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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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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