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Seafood Spotlight / Fresh Redfish

By | Chef's Feed, Item of the Day, Seafood, What Chefs Want

Copper Shoals Red Drum / Red Fish

Copper Shoals Red Drum® are bred and hatched on two family owned and operated inland farms in Texas. The fingerlings mature in ponds filled with saltwater sourced from a Matagorda Bay system and saline aquifers. The red drum are fed a high-quality, high-protein diet composed of grains, vitamins, minerals, and fish protein from well-managed fisheries. Copper Shoals Red Drum® is raised free of hormones, antibiotics, and pollutants.

Redfish or Red Drum offers a mild, sweet flavor with a medium-firm texture. Try preparing the Redfish blackened or with other traditional Cajun spices.


Item 48074 – Whole (4-6 lb average)

Item 48072 – Skin-on Fillet by the pound

*Not available in all regions

Our Latest Produce Market Report: September 9, 2022

By | Chef's Feed, Produce, Produce Market Report, Products, What Chefs Want

Produce Market Report for September 9, 2022

Market Alert: Lettuces & Red Bell Peppers

Right now California is experiencing humidity and fog combined with high heat during the day. This paired with the concerning soil conditions is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers. This is affecting icebergromaineromaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern. We anticipate this will impact the processed (chopped/shredded) lettuces first, then the whole heads. 

We are seeing some of the lowest harvest numbers on red bell peppers in nearly a decade. There are fewer producers in action this year leading to a very limited yield. We are hoping to see more growers producing in the next few weeks, but no relief expected until then. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Remains very high

Broccoli: Up $5

Corn: Up slightly

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Potatoes: Remain very high

Red Bell Peppers: Prices elevated, supplies tight

Romaine: Remain high

Romaine Hearts: Remain high

Caution:

Green Onions: Prices trending upward

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Elevated

Oranges: Prices up

Steady Items:

Apples, Bananas, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Limes, Melons, Onions, Shallots, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Down $2

Cucumber: Down $2

More Market News

Idaho is starting to catch up, but potatoes remain in a concerning state. All sizes and grades were impacted by the gap in the growing season. We are seeing the smaller sizes available, but supplies are still tight on the larger sizes as growers are letting the crop mature. The market will continue improve in the upcoming weeks. 

Strawberries remain challenging. The soil and weather conditions in California have greatly impacted the harvest numbers and quality. 

Green onion supplies remain extremely tight and prices extremely elevated. Larger sizes of asparagus continue to be limited. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Lemons continue to be a mixed market, not all sizes are in abundance. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets! Pears are in good supply and very tasty as well. 

Squash season is upon us! Be on the look out for winter squash varieties like acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. 

Our Latest Produce Market Report: September 2, 2022

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Produce Market Report for September 2, 2022

Right now California is experiencing humidity and fog combined with high heat during the day. This paired with the concerning soil conditions is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers. This is affecting icebergromaineromaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern. We anticipate this will impact the processed (chopped/shredded) lettuces first, then the whole heads. 

We are seeing some of the lowest harvest numbers on red bell peppers in nearly a decade. There are fewer producers in action this year leading to a very limited yield. We are hoping to see more growers producing in the next few weeks, but no relief expected until then. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Remains very high

Cucumber: Up $2

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Limes: Up again,  $4

Potatoes: Remain very high

Red Bell Peppers: Prices elevated, supplies tight

Romaine: Remain high

Romaine Hearts: Remain high

Caution:

Green Onions: Prices trending upward

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Elevated

Oranges: Prices up

Steady Items:

Apples, Bananas, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Melons, Onions, Shallots, Squash, Tomatoes

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Down $2

Strawberries: Down $4

More Market News

Idaho is starting to catch up, but potatoes remain in a concerning state. All sizes and grades were impacted by the gap in the growing season. Supplies are still limited though and prices elevated. The market will continue improve in the upcoming weeks. 

Strawberries remain challenging. The soil and weather conditions in California have greatly impacted the harvest numbers and quality. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Lemons continue to be a mixed market, not all sizes are in abundance. 

Cilantro and Parsley numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. Cilantro continue to trend upward. Green Onions are elevated as well. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets! 

Squash season is upon us! Be on the look out for winter squash varieties like acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. 

