherries to sale and the podcast to report back to! Nate travels through the trade show floor while interviewing guests, talks about the networking, and overall what CPMA 2022 meant to him in 3 WORDS!!!! Join Nate and Patrick Navigate through the CPMA recap and give some shout-outs to some very recognizable people in the produce and supply chain industry!!!! Thank you; Sev-Rend, Equifruit, Loop Mission, Pure Flavor, Altar Produce, Westfalia, Highline and Deville for the time at the show!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
41:22
April 11, 2022
WK14 - Specialty Spring Goodies on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP36
This week's Fresh From The Field Fridays Dan the Produce Man shares Specialty Spring goodies: Driscoll's Sweet Batch Blueberries, Fresno Blueberries, Savoy Cabbage, Fava Greens clarification, Lamb's Quarters and a story from Dan's early years at the Produce Market. 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
17:05
April 08, 2022
From California to Michoacán w/ Jose Pardo of CalMich® - EP179
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we bring Avocados from Michoacán with Jose Pardo, Director of Business Development of CalMich® CalMich focuses on building strong relationships with fresh produce growers. This allows CalMich® to guarantee the importation and distribution of premium quality products in North America. A great beginning comes from a good seed. CalMich® products reflect the passion for the field and the solutions they have created to bring it to your table. Jose gives us a 30,000 foot over view of the organization, all the products they import and export as well as what is in the field and on the horizon with CalMich. Patrick and Jose talk about produce and supply chain people being the first line of defense when it comes to eating produce, leadership and what they do everyday!!!! Join Patrick and Jose have fun in 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
30:59
April 04, 2022
WK13 - WALK AND TALK W/ CARL FIADINI ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP35
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's w/ Patrick Kelly who is filling in for Dan The Produce Man with our SPECIAL co-host, Carl Fiadini Creator and Host of The Walk and Talk Youtube Channel! Coming from 20 years plus experience in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry, Carl took a different route outside of the pandemic and dove right into the restaurant life.  Join Patrick and Carl celebrate the TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of The Produce Industry Podcast, learn about what April produce items are in the fields and on the horizon, as well as some fan favorite recipes from Carl during his travels!!! Yes, we bring up CITRUS, Yes, we bring up BOK CHOY and YES you will enjoy!!!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
26:46
April 01, 2022
DON'T GO THE EXTRA MILE ~ GO Straightaway w/ Zach Blank - EP177
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast /w Patrick Kelly, Mattie Fisher Co-Host's this blast from the past episode in 2020. Zach Blank, Founder and CEO of STraighaway was one of the first interviews on #YouTube! After a couple hundred views and emails of people reaching out about the program it was time to release on the podcast!  What is Straightaway? Don’t go the extra mile. Go Straightaway. Join tens of thousands of drivers already shaving hours off their routes everyday. Add up to 250 stops, optimize, get directions and be on your way faster than any other app. Whether you’re delivering packages or food, running routes or running errands, Straightaway can get you done faster. We’re the #1 Route Planner for delivery drivers across FedEx, UPS, DHL, onTrac, and Amazon. Use what the pros use. Get Straightaway. Join Mattie, Patrick and Zach GO STRAIGHTAWAY!!!! Full video on #YouTube at https://youtu.be/uZ-4DMeHu_Q  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
30:41
March 28, 2022
WK12 - Best of Season Produce on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP34
In this weeks episode of Fresh From the Field Friday’s with Dan The Produce man we talk California Asparagus, Heirloom Artichokes, Pixie Tangerines, and other Best of Season Fresh items! Join Dan this week during his travels talk all things fresh!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com  CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com  STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
25:47
March 25, 2022
The Rise of Fresh Salsa and Hummus w/ Fresh Craving's Jay Whitney - EP175
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have our "Standard Sponsor" Fresh Craving's very own Jay Whitney, Chief Marketing Officer. FoodStory Brands (FSB) is a team of food-obsessed experts in branding, prime sourcing, product development and logistics. FSB specializes in product innovation and speed-to-market solutions across all food and beverage categories in the nation’s leading food retailers. Hear from Jay as he talks about the end of the "SALSABRATE" the good campaign, new product innovations, HUMMUS, and partners that are making this salsa spread like WILDFIRE!!! FSB is very proud of the 6 types of HUMMUS that have been launched in the United States (Listen to hear all the flavors). FSB's core salsa foundation and humus mix are making waves in the produce department and have great repeat purchase rates!!!  Join Patrick and Jay talk about the best snacking experiences!!!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com/ and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
37:23
March 21, 2022
WK11 - The Produce Champion on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP33
