Primo

March 17- March 23, 2019

Market Outlook 

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg lettuce market has come off in cost and product availability has improved. Overall quality has been fair to good this past week, but we are still being cautioned to expect some minor quality defects, including blister, epidermal peel, and light on weight.

Leaf: 

Romaine, Romaine hearts, Green and Red leaf market have all come off. Quality has been fair to good on Romaine, but expect to see minor quality defects.  Quality for the rest have been good overall.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market has declined a few dollars in California. Overall, Quality has been looking very good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market remains short and costs remain high. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady and remains a good value for next week. Good quality Canada product in stock.

Celery:

The Celery market remains very strong in California and costs are very high for next week. We are seeing good quality, but little to no celery to load out West.  We are being heavily prorated.

Processed celery will run short.

Strawberries: 

The market has gone up.  Quality has been fair to good.  Florida berries will be ending next week and we will have California product hitting end of next week.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes strengthened across all sizes.  Quality has been good to very good on inbound. Norkotah’ s are expected to end in the next 2-3 weeks with Burbank’s carrying us through the summer until new crop in August.

Onions:

The Western onion market is really turning around on yellows and reds. Storage product is in shorter supply than expected and the same is true on new crop out of Mexico. Quality on onions has been good to very good.

Citrus

The California lemon market is steady with good availability. Quality has been good overall. We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and that market is steady to lower. The Lime market is much higher for next week with supplies very tight.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market is steady and strong for next week. We are seeing Florida, Honduras and Mexico product Quality has ranged from fair to very good.

Peppers: 

The green pepper market is much higher again for next week. Lighter supplies in both Mexico and Florida. Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is much higher with very light supplies in Florida. Mexico also crossing lighter volume and costs are up. Quality has been good overall. Grape tomatoes are moving up and cherries are steady.  Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is much higher with much lighter supplies crossing from Mexico. Availability in Florida also remains light.

 

Recipe of the Week

Asian Style Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

Ingredients

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

Directions

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