Primo

September 27- October 3, 2015

Market Outlook

Lettuce:

The Iceberg market remains strong at elevated levels. We are in a demand far exceeds supply situation. Quality has been fair to good on inbound, and case weights are on the lighter side.

Leaf:

Romaine and leaf are steady. We have seen occasional tip and fringe burn on inbound.

Broccoli:

The broccoli market is steady at higher levels with the crown market very strong and short.

Cauliflower:

The cauliflower market is lower. Quality has been good to very good.

Carrots:

The Eastern loose carrot market has increased a few dollars with good availability from Canada. Quality has remained very nice with good sizing.

Celery:

The celery market is steady out of California, and higher out of Canada. Canada has just a few weeks remaining in their season. Quality has been very good.

Strawberries:

The berry market will be steady for next week. Quality is only fair to good. Customers should be advised to expect to see some bruising on arrival.

Potatoes:

Idaho potato market has come down on a bit more for next week on the larger sizes, with #2’s and smaller market still very tight. Deals right now are on the bigger potatoes.

Onions:

The yellow onion market has remained steady for next week. The red market has moved up, and is expected to remain trending upward.

Citrus:

The California lemon market is strong, with poor availability on anything other than standard grade small lemons. We have Chilean product in stock and the quality is very good. The orange market is very strong with small oranges coming up very short. Quality has been fair only on choice product and good on Fancy grade. Lime market is steady. Quality has been very good.

Cucumbers:

The market has gone up on both supers and selects for next week with New Jersey and other northern growing areas slowing and Georgia just starting. Quality has only been fair to start the new Georgia crop.

Peppers:

The green pepper market has come up a bit with New Jersey winding down. We will see Georgia come into play over the next couple of weeks.

Tomatoes:

The round tomato market is steady, with only fair availability on both the East and West coasts. Cherry tomatoes are in very short supply. Grapes are steady and romas are up slightly. Quality has been good on inbound.

 

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!