In this week of Fresh From The Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man he chats with the ONE the ONLY Produce Champion, Nate Montgomery! The Produce Champion helps growers, buyers, and consumers efficiently navigate the supply chain with quality produce at a fair price. By providing education that empowers small and medium sized growers, and helps retailers and wholesalers save time while giving consumers a superior eating experience. It's St. Patrick's Day Weekend and Why not have a little fun with the CHAMPION!!! Also, the fruit trees are in full bloom and we're looking forward to cherries very soon and Quality vs Condition.  JOIN DAN THE PRODUCE MAN AND THE PRODUCE CHAMPIONS TALK ALL THINGS FRESH!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
21:51
March 18, 2022
The Mysterious Dragon Fruit w/ Jose Roggiero of Freshway Produce - EP173
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we discover a company that is taking TROPICALS to the next level! Patrick will introduce Jose Roggiero, CEO of Freshway Produce, HQ in Miami, FL. Jose and Patrick have known each other for over a decade now going back to their days of buying and selling pineapples from Costa Rica. OH how interesting where the tides have taken these on two different paths, but still in THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY! Jose gives a bit of an overview of Freshway Produce and the difference and elevation their company is taking the TROPICALS category! From innovative packaging, more efficient supply chains, and grower relations, FRESHWAY PRODUCE is making waves with select retailers and wholesalers in N.A.  Congratulations to Jose and his team for a successful SEPC and becoming a STANDARD SPONSOR for 2022 to The Produce Industry Podcast.  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
24:51
March 14, 2022
WK 10 - Innovation Station on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP32
In this episode of FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S w/ Dan The Produce Man brought to you by The Produce Industry Podcast. Patrick had a recent trip to Orlando, FL for Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure Convention. During this event Patrick was able to see organizations displaying current and new products coming to the market.  We took a stroll down the Innovation Station and had some great sampling experiences including: Envy Apples, Vegetable Ceviche, BIG Blueberries and Habanero Mango Salsa!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com and Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com
19:40
March 11, 2022
Southern Exposure's Marvel of Produce Recap - EP171
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we recap Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure Convention that was held at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Patrick is going to recap the event day by day and give an overview of the education sessions, receptions, galas, the trade show floor and course the AFTER-PARTIES!  There was so much to lean from Kim Lear on generational involvement and engagement with up and coming leaders, Ann-Maries Roerink gives a spectacular conversation on data/analytics on many aspects of the produce supply chain, and Tim Tebow gives his words of leadership to our produce folks.  Join Patrick as he tries Gator for the first time at the Continental Fresh booth, Interview with Fresh way Produce and more.... 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
36:59
March 07, 2022
WK9 - Everything Produce w/ Scotty Horner on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP31
This week's Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan the Produce Man we dive into the changes in seasonality of fresh produce commodities, customer reassurance, St. Patty's Day, and Fresh Cuts in the produce department with guest Scott Horner of Everything Matters Produce! Now if you don't know Scotty - he is an your face marketer that has a hands on approach that keeps the produce department thriving for success. Scotty said - "no matter where you are, you smell produce and it becomes a part of you" Join Danny and Scotty on this EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS PRODUCE EPISODE!!! 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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
21:05
March 04, 2022
Pacific Trellis Fruit Josh Leichter TELLS ALL - EP169
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick we bring you our LinkedIn LIVE session with Josh Leichter, CEO of Pacific Trellis Fruit. Now, Josh is no stranger to the show teeing it up with Terra Exports on episode 101 in June 2021. Josh is always a wealth of information as we talk about supply chain disruptions, incoming imports and what’s in the field and on the horizon.  Josh and Patrick recorded this LIVE-STREAM 2/4/2022 and and Josh has appeared on The Produce Industry Show on Youtube talking about KISS MELONS and other commodities. Do you know Josh’s favorite KISS MELON? Join Patrick and Josh explore THE PRODUCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRY ONE PEICE OF FRUIT AT A TIME!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
24:57
February 28, 2022
WK8 - Goodbye February on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP30
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Fridays w/ Dan The Produce Man Avakian we talk about Valentine Pumello, Desert Artichokes, Pinkerton Avocados, Mangoes and more! What is hot in the market on the last Friday in February and where can you get these products?  Dan and Patrick talk about all types of produce that you can enjoy before the spring time and some of the supermarkets in their areas that have dynamite produce! FRom Alameda, CA to Tampa, FL Dan and Patrick bring you coast to coast coverage of all things produce!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
27:15
February 25, 2022
Quit Toilet Paper for Good with Dude Wipes Chief Executive Dude, Sean Riley - EP167
