Primo

December 8 – December 14, 2019

Lettuce: 

The lettuce market is up slightly with lighter supplies available in Yuma. Costs are a little higher for next week. Overall, we are seeing mostly good condition on arrival.

Leaf: 

Costs on Romaine are steady for next week. Romaine Heart markets are easing and costs will be lower for next week. The Green and Red leaf markets remain steady. Quality on green is fair to good and red leaf has been very nice. We will likely see some minor quality defects on leaf items. Quality has been good on recent inbounds.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is steady to slightly lower for next week. Overall, quality has been looking fair to good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market has dropped a few dollars and supplies are in better shape for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is up slightly and remains a good value on Canada product. Quality has been sharp.

Celery:

Celery costs are steady for next week.  We are seeing good quality on inbound.

Strawberries: 

The market is very high heading into next week. Product is very short in all growing areas. Quality has been good to very good.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes remains strong and #2 potatoes are in very short supply. Product is extremely tight and shippers are slow to get product out. Freight rates remain elevated. Quality has been good to very good on inbound.

Onions:

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

Citrus

The California lemon market is steady and supply is in better shape with the desert region into full production. Quality has been good overall. We have Mexican fruit available in some sizes. We are seeing good quality on new crop Navel oranges. The Lime market is up slightly for next week.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market is strong for next week with very cold weather in the southern states slowing things down. Quality has been good to very good on recent arrivals.

Peppers:

The green pepper market is strong due to cold weather in the growing regions. Quality has been sharp on recent arrivals from the south.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market has really jumped in cost for next week with cool weather in Florida slowing things down. Quality has been good to very good overall. Grape tomatoes are much stronger. Cherries are steady heading into next week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is stronger with supplies from Mexico and Florida light in volume.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds carrots, washed and halved
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease or spray a baking sheet with cooking oil spray.
  • Arrange carrots on baking sheet. Add the olive oil, garlic, parmesan, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Toss all ingredients together to completely coat the carrots. Spread out and bake for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Toss with a spatula half way through.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately. Top with fresh parsley if desired.