March 26- April 1, 2017
The lettuce market is a few dollars lower with light supplies. We are seeing a wide range in quality from fair to good.
Romaine and romaine heart markets are active and strong with very light supplies. Quality has been mostly good on Romaine with some minor fringe burn. Shippers holding to averages and pro-rating. Green leaf is much higher and red leaf is about steady. Quality has been good overall.
The broccoli market is lower with some shippers starting in Salinas. Shippers are holding to averages on processed. Quality has been good on inbound.
The cauliflower market is very strong and availability is poor. Shippers holding to averages/ pro-rating on both commodity and processed. Quality has been good overall.
The carrot market still running pretty steady out of Canada, sizing and quality have both been very good.
The celery market is active and costs are up again for next week. We are seeing good quality on inbound.
We are seeing mostly good quality on Florida berries. The Florida season is starting to wind down. We will have our first arrivals of California fruit around 4/1.
The Idaho potato market has moved up now that Norkotahs are done. We have all Burbank variety on the road. Potatoes are on the tight side going into next week.
The onion market is steady with very good product arriving. We may see a bit of a turn upward in a few weeks.
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 availability is good and the market remains steady overall. The Lime market is higher and strong for next week. We are seeing good quality on inbound.
The cucumber market is steady and on the stronger side for next week. Quality has been good.
The green pepper market has taken a jump for next week especially on the bigger sizes. Quality has been good.
The round tomato market is steady on small and up slightly on large. 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 steady with supplies from Mexico and Florida. We are seeing excellent quality across all tomato lines.
Recipe of the Week
Ginger Garlic Chicken
1 1/2 lbs chicken drumsticks
1 two inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
5 cloves garlic
1 1/2 Tbs soy sauce
1/2 Tbs oyster sauce
1 Tbs honey
1 tsp sesame oil
3 dashes white pepper
Pinch Chinese five-spice powder (optional)
Pinch of salt
Rinse chicken and pat dry. Gently rub ginger and garlic on the chicken. Add the rest of the ingredients to the chicken, stir to mix well so the chicken is nicely coated. Set aside and marinate for at least 30 mins in the fridge.
Pre-heat oven to 375F. Place the chicken on a lined baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the inside is cooked through.