Primo

March 27- April 2, 2016

Market Outlook

Lettuce:

The market is about steady from last week. We are winding down in Yuma. We are seeing good quality on inbound.

Leaf:

Romaine, green, and red leaf markets are about steady. Romaine hearts remain at the bottom. We are seeing mostly good quality on inbound.

Broccoli:

The broccoli market is steady with most shippers. Quality has been good on inbound.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is steady with light availability.

Carrots:

The carrot market has remained pretty steady over the past several weeks. We will likely start to see a slight increase in price moving into next week. Quality still remains very good out of Mexico.

Celery:

The celery market is steady to lower in California. We are seeing good quality on inbound. Florida has very limited volume to offer, and costs are high.

Strawberries:

The Florida berry season is winding down and quality is beginning to suffer. California is ramping up with their spring crop and we are seeing good quality on inbound. We will be transitioning away from Florida and back to California completely beginning next week.

Potatoes:

Idaho potato market has gotten a little active for next week and is expected to continue to trend upward a bit over the next few weeks.

Onions:

The yellow onion market has firmed back up a bit on old crop with new crop up several dollars as we move into next week. We will continue buying old crop at this point. Quality is fair to good.

Citrus:

The California lemon market is steady with great quality fruit. California Navel oranges are in good supply and we are seeing great quality on inbound. Smaller oranges are moving up in cost. Lime market is higher with good quality overall. There will be fewer crossings from Mexico as we head into the Easter holiday.

Cucumbers:

The cucumber market has started to show some relief going into the weekend, and we anticipate better volume into next week. Quality has run from only fair to very nice.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has also started to fall a bit. Look for better quality and sizing in the next week or two.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is very tight with supplies extremely limited. Quality is fair to good. Cherry tomato availability is improving and costs are lower. Grape tomato market is very strong with supplies very short. The Roma market is much higher with limited supplies out of both Florida and Mexico.

 

 

Recipe of the Week

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray

1 large zucchini

1 cup packed light-brown sugar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2/3 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, and set aside. Grate zucchini on the large holes of a box grater (to yield 1 3/4 cups); set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, oil, vanilla, and eggs.

Step 2

Into a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, and stir to combine well. Stir in grated zucchini.

Step 3

Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack, then reinvert, top side up. Cool completely before slicing.