Ford's Produce Supply Update

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North Carolina squash and cucumber growers are winding down for the year, finishing a great season.

The fall transition kicks into gear late October/early November. In a normal year, the final harvest of the Summer Salinas Season is typically the most susceptible to yield loss and quality concerns.

Thanks to improved growing techniques by our farmers, we expect to have local tomatoes into December this year.

The unseasonably warm weather last week has extended our local cucumber and squash seasons for a little while longer.

Tropical storm Nate generated significant damage to Costa Rica's infrastructure, affecting Pineapple production.

California Citrus growers have finished their valencia crop, and we’re still about 2-3 weeks away from harvesting Navel oranges.

Asparagus markets are way down this week, with heavier supplies coming from Mexican and Peruvian growers.

We have all kinds of fall decorations! Choose from gourds, pumpkins of all sizes, and indian corn.

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33 - 36 Degrees - 90 - 90% Humidity

Alfalfa Sprouts

Broccolini

Anise (Fennel)

Brussell Sprouts

Artichoke

Cabbage

Arugula

Carrots

Asparagus

Cauliflower

Bean Sprouts

Celeriac (Celery Root)

Beans, Fava

Celery

Beans, Lima

Chard

Beets

Corn

Belgium Endive

Daikon

Bok Choy

Endive (Chicory)

Broccoli

Salsify
Escarole

Kohlrabi

Fennel

Leek

Garlic

Lettuces

Green Onions

Mushrooms

Greens, Collard

Napa Cabbage

Greens, Mustard

Parsley

Greens, Turnip

Parsnip

Herbs (Not Basil)

Radicchio

Horseradish

Radish

Jerusalem

Rhubarb

Artichoke

Rutabaga

Kale

 

40- 50 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity
Basil

Cactus Leaves

Beans, Snap

Chayote

Beans, Wax

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Pepper, Jalapeno

Ocra

Potatoes, Baking

Pepper, Bell

Potatoes, Round
   
55- 65 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity

Bitter Melon

Cassava (Yuca)

Boniato

Onions, Pearl

Calabaza

Onions, Red

Onions, Yellow

Jicama

Onions, White

Pumpkin

Ginger

Taro

Potatoes, Sweet