June 17- June 23, 2018
The lettuce market costs are on the rise. Volume is very light. Freight rates remain high. Salinas quality has been mostly good on inbound.
Romaine and romaine heart market is pretty steady. Demand is better. Freight costs are high. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items. Green leaf and Red leaf are moving up. Quality has been good on leaf overall.
The commodity broccoli market is declining. Quality has been looking good.
The cauliflower market is lower for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.
The carrot market is stronger. We are seeing lighter crossings from Mexico along with strong freight rates. Quality has been very good.
Celery costs are a little higher on Western product. We are seeing good quality.
Market is mostly steady with pretty good 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 remains good.
The Western onion market continues to move up. Freight costs are high. Quality on onions has been good to very good.
The California lemon market is steady and high for next week and quality has been very nice. We should see some Chilean fruit arriving weeks 25/26. We are seeing good quality over all on oranges and the market remains steady and strong. Navels are finished at shipping point. We will have Valencia variety until October. The Lime market is steady for next week. Freight rates remain very high. Overall, we are seeing good quality on inbound.
The market is a little lower for next week. We are seeing mostly good quality on Southern product. New Jersey just starting.
The green pepper market is lower with better supplies in Georgia. Quality has been good overall.
The round tomato market is steady with Florida about done for the season. Small fruit availability is very tight. Both South Carolina and Georgia have started harvest in low volume. Freight rates are very high and keeping overall costs up. We are seeing fair to good quality. The grape tomato market is a little lower and showing mostly good quality. Cherry tomatoes steady and showing good quality. The Roma market is steady with fair availability in both Florida and Mexico.
Recipe of the Week
Strawberry Kiwi Cheesecake Salad
8oz cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar
8oz cool whip
3 cups sliced strawberries
2 cups sliced kiwi
2 sliced bananas
In a large bowl beat together cream cheese, cool whip and sugar until combined
Add strawberries, kiwi and bananas. Fold carefully into the cream cheese mixture and serve!