The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

The Produce Industry Podcast

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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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

Nov 29

31 min 40 sec

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

Nov 26

17 min 42 sec

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

Nov 22

31 min 5 sec

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

Nov 19

14 min

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

Nov 15

22 min 17 sec

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

Nov 12

19 min 40 sec

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

Nov 8

40 min 31 sec

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

Nov 5

23 min 40 sec

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

Nov 1

27 min 23 sec

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

Oct 29

16 min 50 sec

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

Oct 25

34 min 36 sec

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

Oct 22

18 min 40 sec

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

Oct 20

26 min 52 sec

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

Oct 15

15 min 56 sec

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

Oct 13

34 min 4 sec

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

Oct 11

54 min 54 sec

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

Oct 8

18 min 24 sec

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

Oct 4

27 min 21 sec

In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's by Dan The Produce Man, hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast we chat what is in your FREEZER folks! That's right the freezer, not the arctic, not antarctic, but literally one of the coldest spots in your home. There are many different produce items that go in your freezer whether they are FRESH or FROZEN.  Dan gives some great insight on how to store FRESH produce inside your freezer and Patrick recaps with his staple items that are "Frozen". There are many different ways to store and eat fresh produce. Join Dan and Patrick as they explore the Freezer on what comes from the fields to our houses.  FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Oct 1

23 min 13 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we travel to Laredo, TX to visit Mission Produce's new MEGA-DISTRIBUTION CENTER that was designed and built by A M King, an integrated design-build firm with expertise in food distribution and cold storage facilities. Mission Produce has the WORLD's FINEST AVOCADOS and is expanding in to Mango Distribution and more.... Patrick sits down in-person and chats with Ben Barnard, Vice President Global Partnerships and Business Development / Mission Produce, John Koury, AIA - Architect / A M King and Carl Morse, Senior Project Manager / A M King Features of the multi-temperature zone facility include: 10 state-of-the-art ripening rooms with the capacity for 42 pallets each 81,000 square feet of storage space with the potential of 6,000 pallet positions of cold storage 36 refrigerated dock positions and four dry dock positions 900 staging and inspection positions Four coolers with 2,590 pallet positions FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com  CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com  STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Oct 1

40 min 17 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Michael Chavez Co-Host this episode with Theresa McKeown and of course Joe Exotic The TIGER KING. We are going to hear more from Joe on the animals, where the profits to the zoo went and what we have all been waiting for Joe's favorite Fruit and Vegetable. Join us for Part 3 with this group as they explore #justiceforjoe while also keeping it produce related. There are many aspects of a Zoo that is similar to a farmer or agriculture worker. There is plenty of first, boots and of course sh**... During this episode we will hear Theresa's final thoughts and how to find out more about the trial and even more answers on what Joe's favorite fruit and veggie are!  Come here from Joe yourself and find out his favorite fruit and veggie.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Sep 27

39 min 43 sec

In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man, brought to you by The Produce Industry Podcast we chat about what is on the counter top and in your pantry. That is right folks we have moved from the fridge to the dry counter space in your kitchen. There are so many types of FRESH produce that you can purchase from the store and place at room temperature.  Dan and Patrick go through their pantries and countertops from California to Florida exploring all the wonders of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. What are some fruits and vegetables that you have on your countertop? What is your favorite dry fruit or vegetable?  Join Dan and Patrick this week talk about what come from the field and to your pantry!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Sep 24

24 min 35 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Michael Chavez Co-Hosts Part 2 with Joe Exotic and Theresa McKeown (The Journalist). In Part one last week we heard a few comments from Joe about his trial and really what type of person he is. This week we decided to open up Joe's heart a bit and give you a glimpse of what he did for people around the world, how is friendships don't go away after the first meeting, his feud with Carole and how it all started as well as FREE Meat programs and what FRESH PRODUCE Joe fed the animals at the Zoo.  Join us as we explore the Joe Exotic aftermath as well as hearting never before heard audio from JOE EXOTIC the TIGER KING HIMSELF. Interested in hearing more details about this case please download The Judge and The Journalist podcast on Anchor, Apple or Spotify.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Sep 20

