Primo

April 21- April 27, 2019

Market Outlook 

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg lettuce market is up a few dollars for next week. Overall quality has been good this past week. We have transitioned to Huron and Salinas CA.

Leaf: 

The romaine market is steady to slightly stronger. Romaine hearts are steady/strong for next week. Green and Red leaf markets are mostly steady. Quality has been good on all leaf item.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is trading near the bottom and a great value. Overall, Quality has been looking very good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is a little stronger for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is higher for next week. The Canada season has finished and there are lighter supplies available. Quality has been good.

Celery:

The Celery market remains very strong in California and costs remain extremely high for next week. We are seeing good quality, but availability is poor. We are being heavily prorated.

Processed celery will run short.

Strawberries: 

The market is slightly lower with availability beginning to improve in California. Quality has been fair to good.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes remains strong across all sizes with the larger potatoes especially strong.  Quality has been good to very good on inbound.

Onions:

The Western onion market remains high on yellows and reds. Storage product is winding down and new crop is light in supply. Quality on onions has been good to very good.

Citrus

The California lemon market is strong across all sizes, but especially on small sizes. Quality has been good overall. We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and that market is steady. The Lime market has strengthened again for next week with supplies remaining light overall.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market is lower again for next week. We are seeing Florida, Honduras and Mexico product Quality has ranged from fair to very good.

 Peppers: 

The green pepper market has declined with better availability for next week. Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is a few dollars lower with overall light supplies in Florida. Mexico also crossing light volume. Quality has been good overall. Grape tomatoes and cherries are steady.  Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is steady with light supplies crossing from Mexico. Availability in Florida also remains light.

  

Recipe of the Week

Salty Dog

Ingredients

Coarse kosher salt

Ice cubes

2 parts vodka (or gin)

3 parts freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

Slices of grapefruit for garnish

Directions

Pour kosher salt onto a small flat plate, wet the rims of the glasses and dip the rim in the plate of salt spinning to coat.

Fill glasses with ice cubes

Pour 2 parts vodka and 3 parts grapefruit juice over the ice. Stir gently to combine and serve