Primo

April 29- May 5, 2018

Market Outlook  

Lettuce: 

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

Leaf: 

Romaine market is declining but remains on the strong side along with Romaine Hearts. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items. Green leaf is much higher and very short. Red leaf is higher again and availability is light. Quality has been good on leaf overall.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is steady to lower 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 a little lower on Western product. We are seeing good quality. Florida celery is available but winding down.

Strawberries: 

Market is steady with better supplies coming on in California. Quality has been fair to good on our inbounds as California has had some weather challenges.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes is pretty steady from last week and strong overall. Freight rates are about steady. Quality remains good.

Onions:

The Western onion market remains steady as we head into next week. The western storage

crop is coming to an end and we expect markets to move higher in coming weeks.  We are seeing great quality onions.

Citrus

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

Cucumbers:

The market is steady for next week.  We are seeing mostly good quality on Florida product.

Peppers:

The green pepper market is steady and about at the bottom for next week.  Quality has been good overall.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is at the bottom with the spring crop in Florida. Supply exceeds demand. We are seeing good quality. The grape tomato market is up off of the bottom and a few dollars higher. We are seeing good quality. Cherry tomatoes are just slightly higher and showing good quality. The Roma market is steady with good availability in both Florida and Mexico.

 

Recipe of the Week

Crock Pot Pineapple Barbecue Pork Chops

Ingredients

6 pork chops (bone in optional)

1 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1 diced yellow onion

2 cups pineapple chunks

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl combine bbq sauce, onion and pineapple

Pour half the bbq mixture in the bottom of a 6 quart crock pot

Top with pork chops and pour remaining bbq sauce mixture over top

Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH 2.5-4 hours or until done