Ford's Produce Supply Update

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Washington apple growers are advising that there are approximately 40% fewer grannies on hand compared to the last 2 years.

There are spotty supplies on many varieties which will continue through the summer months.

March’s late freeze really did a number on many peach and blueberry farmers in the southeast.

We’re making the seasonal transition from Chilean grapes to California fruit, and quality has really improved with the switch.

Florida and Mexican vegetable fields have basically finished for the season, and the harvest is moving north for many items.

Corn is reaching peak production in Florida.  Quality doesn’t get much better.

Strong lettuce supplies persist this week as most growers are slightly ahead of their respective planting schedules.

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Local strawberries and blueberries are still going strong, and we’ll feature them as long as we can.

We’re got the first local tomatoes of the year last week!  Beautiful!

Plentiful supplies of local cabbage.

Squash and zucchini are coming into strong volume.

Cucumbers should start this coming week.

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Ford's Produce has on hand the widest selection of fresh fruits and vegetables of any company in the Carolinas.Fords Produce Buys Fruit From All Over The Globe

Since our buyers purchase products from around the world every day, depending upon the growing season of any particular item, we are able to assure our customers availability, freshness and increased savings.

The experience and contacts that our buyers have developed over many years of purchasing insure that we normally get products even when everyone else is out. With this strong buying power, our customers have fewer shortages on their deliveries, making it easier for them to keep their customers happy!

Over the years, we have improved many of our efforts to provide better products as we move into the future. Forced air Ford's Produce has everything from Apples to Zucchinibanana ripening rooms eliminate uneven ripening within the same box.We use our modern fleet of refrigerated trucks to insure our produce stays as fresh as possible while being delivered. With weekly newsletters and an availability list, we strive to keep our customers informed as to the availably of seasonal items. Our outside sales staff will visit regularly to make sure we take care of your needs.

All of our buyers are first and foremost quality oriented. Our purchase orders specify only the highest quality produce available. Our team of receivers immediately and thoroughly inspects every shipment that comes to our warehouse. If there is any question about the quality of anything that comes to our door, a USDA Federal inspector is called to give the final analysis. Rest assured that our intent is that only the finest produce will be shipped to our customers.

We carry in stock over 500 different items, from apples to zucchini.

However, if there is something that ourcustomer wants that we do not normally stock, we can usually get it within two days and sometimes even overnight! This is especially beneficial to those with an upcoming special occasion or surprise events. So, no matter how rare the item or what the season, all you need to do is ask.

We touch the four corners of the Earth to bring you the best!

On a daily basis, we are bringing in specialties including colored peppers from Holland and Israel, white asparagus, seedless cucumbers and Belgian endive. Our extensive herb lineup is flown in daily. We stock all the main specialty items including edible flowers and edible orchids, many different fresh herbs, lemon grass, haricot verts, miniature green zucchini and miniature yellow patty pans.

If you have a new recipe and need items not normally found on our price list, please give us a call. We like a challenge!

We look forward to serving you.