Primo

June 2 – June 8, 2019

MARKET OUTLOOK

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg lettuce market is up a few dollars. Overall quality has been very nice on inbound this past week.

Leaf: 

The romaine market is steady for next week. Romaine hearts are also steady. Green and Red leaf markets are just slightly lower. Quality has been good on all leaf item.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is steady and remains on the strong side overall with fair availability. Overall, Quality has been looking very good.

Cauliflower:

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

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady for next week. Supplies are generally light. We have good quality Mexican carrots in house.

Celery:

The Celery market remains very strong in California and costs remain extremely high for next week. We are seeing good quality, but availability is poor. We are being heavily prorated.

Processed celery will run short.

Strawberries: 

The market is steady/ high with light supplies on quality fruit in California. Shippers are working through the berries after the rain. Quality will likely suffer for a few weeks.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes remains strong across all sizes with the larger potatoes especially strong.  Quality has been good to very good on inbound.

Onions:

The Western onion market is stronger on yellows and reds for next week. Quality on onions has been good to very good.

Citrus

The California lemon market is strong across all sizes, but especially on small sizes. Quality has been good overall. We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and that market is steady to slightly stronger especially on small fruit. The Lime market has declined for next week with crossings from Mexico improving.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market is a little stronger for next week. We are seeing Florida, Georgia and Mexico product. We expect the Carolinas to start week 23. Quality has ranged from fair to very good.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has declined for next week. Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is slightly higher with supplies in Florida wrapping up for the season. Mexico also crossing light volume. Quality has been good overall. Grape tomatoes and cherries are steady heading into next week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is steady with light supplies crossing from Mexico. Availability in Florida also remains light.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Lemon Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Filling:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Additional confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

In a bowl, combine the flour, butter and confectioners’ sugar. Pat into an ungreased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

For filling, in a small bowl, beat eggs. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder, lemon juice and zest; beat until frothy. Pour over the crust. Bake 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Cut into bars.