Ford's Produce Supply Update

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We’ve seeing good production for local tomatoes, and quality has been beautiful on the increasing volumes.

Local NC farmers have been harvesting good numbers on squash and zucchini and are now picking cucumbers, peppers, and white and bi-color corn.

Domestic asparagus is finishing up for the season, with Michigan and Washington State reaching the end of their harvests.

Stonefruit season is upon us!  We have plums, peaches, pluots, cherries, apricots and nectarines!

Mexico’s grape season has begun, but supplies are way down compared to past years.

Even though local strawberries are winding down for the year, markets are down with California hitting peak production.

The heat wave forecast from last week is expected to peak but won’t be quite as hot as originally expected.

Domestic growers are harvesting good numbers of cantaloupes and honeydews now, and we’re even seeing some Athena variety melons starting up with light

Q:  What type of lettuce did they serve on the Titanic?

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 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
June 18, 2018 Edition

We’ve seeing good production for local tomatoes, and quality has been beautiful on the increasing volumes.   production, though volumes are still very low.  We’re currently sourcing local vine ripes, romas, grape tomatoes, and green tomatoes.  Nice large sizes on the fruit is making them very popular.

Local NC farmers have been harvesting good numbers on squash and zucchini and are now picking cucumbers, peppers, and white and bi-color corn.  The heavy rains of a couple of weeks ago are expected to curtail the squash deal early, but they’ll replant and still have time for another season.  It’s looking like another great season for our local farmers.

Domestic asparagus is finishing up for the season, with Michigan and Washington State reaching the end of their harvests.  Peru is advertising heavy volumes of product, and they’re eager to start selling after a couple of months off.

Stonefruit season is upon us!  We have plums, peaches, pluots, cherries, apricots and nectarines!

Mexico’s grape season has begun, but supplies are way down compared to past years.  Pricing is strong as buyers fight over the few grapes that are available.  As we transition into California vineyards, volumes should improve and prices are expected to slide.

Even though local strawberries are winding down for the year, markets are down with California hitting peak production.

The heat wave forecast from last week is expected to peak but won’t be quite as hot as originally expected. Temperatures forecast for the end of this week are near average for this time of year. Overall, the weather has been favorable and most growers are reporting great yields and quality with no major defects. Excellent supplies expected over the next few weeks and there will be plenty of promotable volume available. 

Domestic growers are harvesting good numbers of cantaloupes and honeydews now, and we’re even seeing some Athena variety melons starting up with light volumes. Summer is definitely here!

Q:  What type of lettuce did they serve on the Titanic?
A: Iceberg.

What’s Local Now?
  Blueberries, corn, squash, zucchini, pepper, cucumbers, and peaches.


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.

 Thank you for trusting us with your business!