Ford's Produce Supply Update

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We all had an eventful week last week, with the CDC’s advisory on romaine lettuce out of Yuma, AZ and the recall on 200,000,000 eggs on the east coast.  These two back-to-back events created a lot of concern and conversation.  Here’s how we dealt with it.  We quickly implemented our recall policy and contacted and recovered all unused fresh-cut romaine from our customers.  Next we...

Tomatoes are still in an oversupply situation, and prices just don’t get any lower than this.

Freight rates for cross country trucks continue to climb, with new regulations on the trucking industry costing them many thousands of dollars per month, and severely limiting the amount of hours a driver can work per month.

The California Navel Orange is one of the most delicious of all fruit when it’s at peak season. 

What’s Local Now? We currently have local strawberries, Swiss Chard, Asparagus, and Sweet Potatoes.  Lots of other items coming soon!

We’re starting to see some traditional spring time items, like English Peas, Ramps, and Morels.

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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!