Primo

May 26 – June 1, 2019

MARKET OUTLOOK

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg lettuce market is up slightly, but remains a good value for next week. Overall quality has been very nice on inbound this past week.

Leaf: 

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

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is lower by a few dollars but remains on the strong side overall for next week with fair availability. Overall, Quality has been looking very good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is lower for next week. Product remains a little tight. Expect pro-rates on processed cauliflower items. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady 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 much higher with very light supplies on quality fruit in California. Several days of rain has really hampered available supplies. Quality will likely suffer for a few weeks.

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 stronger on yellows and reds. 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 especially on small fruit. The Lime market has declined for next week with crossings from Mexico improving.  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, Georgia and Mexico product. Quality has ranged from fair to very good.

Peppers:

The green pepper market remains on the high side for next week. We hope to see some relief with Georgia starting production. Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is slightly lower with overall light supplies in Florida. Mexico also crossing light volume. Quality has been good overall. Grape tomatoes and cherries are steady from last week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is steady with light supplies crossing from Mexico. Availability in Florida also remains light.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Summer Corn Salad

Ingredients:

5 ears corn, boiled or grilled

1 tomato, seeded and diced

1 red onion, chopped

1 green bell bell pepper, diced

1 lime, juiced

3 tablespoons olive oil

Fresh cilantro, to taste

Salt

Pepper

Instructions

Remove kernels with paring knife and place in large bowl.

Add tomato, onion, and green pepper.

Toss to combine.

Add lime juice and olive oil.

Snip in cilantro and season with salt and pepper.

Serve.