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From Florida’s Sun Sentinel Newspaper… Florida's agriculture commissioner said last Monday that the path of Hurricane Irma "could not have been more lethal" to the state's farmers and that the scope of damage to the state's fruits and vegetables is unprecedented.

Florida’s agricultural business has been devastated for the fall crop.  Expect the slack to be picked up by Mexican shippers, but with the much more limited supplies and higher freight costs, markets will reflect the shortages this season, especially going into the Thanksgiving holiday.

Idaho potato growers finished with their harvest and have the potatoes in the warehouse.

Evidence from California’s recent heat wave is expected to linger in leaf items for the next 2-3 weeks.

Q:  If it took six pigs two hours to eat the apples in the orchard, how many hours would it take three pigs?

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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.