Primo

February 10 – 16, 2013

Primo’s Outlook

 Lettuce: 
Market is steady with better supplies.
Leaf: 
Romaine market has eased, but still trading at elevated levels. Green and red leafs are lower. Seeing blister and peel on a lot of romaine.
Broccoli:
Broccoli market has leveled off and is turning up as shippers have worked through their over supply situation. Quality has been good overall.
Cauliflower:
Cauliflower market is steady. Quality has been very good.
Carrots:
Market has remained steady out of Georgia with good quality.
Celery:
Celery market is very strong. Quality has been very good. 
Strawberries: 
Florida berry quality is only fair and price is up for this week and next.
Potatoes:
Idaho market has remained steady for the most part with good quality.
Onions:
Onion market has come off a bit with good quality but we are still in a tight market for the remainder of the season.
Citrus:
Market is steady on navels and lemons. Quality has been good on lemons and very good to excellent on oranges.
Cucumbers:
Market on cucumbers is softer than last week with good quality.
Peppers:
Market is up slightly, ok volume and very good quality.
Tomatoes:
Tomato market is up slightly on rounds. Grapes, cherries, and romas are steady.

Feature of the Week

Looking for a way to spice up your plates but not in a costly way? Try Microgreens! What are Microgreens? They are tiny, tiny vegetables and herbs, no more than 8 to 14 days old, which have just developed their cotyledon (first leaves). They are far tinier than “baby greens.”

Microgreens are very tender and O what flavor they have! Intense and delicate, visually captivating, and sublime to eat; they are a gourmet experience. Yet, they are highly nutritious with scarcely a calorie. The assorted mix includes a variety of Microgreens available from that day’s harvest.  Some varieties may include: micro basil, micro bulls blood, micro arugula, micro cilantro, micro red beet tops, and more!

Use them as a garnish, or to spice up salads and sandwiches. Only a pinch is needed!

Recipe of the Week

Bruschetta Appetizer
toasted ciabatta
ricotta cheese
sautéed crimini mushrooms
fire-roasted red peppers
assorted micro greens
salt & pepper