May 9th – May 15th 2021
Lettuce markets are steady. Quality is good with minimal reports of misshapen heads, pinking, and discoloration.
The Leaf markets are steady. Occasional fringe/tip burn are being reported. Overall quality is good.
Broccoli markets are steady. Quality is good.
Cauliflower markets is still very tight due to slow growth. Supplies should start improving as we head into the weekend. Value-added products still have AOG triggers.
Carrot markets for Cello and Loose are steady. Snack carrots are beginning to tighten up again. Expect prorates to come soon. Quality is good.
Celery market continues to be steady. Quality is good.
Strawberries is steady with the Mother’s Day spike in demand past us, supplies are in better shape. Pricing will be lower on the following weeks inbound. Quality is good.
Potato market is up, freight has been contributing to rise in price. we are into the Burbank’s and quality looks good.
Onion market remains steady due to freight. Seeing some quality issues in the both the red and yellow onions.
Orange markets are up on 88ct and smaller. Lemon markets are steady on Choice fruit, but Fancy grade on the larger sizes are active. The lime market is going to see some relief especially on larger fruit. Quality has been good.
Cucumber market is should see some relief as new fields open up. Quality has been good.
Green pepper markets are elevated but we should see some relief next week with freight decreasing. Quality has been good.
Market pricing is slightly higher in most markets, with stronger demand and lighter production, expected to continue for the next month. In the West, Nogales’ season is finishing and California will begin harvesting in June. In the East, Florida has transitioned to the Palmetto Ruskin crop, followed by more northward transition in June. Quality is good.
Ingredients •1/2 seedless watermelon •1 large mango, diced •1/2 red onion, diced •1 jalapeño, seeded and diced •2 limes, zested and juiced •1 Pinch salt •1/4 cup cilantro, chopped •1 bag Tortilla chips
Instructions •Slice one seedless watermelon in half lengthwise. Trim a little off of the rounded edge of the watermelon, so it sits up like a bowl without rolling around. Use a spoon to scoop out the watermelon flesh of one half—being careful not to scoop all the way through the trimmed bottom—forming a bowl with the watermelon rind. Dice the watermelon flesh into bite-sized pieces. •Pour the diced watermelon, mango, onion, jalapeño, lime juice, lime zest, salt and cilantro into a large mixing bowl, tossing to combine. •Spoon the salsa into the watermelon bowl. The salsa tastes better as the flavors sit. If you can, refrigerate this for 20-30 minutes before serving. •Serve with tortilla chips.