Primo

May 5- May 11, 2019

Market Outlook 

Lettuce: 

The Iceberg lettuce market is trading near the bottom and will be a good value for next week. Overall quality has been good this past week. We have transitioned to Huron and Salinas CA.

Leaf: 

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

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market has rebounded and is much stronger for next week. 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 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 winding down 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 for next week. We are seeing Florida, Honduras and Mexico product Quality has ranged from fair to very good.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has rebounded and is moving higher. Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is a few dollars higher 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 with light supplies crossing from Mexico. Availability in Florida also remains light.

 

  

Recipe of the Week

Avocado Fries

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.