Primo

May 13- May 19, 2018

Market Outlook  

Lettuce: 

The lettuce market is active and costs are steady to up slightly from last week. Salinas quality has been mostly good on inbound.

Leaf: 

Romaine and romaine heart market is lower. Demand is soft. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items. Green leaf remains high and very short. Red leaf is steady and high and availability is light. Quality has been good on leaf overall.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is much stronger for next week as shippers are short on supply. Quality has been looking good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is much higher with very light supplies in Salinas. Shippers are pro-rating orders. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady for next week. Nice product from Mexico in stock and looking sharp.

Celery:

Celery costs are steady to up just slightly on Western product. We are seeing good quality. Florida celery season has finished.

Strawberries: 

Market is steady with better supplies coming on in California. Quality has been fair to good on our inbounds.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes is pretty steady from last week and strong overall. Freight rates are about steady. Quality remains good.

Onions:

The Western onion market remains steady overall and will be moving up with storage crop about done and new crop underway.

Quality on onions has been good to very good.

Citrus

The California lemon market is steady and high for next week and quality has been very nice.  We are seeing good quality over all on navel oranges and the market remains active with supplies very short especially on small fruit.  The Lime market is about steady for next week. Freight remains on the higher side. Overall, we are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market is steady for next week.  We are seeing mostly good quality on Florida product.

Peppers:

The green pepper market is much higher with very light supplies in Florida.  Quality has been good overall.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is moving higher with the over- supply market behind us. freight rates are very high driving costs up. We are seeing good quality. The grape tomato market is a few dollars higher as well and showing good quality. Cherry tomatoes are just slightly higher and showing good quality. The Roma market is a little higher with good availability in both Florida and Mexico.

Recipe of the Week

 

Ingredients

Canola oil for frying

1/4 cup flour

About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

2 large eggs, beaten to blend

1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 200°. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 in. oil until it registers 375° on a deep-fry thermometer.
  2. Meanwhile, mix flour with 1/4 tsp. salt in a shallow plate. Put eggs and panko in separate shallow plates. Dip avocado in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, then panko to coat. Set on 2 plates in a single layer.
  3. Fry a quarter of avocado slices at a time until deep golden, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer slices to a plate lined with paper towels. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining avocados. Sprinkle with salt to taste.