Our Latest Produce Market Report: August 26, 2022

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Produce Market Report for August 26, 2022

The issues from the previous report continue. Right now California is experiencing humidity and fog combined with high heat during the day. This paired with the concerning soil conditions is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers. This is affecting icebergromaine, romaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern. We anticipate this will impact the processed (chopped/shredded) lettuces first, then the whole heads.

These conditions are also impacting the strawberry market. Harvest and availability are down. Quality concerns and elevated prices here too. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Remains very high

Broccoli: Up $5

Cucumber: Up $2

Lemons: Up $2

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Limes: Up $4

Potatoes: Remain very high

Romaine: Extremely elevated

Romaine Hearts: Up $10

Squash: Up $2

Strawberries: Up significantly, some quality issues

Tomatoes: Up $5

Caution:

Apples (Gala & Golden Delicious): Prices increasing

Green Onions: Prices up 

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Prices up 

Oranges: Prices up 

Red Bell Peppers: Prices remain high

Steady Items:

Avocados, Bananas, Brussel’s Sprouts, Cauliflower, Corn, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Shallots

Prices coming down:

Celery: Down $3

More Market News

Idaho potatoes, as well as other potato varieties, have been one of the biggest produce concerns lately. All sizes and grades were impacted by the gap in the growing season. Thankfully, some growers are producing and the market is starting to steady. Supplies are still limited though and prices elevated. The market will continue improve in the upcoming weeks. 

The colored pepper market continues to be tight. Hoping for a better yield in September. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Lemons continue to be a mixed market, not all sizes are in abundance. 

Cilantro and Parsley numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. Cilantro continue to trend upward. Green Onions are elevated as well. 

Corn numbers are starting to improve and prices are trending downward. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets! 

Item of the Day:  Mini Lotus Buns

By | Appetizers, Asian, Asian Cuisine, Catering, Chef's Feed, Hors d'oeuvre, Item of the Day, What Chefs Want

Mini Bao/Lotus Buns

Being a chef is hard. Let us help – these pre-made lotus buns are a delicious time saver.

These Asian-inspired miniature steamed bun are perfect for sweet or savory applications.

Fill with spicy chicken, pork belly – endless possibilities. Don’t forget the pickled carrots and mooli!



Vegan, contains wheat and soy.

0.8 oz per piece.

Kabob Brand / MFG Code: K0909

Great item for parties and catering!


Item 90664 – 192 Ct Case 

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Item of the Day:  Salmon Sashimi

By | Appetizers, Catering, Chef's Feed, Hors d'oeuvre, Item of the Day, Japanese, Seafood, What Chefs Want

Salmon Sashimi Kits

 The origins of Sashimi are shrouded in mystery but the art has been passed down for centuries. Now, with Wixter’s Salmon Sashimi Kit, you can join in this rich culinary tradition. With expertly sliced Norwegian Salmon (known as Sake in Japan), umami-packed soy sauce, and spicy wasabi, we’ve assembled the three ingredients that make up this simple but elegant dish. You can garnish it to your own tastes and delight guests at your next dinner party or begin your at home feast with the perfect bite.

Three individually-sealed, 4 ounce portions of sliced frozen Norwegian Salmon Sashimi, plus three packets of soy sauce and wasabi for a whole meal solution.

Great for retail or a ready-to-go item for parties and catering!


Item 26406 – 20x12oz Packs (15lb Case)

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: August 19, 2022

By | Chef's Feed, Produce, Produce Market Report, Products, What Chefs Want

Produce Market Report for August 19, 2022

Right now California is experiencing humidity and fog combined with high heat during the day. This paired with the concerning soil conditions is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers. This is affecting icebergromaine, romaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern.

These conditions are also impacting the strawberry market. Harvest and availability are down. Quality concerns and elevated prices here too. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Remains very high

Cucumber: Up $2

Green Bell Peppers: Up significantly

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Limes: Up again – $3

Potatoes: Remain very high

Romaine: Extremely elevated

Romaine Hearts: Up $10

Squash: Up $7 

Strawberries: Up significantly, some quality issues

Tomatoes: Up $5

Caution:

Apples (Gala & Golden Delicious): Prices increasing

Green Onions: Prices up 

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Prices up 

Oranges: Prices up 

Red Bell Peppers: Prices remain high

Steady Items:

 Bananas, Broccoli, Brussel’s Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Shallots

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Continuing downward trend 

Corn: Down $2

More Market News

Idaho potatoes, as well as other potato varieties, are one of the biggest produce concerns at this time due to the gap in growing seasons. This is impacting all sizes and grades. While demand exceeds supply and quality is a concern – we will all need to be flexible and open to alternatives. 

