Ford's Produce Supply Update

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We all had an eventful week last week, with the CDC’s advisory on romaine lettuce out of Yuma, AZ and the recall on 200,000,000 eggs on the east coast.  These two back-to-back events created a lot of concern and conversation.  Here’s how we dealt with it.  We quickly implemented our recall policy and contacted and recovered all unused fresh-cut romaine from our customers.  Next we...

Tomatoes are still in an oversupply situation, and prices just don’t get any lower than this.

Freight rates for cross country trucks continue to climb, with new regulations on the trucking industry costing them many thousands of dollars per month, and severely limiting the amount of hours a driver can work per month.

The California Navel Orange is one of the most delicious of all fruit when it’s at peak season. 

What’s Local Now? We currently have local strawberries, Swiss Chard, Asparagus, and Sweet Potatoes.  Lots of other items coming soon!

We’re starting to see some traditional spring time items, like English Peas, Ramps, and Morels.

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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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