43 min 26 sec

In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man Avakian we are coming to you LIVE from The Organic Produce Summittt in Monterey, California. Dan is going to give you an update of what this show is and what it does if you are a consumer out there. Patrick and Dan will also chat about some consumer trends as well as some hot organic picks that are in the marketplace. From California to Florida Dan and Patrick talk all things produce.  It always best when its organic and fresh! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Sep 17

15 min 37 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Michael Chavez Co-Host’s talking about The Judge and The Journalist Podcast. Today we chat with Theresa McKeown from episode 79 except we are not talking about her books, we are going to chat about JOE EXOTIC - THE TIGER KING! Heck, we are going to have him on the SHOW!!! Mike, Patrick and Theresa talk about the Joe Exotic trial as well as how Theresa knows Joe before he was sentenced to prison! We also get to hear never before heard audio from JOE EXOTIC in a new light! COME JOIN US and hear from Joe himself as he sits in Dallas Federal Prison awaiting #justice. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Sep 13

29 min 52 sec

In this episode of FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY's with Dan THE PRODUCE MAN by The Produce Industry Podcast we talk about what is in your fridge. That's right folks we are bringing what is in the fields into Dan and Patricks Fridge. Now from California to Florida I am sure there will be many different items because of the regions. Dan being the bachelor that he is and Patrick being the family man - these two fridges are worlds apart, but also very close.  Let's talk about what is in your fridge and get out there and buy more fresh produce everyone!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Sep 10

20 min 39 sec

HAPPY Labor Day EVERYONE!!! In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we introduce our first grower, packer, shipper & marketer of Cannabis. We introduce Wayne Bishop the CEO of 7 Points as our Cannabis Subject Matter Expert of the day! We chat about how Wayne converted a Citrus packing house intro a cannabis grow house and how they are revolutionizing the cannabis industry. From growing to delivering fresh Cannabis from Woodlake, Fresno, and Bakersfield.  7 Points was founded in 2018, at the turn of recreational cannabis legalization in the state of California. With a combined 55+ years of project management and cultivation experience, we have a greater understanding of what it takes to be at the forefront of this ever changing, and fast evolving marketplace. Our number one goal is to provide the consumer with a unique and pleasurable cannabis experience. From our vast library of rare and exotic clone only cultivars, to our in-house breeding and strain development, 7 Points has the right variety of cannabis for your specific needs. Aside from our cultivation license, we also hold licenses in non-volatile extract manufacturing, and distribution. Join Wayne and Patrick talk all things FRESH CANNABIS!!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Sep 6

40 min 36 sec

In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man Avakian and Patrick Kelly they are getting ready for Labor Day weekend and possibly that last grille out for the summer. Now we are going to talk Corn, Pears, Peaches, Apples, Watermelons and more....Let's give a huge shout-out to Arctic® Apples our new sponsor! These apples are stackable, packable and irresistible.  With the holidays around the corner don't be a CORN NUT, get out there and get all types of fruit and vegetables including some FRUIT PIES!!!!!  Join Dan and Patrick talk all things FRESH PRODUCE this week!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com Sponsorships: off for this episode

Sep 3

22 min 16 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Crystal Chavez, Marketing Coordinator of Gold Coast Packing, Inc. Now if you have been listening to the podcast, there has been several request to bring a Fresh Cut Processor on the line and chat about some of the products they have to offer! Crystal and Patrick are going to introduce you to Cauliflower Ceviche, that's right not your normal shelf-fish ceviche this is a plant based ceviche that will knock your socks off!!!!! New Gold Coast Packing, Inc. packaging, innovation, and products you can find in the stores.  Join Crystal and Patrick talk all things Gold Coast Packing, Inc. https://goldcoastpack.com  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 30

