The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

Tony Nuova, CEO of Grower Stock w/ Co-Host Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company – EP109

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company Co-Host this next episode that features the Tony Nuovo, Co-Founder and CEO of Grower Stock. Growerstock is pioneering a time-sensitive trading platform for the fresh produce industry that intelligently matches buyer request with verified growers within a selected area.

Join us on this episode and learn about to bring PRODUCE ON DEMAND! 

Reimagine how you trade with Growerstock Cloud. Faster growth begins with a more productive team. With Growerstock Cloud, you can work faster, more effectively and save money. Our market leading insights and intelligence capabilities will help you understand the market, find answers, and make better informed decisions faster. Get everything you need to make deals faster and build better relationships with your supply chain partners.

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com

CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

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Daniel Malechuk, CEO of Kalera – EP107

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with the CEO and Co-Founder, Daniel Malechuk of Kalera, based in Orlando, FL. Indoor Farming has been around for decades! Today we see more vertical farms, indoor farming, and green house grown product grown locally all over the World. There are creative measures that are different than conventional field farming outside. 

Kalera is a technology-driven vertical-farming company with unique growing methods combining optimized nutrients and light recipes, precise environmental controls, and clean room standards to produce high quality, safe, nutritious, pesticide-free, non-GMO greens with longer shelf life year-round. Daniel is an experienced Senior Leader with a demonstrated history of high-level success across many different industries. Let’s learn from Daniel and Kalera on Indoor Farming! 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com

CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/ and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

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40 UNDER 40’s Angela Aronica, Sales Director of Vision Imports – EP106

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with Angela Aronica, Sales Director of Vision Imports. Angela was awarded the 40 under 40 in the Produce BUsiness Journal and Industry this year! We are gonna learn more about Angela’s leadership, her role at Vision Import and what we can expect from this YOUNG, SMART LEADER!

Aronica is a second generation produce professional and has quickly risen through the ranks of Vision to the position of sales director. In this role, she has become accomplished at understanding how the customer wants information and communicating at the level they require. Aronica is also responsible for synthesizing market forecasts and pricing projections as well as pioneering seasonal programs and promotions. Aronica graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and minor in agricultural communications. Upon graduation, she began working for Vision Import Group as sales and logistics coordinator, learning the business from the ground up. Aronica was actively involved in   constructing the company’s   food   safety   initiative and obtained her certificate of training in establishing the company’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) — now required under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Aronica is actively involved in many of the industry’s women’s conferences and leadership development.

COME JOIN US FOR SOME VISION FUN! 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com

CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

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Earth Fare Grand Opening in Seminole, FL w/ Corky Anderson, Ross Nelson & Laurie Aker – EP105

WELCOME to The Produce Industry Podcast LIVE in Seminole, FL at the re-GRAND OPENING of EARTH FARE grocery store. Come Join us as we chat with Laurie Aker, Community Relations Coordinator & Spokesperson for Earth Fare about their FOOD Philosophy, Corky Anderson, Director of Produce at Earth Fare about the growth of their supermarkets and promoting FRESH PRODUCE and Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution at Indianapolis Fruit Company our Standard Sponsor about the partnership and distribution between Indy Fruit and Earth Fare. 

Join as we interview LIVE at the store on July 24, 2021 from Earth Fare’s Produce Department.  https://www.earthfare.com 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com

CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

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Jennifer Waxman & Adam Wright of The Villages Grown w/ Martha Montoya and Michael Chavez – EP104

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we have four talented guests that include Martha Montoya of AgTools, Inc., Michael Chavez of Flavor Wave, LLC/Golden Star Citrus and Jennifer Waxman and Adam Wright of The Villages Grown. This episode we celebrate Ag Tools and The Podcasts ONE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP ANNIVERSARY. 

First, we chat with Martha Montoya of Ag Tools discussing how Data/Insights is making an impact in the Fresh Produce and Supply Chain Industry. Martha and I are building a great relationship and notifying the world on fresh produce data! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO AG TOOLS!!!

