Ford's Produce Supply Update

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We’re kind of in a transition time between seasons.  Many of the storage items like potatoes, onions, and apples are in short supply as farmers wait for the new season to begin...

Avocado markets are still a mess.  Demand outstrips supply and inventories have become depleted.

Sweet corn is plentiful with excellent quality.  It’s a great time to showcase this taste of summertime.

Blueberry production continues to decrease as we head towards the fall and end of domestic production.

Quality is improving as farmers are getting back on track and caught up in the fields.

Marginal quality coming from most squash areas has the market very high, but zucchini is plentiful and really pretty.

Most California vegetables are lower this week, with growers settling into normal summertime patterns.

Tomatoes are settling back down to more typical levels,  especially romas.  Grape tomatoes are a real bargain now.

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Local vine ripened and heirloom tomatoes are still in good volumes, though the rains have given them troubles lately.

Hot peppers and eggplants seem to be the most prevalent local vegetables currently.

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Ford's Produce Supply Update
August 21, 2017 Edition

We’re kind of in a transition time between seasons.  Many of the storage items like potatoes, onions, and apples are in short supply as farmers wait for the new season to begin, or priced high due to the limited supply of the new fields just getting started.  The glut of summertime is definitely over, and we’re all anxiously awaiting the new season to begin.

Avocado markets are still a mess.  Demand outstrips supply and inventories have become depleted.  Shortages and outages are occuring and growers are warning that it’s going to get worse before it gets better.  Supplies are extremely limited, and growers are fighting slowly maturing fruit.  Best guess as to when this ordeal will be over is the middle of September.  We are doing our best to cover all orders, and appreciate your patience during this trying time.

Sweet corn is plentiful with excellent quality.  It’s a great time to showcase this taste of summertime.  As Labor Day nears, expect extra supplies to be sold quickly for picnics and grocery store specials.

Blueberry production continues to decrease as we head towards the fall and end of domestic production. Argentina is still estimated to start around mid-Sept.

Quality is improving as farmers are getting back on track and caught up in the fields. Most have moved onto the latest maturing varieties and will soon be finished.

Marginal quality coming from most squash areas has the market very high, but zucchini is plentiful and really pretty.  Prices are much more favorable on zucchini.  Pepper and cucumbers are available in very good supplies from most areas.

Most California vegetables are lower this week, with growers settling into normal summertime patterns.

Tomatoes are settling back down to more typical levels,  especially romas.  Grape tomatoes are a real bargain now.  Our vineripes and heirlooms are local and beautiful.

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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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