29 min 12 sec

In this episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's w/ Dan "The Produce Man" Avakian hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are chatting all things produce. Today we are focusing on the "FUNGI" - no not Dan or my feet, but actual mushrooms! We also connect and talk about sweet peppers, bananas, peaches and more....We want to know what your favorite FRESH PRODUCE ITEM is?  Patrick and Dan also go into some of the circulars that are running in their areas from Aldi, Winn-Dixie, Save-A-Lot, and Publix! Lots of good PRODUCE out there FOLKS! Winn-Dixie's entire last page is all about FRESH DEALS!!!!!! Join Dan and Patrick on this lively episode FRESH FROM THE FIELDS!!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 27

20 min 15 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Jay Whitney, Chief Marketing Officer of FoodStory Brands. We are gonna chat all about Salsa and Humus today! That is right everyone we are going to SALSABRATE the GOODS!!!! A better way to celebrate SALSA!!!!! 98% of Humus sales are in the deli, so we are bringing FRESH SALSA and HUMUS in the PRODUCE DEPARTMENT. Come learn more about FRESH CRAVINGS to build baskets and usage for the everyday consumer!  FoodStory Brands is passionate about finding and developing new food and beverage products with compelling brand ideas that bring the best food stories to life from real people and places. We search around the world and in our own backyard to uncover foods and flavors from culinary pioneers, up-and-coming food entrepreneurs, and longtime favorite brands connected to inspiring new food ideas. Our mission is simply to bring authentic food stories to America’s table every day! https://www.foodstorybrands.com  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 23

34 min 14 sec

Hi Folks, welcome back to Fresh From the Field Friday's by The Produce Industry Podcast hosted by Dan The Produce Man! In this episode we are gonna cover some of the fruits and veggies that are hitting the market and what to expect. From Bananas, Onions, Pears, Lettuce and More. What about how you like your banana? Do you like it ripe or firm? Green or Yellow? Let us know as in the upcoming weeks we are going to have our Sponsor Equifruit on the line to tell us a bit more about bananas.  Join Dan and Patrick this week for FRESH PRODUCE FUN FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 20

21 min 22 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with 3 POWER HOUSE produce people! From Canada to Santa Maria, Calfornia we are talking all things produce. Representing from our Fancy Sponsor Terra Exports, we have Ben Donahue, North America Export Manager chatting AVO-and-Berry -Licious things! Terra Exports new label, upcoming produce in Canada and what is to come from the organization.  We then featured Babe Farms very own Matt Hiltner, Marketing Coordinator and Ande Manos, Director of Sales Marketing. We chat with these two on how the company is THE PIONEER in SPECIALTY VEGETABLES. From ART ON THE PLATE to learning what categories Brussel Sprouts and Bok Choy land under these two are going to drop some knowledge on us!!! Join us for the exciting episode as we taste the rainbow in specialty vegetables! https://www.babefarms.com  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 16

32 min 34 sec

In this episode of Fresh From The Field Friday's w/ Dan The Produce Man and Patrick Kelly we chat about Avocados, Potatoes, Grapes, and Bush Berries. Dan and Patrick review what varieties are out, where to find some and prices in the stores. Let's not forget hearing about Dan's favorite vegetable and all about Apples and Bananas. Join Dan and Patrick for episode 2 of All Things Produce on the Air! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 13

20 min 6 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company Co-Host this next episode that features the Tony Nuovo, Co-Founder and CEO of Grower Stock. Growerstock is pioneering a time-sensitive trading platform for the fresh produce industry that intelligently matches buyer request with verified growers within a selected area. Join us on this episode and learn about to bring PRODUCE ON DEMAND!  Reimagine how you trade with Growerstock Cloud. Faster growth begins with a more productive team. With Growerstock Cloud, you can work faster, more effectively and save money. Our market leading insights and intelligence capabilities will help you understand the market, find answers, and make better informed decisions faster. Get everything you need to make deals faster and build better relationships with your supply chain partners. FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 9

