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 Supply Update
May 29, 2017 Edition

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

There are spotty supplies on many varieties which will continue through the summer months.  Galas and Red Delicious are more plentiful than in recent years, and remain the most competitively priced.

March’s late freeze really did a number on many peach and blueberry farmers in the southeast.  In fact, an agricultural state of emergency was issued for Georgia and Florida peach and blueberry fields to help them rebuild.  Prices are stronger this year than in years past, but should settle back down around July 4th.
 
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.  Locally our farmers are really cranking up for the year and starting a lot of vegetables.

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. Warmer weather over the weekend has caused rapid growth in fields set for harvest for the remainder of this month and into early June.  This is likely to result in a shortage during those times.  The product currently being harvested in the northern regions has very nice quality overall with good color and heavier weights reported. 

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