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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The Fords

Lynn, Sandi, Vaughn and Patrick Ford

Lynn, Sandi, Vaughn and Patrick Ford

Ford's Produce has on hand the widest selection of fresh fruits and vegetables of any company in the Carolinas. Since our buyers purchase products from around the world every day, depending upon the growing season of any particular item, we are able to ensure our customers availability, freshness and increased savings.

Since our buyers purchase products from around the world everyday, depending upon the growing season of any particular item, we are able to assure our customers availability, freshness and increased savings.

The experience and contacts that our buyers have developed over many years of purchasing insure that we normally get products even when everyone else is out of stock. With this strong buying power, our customers have fewer shortages on their deliveries, making it easier for them to keep their customers happy!

Over the years, we have improved many of our efforts to provide better products as we move into the future. Forced air banana ripening rooms eliminate uneven ripening within the samebox. We use our modern fleet of refrigerated trucks to ensure our produce stays as fresh as possible while being delivered. With weekly newsletters and an availability list, we strive to keep our customers informed as to the availability of seasonal items. Our outside sales staff will visit regularly to make sure we take care of your needs.

All of our buyers are, first and foremost, quality oriented. Our Fords Produce Chicorypurchase orders specify only the highest quality produce available. Our team of receivers immediately and thoroughly inspects every shipment that comes to our warehouse. If there is any question about the quality of anything that comes to our door, a USDA federal inspector is called to give the final analysis. Rest assured that our intent is that only the finest produce will be shipped to our customers.

We Carry In Stock Over 650 Different Items, From Apples To Zucchini

However, if there is something that our customer wants that
we do not normally stock, we can usually get it
within two days and sometimes even overnight! This is especially beneficial to those with an upcoming special occasion or surprise events. So, no matter how rare the item or the season, all you need to do is ask.

We touch the four corners of the earth to bring you the best!

On a daily basis we bring in specialties including gourmet colored peppers, white asparagus, seedless cucumbers and belgian endive. Our extensive herb lineup is flown in daily. We stock all the main specialty items including edible flowers and edible orchids, a variety of fresh herbs, lemon grass, haricot verts, baby root vegetables, miniature green zucchini, miniature yellow patty pans, various micro greens and micro vegetables.

If you have a new recipe and need items not normally found on our price list, please give us a call. We like a challenge!

We look forward to serving you!