Ford's Produce Supply Update

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Asparagus markets are on the way down, the Peru continuing to have better supplies as pricing will slowly come down towards the end of May.

The Stone fruit season has begun and we’ve had peaches, cherries, plums and nectarines.

As for California products, Celery supplies remain extremely limited, but cauliflower hit the skids as several growing areas on the east coast have begun harvesting.

Squash, the bad news… Mexico is finished for the season, taking a lot of volume out of the market.

Tomato markets have been trying to rise for about 3 weeks now.  But after several false starts, prices are changing this week.

Corn is reaching peak production in Florida.  Quality doesn’t get much better.

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Local strawberries and blueberries are still going strong, and we’ll feature them as long as we can.

We’re seeing good supplies of local cabbage.

Broccoli just started locally.  Check it out.

Squash and zucchini are really cranking up locally, with many farmers reaching harvest time.

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Ford's Produce Supply Update
May 22, 2017 Edition

Asparagus markets are on the way down, the Peru continuing to have better supplies as pricing will slowly come down towards the end of May.  Domestically, California, New Jersey, and Washington are beginning their seasons but still have limited supplies.  Mexican fields will be starting at the end of May, adding more volume to the marketplace and further weakening pricing.

The Stone fruit season has begun and we’ve had peaches, cherries, plums and nectarines.  after a slow start there is some volume to move, yellow nectarines and peaches have started and quality has been nice. Apricots are out there as well! Plums will start at the end of the month.

As for California products, Celery supplies remain extremely limited, but cauliflower hit the skids as several growing areas on the east coast have begun harvesting.  Iceberg, romaine, and leaf lettuce have all settled back down with some of California’s growing areas ahead of their production schedule.

Squash, the bad news… Mexico is finished for the season, taking a lot of volume out of the market.  Florida harvests are light, and Georgia’s volume is increasing but demand exceeds supply.  Prices are higher and expected to remain in the higher side for the next 7-10 days. Quality has been marginal due to extreme weather over the past few weeks.  The good news… NC farmers are getting started for the year, and both quality and supply should be excellent as the season matures.

Tomato markets have been trying to rise for about 3 weeks now.  But after several false starts, prices are changing this week.  The market jumped way up for this week as supplies suddenly dried up.  FYI, We’re still about 4-6 weeks from harvesting local tomatoes. 

Corn is reaching peak production in Florida.  Quality doesn’t get much better.

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