Primo

May 12 – May 18, 2019

MARKET OUTLOOK

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg lettuce market remains near the bottom and is a good value for next week. Overall quality has been good this past week.

Leaf: 

The romaine market is steady for next week. Romaine hearts are also steady for next week. Green and Red leaf markets are mostly steady. Quality has been good on all leaf item.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market remains strong for next week with light availability. Overall, Quality has been looking very good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is very strong for next week. Product is very short. Expect pro-rates on both commodity and processed cauliflower items. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady to slightly higher for next week. Supplies are generally light. We have good quality Mexican carrots in house.

Celery:

The Celery market remains very strong in California and costs remain extremely high for next week. We are seeing good quality, but availability is poor. We are being heavily prorated.

Processed celery will run short.

Strawberries: 

The market is steady to slightly lower with better supplies in California. Quality has been fair to good.

Potatoes:

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.

Onions:

The Western onion market is steady on yellows and reds. Storage product is just about finished and new crop is light in supply. Quality on onions has been good to very good.

Citrus

The California lemon market is strong across all sizes, but especially on small sizes. Quality has been good overall. We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and that market is steady to slightly stronger. The Lime market has declined slightly, but remains strong overall for next week with generally light supplies.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

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

Peppers:

The green pepper market remains on the high side for next week. Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is a few dollars higher especially on bigger fruit with overall light supplies in Florida. Mexico also crossing light volume. Quality has been good overall. Grape tomatoes and cherries are up a few dollars. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is steady to slightly stronger with light supplies crossing from Mexico. Availability in Florida also remains light.

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Watermelon Salsa

Ingredients:

1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest from about 1 lime

1/4 cup fresh lime juice from about 3 limes

1 tablespoon sugar or use honey

Freshly ground pepper

3 cups seeded and finely chopped watermelon

1 cucumber peeled, seeded and diced

1 mango peeled and diced

1-2 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced

1 small red onion finely chopped

8 fresh basil leaves finely chopped (optional: use cilantro)

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Tortilla or pita chips for serving

 

Instructions

Stir together the lime zest, lime juice, sugar (or honey); lightly salt and pepper.

Add the watermelon, cucumber, mango, jalapeno, onion and basil (or cilantro) and toss gently.

Chill the salsa until ready to serve.

Add the garlic salt just before serving. Serve with pita chips or corn chips, or serve on top of steak, chicken, pork, or fish.