Primo

April 22- April 28, 2018

Market Outlook  

Lettuce: 

The lettuce market is steady from last week.  We are loading in Huron and Salinas. Quality has been mostly good on inbound.

Leaf: 

Romaine remains strong along with Romaine Hearts. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items. Seeing occasional pink rib and tip burn. Green leaf is much higher with light availability in all areas. Red leaf is higher again and availability is light. Quality has been good on leaf overall.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is a little higher again for next week. Quality has been looking good.

Cauliflower:

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

Carrots:

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

Celery:

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

Strawberries: 

Market is easing with better supplies coming on in California. Quality has been fair to good on our inbounds as California has seen had some weather challenges. Customers can expect to see some minor bruising.

Potatoes:

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

steady. Quality remains good.

Onions:

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

Citrus

The California lemon market is higher for next week and quality has been very nice.  We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and the market much higher, especially on small fruit.  The Lime market has declined somewhat but remains strong overall for next week. Freight remains on the higher side. Overall, we are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market has increased for next week as Florida has had some weather challenges and Honduras product is showing some quality issues. We are seeing fair to good quality overall.

Peppers:

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

Tomatoes:

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 steady with better availability in both Florida and Mexico.

 

Recipe of the Week

Grilled Snap Peas

Ingredients:

1lb stringless snap peas

2 bunches scallions

1 T Modoliva olive oil

2 tp honey (local from Dennis’s bee farm)

2 tp yellow mustard

Directions:

Blend olive oil, honey and mustard well. Chop scallions and mix with peas. Toss peas and scallions with olive oil mixture until coated. Heat grill to medium heat. Place veggies on grill basket and grill for 15 minutes tossing every few minutes.