Ford's Produce Supply Update

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An already struggling citrus industry is facing even worse troubles with the California wildfires.

A large amount of the wintertime vegetable supply comes across the border from Mexico in McAllen, Texas and Nogales, Arizona.

Tomato prices shot up last week as the predicted shortages from Irma and other weather conditions have come to pass.

Egg usage goes way up for the holidays, with all of the wonderful baking and other recipes that depend on hen fruit.

There are plenty of seasonal items available, like root vegetables of all sorts as well as hard squashes.

We have lots of varities of pears for your dessert menus!  D’anjou, Red Pears, small Seckel, and Bosc.

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Ford's Produce Supply Update
December 11, 2017 Edition

An already struggling citrus industry is facing even worse troubles with the California wildfires.  Orange and lemon groves are right in the path of the fire’s destruction.  Calavo’s avocado fields have already been effected by the fires.  Tree nuts and row crops like lettuce and broccoli will likely be impacted also.  The devastation out there is unprecedented by all reports, and there’s really no telling how much damage will be done until the fires are put out.

A large amount of the wintertime vegetable supply comes across the border from Mexico in McAllen, Texas and Nogales, Arizona.  These areas are increasing their volumes right now, and filling the needs of America with Florida’s hurricane-damaged fields showing very limited production.  We’ll be seeing squash, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, and other items from this area for the next couple of months.

Tomato prices shot up last week as the predicted shortages from Irma and other weather conditions have come to pass.  Remember, we told you way back then that the shortages were going to go into Christmas?  Well, here we are.  Shippers are expecting supplies to improve right after the holidays, as they get caught back up with production.  Sadly, our local supplier finished up last week, but we’ll bring in fruit from elsewhere.  Roma tomatoes remain the lowest price, so substitute their use as you can.

Egg usage goes way up for the holidays, with all of the wonderful baking and other recipes that depend on hen fruit.  There’s a limited amount of chickens doing their jobs, and they can’t really put in any overtime to make up the difference.  As a result, there’s always a shortage as we go into Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.  Expect pricing to remain high through the holidays.

There are plenty of seasonal items available, like root vegetables of all sorts as well as hard squashes.  

We have lots of varities of pears for your dessert menus!  D’anjou, Red Pears, small Seckel, and Bosc.

Q: Why is Santa so jolly?
 A: Because he knows where all the naughty girls live. 

Check out our line of Dry Goods Essentials. Our line continues to grow, and our customers are excited about the selection and prices.


Ford’s Produce now has an App!  Downloand Now Google Play & Itunes.We’ve developed and perfected a great new ordering application to make your job easier.  Now you can order your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables right from your Android or Apple smartphone.  You can download it in the Google or Apple app stores, just search for Ford’s Produce.  It uses the same credentials that many of you have already set up for online ordering.  If you need a user ID and password, just give us a call! Be sure to check it out on Google Play & Itunes.

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