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December 17th, 2018 Supply Update: Iceberg and leaf lettuce availability continues to be very limited this week …

Iceberg and leaf lettuce availability continues to be very limited this week.  Growers are prorating orders and pricing is staying strong.  Much lower than typical yields from the early move to the Yuma area is are causing shortages on many [...]

December 14, 2018 Produce Supply Update

December 10th, 2018 Supply Update: The romaine lettuce fiasco should be over now …

Well, the romaine lettuce fiasco should be over now, but the fix is causing its own set of issues.  The implicated lettuce was harvested in the Salinas/Watsonville area of California, causing the industry to make an early move to Yuma [...]

December 6, 2018 Produce Supply Update

December 3rd, 2018 Supply Update: The romaine lettuce fiasco should be over now, but the fix is causing its own set of issues …

Well, the romaine lettuce fiasco should be over now, but the fix is causing its own set of issues.  The implicated lettuce was harvested in the Salinas/Watsonville area of California, causing the industry to make an early move to Yuma [...]

November 30, 2018 Produce Supply Update

November 26th, 2018 Supply Update: The forest fires in California have caused some unanticipated issues …

Another interesting week in the world of produce! The biggest news and the most impactful to menus is the CDC’s advisory to not use Romaine Lettuce due to an E. coli link. They are recommending that everyone throw away any [...]

November 26, 2018 Produce Supply Update

November 19th, 2018 Supply Update: very hard frost in Mexican tomato regions this past week …

Happy Thanksgiving!! How is it Thanksgiving already?  Wow this year has flown by.  We have a lot to talk about, so let’s get started. With almost a solid week of rain in Florida and a very hard frost in Mexican [...]

November 16, 2018 Produce Supply Update

Earth Family Organics – New Division of Ford’s Produce Co., Inc.

We’re super-excited to announce the launch of Earth Family Organics!  This is an aquaponics urban garden that we’ve built right here in Raleigh.  We’ll be growing many of the items that you’re using now, creating a local and year round [...]

November 2, 2018 featured, Produce Supply Update

October 29th, 2018 Supply Update: Many of the corn fields are laid over and it is doubtful that they will stand back up …

Hurricane Michael did considerable damage to sweet corn fields.  Many of the fields are laid over and it is doubtful that they will stand back up as they sometimes do after a storm.  California has small volumes of white corn, [...]

October 26, 2018 Produce Supply Update
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October 22nd, 2018 Supply Update: Hurricane Michael did considerable damage to sweet corn fields …

Hurricane Michael did considerable damage to sweet corn fields.  Many of the fields are laid over and it is doubtful that they will stand back up as they sometimes do after a storm.  California has small volumes of white corn, [...]

October 18, 2018 Produce Supply Update

October 15th, 2018 Supply Update: Hurricane Michael plowed a path right through the most productive growing regions right now …

Hurricane Michael plowed a path right through the most productive growing regions right now, devastating and ending many harvests for the season.  Northern Florida and Georgia are the source for a lot of the most popular vegetables this time of [...]

October 12, 2018 Produce Supply Update

October 8th, 2018 Supply Update: California strawberry growers are expecting harvest volumes to hold fairly steady …

California strawberry growers are expecting favorable weather over the next month, and harvest volumes to hold fairly steady.  They are going into fall, though, and days will be shorter, causing the plants to slow their growth somewhat. Cabbage markets continue [...]

October 5, 2018 Produce Supply Update