28 min 20 sec

In this premiere of Fresh From the Field Friday's hosted by The Produce Industry Podcast, we bring you Dan "The Produce Man" Avakian. In this segment Dan and I will talk about the new segment and what to expect. We will discuss what products are on the market, what brands to expect, and what varieties of produce you can find. Coe join us in this new Sneak Peak of Fresh From the Field Friday's. This new signet is POWERED by Buck Naked Onions and Sponsored by Equifruit.  Come Join us for this new segment with DAN THE PRODUCE MAN FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 6

18 min

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with the CEO and Co-Founder, Daniel Malechuk of Kalera, based in Orlando, FL. Indoor Farming has been around for decades! Today we see more vertical farms, indoor farming, and green house grown product grown locally all over the World. There are creative measures that are different than conventional field farming outside.  Kalera is a technology-driven vertical-farming company with unique growing methods combining optimized nutrients and light recipes, precise environmental controls, and clean room standards to produce high quality, safe, nutritious, pesticide-free, non-GMO greens with longer shelf life year-round. Daniel is an experienced Senior Leader with a demonstrated history of high-level success across many different industries. Let's learn from Daniel and Kalera on Indoor Farming!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Aug 2

31 min 2 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Angela Aronica, Sales Director of Vision Imports. Angela was awarded the 40 under 40 in the Produce BUsiness Journal and Industry this year! We are gonna learn more about Angela's leadership, her role at Vision Import and what we can expect from this YOUNG, SMART LEADER! Aronica is a second generation produce professional and has quickly risen through the ranks of Vision to the position of sales director. In this role, she has become accomplished at understanding how the customer wants information and communicating at the level they require. Aronica is also responsible for synthesizing market forecasts and pricing projections as well as pioneering seasonal programs and promotions. Aronica graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and minor in agricultural communications. Upon graduation, she began working for Vision Import Group as sales and logistics coordinator, learning the business from the ground up. Aronica was actively involved in   constructing the company’s   food   safety   initiative and obtained her certificate of training in establishing the company’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) — now required under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Aronica is actively involved in many of the industry’s women’s conferences and leadership development. COME JOIN US FOR SOME VISION FUN!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jul 26

30 min 22 sec

WELCOME to The Produce Industry Podcast LIVE in Seminole, FL at the re-GRAND OPENING of EARTH FARE grocery store. Come Join us as we chat with Laurie Aker, Community Relations Coordinator & Spokesperson for Earth Fare about their FOOD Philosophy, Corky Anderson, Director of Produce at Earth Fare about the growth of their supermarkets and promoting FRESH PRODUCE and Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution at Indianapolis Fruit Company our Standard Sponsor about the partnership and distribution between Indy Fruit and Earth Fare.  Join as we interview LIVE at the store on July 24, 2021 from Earth Fare's Produce Department.  https://www.earthfare.com  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jul 24

12 min 29 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have four talented guests that include Martha Montoya of AgTools, Inc., Michael Chavez of Flavor Wave, LLC/Golden Star Citrus and Jennifer Waxman and Adam Wright of The Villages Grown. This episode we celebrate Ag Tools and The Podcasts ONE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP ANNIVERSARY.  First, we chat with Martha Montoya of Ag Tools discussing how Data/Insights is making an impact in the Fresh Produce and Supply Chain Industry. Martha and I are building a great relationship and notifying the world on fresh produce data! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO AG TOOLS!!! Next, Michael Chavez of Flavor Wave/Golden Star Co-Hosts with Patrick Kelly with Jennifer Waxman and Adam Wright of The Villages Grown. Jennifer and I met on LinkedIn through Michael Chavez and with only being a few miles down the road we decided to go visit this 85 ACRES of Controlled Environment AG! WE CALL IT HOGWARTS FOR INDOOR FARMING. The Villages is growing in multiple communities through out Central and South Florida servicing multiple commodities growing in these greenhouses.  JOIN US for this exciting episode with 4 POWER HOUSE PEOPLE!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jul 19

