ALAMEDA, Calif.— From produce clerk to radio personality to the face of fresh produce in the San Francisco Bay area, Dan Avakian has done it all. Avakian, proprietor of Dan's Fresh Produce, a single-store operation in the San Francisco Bay Area, is better known as "Dan the Produce Man" and says he instantly fell in love with produce when a produce stand opened across the street from his high school in the spring of 1976. "I loved how people were waiting outside to get in when they opened in the morning," he says. "All that excitement ... I just loved it."