Primo

August 20- August 26, 2017

Market Outlook 

Lettuce: 

The lettuce market is moving up as shippers are past the over – supply situation. Quality has been very good.

Leaf: 

Romaine is steady to up just slightly, and romaine hearts are about steady. Quality has been good on all Romaine items.  Both Green leaf and Red leaf are mostly steady and quality has been good overall.

Broccoli:

The Broccoli market is steady in the West with regional deals helping to keep costs down.  Quality has been very good on inbound.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is steady to just slightly lower. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady for next week. Quality has been great. We see more growing area’s starting up now. Canada/ Michigan/ Mexico.

Celery:

The celery market is steady to lower with good quality out of California. Also have Michigan and Canada product to offer.

Strawberries: 

Market is steady with ample supplies, with quality only fair to good.

Potatoes:

The Idaho market has really jumped up with new crop potatoes being shipped and supply being very tight. We expect to see some relief in about two weeks or so.         

Onions:

The onion market has not changed for next week. We are wrapping up New Mexico shipments and expect to transition to Idaho/ Oregon new crop in the coming weeks.

Citrus

The California lemon market is easing with pressure from imports. We are seeing good quality overall. We have Chilean lemons to offer that are really sharp.  Oranges remain high with limited availability, especially on small fruit 113/138. Quality has been good. The Lime market has taken a big jump for next week as the growing region in Mexico was hit with Hurricane Franklin. Overall, we are seeing good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The cucumber market has been very steady over the past few weeks with good quality and plenty of products coming out New Jersey, New York, Canada and Michigan.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has also been very steady with plenty of peppers from many areas. Quality has been good to very good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is steady to stronger with light availability on both the East and West coasts and Mexico. We are seeing mostly good quality. Both grape and cherry tomatoes are steady, but expected to move up. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market remains strong with very limited supplies from Mexico and California. Demand is high and quality remains good.

 

 

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.