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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Meringues, Phyllo & More

 

Puff Pastries - Sweet
Hafner Tartshell #24240 - HA 976
#24410 - MC406
Meringue Cup

60 per case
Diameter: 2.5"
Height: 1.6"
Sweet
This Meringue cup can to be used for dessert with a small portion of filling inside and a liquid decoration around it.  The meringue is very solid, and the chef will have no problem pushing ice cream inside of it.  Unusual because of its white color, the Meringue can be used in the most elegant settings.
Phyllo (Fillo) Dough
Hafner Tart Shell #24250 Fords Produce
#23730 - DP 360
360 per case
Diameter: 1.5"
Height: .9"
Savory - Margarine
Phyllo Dough can be used for Sweet or Savory.  For Sweet, use for Baklavas with nut and nut chunks and honey.   As a savory, it can be filled with sea food or any other filling for an elegant finger food.  Phyllo items can be prepared long in advance and then frozen and re-heated.  Ideal for caterers to avoid the deadline rush.
Melba Toast
Hafner Puff Pastries by Fords Produce
#23710 - CT688
Melba Toast

688 per case
Diameter: 1.75"
Height: .4"

 

Crispy Fried Dough
Hafner Tart Shells by Fords Produce
#23790 - FN100
Bite Mini Cocktail Cup
180 per case
Diameter: 1.4" Height: 0.6"
Savarin Babas - 1 Bite
Hafner Tart Shell
#24210 - HA 941
Bouchee

150 per case
Diameter: 1.95" / Height: 1.3"
Savory-Margarine
The Savarin is very economical, and allows you to offer desserts for any low budget situation.  To serve, all you need to do is to dip the Savarin into a pain of boiling water and light syrup, let them swell to their full size in a matter of seconds, and then with a slotted spoon deposit them into their plastic case.  The Savarin will continue to swell and fill the serving cup.   When cooled, splash them with rum, decorate, and serve!  The Savarin can be held in the hand if you glaze to seal in the flavors.  
Puff Pastries - Savory 4 Bites
Hafner Tart Shell
#24110 - HA 552
Individual Baba

100 per case - with plastic cups
Diameter: 2.5"
Butter

Very low labor and ingredient costs...yet a very successful dessert directly proportional to how much alcohol you lace it with! Hafner offers the Savarin in two sizes:  Individual finger food or as a full size individual dessert to be plated.

 

 

We look forward to serving you.