This was the brief and  humble beginning of what was the The Packer's Fresh Talk blog on Google, recently relaunched on The Packer's own Web site.  I'll bring back some selected posts and chats from the Fresh Talk archive to post in this space.

From Nov. 26, 2006:

With this blog effort, I will let you in on some of the daily pursuit of produce news and some of my observations about the process, people and personalities as I experience them. I also would love to get feedback on what you see in the small town turning metropolis that is the fresh produce industry. I will be pundit with a small p.