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we take the supply chain to the next level with Dude Wipes Chief Executive Dude, Sean Riley! Patrick and Sean connected on LinkedIn in 2021, but Patrick has been a follower of DUDE WIPES for years. Patrick's late brother in-law was a super FAN of DUDE WIPES and always had some in his backpack where ever he went.  Patrick and Sean chat about Dude Products and the journey from working out of an apartment to sponsoring the DAYTONA 500 last weekend! Sean gives an overview of the brand and why it is important to have a brand and stick to the long game, work towards success without being all things to all people, and have fun with your brand.  As Sean says "be something to somebody" because its going to be harder to grow a brand until you start!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
38:32
February 21, 2022
WK7 - Early Spring is in the air on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP29
This week’s Fresh From The Field Fridays Dan the Produce Man reports from Morada California on how the early warm weather is effecting the cherry trees in the states growing regions. Also, Asparagus, how the supply chain has changed, some history and trivia and February is Potato Lover’s Month, various varieties and Dan’s healthy alternative baked potato! 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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
21:12
February 18, 2022
Global Organic Produce Expo Recap w/ Ross Nelson and Dan Avakian - EP165
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have Dan Avakian and Ross Nelson co-host this episode to recap the Global Organic Produce Expo in Fort Lauderdale, FL hosted by The Packer/Farm Journal. Happy Valentines Day to you and all of you Valentines out there!! Patrick, Dan and Ross review the entire show over 2 days giving you an idea of the Bourbon Tasting and what to know, they cover most all of the education session, and the show floor! We also find out what Ross and Dan's favorite booths were and their close 2nd!!! There were a lot of great people, companies and produce to learn about! Join these 3 while talking about the Global Organic Produce Expo during this Valentines Day Holiday! Grab some produce and some floral and treat all of tour loved ones. Don't forget to leave some comments on FB, IG or LinkedIN if your favorite team won the Superbowl!  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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
48:09
February 14, 2022
WK6 - Superbowl & Valentine's Day Menu on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP28
Superbowl, Valentine's day, What's on your weekend menu? We have melons and Gold Nugget Mandarins, mangoes and more! Are you ready for the big game this weekend? What about Valentine's Day? The floral departments are going crazy with flowers with premium boutiques and product.  The big game is going to be plenty of opportunity to make some special dishes while hanging during the game or just chilling getting ready for VDAY!!!! Join Dan and Patrick talk about the Superbowl, Valentines Day and THE FLOWER POWER!!! 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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
28:33
February 11, 2022
Marketing Matters w/ Andy Garces and Mary Heslep - EP163
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, we have Mary Heslep, Senior Vice President at Ten Acre Marketing Co-Host this episode called "Marketing Matters" with featured guest, FREE-AGENT, and Marketing Manager Andy Garces who has expertise in campaign design, B2B and B2C sales, key brand messaging, and digital and social media promotions. We are one-week shy of the Big Game - That's right the Super Bowl. Some are super pumped about the game and others are super pumped about the parties. Well we are super pumped about the produce that we are going to eat! We are also going to chat about in-store displays and upcoming trade-events that are put on by the FRESH PRODUCE INDUSTRY.  Join Andy, Mary, and Patrick talk about to marketing, advertising and promote FRESH PRODUCE!  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 and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com CHOICE SPONSORS:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS:  London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
42:27
February 07, 2022
WK5 - Publix Produce Picks on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP27
In this episode of Fresh From The Field Friday's with Dan "The Produce Man"Avakian, he co-hosts with Patrick Kelly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the Seminole Hard Rock Casino during the Global Organic Produce Expo. Dan and Patrick take a Lyft from the Hard Rock over to Publix Supermarkets - Where Shopping is a Pleasure and grab some fresh produce picks to try out!  The Assistant Produce Manager James said "The KiKu" Apple is the one to buy this week so we did along with other items such tangerines, navel oranges, reddish coins, peas, cabbage, peppers, mangoes, cut fruit and juices.  Some sweet and some tart, but always best when you get it FRESH! Join Dan and Patrick this week with all things produce!  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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
24:34
February 04, 2022
Wish Upon a Berry w/ Gary Wishnatzki of Wish Farms - EP161