49 min 4 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we start the conversation with our Fancy Sponsors Terra Exports very own Omar Farronay, Sourcing Manager in Lima, Peru and our featured guest Megan Crivelli, Founder of The Produce Nerd.  First, we chat with Omar Farronay of what is happening in the world of Terra Exports. Day after Day, Month after Monday, and Year over Year, Terra Exports is constantly wowing me in all the regions the reach with fresh produce around the globe. Omar chats about his extensive background in the industry and how enjoys sourcing Fresh Produce for the Globe.  Next, We chat Megan "The Produce Nerd" Crivelli who has been making an impact in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry for YEARS!!!!! From The Grocery Guide, helping market fresh produce for partners around the nation, and created healthy habits inside of her home that is contagious!!!!!!!! Come Join us for EP103 with Omar and Megan.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jul 12

32 min 36 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with two gentlemen that have tackled that WAR ON WEEDS!!! That's right everyone The Carbon Robotics Autonomous Weeder leverages robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and laser technology to safely and effectively drive through crop fields to identify, target and eliminate weeds. Paul discussed many aspects of "WHY" they decided to venture into this space and the problems their machine is solving. We called it the Hummer/Tesla of Weeders!!!  Unlike other weeding technologies, the robots utilize high-power lasers to eradicate weeds through thermal energy, without disturbing the soil. The automated robots allow farmers to use less herbicides and reduce labor to remove unwanted plants while improving the reliability and predictability of costs, crop yield and more. Join as we learn from Paul Mikesell and Shay Myers on how to WIN THE WAR ON WEEDS and keep farming costs to minimum, while producing the highest and best quality yields.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com   STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jul 5

24 min 19 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we open with our Fancy Sponsor's very own Norma Rodriguez, Sales Manager of the Domestic Division located in Las Vegas Nevada. Then Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution for Indianapolis Fruit Company (Standard Sponsor) Co-Host our featured guest with Josh Leichter, CEO of Pacific Trellis Fruit.  As we kick off our episode we chat with our Fancy Sponsor Terra Exports very own Norma Rodriguez. Norma is the Sales Manager for the Domestic Division of Terra Exports focusing her efforts through quality and customer service. We learn about how they are making an impact in the Avocado sector, their new brand AVO-LICIOUS, and a bit about how Norma and I met and her expertise.  Next, we chat with our featured guest Josh Leichter, CEO of Pacific Trellis Fruit. Ross Nelson a "current" customer of Pacific Trellis and Patrick Kelly tag team this approach learning about the overall company, what melons Indy Fruit needs to carry, the products Pacific Trellis carries, and some great info on KISS MELONS!!!! Join us for this delightful episode of DELICIOUS PRODUCE!!! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jun 28

39 min 48 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we conclude out 3rd buying segment with our Fancy Sponsors very own Yolanda Ramirez and our featured guest of the day Dan Crist, Vice President of A M King. It is episode 100 here on the podcast and we are very fortunate to have you here for this special engagement.  First, Yolanda and Patrick chat about "External Factors" in purchasing using data and analytics in The Produce Industry. With all the external factors with lumber (pallets), labor, freight and rising consumer costs we will show you how using data can help your business. This concludes the last of the buyer segment and look forward to more data any analytics.  Next we chat with Dan Crist who is a high-achieving construction management professional, driven to build complex, large-scale facilities, long-term client relationships and strong Design-Build teams. He is responsible for all A M King’s operations personnel, including project managers, field superintendents and operational support. With more than 20 years of experience on projects in 25 states, he excels in working in the sectors of food processing, distribution, cold storage, Class A offices, retail and healthcare and medical. JOIN US FOR EPISODE 100 as chat with Ag Tools and A M KING!  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jun 21

41 min 45 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company introducing our featured guest Scott Simmons, Vice President of Sales of Bluewater Farms. In this episode we chat with Scott who is a subject matter expert in the juice world, he is gifted with over 20 years of experience in the produce and supply chain industry in sales and marketing. Scott is about cold-pressed juice in the FRESH PRODUCE aisles not the grocery isles.  At Bluewater Farms we start with the natural pressed juice of over 700 cranberries in every 56oz bottle of our Not-From-Concentrate Cranberry (NFC) Juice.Cranberries are extremely healthy, packed with Antioxidants called PAC’s (proanthocyanidins), the nutrients that help boost your immune system. We have four flavors that are all NFC cranberry based. Our clean ingredient panel includes cane sugar (less than 1/2 found in shelf stable juices) and purified water. Join us for this exciting interview as we chat with Scott Simmons from Bluewater Farms about CRAN-CRAFTED Cranberry Juice! FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jun 14

