Ford's Produce Supply Update

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One of our local tomato growers is expecting to see some varieties come to maturity over the next couple of weeks.  Grape tomatoes will be first, and then...

We’ve started our peach season, and we’re bringing in some beautiful tree ripened handle basket peaches.

Strong demand is meeting with very limited supply on the pepper market and creating higher prices that should last about two weeks.

Strong demand combined with slightly lower supply have helped to tighten the market for Iceberg lettuce.

Chilean Grapes are winding down for the season, and the available quality levels show the trouble they’re having.

Limes have been on the spendy side for the past month or so, as seasonal declines in harvesting created some shortages.

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We are super excited to tell you about new project that we’re working on. We’re finishing up construction on our own organic greenhouse facility. We’ll be planting within the month and harvesting many local herbs, lettuces and specialty vegetables ourselves to serve you with this summer and in the future. It’s going to be organic, local, and the most sustainable farmingmethod available. More information to come, as we get further along.

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Ford's Produce Supply Update
May 21, 2018 Edition

One of our local tomato growers is expecting to see some varieties come to maturity over the next couple of weeks.  Grape tomatoes will be first, and then in 10-14 days we’ll see some local vine ripe tomatoes and romas.  Looks like summer time is here!

We’ve started our peach season, and we’re bringing in some beautiful tree ripened handle basket peaches.  Quality is gorgeous, and the farmers are expecting a great year since we didn’t have any late frosts like last year.

Strong demand is meeting with very limited supply on the pepper market and creating higher prices that should last about two weeks.  Supplies are expected to remain limited until Georgia fields begin heavier production.  Last week’s rains shut down Florida’s pepper season and were the catalyst for the high markets we’re seeing today.

Strong demand combined with slightly lower supply have helped to tighten the market for Iceberg lettuce.  Weather forecasts call for lower than average temperatures over the next 7-10 days which will keet the supply tight.  The high demand is coming from all of the housewives as well as restaurateurs looking for substitutes for romaine lettuce.  Even though the CDC and FDA say that it’s safe to eat romaine now, many will be slow to readopt it into their menus.

Chilean Grapes are winding down for the season, and the available quality levels show the trouble they’re having.  White grapes are simply done for the season.  We received our first Mexican grapes of the year and they were beautitful.  Prices will improve as volumes increase.

Limes have been on the spendy side for the past month or so, as seasonal declines in harvesting created some shortages.  New groves are coming to harvest now, and bringing a lot more volume to market and lowering prices.

Q: What key do you use to open a banana?
A: A monkey

What’s New at Ford’s Produce?
We are super excited to tell you about new project that we’re working on. We’re finishing up construction on our own organic greenhouse facility. We’ll be planting within the month and harvesting many local herbs, lettuces and specialty vegetables ourselves to serve you with this summer and in the future. It’s going to be certified organic, local, and the most sustainable farming method available. More information to come, as we get further along.

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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