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August 7- August 13, 2016

Market Outlook


The lettuce market is steady and just a few dollars above the bottom. We continue to see good quality on inbound.


Romaine and romaine hearts are steady. Both green and red leaf markets are steady, but feel like they could move up a few dollars. We are seeing mostly good quality on inbound.


The broccoli market is just a bit lower and at the bottom for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.


The cauliflower market is steady for the coming week. Quality has been very good.


The carrot market is steady out of Mexico with good quality. Canada has just begun harvest on new crop with small jumbos available.


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


Quality has been fair to good.  We are seeing some minor bruising on inbound. Costs will be steady for next week.


The Idaho potato market is pretty steady across the board. Overall, quality has been very good. We should see new crop starting to ship from Idaho on or about 8/12/16.


The yellow onion market is about steady on jumbos, and on the larger Colossal and Super Colossal. Reds are about steady. We are seeing good quality on new crop California/New Mexico product. We will look to transition back to Idaho/ Oregon in 2-3 weeks.


The California lemon market remains very strong with supplies short. Quality on the fruit has been good to very good. We have good quality Chilean fruit available in most sizes. California oranges are in pretty good supply across all product sizes. We are seeing good quality on inbound. The Lime market is very active with tropical storms hitting the growing regions. We are seeing mostly good quality on inbound.


The cucumber market is about steady. We are seeing product from New Jersey, Michigan, Pa, New York and Canada. We are seeing good quality across the board.


The green pepper market is steady with good supplies available in New Jersey and Michigan, and Canada has started in a small way. 


The round tomato market is steady for next week. Very few 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, but higher than normal for this time of year.


Recipe of the Week

Blueberry–Cream Cheese Hand Pies


8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 large egg

10 ounces frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Pie Dough, each disk rolled 1/8 inch thick

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 tablespoon sanding sugar


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together cream cheese, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, lemon zest, and egg until smooth. Toss blueberries with 1/4 cup granulated sugar, lemon juice, and flour.

Step 2

Lay 1 dough round on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cut into quarters. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon cream cheese mixture into center of each quarter. Spoon 2 tablespoons blueberry mixture on top. Brush edges with cream and bring opposite corners together to form triangles; trim if needed. Crimp edges to seal, brush tops with cream, and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Repeat with remaining dough round and fillings. Cut a small vent in each pie and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool completely on wire racks before serving.