Primo

July 7 – July 13, 2019

MARKET OUTLOOK

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg lettuce market remains very active and product is coming up short. Supplies are really tight and costs are high. Shippers holding to averages and pro-rating orders. Value added items are also higher. Overall quality has been very nice on inbound this past week.

Leaf: 

The romaine market also remains elevated for next week. Romaine hearts are steady/ high cost as well. Green leaf markets are high. Red leaf is a good value. Quality has been good on all leaf items.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is steady with good availability. Overall, Quality has been looking very good.

Cauliflower:

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

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady/high for next week. Supplies are light in all areas.

Celery:

The Celery continues to decline and costs will be lower for next week. We are seeing good quality on inbound.

Strawberries: 

The market is high with only fair supplies on quality fruit in California. Quality has been good on recent arrivals, but we are being cautioned the quality will likely slip in the coming weeks due to excessive heat in the growing region.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes remains active across all sizes with the larger potatoes especially strong. #2 potatoes are also now coming up short. Quality has been good to very good on inbound.

Onions:

The Western onion market is very active and short on yellows and reds for next week. Quality on onions has been good to very good overall. We are seeing some minor skin issues which is common on new crop onions due to lack of skin set.

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 Valencia oranges and that market is steady. The Lime market is steady for next week with good crossings from Mexico.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market is much higher for next week. Quality product is short in all growing areas. We are seeing product from Georgia and the Carolinas as well as New Jersey. Quality has been only fair on recent arrivals.

Peppers:

The green pepper market is about steady. New Jersey product starting with light volume.  Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is steady with supplies about done in South Carolina. Quality has been fair to good overall. California is getting started and we should have our first arrivals over the July 4th holiday. Eastern shore of Virginia due to begin week 28. Grape tomatoes are very active with product coming up short. Cherries are steady heading into next week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is steady to slightly higher with light supplies crossing from Mexico.

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Kiwi Muffins 

Ingredients

  • 4 kiwi diced to 1/2″ size- approximately 1 cup total
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
  • Sift flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon & baking power in a bowl and mix well.
  • Beat together egg, milk, oil & vanilla in a large bowl. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Fold in the chopped kiwi.
  • Spoon mixture into a cupcake liner & fill them to the top. 
  • Bake for approx 25 minutes. Muffins are done when slightly brown & a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.