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California lettuce farms are still struggling to fill orders with the transition to desert growing areas.  Supplies remain extremely short, and the lettuce is on the small size because farmers are forced to harvest the crop early to meet demand.

California Grapes are starting to slow down as we hit the third week of November. At this point in the season the majority of the fruit is out of the fields and put away in cold storage.

Rains in California strawberry fields last week are causing quality issues for growers.  When rain occurs, the farmers have to strip the fields of fruit and allow the plant to re-fruit to achieve the quality levels everyone wants to see.

Potatoes and onions are still plentiful, and prices are still great.  Even the seasonal heavy demand from Thanksgiving didn’t make any significant change in the market.

Celery is still in tight supply due to the high Thanksgiving holiday demand.  Prices are reflecting the high demand.  It should ease back down as the holiday passes.

The cold and rainy weather conditions in Central Mexico have made it difficult to harvest Tomatoes at full production.  They’re also seeing effects from Hurricane Odele in the Baja region where the crop has been decimated.

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For more than sixty-five 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!