Primo

September 1 – September 7, 2019

MARKET OUTLOOK

Lettuce: 

Supply is a little better and the market is easing. Quality has been very nice.

Leaf: 

Romaine/Romaine Hearts remain firm with a strong market.  Green leaf markets are about steady.  Red leaf remains a good value. Quality has been very nice on all leaf items.

Broccoli:

The commodity broccoli market is up for next week with light supplies in California. Broccoli available from Canada and Maine as well. Overall, quality has been looking good.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is steady at the low end for next week. Quality has been good on inbound.

Carrots:

The carrot market is steady on new crop Canada product. Quality has been sharp.

Celery:

The Celery costs are steady for next week. We are seeing Michigan and Canada product as well. We are seeing good quality on inbound.

Strawberries: 

The market is slightly higher again on California fruit. Quality has been fair/good.

Potatoes:

The market on Idaho potatoes seems to be leveling off and is generally strong across all sizes.  Quality has been fair to very good on inbound.

Onions:

The Western onion market is starting to decline on new area yellows and is leveling off on reds. Quality on onions has been good to very good overall.

Citrus

The California lemon market is strong across all sizes, but especially on small sizes. Quality has been good overall. There is also some Chilean fruit available. We are seeing fair to good quality over all on Valencia oranges and that market is stronger with schools starting up. The Lime market is much stronger for next week with very light crossings from Mexico.  We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The market is up slightly for next week with cucumbers available in many areas. We are seeing product from New Jersey and Michigan and New York and Canada as well. Quality has been fair to good on recent arrivals.

Peppers:

The green pepper market is steady at the lower end. New Jersey has good volume with other areas in good supply as well.  Quality has been fair to good.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is strong with supplies in California very tight, especially on small fruit. Supplies are very light on the East coast out of VA/MD.  Quality has been fair to good overall. Grape tomatoes are steady with product availability light overall. Cherries are steady/ strong heading into next week. Both are showing good quality. The Roma market is lower with good supplies crossing from Mexico and good supplies in California as well.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Mozzarella & Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Place tomato slices on a parchment lined baking sheet
  • Top each tomato with a layer or parmesan and then a layer or mozzarella
  • Sprinkle the chopped basil on top of each tomato
  • Drizzle lightly with olive oil
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly