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November 1- November 7, 2015

Market Outlook


Supplies on Iceberg continue to decline with the market moving higher again. Quality is only fair to good and case weights are on the lighter side.


Romaine and leaf are a few dollars higher with supplies light. We have seen occasional tip and fringe burn on inbound.


The broccoli market is mostly steady. Quality has been good on inbound.


The cauliflower market is steady to higher depending on shipper. Quality has been good to very good.


The Eastern loose carrot market has remained steady for next week with no changes. Quality has remained very good.


The celery market is higher with very good quality out of California. We expect this trend to continue through the Thanksgiving Holiday.


The berry market will be higher for next week. Overall, quality has been good, but shippers are advising that quality will likely decline moving towards the end of the California season. We will be transitioning from Salinas/ Watsonville area to the Central coast of California. Customers should be advised to expect to see some minor quality defects.


Idaho potato market has stayed quiet for next week but we do anticipate market to get active again over the next week or two with the holiday pull coming.


The red and yellow onion market has stayed steady once again for next week, with reds starting to climb a bit over the next two weeks.


The California lemon market is declining with availability improving with the Southern district starting. We have Mexican product in stock and the quality is very good. The Valencia orange deal is about done. New crop navel orange harvest has started with very light availability. Quality is looking much better on Navels vs. Valencias. Lime market is steady. Quality has been very good.


The market has come off a bit now that Florida has started. Quality has only been fair.


The green pepper market has adjusted down for next week with Florida peppers coming into play as well as Georgia. Sizing has been much better.


The round tomato market is steady to lower as Florida starts in a small way. Availability on both the East and West coasts is only fair. Cherry tomatoes are in very short supply. Grapes are steady, but strong. Romas are steady to lower with Mexican product coming to market. Quality has been good on inbound.



Recipe of the Week

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli


5 Cups broccoli florets

3 tablespoons olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Juice of 1 lemon


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.

Place broccoli florets in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.

Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until tender.

Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and lemon juice.