December 13th – December 19th, 2020
Lettuce markets are steady near the bottom. Expect steady supplies for the entire week. There has been some reports of discoloration, some blister and brown butts being seen upon arrivals. Other times the quality has been better. Quality is fair to good.
The Leaf markets are steady near the bottom. Cool weather has caused for some slight blister and peel to be seen but this has been minimal thus far. Quality is fair to good.
Broccoli markets are up. Supplies have slowed recently with the cooler overnight temps. Market has reacted higher. Quality is fair to good.
Cauliflower markets are up. Cooler overnight temps are causing slow growth and lower yields. Look for the Cauliflower market to continue climbing this week. Quality is fair to good.
Carrot market is steady with good supplies. Quality is good on recent inbounds. Snack pack production have reached their limits for coverage and Suppliers are prorating orders.
Celery markets are up to due lighter supplies in Southern California. Yuma has not begun production yet. Quality is good.
Strawberry market has come off slightly but is expected to firm back up next week. Quality is fair.
Potato market is steady, but freight continues to be an issues causing a small increase to pricing. Quality has been good.
Onion market is steady. Quality has been good.
Navel market is steady with supplies and quality being good. Lime markets are slightly coming off with supplies and quality slowly improving. Lemon market is steady with good quality.
Cucumber markets are slightly coming off. Quality is fair to good.
Pepper markets are steady with quality being good on recent inbounds.
The tomato market is adjusting to low demand and new supplies in south Florida and Mexico. Cold weather during growing cycle has stunted growth and XL size fruit remains short. Smaller sized rounds and romas are in greater supply. Grape and Cherry tomato harvests have lightened up for the same reason and pricing has firmed up with sufficient supply for the current demand. Nogales and southern Florida will see a boost in supply from winter operations in the next 7 to 10 days.
Broccoli Stir Fry
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 6 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
- 1.5 pounds broccoli (about two medium heads. Peel stems and chop florets and stems into smaller pieces)
- ½ to 1 tsp red pepper flakes (use more or less based on your preference)
- Salt to taste
- Heat the oil. Add the garlic and stir-fry for a few seconds, then add the red pepper flakes and the broccoli.
- Add salt and stir-fry, stirring frequently, for about 10-15 minutes or until the broccoli florets develop brown spots and are quite tender. You can cook the broccoli more or less based on your own preference, but it tastes best when it is tender but has a bit of a bite.
- Serve hot or warm.