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Demand exceeds supply for broccoli and cauliflower this week.  Elevated demand from food service business on limited summer acreage in Central California is leading to elevated market pricing and extreme shortages, especially on broccoli florettes.

Two months of abundant supply and severely depressed markets have, as we predicted in early September, shifted to production shortages, quality concerns, and higher prices.

Thanks to improved growing techniques by our farmers, we expect to have local tomatoes into December this year.

Squash seemed to be in a glut for the past few weeks with more supply available than could be sold.

California Citrus growers have finished their valencia crop, and we’re still about 2-3 weeks away from harvesting Navel oranges.

Asparagus markets are way down this week, with heavier supplies coming from Mexican and Peruvian growers.

We have all kinds of fall decorations!  Choose from gourds, pumpkins of all sizes, and indian corn.

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Ford's Produce has on hand the widest selection of fresh fruits and vegetables of any company in the Carolinas.Fords Produce Buys Fruit From All Over The Globe

Since our buyers purchase products from around the world every day, depending upon the growing season of any particular item, we are able to assure our customers availability, freshness and increased savings.

The experience and contacts that our buyers have developed over many years of purchasing insure that we normally get products even when everyone else is out. With this strong buying power, our customers have fewer shortages on their deliveries, making it easier for them to keep their customers happy!

Over the years, we have improved many of our efforts to provide better products as we move into the future. Forced air Ford's Produce has everything from Apples to Zucchinibanana ripening rooms eliminate uneven ripening within the same box.We use our modern fleet of refrigerated trucks to insure our produce stays as fresh as possible while being delivered. With weekly newsletters and an availability list, we strive to keep our customers informed as to the availably of seasonal items. Our outside sales staff will visit regularly to make sure we take care of your needs.

All of our buyers are first and foremost quality oriented. Our purchase orders specify only the highest quality produce available. Our team of receivers immediately and thoroughly inspects every shipment that comes to our warehouse. If there is any question about the quality of anything that comes to our door, a USDA Federal inspector is called to give the final analysis. Rest assured that our intent is that only the finest produce will be shipped to our customers.

We carry in stock over 500 different items, from apples to zucchini.

However, if there is something that ourcustomer wants that we do not normally stock, we can usually get it within two days and sometimes even overnight! This is especially beneficial to those with an upcoming special occasion or surprise events. So, no matter how rare the item or what the season, all you need to do is ask.

We touch the four corners of the Earth to bring you the best!

On a daily basis, we are bringing in specialties including colored peppers from Holland and Israel, white asparagus, seedless cucumbers and Belgian endive. Our extensive herb lineup is flown in daily. We stock all the main specialty items including edible flowers and edible orchids, many different fresh herbs, lemon grass, haricot verts, miniature green zucchini and miniature yellow patty pans.

If you have a new recipe and need items not normally found on our price list, please give us a call. We like a challenge!

We look forward to serving you.