Primo

April 16- April 22, 2017

Market Outlook

 

Lettuce: 

The lettuce market remains high and supplies are very short. We are seeing a wide range in quality and weight from fair to good. Shippers holding to averages and pro-rating both commodity and processed.

Leaf: 

Romaine and romaine heart markets are active and strong with very short supplies. Costs will remain at historically high levels. Quality has been mostly good on Romaine with some minor fringe burn. Green leaf remains high along with red leaf. Quality has been good overall. Shippers holding to averages and pro-rating both commodity and processed.

Broccoli:

The broccoli market is very active and short, especially on crowns. Shippers are holding to averages and pro-rating on processed and commodity. Quality has been mostly good on inbound.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is strong and availability is poor. Shippers holding to averages/ pro-rating on both commodity and processed. Quality has been good overall.

Carrots:

The carrot market has been up a bit with Canada winding down and Mexico and Georgia coming into the mix.

Celery:

The celery market is active and costs are high again for next week. We are seeing good quality on inbound.

Strawberries: 

Market is about steady and quality is improving on California spring crop.

Potatoes:

The Idaho potato market is slightly higher with availability continuing to tighten. Quality remains good overall.

Onions:

The onion market has made a quick turn around on yellows with a bit of a gap going.  We are seeing stronger pricing coming out for next week.

Citrus:

The California lemon market is higher overall. Small lemons (165’s and 200’s) remain in very short supply and cost is high. We are seeing very nice quality. Navel orange availability is fair and the market is up slightly.  The Lime market is steady for next week. We are seeing good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The cucumber market is steady for next week. Quality has been very good coming up from the south.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has taken a turn upward this week as pepper availability tightened up. Costs are up several dollars for next week. Quality has been good to very good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is steady for next week. Overall, supplies and demand remain light. We are seeing excellent quality. Grape and cherry tomatoes are steady. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is much higher with lighter supplies from Mexico and Florida. We are seeing excellent quality across all tomato lines.

 

Recipe of the Week

Grilled Sausage With Peppers and Onion

Ingredients

2 medium yellow onions, cut into ½ inch slices

1 large red bell pepper, cut into ½ inch strips

1 large green bell pepper, cut into ½ inch strips

1 large orange bell pepper, cut into ½ inch strips

6 Fresh Italian sausages

6 Submarine sandwich rolls

Directions

Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat and preheat a perforated grill pan for 10 minutes

Spread the vegetables in a single layer on the grill pan and grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed until tender, about 12 minutes, turning occasionally

Remove the grill pan with the vegetables from the grill and place in a large dish

Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill sausages over direct medium heat with the lid closed, until browned and fully cooked, about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally

Toast the roll cut side down over direct heat

Add the sausages to the dish with peppers and onions

Serve on toasted roll!!