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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Vegetable Handling | Fruit Handling

33 - 36 Degrees - 90 - 90% Humidity

Alfalfa Sprouts

Broccolini

Anise (Fennel)

Brussell Sprouts

Artichoke

Cabbage

Arugula

Carrots

Asparagus

Cauliflower

Bean Sprouts

Celeriac (Celery Root)

Beans, Fava

Celery

Beans, Lima

Chard

Beets

Corn

Belgium Endive

Daikon

Bok Choy

Endive (Chicory)

Broccoli

Salsify
Escarole

Kohlrabi

Fennel

Leek

Garlic

Lettuces

Green Onions

Mushrooms

Greens, Collard

Napa Cabbage

Greens, Mustard

Parsley

Greens, Turnip

Parsnip

Herbs (Not Basil)

Radicchio

Horseradish

Radish

Jerusalem

Rhubarb

Artichoke

Rutabaga

Kale

 

40- 50 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity
Basil

Cactus Leaves

Beans, Snap

Chayote

Beans, Wax

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Pepper, Jalapeno

Ocra

Potatoes, Baking

Pepper, Bell

Potatoes, Round
   
55- 65 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity

Bitter Melon

Cassava (Yuca)

Boniato

Onions, Pearl

Calabaza

Onions, Red

Onions, Yellow

Jicama

Onions, White

Pumpkin

Ginger

Taro

Potatoes, Sweet