Ford's Produce Supply Update

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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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Ordering & Delivery - Phone 919-833-7559

Ford's Produce makes placing your orders as convenient as possible. Orders may be placed Online, in person, by telephone (919-833-7559), by fax (919-839-8121), or left on our voice mail system (1-800-821-3673). It helps to avoid confusion if you are specific when naming your company and what you are ordering. Please first give the name and address of the business for which you are ordering. Next, please be specific as to the items you need. Because we stock many varieties for you a box of tomatoes could be many different varieties or container sizes.

We deliver Monday thru Saturday, with our first trucks leaving at 6:00 a.m. These trucks carry orders placed the day before or left on our answering machines. The second round of local delivery trucks usually leave around 10:00 a.m. If you need your order early in the morning, or you are outside of the Triangle area, we suggest you get your order on the first truck of the day.

When shipping, we try to be as accurate as possible. We have an exceptionally low number of mis-shipments and mark outs (less than one half of one percent of all packages), but sometimes mistakes are made. If your order is not what you expected or the delivery does not come at its usual time, please let us know. We will do our absolute best to fix any problem and get your order to you immediately.

Please fill out both of these forms, sign them and fax them to us at 919-839-8121. Please call us with any questions at 919-833-7559.

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