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly and our Co-Host Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution at Indianapolis Fruit Company (Choice Sponsor) we wish upon a Star I mean a berry in PLANT CITY, Florida. Ross travels down to Florida to get out of the snow and 4 degree weather in Indianapolis to visit blueberries, strawberries, and a PIXIE ROOM! As Ross and I visit with Wish Farms, the team and tour the entire property we learn that at WISH FARMS they only hire good PIXIES - from the moment you step foot on the property from the time you leave it is a true PRODUCE EXPERIENCE!  JOIN Ross and Patrick this week LIVE from the WISH FARMS PIXIE ROOM STUDIO in Plant City, Florida to learn from a legend and all around great PRODUCE company.  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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
30:16
January 31, 2022
WK4 -Summer Produce in Winter on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP26
In this weeks episode of Fresh From The Field Friday's with Dan "The Produce Man" Avakian he stops by some local markets and picks up Chilean Peaches and Nectarines, Patrick's Kumquat Wars, Lovin' Lychee, Mangoes and more! Even though it's winter there is still SUMMER FRUIT available! WAIT WHAT? Yes, you heard us right, in other countries in around the world it is their SUMMER. Every week Dan brings you the most up to date products that are out in the market and how they taste! With new sponsors we have new produce products coming on the show as well as information to help you when making your produce decisions.  Join and Dan and Patrick this week talking ALL THINGS PRODUCE!  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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
27:50
January 28, 2022
You CAN'T handle the TRUTH w/ John Pandol of Pandol Bros. Inc. - EP159
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly John Pandol, Director of Special Projects for Pandol Bros. Inc in Delano, California joins us for some fun! Today John and Patrick have some fun starting out the episode about screen names, supply chain disruptions and and bringing PRODUCE TO LIFE!!!!! Throughout this episode John talks more about the consumer and branding as well as couponing! Do you know where your coupons GO? Talking to the consumer we give them an idea of where some of their produce comes from. From the Salinas Valley to Souther California.  Did you know a 3rd of the states WINE GRAPES are in THE CENTRAL VALLEY of CALIFORNIA?  Join Patrick and John talking ALL THINGS PRODUCE!!!!! 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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
44:60
January 24, 2022
WK3 - WHERE IS THE PRODUCE ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP25
This week's episode of Fresh From the Field Fridays Patrick and Dan discuss empty shelves in the produce departments... but not where Patrick lives and not where Dan lives. Also, Broccoli, Cauliflower Ceviche, Fuerte Avocados, Who was Rudolph Hass? Tango Tangerines, Pink A Boo Strawberries...  Get it Fresh and Join the fun! 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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
24:02
January 21, 2022
Dad's of Produce w/ Dad's in Produce - EP157
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly on 2022's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are joined by 3 distinguished DAD's of produce that are in the produce industry. We are going to explore these dad's journey with learning about their kids hate and what impact the worst fruit or vegetable had on their lives to this day, what new things we have had our kids try, a little about the dads in the industry and how to incorporate fruit and veggies in your every day life.  Brent Erenwert, CEO of Brothers Produce - Houston(Father of 2 girls), Michael Chavez, Vice President of Golden Star Citrus, Inc.(Father of 2 girls), Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution of Indianapolis Fruit Company(Father of 1 boy & 1 girl) and Patrick Kelly, Founder Pak's Snacks, LLC (Father of 1 boy and 2 girls). Each of these dad's are in The Produce Industry and working day in and day out with fresh fruits and vegetables.  Are you a Dad in produce? Working the grind? hustling? Trying to bring home fresh fruits and veggies to the family? Let us know and reach out to us as we want to hear your story.  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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
31:01
January 17, 2022
WK2 - WINTER PRODUCE PICKS ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP24
On this week's Fresh From The Field Fridays Dan the Produce Man digs into the archives of his mind remembering some of his his favorite Chefs with some tasty dishes featuring winter produce picks! Joining Dan today are Celery Root, Sunchokes, Watercress and Winter Citrus salad! 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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
17:53
January 14, 2022
AGRIpreneur on the Rise - EP155
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have our Fancy Sponsor "Buck Naked Onions" and Owyhee Produce's very own Agripreneur, Shay Myers. Shay is no stranger to the podcast and has been on a few times in the past including being in the very first 10 episodes of the show.  Shay is a third-generation farm-kid and so incredibly proud of it. Owyhee Produce grows enough food on THEIR FAMILY FARM to feed literally TEN's of MILLIONS of AMERICANS. "SO COOL!" - says Shay Shay is the face of the farm and company, he explains "I MUST educate the consumer. I NEED them to understand that THEIR food is grown -AT SCALE- to be inexpensive and SUPER SAFE, but I also need them to understand what MONEY, EFFORT, CARE and PASSION it takes to get all of this done."  Let's chat with Patrick Kelly and Shay Myers on this second Monday in January 2022 chopping up what to expect for 2022, who is this buck naked onion character and more from the life of a farm kid.  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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com
34:48
January 10, 2022
WK1 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S BANANA STYLE - EP23
