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March 25- March 31, 2018

Market Outlook  


The lettuce market has declined slightly. Supplies in Yuma remain light as the season winds down. Quality has been good on inbound.  Shipping point reports blister and peel on iceberg.


Romaine has come off a few dollars. Romaine Hearts are steady and in short supply. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items. Green leaf is steady along with Red leaf. Quality has been good, but we are being warned to expect some minor blister and peel damage.


The commodity broccoli market is much lower with the Salinas season underway. Quality has been looking good.


The cauliflower market has also eased with shippers in Salinas getting started. Quality has been good on inbound.


The carrot market is just a little higher for next week. We are seeing mostly good arrivals on Canadian product.


Celery costs are steady on western product. We are seeing good quality. Florida celery is available and the market remains strong.


Market is stronger for next week. The Florida season is winding down quickly. We will be transitioning to California in the coming weeks. There are many only fair quality berries in the marketplace. Quality has been fair to good on our inbounds. Customers can expect to see some minor bruising.


The costs on Idaho potatoes has increased slightly on some items. Freight rates are about

steady, however they will likely move up with the Easter holiday. Quality remains good.


The Western onion market is steady as we head into next week. We are seeing great quality onions.


The California lemon market is steady for next week and quality has been very nice. This market will likely move up with the heavy rain in the California growing region. We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and that market remains pretty steady. This market may move up as well.  The Lime market remains high for next week with fruit availability coming up very short. Freight remains on the higher side. Overall, we are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.


The cucumber market is adjusting down with Florida getting underway. We are seeing good quality overall.


The green pepper market is at the lower end, and peppers are a good value. This market will likely move up next week.  Quality has been very good overall.


The round tomato market is a little stronger for next week with light availability in Florida. We are seeing good quality. The grape tomato market is steady. We are seeing good quality. Cherry tomatoes are steady and showing good quality. The Roma market is declining but remains strong overall.



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