Primo

July 19- July 25, 2015

Market Outlook

Lettuce:

The Iceberg market is just about at bottom. California shippers are in an oversupply situation and there is also pressure from Canada and other regional deals. Quality has been very good on inbound.

Leaf:

California leaf market is lower across all items. Market is in about the same shape as Iceberg. Quality has been very good on all leaf items.

Broccoli:

The broccoli market is turning around as growers have moved through the oversupply. Look for higher markets in the coming weeks. Quality has been very good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is steady to higher. Quality has been good to very good.

Carrots:

The Carrot market has remained on the high side going into next week, quality and size have been very nice.

Celery:

The celery market is a few dollars stronger out of California, and Michigan is just starting with light volume. Quality has been very good.

Strawberries:

The berry market is steady, but will likely turn around. California is experiencing very warm weather which is affecting berry harvest and quality. Customers should be advised to expect to see some minor bruising on arrival.

Potatoes:

Idaho potato market has been steady go with a little more relief on the bigger sizes, and for the most part pretty steady on the smaller counts.

Onions:

Market has taken a turn once again and will be high and tight for the next two weeks before we will start to see pricing go back down.

Citrus:

The California lemon market remains high, especially on larger sizes. Off shore lemons from Chile have begun in light volume and Mexico will start at the end of the month. The orange market is steady. Quality has been good overall. Lime market is steady at lower levels. Quality has been very good.

Cucumbers:

The market has been on the stronger side the past couple of weeks, now that Michigan has come on strong we will start to see some relief next week.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has remained very strong from the south as well as New Jersey has been holding very strong prices going into next week.

Tomatoes:

The round and plum tomato market is stronger with South Carolina done and Virginia just starting. Cherry tomatoes are in very short supply and costs are higher. Grapes are steady, but will likely increase over the next week. Quality has been good on inbound.

 

Recipe of the Week

Kiwi Lime Pork Ribs

2 kiwis, peeled and sliced

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 clove garlic, minced

1 (3 pound) package country-style pork ribs

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F 2.Blend kiwis, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, salt, chili powder, cornstarch, and garlic in a blender until thickened into a sauce. 3.Place pork ribs on a baking sheet. 4.Drizzle blended kiwi sauce over ribs. 5.Loosely cover ribs with a sheet of aluminum foil. 6.Cook in preheated oven until tender, about 1 hour.