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast we bring on the brand "Equifruit" THE ONLY BANANA YOU SHOULD BUY. Welcome our Sponsor Kim Chackal of Equifruit to chat about fair-trade, colors of bananas, preferences of how to pick a banana and banana pricing.  Come Join Dan, Patrick and Kim have a banana of a time!!! 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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com and FoodStory Brands, LLC.: https://www.foodstorybrands.com 
21:22
January 07, 2022
Make a Difference with Data in 2022 featuring Juanita Gaglio - EP153
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we leap into the New Year with Juanita Gaglio of Ag Tools, Inc our Fancy/Title Sponsor. Juanita and Patrick met through our Co-Host, Dan Avakian in 2021 for a mutual meet-up and flash forward now benefiting the team at Ag Tools.  Juanita brings a wealth of knowledge in international business representing a variety of commodity boards in both the Europe and U.S retail markets. Highly knowledgeable with retail scan data. Employing market research & analysis with knowledge of the supply chain to drive fresh produce sales. Specialty - data driven to create B2C and B2B campaigns.  During this episode Juanita and Patrick are going to talk about brining data into our organization, recent studies showing CEO's afraid of losing their jobs, and overall the future and what to expect for 2022.  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:  Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com and London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com
33:10
January 03, 2022
WK52 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S- EP22
Welcome back to Fresh From the Field Fridays's with Dan The Produce Man Avakian, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast. Today Dan and Patrick kick the end of 2021 in the bum, and welcome 2022 with open arms and opportunity. Are you out to set a New Years resolution or a goal? There are so many studies that go against of making these New Years resolutions to inevitably break! Dan and I are here to help you this year make one small choice that will benefit you for a lifetime. FRESH PRODUCE, that's right everyone in 2022 and 2021 we set out to try a couple new things throughout the year to see what new things we  would like. From Brussel Sprouts, Mangoes, Dragon Fruit, Okra and more.....we figured out what we liked and what we didn't like. As far as the what Is fresh and in the market this week, Dan and Patrick will help you try some new things for the new year and see what NEW items you can't in your shopping cart each week. Remember as Dan says - if you just add a couple pieces of lettuce to your TACOS's every TUESDAY you will have consume 6-7 more heads of lettuce then you did the previous year! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE FIELDS AND ON THE HORIZON! 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
25:10
December 31, 2021
Leadership Mistakes & History's Worst Decisions, Part 2 - EP151
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we finish up the Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make by Dr. HANS FINZEL. In this segment we are going to cover all types of mistakes such as how to properly delegate, how to get rid of the communication chaos across your organization, discussing why corporate culture is so important, learning about your successors, and failure to focus on the future. Each of these elements of failure are pathways to success.  Be prepared as we give tips for on the road leaders and managers to help build and thrive in your business.  Dirty Delegation Communication Chaos Missing the Clues of Corporate Culture Success without Successors Failure to Focus on the Future Join Patrick Kelly in the last episode of the Year as we reflect on leadership and how to be better than the previous day!  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
42:35
December 27, 2021
WK51 - Merry Christmas Eve with Citrus from California - EP21
It's Christmas Eve! Join Dan the Produce Man and Michael Chavez of Golden Star Citrus as they discuss Navel Orange varieties. Did you know that there are several varieties of Navels in the stores throughout the season? Also Daisy Tangerines, Page Mandarins, Kishu Mandarins, Forelle Pears as well as dating tips for your teenager... what? And a flyover by Santa! It's all here on Fresh From the Field Fridays! 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
19:05
December 24, 2021
Christmas Special w/ The Roe Family - EP149
In this episode of the Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we celebrate Christmas in this Holiday epsuide with the Roe family right here in Winter Haven, FL. We are first joined by Quentin Roe who leads this episode chatting about none other than FLORIDA CITRUS!! If you are a new listener to the podcast, myself and Quentin included love our citrus varieties. Not just one, but many. We are going to hear from the Roe family on what their favorite thing about working for the family is as well as there favorite piece of citrus fruit!  Join Patrick and Quentin as we wrap up the new year with ALL THINGS CITRUS!!!! 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
15:10
December 20, 2021
WK50 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP20
This week's Fresh From the Field Fridays Dan the Produce Man and Patrick Kelly gear up for holiday goodness with Dekopon's from California to Autumn Honeys from Florida. Dan mentions Cardone and Patrick runs down some other citrus varieties, potatoes and what's on sale 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
21:47
December 17, 2021
Down Under w/ Alexanders Fruit Market, Part 2 - EP147
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we go down under for PART 2 with Alexanders Fruit Market. We finish off talking about imports and exports out of Australia and the USA, what is happening in the future with the company and of course more videos coming soon!!! No worries here, mate! David and Tom are all about making FRUIT FUN for the consumers, the industry and even themselves. If we dont enjoy what we do why are we here? Let's enjoy going to work, enjoy working with our customers and enjoy life!!! Join us as we finish up with Alexanders Fruit Market.  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
28:05
December 13, 2021
WK49 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP19
This week's Fresh From the Field Fridays Dan "The Produce Man" Avakian goes over cut, packaged, and ready to cook value added items in the produce department. From starting out as foodservice items to a huge category in retail. Also with it being holiday time Dan covers the two most popular domestically grown fresh date varieties! 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
20:38
December 10, 2021
Down Under w/ Alexanders Fruit Market, Part 1 - EP145
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we go down under and meet two gents from Alexanders Fruit Market. One  very talkative and one not so much, but still a blast full of fun! We are welcoming David Zahlan, One of LinkedIn's Tops Voices as well as a Director of the organization and Tom Oakley, who oversees many of the stores operations and keeping David in check! Tom is a great asset to the business and friend of the family! Part one of Alexanders Fruit Market is going to explore how David and Patrick got connected, a bit about the business where Alexanders Fruit Market operated in Melbourne Australia as well as a bit of fun between us all.  Stay Tuned for Part 2 next week as we finished off talking about imports and exports out of Australia and the USA, what is happening in the future with the company and of course more videos coming soon!!! 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
33:16
December 06, 2021
WK48 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP18
In this episode of Fresh From The Field Friday's w/ Dan The Produce Man Avakian, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast, Patrick rejoins the episode after a couple weeks! Dan and Patrick are still taking about holiday time because we are in December and folks, it is that time of the year. Dan will start with his apple of the week, Florida and California citrus is on the rise as well as potatoes for those big Holiday meals.  Dan and Patrick enlighten the day talking fresh fruits and vegetables and how to incorporate them into your daily life - heck these two just want you to know about what selections are in your market place. From Starburst Pummelos, Mangosteens to Okra and Kale and as Dan says "It's Always Best When you Get it Fresh" 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
19:14
December 03, 2021
Bianca Kaprielian, CEO of Fruit World - EP143
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have our Choice Sponsors Indianapolis Fruit Companies, Vice President of Retail Execution, Ross Nelson Co-hosting our special guest Bianca Kaprielian, CEO of Fruit World. Now Ross and Bianca currently do business together and are not afraid to show it. Throughout this conversation we are going to learn about the rich history of the Kaprielians as well as Bianca starting out on her own venture, but still with the family.  From West to East Coast and then back to the family farms, Bianca will give you the story on how Fruit World started and why they are making the moves they are in the produce and supply chain industry. Join Ross and Patrick dive into organic citrus in California as well as the other staple items that Fruit World procure.  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
31:41
November 29, 2021
WK 47 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP 17
In this episode Fresh From The Field Friday's Dan the Produce Man interviews Kari Raos who works in the produce department at New Season's Markets in Oregon. Kari began her fresh produce career at Dan's former market in Alameda California 14 years ago and was one of Dan's top performers. With their bells full from yesterday's feast Dan and Kari talk in-season fresh produce, what's hot in the stores and Kari's other passion raising turkeys on her land in Oregon. Sit back, relax, put your earbuds on and enjoy this week's Fresh From The Fiel Friday's brought to you by The Produce Industry Podcast with sponsors Equifruit Fair Trade Bananas and Buck Naked Onions look for them in stores today! 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
17:42
November 26, 2021
Thanksgiving Special w/ Alexandra Rae and Ross Nelson - 141
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with two dynamite people in the Produce and Supply Chain Industry. It is Monday November 22, 2021 and we are 3 days away from the big day! Heck even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving at least include yourself into the meal!! There are so many items that will be cooked in households across the globe celebrating their friends and families. Thank you to all the farmers out there that have made it possible to eat fresh produce through out the year.  First, we chat with Alexandra Rae, Marketing Manager of Country Sweet and Bako Sweet helping us discover more ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into our Thanksgiving meal. Are you normally just a "Yam" or do you like to mix it up a bit with some purple sweet potatoes? Let's incorporate some fun Ideas this holiday while you are in the kitchen.  Next, we chat with Ross Nelson, Standard Sponsors, Indianapolis Fruit Company and what we are thankful for. Friends, Family, Work Colleagues, and more.... From a year like 2020 to 2021 and now leaning into 2022, what are you most THANKFUL FOR? Ross gives us a special look on how he like his potatoes, Brussel sprout fun, and of course the green bean casserole secret recipe!  Join us this week as we celebrate THANKSGIVING TOGETHER!  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
