Ford's Produce Supply Update

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More local tomato farmers are starting their seasons, and looking forward to a great year.

Cabbage prices jumped up a bit last week, with many southern growing areas finished for the season and the northern states not quite ready yet.

Pear season is winding down for most growers, and we’re looking forward to the new crop Bartletts to begin in another month or so.

Better numbers of cantaloupes and honeydews are being harvested domestically now.

Peach season continues, and though the supply is limited, the quality has been awesome.

Stronger demand leading into July 4th is expected to drive up strawberry and watermelon markets. 

Sweet corn is coming in very heavy volume right now.  Quality doesn’t get much better than this, the price is great, and it’s locally grown.

California’s heat wave has pushed lettuces, greens and other vegetables to maturity early, creating a heavy amount of supply currently.

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NC Blueberries are at their prime.

Snap beans began last week.

Local tomatoes have been awesome and volume is increasing.

Squash and zucchini remain in shorter supply, though are still available.

Cucumbers are coming on strong.

Bell Peppers started locally last week and will increase in volume.

White and Yellow Corn are reaching their peak.  Quality has been excellent.

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Fruit Storage | Vegetable Handling

33 - 36 Degrees - 90 - 90% Humidity

Apple

Cantaloupe Gooseberry Nectarine (Ripe Only) Plumcot (Pluot)

Apricot

Cherry Grape Peach (Ripe Only) Pomegranate

Avocado, Ripe

Coconut Kiwi Fruit Pears, Asian Quince

Blackberry

Currant Loganberry Pears, Bartlett, Bosc, and D’ Anjou Raspberry

Blueberry

Cut Fruits Loquat Persimmon Strawberry

Boysenberry

Date Lychee Plum (Ripe Only)
40 - 50 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity

Avocado, Green

Guava Limequat Olive Pepino Melon Tamarind

Carambola

Horned Melon (Kiwano) Mandarin Pineapple Tangelo
Cranberry Juan Canary Melon Mango, Ripe Only Prickly Pear (Cactus Pear, Tunas) Tangerine
Custard Apple Kumquat Olive Pummelo Tomatillo
Feijoa Lemon Orange Sugar Apple
Grapefruit Lime Passion Fruit Tamarillo

55 - 65 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity

Banana

Crenshaw Melon

Mamey

Plantain

Tomato

Breadfruit

Cherimoya

Papaya

Rambutan

Watermelon

Casaba Melon

Honeydew Melon

Persian Melon

 
For Ripening 55 - 70 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity
Avocado Kiwi Fruit Nectarine Pear Plum
Banana Mango Peach Plantain Plumcot
Cantaloupe

 

We look forward to serving you!