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July 15- July 21, 2018

Market Outlook   


The lettuce market is steady.  Freight rates remain high. Salinas quality has been mostly good on inbound.


Romaine and romaine heart markets are steady. Demand is good. Freight costs are high. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items. Green leaf and Red leaf are a little lower. Quality has been good on leaf overall.


The commodity broccoli market is a few dollars higher. Quality has been looking good.


The cauliflower market is steady for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.


The carrot market remains strong for next week. We are seeing lighter crossings and quality issues at the border from Mexico along with strong freight rates. Quality has been very good.


Celery costs are stronger with light supplies in Salinas. We are seeing good quality.


Market is stronger with light supplies on California fruit. Quality has been fair to good on our inbounds.


The market on Idaho potatoes is about steady from last week. Freight rates remain strong. Quality is fair to good.


The Western onion market is steady and strong on yellow onions and red onions are especially high. Freight costs are high. Quality on onions has been good to very good.


The California lemon market is strong and in very short supply. Quality has been fair to good. We have seen very limited arrivals on Chilean fruit and overall, the supplies are extremely short. We are seeing good quality over all on oranges and the market remains steady and strong. The Lime market is steady for next week. Freight rates remain very high. Overall, we are seeing good quality on inbound.


The market is moving higher as Georgia finishes harvest. Supers are in very short supply and the market is very strong.  We are seeing mostly good quality on Southern and New Jersey product.


The green pepper market is higher with light supplies in Georgia and the Carolinas. Quality has been good overall. New Jersey is just starting with light volume and are strong on cost.


The round tomato market is lower. Good quality California product in stock. The grape tomato market is steady and showing mostly good quality. Cherry tomatoes are steady to slightly higher and showing good quality. The Roma market is a little higher with fair availability in both California and Mexico.




Recipe of the Week

Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges


3-4 large russet potatoes, sliced into wedges

4 Tbs olive oil

2 tsp salt

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp italian seasoning

1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

optional: fresh parsley or cilantro, ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping


Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet and set aside


Put potato wedges in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, tossing to coat. In a small bowl

whisk together salt, garlic powder, and italian seasoning. Sprinkle wedges with shredded

cheese and toss to coat, then sprinkle with seasoning mixture.

Place potato wedges on prepared baking sheet in a single layer with skin sides down. Bake

for 25-35 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and golden. Sprinkle with freshly chopped

parsley and dressing for dipping