31:05
November 22, 2021
WK46 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY's w/ Robinson Fresh - EP16
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan Avakian, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast we have our first featured guest Michael Castagnetto, President of Robinson Fresh! Robinson Fresh was started in 1905 and has been operating in the produce. industry for over 100 years!! Dan and Michael talk about the new consumer brand that Robinson Fresh has launched along side of their other leading brands such as Welch's, Happy Chameleon, Misfits, Motts, Melon Up and Tomorow's Organics.  Michael will give some overview of the brands, the products that are being packed and where to find these products. Without a brand how do we have loyalty? We need to create something that will emotionally touch the consumer to create more opportunity to eat fresh produce and repeat purchases.  Robinson Fresh has dedicated hands that bring fresh produce to you 365 days a year. With growers in 40 different countries and proprietary seeds planted year round, they provide a consistent, global supply of fresh produce. Robinson is here to listen to your needs and to provide a fresh strategy to help you differentiate yourself from your competitors. Join Dan this week as we interview our first BRAND LEADER with brands hitting your marketplace.  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
14:00
November 19, 2021
Indoor Farming with the Founders of District Farms - EP139
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we speak with Ali and Ibraham the Co-Founders of District Farms! One a lawyer another a passion for indoor farming and one more that you will hear from, but all a passion for FRESH FOOD! In our discussions we are going to move through why District Farms became to be, the fresh products that are produced inside, and the owners behind it all.  District Farms sets the stage for industry leading efficiency in growing the freshest and cleanest greens for the consumer. Our greens are grown in a high-tech controlled environment indoor greenhouse year-round. District Farms sits just miles from the Virginia border in Frederick, Maryland, only a 30 minute drive to the Pennsylvania border, and only a 45 minute drive to both Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland. Join us and learn from District Farms and how indoor farming is popping up all over the map!  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
22:18
November 15, 2021
WK45 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP15
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan Avakian, brought to you by The Produce Industry Podcast we talk too many produce items to name....so you will just have to take a listen of the cornucopia of precuts Dan has brought to the studio this afternoon.  With only 6 weeks left of the year and the holidays on the horizon it's time for some good cooking and produce.  As Dan says "Use purple potatoes and orange yams to have Federal Express colors during the Holiday"  The goal is to have a fun experience with your produce and your time in the kitchen. And if your on the go like we are, those snackable items you can take with you anywhere you go.  Join Dan The Produce Man this week in your Fresh Weekly Update from the Field's.  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
19:41
November 12, 2021
Sara Metzger, iTrade Network & Martha Montoya, AgTools, Inc. - EP137
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we host our Fancy Sponsor, Martha Montoya, CEO of AgTools, Inc. talking all things Data and Analytics and our featured guest of the day Sara Metzger, Sr. Solutions Director at iTrade Network, Inc. During this episode we will hear a bit from Martha on how the industry is adapting to bringing technology into their business and how exhausting the produce and supply chain industry is! You need a break and technology can help!  AgTools provides business-critical access to accurate, objective, and frequently updated real-time information along with the performance applications and monitoring systems to provide management with the tools to develop, implement and monitor business initiatives and results. Agtools clients benefit from data points for each link in the supply chain to improve your category and the performance of each function inside the organization. Next, we hear from Sara Metzger of iTrade setting the record straight that iTrade is more than a procurement platform!!! If you are a buyer or a seller in the produce industry you must know iTrade. You can place and submit orders on the platform to and from your customer, but did you know about their traceability initiatives, tracking and labels products? We learn from Sara just how iTrade is more than a purchasing platform. iTrade is helping further technology in the produce and supply chain industry.  Today, we offer an expanded platform that is highly configurable, with functionality across all major procurement and order management processes. Among the most popular are solutions designed to improve efficiency and provide greater visibility across the supply chain for Procurement, Traceability, Analytics and our foundational Data Services. 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
40:31
November 08, 2021
WK44 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP14
