Ford's Produce Supply Update

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Many apple shippers are done with Golds and Galas, and pricing suddenly jumped last week as a result.

South Carolina peach farmers are winding down for the season, and probably making their harvest this week.

Lots of different stone fruits are in a surplus right now.  We have red and yellow (Rainier) cherries at bargain prices.

The asparagus market remains volatile with limited supplies.  Air freight has been a struggle out of Peru and costs have increased considerably.
Idaho’s potato supply continues to dwindle as shippers sell out for the year.

Zucchini and squash are very plentiful, with heavy volumes coming out of New Jersey, North Carolina, Michigan, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

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Green peppers are winding down locally.

Local vine ripened and heirloom tomatoes are reaching peak harvest.

Squash and zucchini are in very heavy volumes locally

All sorts of varietal eggplant are available locally now.

Local watermelons are at peak production.

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Ford's Produce Supply Update
July 24, 2017 Edition        

Many apple shippers are done with Golds and Galas, and pricing suddenly jumped last week as a result.  Granny Smiths are in a demand exceeds supply situation, with more buyers clamoring for product than farmers have to sell.  We will see a few new crop California galas next week, and Granny Smith are expected to begin a couple of weeks after that.

South Carolina peach farmers are winding down for the season, and probably making their harvest this week.  Quality has been excellent, and the juicy free stone peaches they’re picking now have been a huge hit.

Lots of different stone fruits are in a surplus right now.  We have red and yellow (Rainier) cherries at bargain prices.  They’re as sweet as candy and priced to move.  Great time to freeze some for your winter baking needs.

The asparagus market remains volatile with limited supplies.  Air freight has been a struggle out of Peru and costs have increased considerably.  Mexico has seen a significant decrease in their volume out of Central Mexico due to rain the past couple of weeks and demand exceeds supply at this time. Expect the market to continue to be high for another week or so. 

Idaho’s potato supply continues to dwindle as shippers sell out for the year.  New crop potatoes should begin harvest around late August to early September.

Zucchini and squash are very plentiful, with heavy volumes coming out of New Jersey, North Carolina, Michigan, Arkansas, and Tennessee.  Pricing is low  on the abundant supply.

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