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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Fundraising with Ford's Produce

Does your club or school have lots of great ideas for the upcoming year, but no way to pay for them?

Let us show you how to make money for your group so you Fords Produce Apples and Orangescan finance all of those great plans.

Ford's Produce has been helping groups like yours raise funds for years to make their year a success. Selling fresh fruit can be fun and very profitable for your group. It's easy and risk free. We supply all of the support, know-how and fruit that you need. All your group has to do is supply the salesmen (your members).

Based on sales of Florida citrus and Washington State apples, our fruit sales program gives you: guaranteed cost (prices are given in October and are good thru December) and no waste (you only order what has been pre-sold). It's a guaranteed winner!

Call us at Ford's Produce 1-800-821-3673 so we can tell you about making the kind of money your group needs to insure that all your plans come true!

We look forward to serving you!