36 min 45 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Jennie Coleman, President and Kim Chackal, Director of Sales and Marketing at Equifruit. Now if you don't know.... Equifruit is an importer of fair trade fruit into Canada and when these girls mean fruit they really mean BANANAS. We were able to connect with Kim and Jennie through a conversation on linkedin that sparked from seeing the Banana logo that Equifruit has created. A brand that stuck in my mind that I needed to learn more about! Jennie, Kim and Patrick talk about what are FAIR TRADE BANANAS? How does this term or way of doing business help the supply chain, does it change the costs of banana prices in the stores and more....Did you know that bananas are the lowest price fruit in the produce section? Did you know that some of the banana companies that are out there don't use FAIR PRACTICES? Come learn from a business that knows all about FAIR TRADE in produce and are making new waves in the industry through their mission.  LET'S BE REAL HERE: THIS IS THE ONLY BANANA YOU SHOULD BUY?  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Jun 7

33 min 25 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Diego Martinez, Sales Manager of South Africa for Terra Exports and Mark Samuel, Founder and CEO of IWon Organics. We learn more from Diego Martinez exploring more of Terra Exports diverse culture and product offerings. From South Africa to Europe and the Middle East. David originally from Argentine talks about how great the produce industry is and that it is Winter now exporting Citrus and enjoying the weather.  Next we speak with our featured guest Mark Samuel, CEO and Founder of IWon Organics. IWon Organics is a story about you, me and everyone we know feeling good. our friends, our family, our community. it's the quality energy boost you get from real foods. the satisfaction of eating well on-the-run. We've put this positive, feel good vibe into making flavor-infused, organic, protein snacks. the balanced nutritional profile of our on-the-go snacks comes from high quality plant-based proteins like peas, beans, and brown rice. all proven to provide the fuel you need for your active lifestyle. Join us an learn about Mark and his organizations plant based product, operations and growth.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

May 31

34 min 40 sec

HAPPY Memorial Day! In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast we chat ALL THINGS WATERMELONS: We go over the A, B, C's of Watermelons plus 23 tasty tidbits, truths, and facts. JOIN Us for this short educational session and fun learning experience.  WATERMELONS

May 31

10 min 24 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have our Standard Sponsor, Indianapolis Fruit Company's Daniel Corsaro introduce our featured guest of the day. Please join us this week May 26, 2021 3pm PST, 6PM EST for a Virtual Networking Hour Sponsored by Indianapolis Fruit Company. Meet and greet as well as ask question to a wholesaler in The Produce and supply Chain industry.  Join us this week as we chat with David Rosenberg, Co-Founder, Aero Farms. David Rosenberg co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a clean-technology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments. AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company, won the World Technology Award for most impactful Environmental Company and received the 2016 New Jersey Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. AeroFarms was also voted Most Innovative Company at the Future of Agriculture conference, the Best Growth Company to invest in at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, and was a finalist for The Circular Awards for The World Economic Forum. Rosenberg is the founder of Hycrete, Inc., a nanotechnology cleantech company and is a member of the World Economic Forum where he co-Chairs the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce. Rosenberg is also a member of the B20 SME Taskforce, which advises the G20 and serves as a Managing Trustee of New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center. Rosenberg received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He competed for the U.S. in Fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three U.S. National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals.   FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

May 24

29 min 51 sec

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we are attending the West Coast Produce Show in. Las Vegas, NV. Join us for this very special episode while we chat with dynamite produce companies that are here locally representing the produce and supply chain industry.  FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com  STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

May 19

35 min 53 sec