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The Produce Moms Podcast

Jul 28, 2021

“Our goal is to have a product that is so close to fresh produce as you can get it, but also making it shelf stable”

Natalie Mariani Kling (04:48 - 04:55)


Attached to the Mariani name, Natalie Mariani Kling was already in the thick of growing produce and providing nutritious food to consumers. But that mindset...

Jul 21, 2021

“I can walk out into every field and eat what I’ve worked for. It’s fun to share that product with people.” 

Drew Ketelsen (10:05 - 10:13)


Family is at the center of HMC Farms, which has been owned and operated by the McClarty Family since 1887. Starting with just 40 acres of land more than a century ago, HMC...

Jul 14, 2021

“As more sustainable packaging becomes available, the cost will go down. We just really need to invest in that” 

Kaci Komstadius (14:23 - 14:34)


While she recycled household products as a child Marketing Manager at Sage Fruit Company, Kaci Komstadius was influenced to take further steps to living a more...

Jul 7, 2021

“I could have learned what I did about plant-based nutrition and kept it to myself. But that’s not who I am. I need to curate some experiences for folks.” 

LA Dunn (6:04 - 6:14)


As a city-kid raised in New York, Founder of Black Girls Eat, LA Dunn’s parents always made sure she had a green vegetable at dinner....

Jul 2, 2021

“Strong curriculum resources are part of the tool box that teachers reach into and pull out so that they are successful in delivering the lesson for the day.  ” 

John Flanagan (17:30 - 17:44)

Executive Director of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Nancy Bock, and President...