February 8- February 14, 2015
The iceberg market is steady to lower. Lack of demand from the East Coast has kept a poor supply market in check. Overall, quality has remained good considering the weather challenges in Yuma. Shippers are advising that we will likely see some blister and epidermal peel on arrival.
California leaf market remains very strong on romaine and hearts, but adjusting down here towards the end of the week. Green and Red leaf is lower. Shippers are selling out daily, especially on romaine hearts and romaine. We are seeing some blister, tip and fringe burn on inbound.
The broccoli market is lower as shippers move into better supplies. Most shippers feel this will be short lived as forecasts drop in coming weeks.
The cauliflower market is lower. This trend is not expected to continue and we look for the market to rebound in coming weeks. Quality has been good to very good.
Carrot market has not changed much, pretty steady go coming out of Texas, Georgia still trying to get going with some volume.
The celery market is steady on Eastern product. Western product is mostly steady to lower. Quality has been very good.
Strawberry market has come off some, but for the most part pretty steady going into the holiday with plenty of product.
Market has come off a bit on all sizes for next week, product has been good all around.
The market is steady going into next week. Product is plentiful and quality has been very nice. Trucks are still on the high side but seeing some relief.
The California lemon market is steady. 165’s and smaller fruit remain higher as the harvest is sizing larger. The Navel market is steady with very nice fruit. Lime market is steady on product from Mexico. Quality has been good overall.
Cucumbers have softened for next week with plenty of volume, quality has been only fair with Honduras product.
The Green pepper market is steady to lower with plenty of product available. quality has been good.
The round tomato market along with grapes and cherries is up a few dollars. Grapes are very tight in Florida. Romas are steady with product out of Florida and Mexico.
Brussels sprouts are very tight at shipping point and cost is high.
Recipe of the Week
Bacon Wrapped Cherry Tomatoes
1 pack cherry tomatoes (12 oz)
1 pack bacon (12 oz)
Toothpicks (soak the toothpicks in water for a few hours)
Nanami Togarashi (Japanese assorted chili pepper)
Cut the bacon strip into half-length. Put the cherry tomato towards the end of the bacon strip and wrap tight. Hold the cherry tomato with a toothpick, set aside. Sprinkle some Nanami Togarashi onto the bacon.
Heat up an indoor grill and grill until the bacon turns brown and crisp. For an outdoor grill, use low heat. Serve immediately.