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September 3- September 9, 2017

Market Outlook 


The lettuce market has declined slightly for next week. Very warm temperatures are bringing fields forward. Quality remains very good, although we will have to watch closely in coming weeks for effects from the heat.


Romaine is up a few dollars as shippers are running into lower yields. Romaine hearts are about steady. Quality has been good on all Romaine items.  Both Green leaf and Red leaf are mostly steady and quality has been good overall.


The Broccoli market remains steady in the West with regional deals helping to keep costs down.  Quality has been very good on inbound.


The cauliflower market is steady and a good value. Quality has been good on inbound.


The carrot market is steady, but should adjust down in coming weeks with Canada coming on.


The celery market is steady with good quality out of California. Also have Michigan and Canada product to offer.


Market is steady with limited supplies of good quality fruit. Overall, quality only fair to good. We are seeing some minor bruising and an occasional soft berry.


The Idaho market has remained steady for next week. Sizing and quality have been very good on new crop.


The onion market has shown a little strength moving into next week. Quality and sizing have been very good.


The California lemon market is steady. We are seeing good quality overall. We have Chilean lemons to offer that are really sharp.  Oranges remain high with limited availability, especially on small fruit 113/138. Quality has been fair to good. The Lime market remains elevated for next week as the growing region in Mexico recovers from recent rain. Overall, we are seeing good quality on inbound.


The cucumber market has started to show a little strength for next week with rain and cooler temperatures affecting availability in most growing regions.


The green pepper market is steady for the near term, but will likely move up with the cooler temperatures and rain expected.


The round tomato market is steady to stronger with light availability on both the East and West coasts and Mexico. Virginia is currently gapping. We are seeing mostly good quality. The grape tomato market is much stronger with great demand and light availability. Cherry tomatoes are steady to a little stronger and showing good quality. The Roma market remains strong with very limited supplies from Mexico and California. Demand is high and quality remains good.



Recipe of the Week

Mushroom-and-Microgreen Omelet


1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided

1 1/2 ounces white mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

3/4 cup microgreens

3 large eggs


Heat half the butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms, undisturbed, until they begin to release their liquid, about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, and stir. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes more. Transfer mushrooms to a small bowl; stir in microgreens.

Whisk eggs in a medium bowl until well combined; season with salt and pepper. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels. Melt remaining butter over medium heat, swirling to coat bottom of pan. Pour eggs into skillet, and cook, undisturbed, until edges are set slightly. With a heatproof flexible spatula, push eggs from edge toward center, tilting pan to let uncooked eggs run underneath, until omelet is just set, 1 to 2 minutes. Place mushroom filling on 1 side of omelet. Using spatula, gently fold other side of omelet over filling. Serve immediately