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November 5- November 11, 2017

Market Outlook  



The lettuce has evened out and is trading just a few dollars off the bottom. Huron has started and should go for another 2-3 weeks before we move on to Yuma. Quality has been good on inbound.


Romaine is adjusting down and Romaine hearts remain on the stronger side. Quality has been mostly good on all Romaine items this week. Green leaf and Red leaf are about steady. Quality has been good on leaf overall.


The commodity broccoli market is stronger out of California for next week. Supply is improving on florets. Quality has been good on inbound.


The cauliflower market has turned around and is much stronger.  Quality has been good on inbound.


The carrot market has not changed for next week, and is a good value. We are sourcing great quality product out of Canada.


The celery market is stronger again with good quality out of California. The Salinas season is about done and Oxnard is off to a slow start. Thanksgiving pull is fast approaching. The season on Canadian celery has finished.


Market is stronger with limited supplies of good quality fruit. Overall, quality is only fair to good. We are seeing some minor bruising and an occasional soft berry.


The Idaho market has moved up again for next week. Quality has been very nice.


The Western onion market has gotten stronger for next week on all sizes. Quality has been very good.


The California lemon market is steady  with more areas producing and better supplies coming on. We are seeing good quality overall. We also have some good quality Mexican product in stock. The Mexican supply is tightening as that deal winds to  a close. We have our first California navels in stock with availability improving.  We should be in good shape on supply next week. The Lime market remains steady for next week. Overall, we are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.


The cucumber market is much stronger this week. Product is expected to be in short supply for the next week or two.


The green pepper market will also be very active moving into next week. Quality has been good. We are still struggling to source medium size peppers..


The round tomato is much stronger, with very light supplies on both the East and West coasts. California will finish shipping this week and we expect a much stronger market in coming weeks. We are seeing mostly good quality. The grape tomato market is much stronger with good quality. Cherry tomatoes are steady, but strong and showing good quality. The Roma market is strong out of Mexico. Demand is high and quality remains good.


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.