February 23, 2020 – February 29, 2020
The lettuce market is steady to slightly lower for next week. Overall, we are seeing good condition on arrival.
Costs on Romaine and Romaine hearts are steady at the lower end heading into next week. The Green and Red leaf markets are steady and a good value with strong supplies available. Quality has been good on inbound; however, we are being cautioned to expect minor peel and fringe burn due to icing earlier this week.
The commodity broccoli market is steady at the bottom in both California and Mexico. Overall, quality has been looking very good.
The cauliflower market is steady but on the strong side with generally light supplies. Quality has been good on arrival.
The carrot market is steady heading into next week and remains a good value. Canada quality has been sharp.
Celery costs are steady for next week and a pretty good value. We are seeing good quality on inbound.
Berries will be lower for next week. Supplies are in better shape in Florida. We have also seen better quality on arrivals this week.
The market on Idaho potatoes remains strong, especially on the larger sizes. Product is generally tight and demand is high. Quality has been good on inbound.
The Western onion market is steady on both yellows and reds. Quality on onions has been good to very good on inbound.
The California lemon market is steady and supply is in pretty good shape. Supply on smaller lemons is tighter. Quality has been good overall. The orange market is steady. Smaller fruit is in demand and supplies are tighter there. We are seeing good quality on Navel oranges. The Lime market is stronger for next week. We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.
The cucumber market has taken another step up in cost for next week. Product is very short, especially super select size. Quality has been fair to good on recent arrivals.
The green pepper market is lower for next week. Quality has been nice on recent arrivals.
The round tomato market is much stronger for next week with overall very light availability. Quality has been good to very good on recent inbounds. The Grape tomato market is up a few dollars. Cherries are strong heading into next week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is much higher with supplies from Mexico and Florida on the lighter side.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Broiled Parmesan Avocado
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 lime zested and juiced
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oven or toaster oven to broil.
- Half avocado and remove the middle seed.
- Squeeze lime over avocado (adjust to taste).
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese, lime zest, salt and pepper over avocado.
- Broil 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Serve hot.