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January 5, 2020 – January 11, 2020


The lettuce market is up a few dollars again for next week and the market is active with shippers selling out daily. Overall, we are seeing good condition on arrival.


Costs on Romaine and Romaine hearts are steady heading into next week. The Green and Red leaf markets are up slightly for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.


The commodity broccoli market is active and costs continue to move up as we head into next week. Overall, quality has been looking very good.


The cauliflower market is up slightly for next week.  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.  We are seeing good quality on inbound.


Product is becoming more plentiful and costs are adjusting down. Quality has been fair to good only.


The market on Idaho potatoes is steady and remains strong. Product is generally tight and demand is high. Freight rates also remain elevated with holiday demand. Quality has been good on inbound.


The Western onion market is a little stronger on both yellows and reds mainly due to higher freight costs over the holidays. Quality on onions has been good to very good on inbound.


The California lemon market is steady to lower and supply is in good shape. Quality has been good overall.  The Mexican deal will finish up within the next week or so. We are seeing good quality on Navel oranges. The Lime market is up slightly for next week.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.


The cucumber market is lower for next week. Quality has been only fair on recent arrivals.


The green pepper market is much higher for next week and product is short.  Quality has been sharp on recent arrivals from the south.


The round tomato market remains very high for next week with very light availability. We are struggling to source enough tomatoes to meet demand.  Quality has been good to very good overall. Grape tomatoes are declining. Cherries are strong heading into next week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is strong with supplies from Mexico and Florida very light in volume.


Garlic Bacon Kale


  • 3 slices chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 bunch washed kale 
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook bacon until crisp over medium heat. Remove bacon and set aside reserving drippings.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and cook onion in the drippings until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add kale and garlic stirring until cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with bacon and serve.