Primo

June 28- July 4, 2015

Market Outlook

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg market is steady. Quality has been very good on inbound.

Leaf: 

California leaf market is lower on green and red.  Romaine is steady. Romaine hearts remain

in short supply with elevated costs. Quality has been very good on all leaf items.

Broccoli:

The broccoli market is lower with ample supplies. Quality has been very good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is lower. Quality has been good to very good.

Carrots:

The Carrot market is up for next week, due to weather and production issues. Quality has been good.

Celery:

The celery market is steady at lower levels with product available in multiple growing areas. Quality has been very good.

Strawberries: 

The berry market is steady. We have had a few rejections, but overall, quality and sizing has been very good.

Potatoes:

Idaho potato market remains steady go for next week with very little relief on the larger sizes, market still easy on the smaller potatoes. Quality has been good overall. At this point we are done putting rails together but will still have one to unload before we switch to truck.

Onions:

Market has been steady on onions going into next week with very little relief on pricing. Quality has been very nice.

Citrus:

The California lemon market is very active especially on larger sizes. 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 is steady for now, but will likely turn around for next week with the recent local rains. Also Michigan has begun picking cumbers in a small way.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has become extremely short. Peppers have colored prematurely due to very warm temperatures. Peppers are up going into next week.

Tomatoes:

The round and plum tomato market is steady.  Cherry and Grape tomatoes are going to be stronger next week.

 

Recipe of the Week

Mango-Peach Sangria

Ingredients

1/4 cup mint

1 cup Grand Marnier

2 peaches, cut into thin wedges

1 bottle Viognier

1/3 cup water

1 mango, chopped

1/3 cup sugar

In a saucepan, cook the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves; transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate until cold. Stir in the Grand Marnier, Viognier, mango, peaches and mint and serve over ice.