Primo

July 22- July 28, 2018

Market Outlook   

Lettuce: 

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

Leaf: 

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.

Broccoli:

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

Cauliflower:

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

Carrots:

The carrot market remains strong for next week with some relief, freight is still up but fob should start to ease up over the next few weeks.

Celery:

Celery costs are coming off with good supplies in Salinas. We are seeing good quality.

Strawberries: 

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

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes is about steady from last week. Freight rates remain strong. Quality is fair to good.  we will see new crop ready to load around mid-august.

Onions:

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.

Citrus

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.

Cucumbers:

The market is steady for next week and we settle in with jersey and Michigan starting we will see some relief in about a week.

Peppers:  

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.

Tomatoes:

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

Mushroom-and-Microgreen Omelet

Ingredients

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided

1 1/2 ounces white mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

3/4 cup microgreens

3 large eggs

Directions

Heat half the butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms, undisturbed, until they begin to release their liquid, about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, and stir. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes more. Transfer mushrooms to a small bowl; stir in microgreens.

Whisk eggs in a medium bowl until well combined; season with salt and pepper. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels. Melt remaining butter over medium heat, swirling to coat bottom of pan. Pour eggs into skillet, and cook, undisturbed, until edges are set slightly. With a heatproof flexible spatula, push eggs from edge toward center, tilting pan to let uncooked eggs run underneath, until omelet is just set, 1 to 2 minutes. Place mushroom filling on 1 side of omelet. Using spatula, gently fold other side of omelet over filling. Serve immediately