Primo

December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Lettuce: 

The lettuce market is up a few dollars and the market is more active with most shippers selling out daily. Overall, we are seeing good condition on arrival.

Leaf: 

Costs on Romaine and Romaine hearts are steady heading into next week. The Green and Red leaf markets are also steady for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is active and costs will be higher for next week.

Overall, quality has been looking very good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is stronger by a few dollars for next week.  Quality has been good on arrival

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady heading into next week and remains a good value. Canada quality has been sharp.

Celery:

Celery costs are steady to just a little lower for next week.  We are seeing good quality on inbound.

Strawberries: 

Product remains on the short side in all growing areas heading into next week. Costs have adjusted down slightly.  Quality has been fair to good.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes is steady and remains strong. Product is generally tight and demand is high in the retail segment for the holidays. Freight rates also remain elevated with holiday demand. Quality has been good on inbound.

Onions:

The Western onion market is a little stronger on both yellows and reds. Quality on onions has been good to very good on inbound.

Citrus

The California lemon market is steady to lower and supply is in good shape. Quality has been good overall. We have Mexican fruit available in some sizes and expect the Mexican deal to finish up within the next week or so. We are seeing good quality on Navel oranges. The Lime market is up slightly for next week.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The cucumber market remains elevated for next week. Quality has been good to very good on recent arrivals.

Peppers:

The green pepper market is up slightly for next week.  Quality has been sharp on recent arrivals from the south.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market remains very high for next week with very light availability. We are struggling to source enough tomatoes to meet demand.  Quality has been good to very good overall. Grape tomatoes are steady/ strong. Cherries are stronger heading into next week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is strong with supplies from Mexico and Florida very light in volume.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 lemon, for juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Place broccoli florets in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.
  • Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until tender.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and lemon juice.