Primo

April 7- April 13, 2019

Market Outlook 

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg lettuce market has come off a few dollars and costs are lower for next week. Overall quality has been fair to good this past week, but we are still being cautioned to expect some minor quality defects, including blister, epidermal peel, and light on weight. We will transition to Huron Ca. and then Salinas in coming weeks.

Leaf: 

The romaine market is up a few dollars. Romaine hearts, Green and Red leaf markets are all steady. Quality has been fair to good on Romaine, but expect to see minor quality defects.  Quality for the rest have been good overall.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is steady. Overall, Quality has been looking very good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is lower for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady and remains a good value for next week. Good quality Canada product in stock.

Celery:

The Celery market remains very strong in California and we will see historically high costs 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 strong with light availability 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. Norkotahs are expected to end in the coming weeks with Burbank’s carrying us through the summer until new crop in August.

Onions:

The Western onion market remains high on yellows and reds. Storage product is in shorter supply than expected and the same is true on new crop out of Mexico. Quality on onions has been good to very good.

Citrus

The California lemon market is strong 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 remains high for next week with supplies very tight.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

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

Peppers: 

The green pepper market is higher with light availability for next week. Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is up a few dollars with 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

Jalapeno Crisps

Ingredients:

1 Cup finely shredded Parmesan

1/2 cup shredded cheddar

1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spoon about a tablespoon of parmesan into a small mound on the baking sheet. Top with about half tablespoon of cheddar. Carefully pat cheese down flat and place jalapeno slice on top. Sprinkle with bacon and black pepper over each mound. Bake until crispy and golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring to serving dish.