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March 12- March 18, 2017

Market Outlook


The lettuce market is active with lighter supplies. We are seeing a wide range in quality from fair to good only. We are also seeing very heavy weights on Iceberg.


Romaine and romaine heart markets are active and moving up with very light supplies. Quality has been mostly good on Romaine with some minor fringe burn. Green leaf and red leaf are also higher. Quality has been good overall.


The broccoli market continues to move upward and costs will remain high for next week. Shippers are holding to averages and pro-rating on commodity and processed. Quality has been  mostly  good on inbound.


The cauliflower market continues to strengthen with very tight supplies. Shippers holding to averages on both commodity and processed. Quality has been good overall.


The carrot market out of Canada is steady for next week with good quality.


The celery market is dollars higher over last week. We are seeing good quality on inbound.


We are seeing mostly good quality on Florida berries. Costs will be up a bit for next week as we only have about 2 weeks left for this season.


The Idaho potato market is up on larger sizes as the smaller counts have remained steady for next week.


The onion market is steady with great quality out of Oregon/Idaho. Quality has been very good.


The California lemon market is about steady overall. Small lemons (165’s and 200’s) remain in very short supply and cost is very high. We are seeing very nice quality. We are starting to see some arrivals on Chilean lemons, mostly fancy grade and expensive. Navel orange supply seems to be improving and the market remains steady overall.  The Lime market remains strong for next week. We are seeing good quality on inbound.


The cucumber market has remained steady for next week, good quality and sizing.


The green pepper market has remained steady for next week with good sizing but still poor quality on the suntans.


The round tomato market is steady on all sizes. Overall, supplies and demand are light. We are seeing excellent quality. Grape and cherry tomatoes are steady. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is higher with light supplies in Florida. We are seeing excellent quality across all tomato lines.


Recipe of the Week

Asian Style Sugar Snap Peas


2 teaspoons oil

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Pepper Seasoning

1/4 teaspoon Ginger, Ground

16 ounces sugar snap peas


Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes until tender.

Stir in soy sauce, garlic pepper seasoning and ginger. Add sugar snap peas; toss to coat well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 5 minutes or until peas are heated through. Season with additional garlic pepper seasoning, if desired

Fun Facts

▪ Sugar snap peas were developed in 1979

▪ Thomas Jefferson planted more than 30 varieties of peas in his garden

▪ Half of the sugar content of peas will turn to starch within 6 hours if kept at room temperature