April 25th – May 1st, 2021
Lettuce markets are steady. Common defects being reported have been decay, discoloration, and heavy weights. Overall quality is fair to good
The Leaf markets are slightly up on Green, Red leaf, and Romaine. Romaine hearts are steady. Fringe/tip burn and some decay are being reported. Overall quality is fair to good.
Broccoli markets are steady. Cooler Weather in Salinas is causing slow growth. Expect this market to climb as supplies are getting tighter. Quality is fair to good.
Cauliflower markets is very active. Quality is fair to good.
Carrot markets for Cello, Loose, and Value-added are steady. Quality is good on recent inbounds.
Celery market continues to be steady. Quality is good.
Strawberries continue to be extremely tight with the market expected to remain this way through the month of April and on through the Mother’s day pull period. Lightness of supply is being caused by cooler weather patterns over the last few weeks. Quality is good
Potatomarket is up, freight has also been contributing to rise in price. In the next couple of weeks we will be finishing up our Norkotah’s and we will finish out the season with Burbank’s.
Onion market remains steady due to freight. Seeing some quality issues in the red onions.
Orange market is steady on 88ct and larger, 113ct and smaller count fruit are higher. Lemon market is steady. The lime market is still active with Mexico’s harvest being very light and pricing is increasing. Quality has been good.
Cucumber market is active and remains very short. Quality has been good.
Green pepper markets are seeing some relief. Sizing continues to be an issue with most of the harvest being on the larger sizes. Quality has been good.
Supplies continue to be terrific on all Rounds and Romas. Grape supplies are also good, and a better buy than Cherries. Growing conditions have been ideal in Mexico and Florida. Quality is good.
Apple Spice Waffles
•2 cups biscuit/baking mix •2 teaspoons ground cinnamon •1 teaspoon ground nutmeg •2 large eggs •1 & 1/2 cups 2% milk •6 tablespoons butter, melted •1 cup chopped peeled apples •Whipped cream •Maple syrup
•Preheat waffle maker. In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened; stir in apple. •Bake waffles according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. If desired, serve with whipped cream, syrup and additional chopped apples.