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Primo’s Outlook (10/15/12 – 10/20/12)

Market Report

Lettuce: 
Market is steady with good quality.
Leaf: 
Romaine and leaf markets steady. Overall quality has been very good.
Broccoli:
Market is steady.  Quality has been very good. 
Cauliflower:
Little change to market pricing, quality has been good.
Carrots:
Market has remained steady out of Canada and now Georgia is in full swing.
Celery:
Celery market is steady to down this week with good quality.
Strawberries: 
Cost is steady, quality is expected to improve with arrivals over this week.  
Potatoes:
Idaho market has stayed steady this week now with burbanks starting.
Onions:
Idaho crop is steady on price and quality.
Citrus:
Market remains very strong on oranges. 113, 138’s are very tight and are expected to remain scarce until new crop navels begin in late October/Early November. Overall, quality has been good. Lemon market is little changed with good arrivals from Mexico.
Cucumbers:
Georgia is in full swing now. Market is steady
Peppers:
Market is steady, with Jersey winding down and Georgia in full swing
Tomatoes:
Tomato market is steady to up on rounds and grapes. Cherry tomatoes are scarce and the market is up. Romas are also stronger. Quality has been good.

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Primo’s Pick of the Week!

 Did you know that pumpkin seeds have long been valued as a source of the mineral zinc? If you want to maximize the amount of zinc that you will be getting from your pumpkin seeds, we recommend that you consider purchasing them in unshelled form.  

Pumpkin seeds are also a very good source of bone-building phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese. They are also a good source of other minerals including immune-supportive copper and energy-producing iron. In addition, pumpkin seeds are a good source of muscle-building protein.

Recipe of the Week:

 Recipe Tips:
Add pumpkin seeds to healthy sautéed vegetables.
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top of mixed green salads.
Grind pumpkin seeds with fresh garlic, parsley and cilantro leaves. Mix with olive oil and lemon juice for a tasty salad dressing.
Add chopped pumpkin seeds to your favorite hot or cold cereal.
Add pumpkin seeds to your oatmeal raisin cookie or granola recipe.
Next time you make burgers, whether it be from vegetables, turkey or beef, add some ground pumpkin seeds.

Fun Facts of the Week

If every seed in a pumpkin grew into a plant which produced one pumpkin and each of the seeds produced a plant which did the same, how many seeds would be produced?