March 31- April 5, 2019
The Iceberg lettuce market has declined sharply and costs are lower for next week. 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. We will transition to Huron Ca. and then Salinas in coming weeks.
Romaine, Romaine hearts, Green and Red leaf markets are all steady to off a few dollars. Quality has been fair to good on Romaine, but expect to see minor quality defects. Quality for the rest have been good overall.
The commodity broccoli market is steady and pretty strong. Overall, Quality has been looking very good.
The cauliflower market is much lower for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.
The carrot market is steady and remains a good value for next week. Good quality Canada product in stock.
The Celery market remains very strong in California and we will see historically high costs for next week. We are seeing good quality, but availability is poor. We are being heavily prorated.
Processed celery will run short.
The market is strong with light availability in California. Quality has been fair to good. The Florida season has finished.
The market on Idaho potatoes remains strong across all sizes with the larger potatoes especially strong. Quality has been good to very good on inbound. Norkotahs are expected to end in the coming weeks with Burbank’s carrying us through the summer until new crop in August.
The Western onion market is much higher 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.
The California lemon market is strong especially on small sizes. Quality has been good overall. We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and that market is steady. The Lime market remains high for next week with supplies very tight. We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.
The market is a little softer for next week. We are seeing Florida, Honduras and Mexico product Quality has ranged from fair to very good.
The green pepper market is lower with better availability for next week. Quality has been fair to good.
The round tomato market is lower with light supplies in Florida. Mexico also crossing light volume. Quality has been good overall. Grape tomatoes and cherries are steady. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is lower with light supplies crossing from Mexico. Availability in Florida also remains light.
Recipe of the Week
Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Asiago cheese, grated
2 cups vidalia onion, finely diced
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a 1-qt casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir mayo, Monterey Jack cheese, Asiago cheese, finely diced Vidalia onion, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder together until well combined.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole dish and bake for 45-50 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Remove from oven then cool 10 minutes before serving.