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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!!!

The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly The Produce Industry Podcast

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 155 Ratings

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!!!

    WK31 - FIGuratively Speaking it's all FIGured out on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP53

    WK31 - FIGuratively Speaking it's all FIGured out on FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP53

    In this week's episode of Fresh From the Field Friday with Dan the Produce Man Avakian we talk fresh Figs, where did they come from? Are they sacred? How far back in history do they go? Why doe the pollination process creep some people out? Dan answers these questions as well as shares the most popular varieties, how to enjoy them at the peak of ripeness!
    FIGuratively speaking it's all FIGured out!

    Join Dan this week to 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 Jac Vandenberg Inc.: https://www.jacvandenberg.com Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com

    STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com,  Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.comand Citrus America: https://citrusamerica.com

    • 14 min
    Top Produce Trends with Mike Kostyo, Trendologist of Datassential - EP213

    Top Produce Trends with Mike Kostyo, Trendologist of Datassential - EP213

    In this week's episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we bring back Mike Kostyo, Trendologist of Datassentials for our 3 episode in our PRODUCE TRENDS Series. The first two episodes we chatted about the Top 5 fruits and veggies on the menu and now we will discuss some top produce trends that are on the rise. Patrick and Mike talk about seasonality produce, Americas favorite food, Produce made for social media and functional fruits and vegetables. 

    Each on of these topics brings a new aspects or fun way to promote and eat produce! Do you remember when Instagram was just about posting food pics? Do you long for specialty produce throughout the year? AND THE BIGGEST QUESTION OF ALL - Does pineapple belong on pizza? 

    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 Jac Vandenberg Inc.: https://www.jacvandenberg.com Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com

    STANDARD SPONSORS: London Fruit Inc. https://londonfruit.com, Fresh Cravings: https://www.freshcravings.com,  Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.comand Citrus America: https://citrusamerica.com

    • 45 min
    WK30 - THAT'S WHAT THE SIGN SAYS ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP52

    WK30 - THAT'S WHAT THE SIGN SAYS ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP52

    In this weeks Fresh From the Field Friday's episode with Dan The Produce Man Avakian the question is "is it just a Yellow Peach?" That's what the sign says in the Supermarket Produce Department, but what variety is it? How come the peach you bought last week was better than this week? Dan Explains. Also The Beefsteak Boogie, It's Tomato Time Folks! Where did Heirloom tomatoes come from? What is a Dry Farmed Tomato? Tune in and Turn on!

    Join Dan on this lovely Friday talking about what's FRSH FROM THE FIELD and in your local grocery store!!

    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,  Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.comand Citrus America: https://citrusamerica.com

    • 22 min
    Generational Chat with Alex Jackson of Frieda's Branded Produce - EP211

    Generational Chat with Alex Jackson of Frieda's Branded Produce - EP211

    In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Millennial, Women Leader, and Next Generation  in the produce industry, Alex Jackson, Director of Sales with Frieda’s Branded Produce. Alex and Patrick take you on a journey above the clouds with Frieda’s and how they started and where they are today. Let’s not to mention these two millennials talk about each generation and how to work and thrive together!  Sorry Gen X we left you out a bit. 

    Join Alex and Patrick navigate through the generations, talk what they love and hate about all generations and the goal of working together! Im Sorry Mrs. Jackson, but I am for real in this 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,  Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.comand Citrus America: https://citrusamerica.com

    • 58 min
    WK29- NECTARINES, PEACHES & PLUOTS OH MY ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP51

    WK29- NECTARINES, PEACHES & PLUOTS OH MY ON FRESH FROM THE FIELD FRIDAY'S - EP51

    In the week's episode of Fresh From the Field Friday's with Dan The Produce Man Avakian we go on a flavorful experience through stone fruit. Nectarines, Peaches and Pluots OH MY!!!!! Dan goes deep into this episode bringing you all kids of summer fruit that will make your taste buds explode. 

    Fantasia Nectarines, Elberta & Sunrise Peaches, Flavor Queen and Flavor King Pluots, Gravenstein Apples! From Luther Burbank to Floyd Zaiger, Dan tells us, explains all and EATS ALL. 

    Join Dan Avakian this week as he travels through time and space in the produce world!!

    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,  Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com and Citrus America: https://citrusamerica.com

    • 20 min
    Citrus From South Africa with Suhanra Conradie - EP209

    Citrus From South Africa with Suhanra Conradie - EP209

    In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Suhanra Conradie, CEO of Summer Citrus from South Africa. What is that you may ask? A brand? A Grower? or an an entire SUPPLY CHAIN!!! We learn from Suhanra on what is Citrus from South Africa and where you will see their product. You guessed correct, right here in the states at your local grocer. Suhanra will give us a birds eye view on what's happening in South Africa, how and when she joined the company, managing supply, increasing demand and what we can expect from South Africa Citrus. 

    Join Patrick learn from Suhanra while engaging in fruitful conversation!!!

    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,  Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.comand Citrus America: https://citrusamerica.com

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

Farzan Dehmo ,

Great podcast

Great energy and knowhow by Patrick Kelly about everything to do with the produce industry.

Natalino ,

Great information

This podcast is energetic, funny and also very informative.

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10/10

Really have enjoyed listening to this podcast, it’s informative and interesting, a nice change of pace with a unique conversation.

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