Next, Michael Chavez of Flavor Wave/Golden Star Co-Hosts with Patrick Kelly with Jennifer Waxman and Adam Wright of The Villages Grown. Jennifer and I met on LinkedIn through Michael Chavez and with only being a few miles down the road we decided to go visit this 85 ACRES of Controlled Environment AG! WE CALL IT HOGWARTS FOR INDOOR FARMING. The Villages is growing in multiple communities through out Central and South Florida servicing multiple commodities growing in these greenhouses. 

JOIN US for this exciting episode with 4 POWER HOUSE PEOPLE!!

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com

CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

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Megan Crivelli, Founder of The Produce Nerd & Omar Farronay, Sourcing Manager Terra Exports – EP103

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we start the conversation with our Fancy Sponsors Terra Exports very own Omar Farronay, Sourcing Manager in Lima, Peru and our featured guest Megan Crivelli, Founder of The Produce Nerd. 

First, we chat with Omar Farronay of what is happening in the world of Terra Exports. Day after Day, Month after Monday, and Year over Year, Terra Exports is constantly wowing me in all the regions the reach with fresh produce around the globe. Omar chats about his extensive background in the industry and how enjoys sourcing Fresh Produce for the Globe. 

Next, We chat Megan “The Produce Nerd” Crivelli who has been making an impact in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry for YEARS!!!!! From The Grocery Guide, helping market fresh produce for partners around the nation, and created healthy habits inside of her home that is contagious!!!!!!!!

Come Join us for EP103 with Omar and Megan. 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com

CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Paul Mikesell & Shay Myers, Co-Founders of Carbon Robotics – EP102

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we chat with two gentlemen that have tackled that WAR ON WEEDS!!! That’s right everyone The Carbon Robotics Autonomous Weeder leverages robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and laser technology to safely and effectively drive through crop fields to identify, target and eliminate weeds. Paul discussed many aspects of “WHY” they decided to venture into this space and the problems their machine is solving. We called it the Hummer/Tesla of Weeders!!! 

Unlike other weeding technologies, the robots utilize high-power lasers to eradicate weeds through thermal energy, without disturbing the soil. The automated robots allow farmers to use less herbicides and reduce labor to remove unwanted plants while improving the reliability and predictability of costs, crop yield and more.

Join as we learn from Paul Mikesell and Shay Myers on how to WIN THE WAR ON WEEDS and keep farming costs to minimum, while producing the highest and best quality yields. 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com

CHOICE SPONSORS: Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com  

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

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Josh Leichter, CEO of Pacific Trellis Fruit & Norma Rodriguez Sales Manger of Terra Exports – EP101

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

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Dan Crist, Vice President of A M King and Yolanda Ramirez of Ag Tools – EP 100

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we conclude out 3rd buying segment with our Fancy Sponsors very own Yolanda
Ramirez and our featured guest of the day Dan Crist, Vice President of A M King. It is episode 100 here on the podcast and we are very fortunate to have you here for this special engagement. 

First, Yolanda and Patrick chat about “External Factors” in purchasing using data and analytics in The Produce Industry. With all the external factors with lumber (pallets), labor, freight and rising consumer costs we will show you how using data can help your business. This concludes the last of the buyer segment and look forward to more data any analytics. 

Next we chat with Dan Crist who is a high-achieving construction management professional, driven to build complex, large-scale facilities, long-term client relationships and strong Design-Build teams. He is responsible for all A M King’s operations personnel, including project managers, field superintendents and operational support. With more than 20 years of experience on projects in 25 states, he excels in working in the sectors of food processing, distribution, cold storage, Class A offices, retail and healthcare and medical.

JOIN US FOR EPISODE 100 as chat with Ag Tools and A M KING! 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Scott Simmons, Vice President of Sales of Bluewater Farms- EP99

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

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

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