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April 15- April 21, 2018

Market Outlook  


The lettuce market is up slightly from last week. The Yuma season is done and we are loading

in Huron and Salinas. Quality has been mostly good on inbound.


Romaine is much stronger. Romaine Hearts remain high and in short supply. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items. Seeing occasional pink rib and tip burn. Green leaf is higher with light availability in all areas. Red leaf is much higher and availability is light. Quality has been good on leaf overall.


The commodity broccoli market is a little higher. Shipping from Salinas. Quality has been looking good.


The cauliflower market is steady with supplies in Salinas. Quality has been good on inbound.


The carrot market is steady for next week. Nice product from Mexico in stock and looking sharp.


Celery costs are pretty steady on Western product. We are seeing good quality. Florida celery is available and the market remains strong.


Market is strong for next week. The Florida season has ended. We will move to California fruit. Quality has been fair to good on our inbounds. Customers can expect to see some minor bruising.


The costs on Idaho potatoes has increased slightly again on some items. Freight rates are about

steady. Quality remains good.


The Western onion market remains steady as we head into next week. We are seeing great quality onions.


The California lemon market is steady but strong for next week and quality has been very nice.  We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and the market is up slightly.  The Lime market has declined somewhat but remains strong overall for next week. We should see some relief as we head into the following week. Freight remains on the higher side. Overall, we are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.


The cucumber market has increased for next week as Florida has had some weather challenges.  We are seeing good quality overall.


The green pepper market has adjusted down for next week.  Quality has been good overall.


The round tomato market is at the bottom with the spring crop in Florida coming on strong. We are seeing good quality. The grape tomato market is about at the bottom and a great value. We are seeing good quality. Cherry tomatoes are steady and showing good quality. The Roma market is lower with better availability in both Florida and Mexico.



Recipe of the Week

Honey Paloma

Fill serving glass a little more than half full of ice.

Pour in 2 oz of fresh grapefruit juice.

Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice.

Follow with 2 teaspoons of honey syrup.

(Honey syrup recipe below)

Add 2 oz club soda.

Add 2 oz tequila.

Stir to combine.

Garnish finished cocktail with a grapefruit wedge.

Honey Syrup:

In a small sauce pot combine water and honey. Set over medium heat.  Stir until honey dissolves into water.  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.