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August 21- August 27, 2016

Market Outlook


The lettuce market is moving up a few dollars. We continue to see good quality on inbound.


Romaine and romaine hearts are steady. Both green and red leaf markets are steady to up a few dollars depending on shipper. We are seeing mostly good quality on inbound.


The broccoli market is steady and at the bottom for next week. Plenty of supplies available from multiple growing areas.  Quality has been good on inbound.


The cauliflower market is higher with fewer supplies available. Quality has been very good.


The carrot market is about steady on new crop out of Canada. Quality has been very nice, just a little on the small side.


The celery market is about steady. We have Eastern as well as well as California in stock. We are seeing good quality on inbound.


Costs will be up about $2.00 for next week. Quality has ranged from only fair to good.


The Idaho potato market is pretty steady across the board. Overall, quality has been very good on storage Burbanks. We will have new crop Norkotahs arriving 8/24-8/27 depending on size. Costs will be up $2-$4.


The yellow onion market is about steady with Idaho and Oregon up and running and New Mexico wrapped up. Reds are about steady. We are seeing good quality on new crop Idaho product.


The California lemon market remains very strong, but has eased somewhat depending on size. Quality on the fruit has been good to very good. We have good quality Chilean fruit available in most sizes. Chile will be winding down and Mexico will ramp up. California oranges are in pretty good supply on large sizes, but small fruit is tightening and will likely move up in cost with schools starting. We are seeing good quality on inbound. The Lime market is steady from last week. We are seeing mostly good quality on inbound.


The cucumber market is up a few dollars on Selects and remains very active and short on Supers. We are seeing product from New Jersey, Michigan, Pa, New York and Canada. We are seeing mostly good quality across the board.


The green pepper market is steady with good supplies available in New Jersey, Michigan, and Canada. Quality has been very good.


The round tomato market is up a few dollars for next week. Very few quality tomatoes available in the East. Grapes are steady with product available in New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Cherry tomatoes are about steady. The Roma market is steady.



Recipe of the Week

Grilled Lemon-Bay Shrimp


2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

32 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 1/2 pounds)

32 fresh bay leaves

4 large lemons, each cut into 8 wedges

Cooking spray


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp; toss in mixture to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 10 minutes.
  2. Place bay leaves and lemon wedges in a large bowl. Coat with cooking spray; toss in mixture to coat.
  3. Thread 4 lemon wedges, 4 shrimp, and 4 bay leaves alternately onto each of 8 (10-inch) skewers.
  4. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until shrimps are done.