Primo

September 25- October 1, 2016

Market Outlook 

Lettuce: 

The lettuce market is about steady from last week. We continue to see good quality on inbound.

Leaf: 

Romaine is about steady along with romaine hearts. Green leaf and red leaf markets are steady. We are seeing mostly good quality on inbound.

Broccoli:

The broccoli market is moving up as more of the regional deals are winding down or finishing. Product is a little short in California. Quality has been good on inbound.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is steady overall. Quality has been very good.

Carrots:

The carrot market is up slightly for next week as product has tightened a bit in Canada. Overall quality has been very nice.

Celery:

The celery market is about steady. We are seeing good quality on inbound. We have both California and Canadian product in stock.

Strawberries: 

Markets are about steady from last week. Quality has been fair to good.

Potatoes:

The Idaho potato market has come off slightly and looks like to have found a happy place.

Onions:

The onion market also looks like it found its home with prices not changing going into next week.

Citrus:

The California lemon market remains very strong, with supplies very short. Sunkist is very short on fancy and choice fruit. Quality on the fruit has been good to very good. We have good quality Mexican fruit available, and that market is up slightly especially on small fruit. California oranges are in pretty good supply on large sizes, but small fruit is tight. Quality on choice fruit is starting to fade as the Valencia season winds down. The Lime market is about steady. We are seeing fair to good quality on inbound.

Cucumbers:

The cucumber market is steady going into next week. New Jersey still going good and Georgia has started as well.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has moved up coming out of New Jersey for next week, Georgia has come on now with very strong pricing to start. 

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is about steady from last week. Very few quality tomatoes available in the East. Grapes and cherries are expected to ease up with shippers starting in Florida and Georgia. The Roma market has adjusted down with better supplies available in California

Recipe of the Week

Baked Apples

Wash and Core 3 to 4 Large Apples

Mix the following in a bowl

1/2 C. Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp Flour

1 tsp. Cinnamon

Fill each Apple with this mixture on the inside, don’t worry it will melt down a lot during the baking process.

Place 1 Tbsp. of Butter on top of each Apple.

Add 1/3 C. of Boiling Water to the bottom of your pan and cover tightly.

Bake at 350 Degrees for 45 minutes.

Serve Warm alone or with Ice Cream!