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August 5- August 11, 2018

Market Outlook   


The lettuce market is a little lower from last week. Freight rates are easing but remain strong. 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 is rebounding and we’ll see costs up a few dollars for next week. Quality has been looking good.


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


The carrot market continues to decline, but remains on the strong side. Canada is just starting.  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 about steady from last week. Freight rates remain strong. Quality is fair to good. New crop Norkotah variety should start shipping around 8/10.


The Western onion market is steady and strong on yellow onions and red onions are especially high. Freight costs are 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 lower 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 light supplies in New Jersey. Quality has been good overall.


The round tomato market is steady and near the bottom. Good quality California product in stock. The grape tomato market is a little higher. 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

Grilled Scallops with Honeydew-Avocado Salsa


Finely grated lime zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1 1/2 pounds honeydew melon, rind removed and melon cut into 1/4-inch dice (2 1/2 cups)

1 Hass avocado, cut into 1/4-inch dice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 pounds large sea scallops


1.Light a grill. In a large bowl, combine the lime zest and juice with the 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the diced honeydew melon and avocado. Season the salsa with salt and black pepper.

2.Drizzle the scallops with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until nicely charred and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the scallops to plates, spoon the salsa alongside and serve.