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August 12- August 18, 2018

Market Outlook   


The lettuce market is firming up and cost will be a little higher for next week. Salinas quality has been mostly very good on inbound.


Romaine and romaine heart markets are steady. Demand is good. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items. Green leaf and Red leaf are about steady. Quality has been good on leaf overall.


The commodity broccoli market continues to move up and we’ll see costs up a few dollars for next week. Quality has been looking good.


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


The carrot market has leveled off, but remains on the strong side. Canada is just starting and producing very few large carrots. We are seeing good quality from Mexico.


Celery costs are steady to lower with good supplies in Salinas. There is also Michigan and Canadian product available. We are seeing good quality.


Market is steady with light supplies on California fruit. Quality has been fair to good on our inbounds.


The market on Idaho potatoes is a little stronger with new crop on the way. #2 potatoes are especially strong. Quality is fair to good.


The Western onion market is steady and strong on yellow onions and red onions are especially high. Quality on onions has been good to very good.


The California lemon market is strong and remains in very short supply. Quality has been fair to good. Import arrivals are very light and overall the supplies are extremely short. We are seeing good quality over all on oranges and the market remains steady and strong. The Lime market is stronger again for next week. Freight rates remain strong. Overall, we are seeing good quality on inbound.


The market is steady at the lower end and a good value.  Product is being sourced from multiple growing regions along the East Coast, New York and Canada. Quality has been good.


The green pepper market is lower with better supplies in New Jersey. Michigan and Canada also harvesting now.  Quality has been good overall.


The round tomato market is just a little stronger for next week. Good quality California product in stock. The grape tomato market is steady. We are seeing mostly good quality. Cherry tomatoes are steady and showing good quality. The Roma market is steady with fair availability in both California and Mexico.



Recipe of the Week

Simple Tomatillo Salsa

Makes about 8 servings (1/4 cup each)

 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 pound (about 16) tomatillos, husked ½ medium white onion 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & chopped (use less for a more mild salsa) 1 ½ Tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Salt & pepper, optional

1.Wash the tomatillos until no longer sticky. Roughly chop them.

2.Add tomatillos, onion, jalapeno & lime juice to a blender or food processor and pulse until fairly smooth.

3.Stir in the cilantro, season with salt & pepper if desired.

4.Store covered in the refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.