Ford's Produce Supply Update

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Washington apple growers are advising that there are approximately 40% fewer grannies on hand compared to the last 2 years.

There are spotty supplies on many varieties which will continue through the summer months.

March’s late freeze really did a number on many peach and blueberry farmers in the southeast.

We’re making the seasonal transition from Chilean grapes to California fruit, and quality has really improved with the switch.

Florida and Mexican vegetable fields have basically finished for the season, and the harvest is moving north for many items.

Corn is reaching peak production in Florida.  Quality doesn’t get much better.

Strong lettuce supplies persist this week as most growers are slightly ahead of their respective planting schedules.

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Local strawberries and blueberries are still going strong, and we’ll feature them as long as we can.

We’re got the first local tomatoes of the year last week!  Beautiful!

Plentiful supplies of local cabbage.

Squash and zucchini are coming into strong volume.

Cucumbers should start this coming week.

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Since 1946

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For more than seventy years, Ford's Produce has provided quality fruits and vegetables throughout North Carolina. As a wholesaler, receiver, distributor and importer of a huge line of fresh fruits and vegetables from all over the world, we are proud to serve some of the finest restaurants and grocery stores in America that just happen to be located close to home.

Our business philosophy, now four generations old, is based on building strong relationships and partnerships with our customers. We pride ourselves not only on providing the highest quality products, but also the best customer service in the industry.

We appreciate your taking the time to find out more about Ford’s Produce. And remember…when a Ford’s Produce truck pulls up to your back door, you're getting the best that North Carolina and the world have to offer. Complete list of products

Ford’s Produce started and operates the only state inspected and Fords Produce Companyapproved fresh-cut processing facility in eastern North Carolina. Ford’s Mr. Fresh! provides the freshest and highest quality of fresh-cut produce possible year-round.

Compared to west coast source providers, our product is usually at least five days fresher!

 

We look forward to serving you!