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January 10- January 16, 2021


Lettuce markets are slightly higher and expected to continue to rise throughout next week. Cold weather in the Yuma region has caused for a few defects. Blister, discoloration, and misshapen heads have been reported upon arrivals. The weights are averaging 38-42 pounds. Quality is fair to good.


The Leaf markets are slightly higher and expected to continue to rise throughout next week. Cool weather in the Yuma region has caused for blister and peel to be seen on romaine as well as green and red leaf.  Quality is fair to good.


Broccoli markets are coming off slightly. Quality is fair to good.


Cauliflower markets are coming off. Quality is fair to good.


Carrot market is slightly up, but with good supplies. Quality is good on recent inbounds.  Snack pack production have reached their limits for coverage and Suppliers are prorating orders.


Celery market is very active on all sizes. Plants in Oxnard/Santa Maria as well as the desert are below normal sizing.  This is due to cold temperatures in these growing regions.  Unusual strong demand the last two weeks in December is also a contributing factor to low supplies available. Expect light availability for the next few weeks, minimum. Value added product will be escalated in pricing by the middle of this week.


Strawberry marketsStrawberry market are risingslightly up due to cold weather in Florida. Quality is good with nice color/sizing. Expect to see some bruising on quality.


Potato market is steady, but freight continues to be an issues causing a small increase to pricing. Quality has been good.


Onion market is steady out west. Eastern onions are coming to an end. Quality has been good.


Orange, Lemon, and Lime markets are all steady with good supplies. Overall quality has been good.


Cucumber market is active and pricing is steady. Quality is fair to good.


Green PeppersPepper market are active and pricing is goingslightly up due to cold weather in Florida.  Quality has been good.  Red, Yellow, and Orange peppers are active with fair quality on recent inbound.


The industry remains in a demand exceeds supply scenario.  Florida volume is light following intermittent cold rainy conditions increasing disease pressure. The size of the round tomato crop is sitting much heavier on smaller sizes while bigger fruit remains limited. New supply from Mexico continue to build and expected to flush mid-month. Roma and grape tomatoes have begun to decrease and rounds will follow in the next two weeks.

Kiwi Muffins

Ingredients: •2 cups All purpose flour •1/2 cup Rolled Oats •1/3 cup White Sugar •1/3 cup Brown Sugar •2 tsp Baking soda •1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon •1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg •1/2 tsp Salt •1 cup Yogurt •1/2 cup Vegetable oil •2 eggs •1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract •1/2 tsp Almond extract •1 1/2 cups Kiwi

Directions: •Preheat oven to 375F and grease a 12-cup muffin tin. •Whisk flour, rolled oats, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt together in large bowl. •Whisk yogurt, oil, eggs, and extracts together in separate bowl until smooth. Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients until combined, then fold in 1 cup of chopped kiwi. •Top muffins with a slice of kiwi fruit and bake for 20-25 minutes. •Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.