Primo

August 18 – August 24, 2019

MARKET OUTLOOK

Lettuce: 

Lighter Supplies with a slightly stronger market.  Quality has been very nice.

Leaf: 

Romaine/Romaine Hearts have firmed up with a strong market.  Green leaf markets are slightly higher.  Red leaf remains a good value. Quality has been very nice on all leaf items.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is steady to slightly lower. Broccoli has started in Canada and Maine as well. Overall, quality has been looking good.

Cauliflower:

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

Carrots:

The carrot market is coming off with Canada getting into better volume. Quality has been sharp.

Celery:

The Celery costs are steady to lower for next week. We are seeing Michigan and Canada product as well. We are seeing good quality on inbound.

Strawberries: 

The market is slightly higher in California. Quality has been fair/good.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes remains active and is strengthening across all sizes with the larger potatoes and #2’s especially strong. We expect this trend to continue for the near term. Quality has been fair to very good on inbound.

Onions:

The Western onion market is starting to decline on yellows and reds. Quality on onions has been good to very good overall.

Citrus

The California lemon market is strong across all sizes, but especially on small sizes. Quality has been good overall. We are seeing good quality over all on Valencia oranges and that market is stronger with schools starting up. The Lime market is steady to stronger for next week with lighter crossings from Mexico.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market is steady at the lower end for next week with cucumbers available in many areas. We are seeing product from New Jersey and Michigan and New York and Canada are underway as well. Quality has been fair to good on recent arrivals.

Peppers:

The green pepper market is steady to slightly higher. New Jersey has fair volume with other areas very light.  Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is much stronger with supplies in California tightening. Supplies are very light on the East coast out of VA/MD.  Quality has been fair to good overall. Grape tomatoes are steady with product availability light overall. Cherries are stronger heading into next week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is steady to slightly higher with light supplies crossing from Mexico and fair supplies in California.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Vitamin C Superfruit Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 1½” piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
  • ⅓ cup carrot juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. ground turmeric
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • 2½ lb. fresh mixed citrus- such as oranges, blood oranges, and/or grapefruit
  • 1 fresh mango, peeled, cut into 1½” pieces
  • 2 fresh kiwis, peeled, cut into 1″ pieces
  • Flaky sea salt

Instructions

  • Mix ginger, carrot juice, lime juice, turmeric, and kosher salt in a small bowl.
  • Using a paring knife, remove peel and white pith from citrus, being careful not to remove too much of the flesh. Slice citrus however you want; you can slice into ¼”-thick rounds or cut into 1″ pieces, and they don’t even need to be an exact shape or size.
  • Spoon half of carrot dressing in a shallow bowl. Arrange citrus, mango, and kiwis in bowl, then spoon remaining dressing over. Top with sea salt.