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Dan The Produce Man Avakian, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast is coming to you LIVE in Tampa, FL. In this episode Dan and Patrick are sitting back in Tampa Bay Florida enjoying the 71 degree weather and enjoying the rays of sun. Now even better we went shopping at a local produce store to bring all the items of the week. We talk bananas, blueberries, strawberries, apples, oranges and more.... We have 2 months left of the year and it is FALL time!!! Are you ready for Thanksgiving and the Holidays? Are you ready to start making some of your best dishes from your friends and family? Let's join Dan and Patrick this week while we talk and enjoy FRESH PRODUCE.  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
23:41
November 05, 2021
Arctic® Apples w/ Jenn Armen - EP135
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Jenn Armen, Vice President of Okanagan Speciality Fruit, Inc. and leaders behind the Arctic® Apple Brands. Patrick and Jenn talk about the two products that are available on the market and yes they are "GMO". We discuss the components behind how the apple was made the purpose behind creating and apple for the fresh cut industry.  Grown in orchards in Washington State, Arctic® apples maintain just picked freshness, flavor & color after slicing. Over 40% of apples that are grown end up wasted, often due to superficial browning from bruising and slicing. That’s why they developed Arctic® apple varieties - more apples tasted and less apples wasted. Arctic® apples is the flagship product of Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF). Beyond how it was developed these are trees that now grow this fruit each year for the marketplace. We also learn a bit of about the smell when you open the bag vs. the competitors and how to use these apples in recipes inside the kitchen.  Join Jenn and Patrick discuss all things Arctic® Apples!  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
27:24
November 01, 2021
WK43 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP13
In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man Avakian, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast we get ready for Halloween weekend. What is hot in the market this weekend? Are you carving pumpkins or pineapples? There is national pumpkin shortage!!!! Look for some special deals on apples, avocados, cucumbers and peppers! Join Dan this week as he navigates what is Fresh from the fields and in your market place! Stay tuned as next week we are coming to you live from Florida citrus groves.  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
16:51
October 29, 2021
Leadership Mistakes & History's Worst Decisions - EP133
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we journey through two great books and reflect on leadership and some of history's worst decisions. During this episode Patrick is going to bring you The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make, by Dr. Hans Finzel and a couple stories from Stephen Weir's History's Worst Decisions and The People Who Made Them. As you are starting to wrap up the year think about how you have impacted people and even yourself - what did you do to make a difference? 5 of the most common leadership failures are: 1. The Top-Down Attitude 2. Putting Paperwork Before Peoplework 3. The Absence of Affirmation  4. No Room For Mavericks 5. Dictatorship in Decision Making Was Napolean wrong for invading Russia? Was it short-term thinking to test nuclear bombs off the coast lines of where future generations would live? The decisions we make today effect all of us in the future regardless if the outcome is good or bad...It still happened. One fact is known, where there is True there will be False, In the dark you will find the light, and success there is failure. Think to yourself that it is not being right or being the light or being the most successful. It it what you do with it afterwards!  Thank you to our dynamite sponsors and catch the next 5 Leadership Mistakes before 2022!! 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
34:36
October 25, 2021
WK42 - FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP12
Welcome back to Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan "The Produce Man" Avakian, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast. This week Dan is ready to share his passion towards produce while fall is in the air!!! Each week we are bringing you a new apple variety as well as other delights that you can find inside your marketplace and bring into your home. Folk's this one of a kid of experience with Dan The Produce Man will get you excited about apples, plums, nectarines and oh boy just yummy-yummy items.  Join Dan as we each week we lead up to the 2 largest food holidays of the year - Are you ready for the Holiday season and all the treats that come with it?  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
18:40
October 22, 2021
Scott Simmons, Bluewater Farms, Fresh Cranberry Time - EP131
In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with no stranger to the podcast Scott Simmons, Vice President of Sales of Bluewater Farms. Now today we are not talking about Bluewater Farms Cranberry Juice we are talking all things FRESH CRANBERRIES. Scott gives an overview of how cranberries are grown despite the myth of them growing on top of water, the seasonality, their product line and where to find Bluewater Farms products.  Get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday with Fresh cranberries, cranberry sauce and more!!!! What are some of the favorite dishes that you like to incorporate with Fresh Cranberries or Cranberry sauce.  Join Scott and Patrick go CRAZY FOR CRANBERRIES!!! https://bluewater-farms.com 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
26:53
October 20, 2021
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 08, 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