Ford’s Own Mr. Fresh!™ Fresh-Cut Facility
Ford’s Produce started and operates the only state inspected and approved 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.
Fresh-Cut Produce describes produce that is table ready. In the food service industry where limited availability of labor, staff retraining and cost of waste removal are extremely high, many customers are finding it much more efficient to buy their produce already prepped, washed and ready to serve.
Compared to west coast source providers, our product is usually at least five days fresher! We also offer a high level of flexibility in our operation. While we offer many stock items to choose from, we can provide practically any customized product that you need. With the production done in house by our well-trained staff, constant availability of products is assured.
Reduce your total operational cost. In preparing bulk produce to be table ready, total operational overhead must be considered, not just the initial product price. Some important points to consider:
Reduce Food Safety concerns. Our trained staff members are ServeSafe® certified.
Fresh-Cut is ready to serve! It is properly washed, dried when needed and cut to correct specifications, including the blending of other fresh-cut products when needed.
Consistency of presentation. Our fresh-cut is always cut to the same specifications.
Fresh-Cut produce requires very little training for the final service provider. Training of new employees can focus more on presentation when using fresh-cut produce.
Saves overall labor cost! In addition to reducing the number of staff required for product prep, you are also saving Workers Comp insurance cost, possible Workers Comp claims from lifting injuries from larger, heavier boxes (Fresh-cut usually weighs 20 lbs or less), initial staff training, post production clean up, prep supervision and down time labor cost.
Saves on Equipment cost (purchasing and ongoing maintenance cost of multiple machines).
No preservatives. It is all 100% natural.
Fresh-Cut saves valuable cooler storage space. One 20 lb. salad mix takes about one forth the space as a case of bulk lettuce.
Less product and cardboard waste to dispose of or recycle. Saves trash removal fees.
Let Ford’s Mr. Fresh! make all your fresh-cuts for you. It lets you save money and do what you need to do in the kitchen. Mr. Fresh! makes various salad mixes, shredded lettuce, diced onions, sliced onions, sliced peppers, diced peppers, cole slaw, carrot sticks, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, fruit salads and many custom cuts.
We look forward to serving you!