Produce Point of Origin Database

Commodity Movement Search

Welcome to the Produce Point of Origin Database (PPOD). PPOD is a searchable database that provides selected commodity-specific information on the movement of produce in the United States, either domestic or international, based on seasonality data. The information is compiled from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Market Reports.

The movement data is categorized for each commodity by year and month, and includes only shipments exceeding 100,000 lbs. (with the exception of herbs). Commodity-specific facts on the shelf life and examples of related outbreaks, if applicable, are also provided for each type of produce. Links to information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Outbreak Response Team (ORT) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Outbreak Investigations are also available on the page of each produce commodity.

We hope that you find this searchable database useful in researching the movement of produce commodities in the United States.

Data is based on a custom movement report from the United States Department of Agriculture/Agriculture Marketing Service's Fruits and Vegetable Portal. More about the data can be found on our Methods Page