February 5- February 11, 2017
The lettuce market is active and costs will be higher for next week. We continue to see mostly good quality on inbound.
Romaine and romaine heart markets are moving up as well. Quality has been mostly good. Green leaf and red leaf markets are up a few dollars. Quality has been good overall.
The broccoli market continues to be very active and short. Quality has been good on inbound.
The cauliflower market has moved up a few dollars with fair supplies. Deals are on small sizes. Quality has been very good.
The carrot market out of Canada is rising as availability tightens. Quality has been good thus far.
The celery market is steady. We are seeing good quality on inbound.
We are seeing mostly good quality on Florida berries and steady costs overall.
The Idaho potato market is steady for next week on the larger sizes with small increases on the smaller sizes.
The onion market has steadied this week with quality remaining very good.
The California lemon market is about steady overall. 165’s seem in very short supply and cost is up. We are seeing very nice quality. Navel oranges continue to be in short supply due to prolonged rain in the growing regions. The Lime market remains strong for next week. We are seeing good quality on inbound.
The cucumber market has remained steady for next week with no changes. Quality has improved.
The green pepper market has also remained steady for next week. Quality remains good.
The round tomato market is steady. Overall, supplies and demand are light. We are seeing excellent quality. Grape and cherry tomatoes are steady and both are showing good quality. The Roma market is steady with supplies from Mexico and Florida. We are seeing excellent quality across all tomato lines.
Recipe of the Week
1 pesticide-free, food-grade orchid
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
3/4 ounce white cranberry juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
Place orchid in a 2-inch round ice ball mold; fill with filtered water and freeze.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add vodka, elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice; shake vigorously to combine and strain into a small carafe.
Place orchid ice ball in a coupe; pour vodka mixture over ice ball. Serve immediately.