The tight colored pepper market continues and is projected to get worse before it gets better. Hoping for a better yield in September. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Limes are in shorter supply and prices are increasing.

Watermelon prices are elevated and supplies tight due to heavy rains in the current growing regions. 

Cilantro and Parsley numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. Cilantro continue to trend upward. Green Onions are elevated as well. 

Corn numbers are starting to improve and prices are trending downward. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets! 

Seafood Spotlight – Yellowtail / Hamachi

By | Chef's Feed, Item of the Day, Seafood, What Chefs Want

Hamachi / Yellowtail

Hamachi is very versatile. Though mostly served raw, thinly sliced for sashimi, it is also delicious lightly seared. Or try it simply seasoned with salt and grilled – the salt and high heat bring out the sweet, delicate flavor. 

Yellowtail fillets can have a dark muscle line along the edge. Cooked meat is pink or white and firm with a sweet, mild flavor. The high oil content gives the flesh a buttery texture.


Item 48160 – Whole by the pound 

Item 48159 – Fillet by the pound

*Not available in all regions

Item of the Day:  Ghyslain Macarons

By | Catering, Charcuterie, Chef's Feed, Desserts, Gourmet, Hors d'oeuvre, Item of the Day, What Chefs Want

Ghyslain Macarons

 

Perfect for the upcoming catering season!

These carefully made, hand-crafted macarons provide a welcome splash of color before they melt in your mouth. Each flavored macaron is filled with a delectable ganache. Flavors include chocolate coffee, fleur de sel bourbon, orange praline, passionfruit coconut, pistachio strawberry and raspberry chocolate. Gluten-free. 


Item 95796 – 150 Ct Case

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: August 12, 2022

By | Chef's Feed, Produce, Produce Market Report, Products, What Chefs Want

Produce Market Report for August 12, 2022

The potato market continues to be extremely tight. The heat and drought during the 2021 growing season led to farmers finishing up several weeks early. Additionally, cool and wet temps during the beginning of planting the 2022 crop has led to delays with harvesting the 2022-23 crop. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern.

Supplies continue to be tight on the larger sizes of asparagus due to various weather conditions in growing regions. Quality is low and prices are high. Be open to subbing sizes during this time. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Up significantly! Extreme market!

Cucumber: Up $2

Green Bell Peppers: Up significantly

Limes: Up $10 (for big boxes)

Potatoes: Remain very high & quality is challenging

Romaine Hearts: Up $3 

Strawberries: Up significantly, some quality issues

Caution:

Apples (Gala & Golden Delicious): Prices increasing

Green Onions: Prices up 

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Prices up 

Oranges: Prices up 

Red Bell Peppers: Prices remain high

Steady Items:

Bananas, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Romaine, Shallots, Squash, Tomatoes 

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Continuing downward trend

Brussels Sprouts: Harvest numbers up, steadying 

Corn: Down $4

More Market News

As mentioned above; Idaho potatoes, as well as other potato varieties, are one of the biggest produce concerns at this time due to the gap in growing seasons. This is impacting all sizes and grades. While demand exceeds supply and quality is a concern – we will all need to be flexible and open to alternatives. 

Strawberry prices are extremely elevated and quality is a concern. Harvest numbers are low due to various conditions – soil disease, weather, labor shortages. Orders are being shorted and supply is weak. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Limes are in shorter supply and prices are increasing.

Watermelon prices are elevated and supplies tight due to heavy rains in the current growing regions. 

Romaine Heart supplies are improving but due to weather and soil conditions there are still some concerns with quality. Cilantro and Parsley numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. 

Corn numbers are starting to improve and prices are trending downward. 

Our local (East of the Mississippi) produce is a varied but steady market. Squash, zucchini, eggplant, greens, cabbage are all steady. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets!