Primo

April 30- May 6, 2017

Market Outlook

 

Lettuce: 

The lettuce market remains elevated. We are seeing mostly good quality. Shippers holding to averages and pro-rating both commodity and processed.

Leaf: 

Romaine and romaine heart markets are adjusting down as shippers move into better supplies.  Quality has been mostly good on Romaine. Green leaf remains high along with red leaf. Quality has been good overall. Shippers holding to averages and pro-rating on many processed items.

Broccoli:

Shippers are in much better shape and markets have adjusted accordingly. Quality has been mostly good on inbound.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market has declined with supplies coming on. Quality has been good overall.

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady for next week. We have Georgia product in house. Quality and sizing has been good.

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 has been very good on California product this week.

Potatoes:

The Idaho potato market is up again for next week, especially on the larger sizes. Quality remains good.

Onions:

The onion market is steady for next week and should remain on the strong side for several weeks. California will begin harvest with light volume.

Citrus:

The California lemon market is steady, but high 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 strong. Valencias are starting.  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 nice.

Peppers:

The green pepper market is steady, but elevated for next week. Costs should start to ease off towards the end of next week. Quality and sizing is good.

Tomatoes:

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

 

 

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.

 

Fun Facts

▪ Sugar snap peas were developed in 1979

▪ Thomas Jefferson planted more than 30 varieties of peas in his garden

▪ Half of the sugar content of peas will turn to starch within 6 hours if kept at room temperature