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Market Report April 5, 2019

By | Produce, What Chefs Want

Tomatoes: Up slightly

 

Potatoes: Large size Idahoes are up a bit.   Red potatoes: Going up with fresh crop Florida starting.  Good quality 

Lettuces: Iceberg down.  Others steady.  Quality is improving with new crop Salinas being harvested. 

 

Cauliflower: Up some.  

 

Broccoli: Steady

 

Grapes: Steady

 

Strawberries: Stabilizing.  Better quality expected

 

Melons: Steady

 

Lemons: up $2

 

Squash: Steady

 

Peppers: Steady

 

Onions: Very active.  Up $6-$7

 

Celery: Remains very high.  Super tight supplies!  

 

Apples: Steady

 

Cucumbers: Steady

 

Limes: Down some

 

Avocados: Up $20.  watch out..>! 

New Produce Available!

By | Local and Specialty, Produce, What Chefs Want

Morels & Ramps are still perhaps 2 weeks out (no firm ETA yet).  Fiddleheads will probably be about the same…there are just a few showing up on the west coast now, but price is crazy.  Green Almonds are incoming now, arriving this week.  Still awaiting word on Spring Vidalias.

 

Kohlrabi – Item 20916

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Grown Mint – Item 40017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caulilini – Item 03643

 

 

 

 English Peas – 20921

 

 

 

Pixie Mandarins – Item 02408

 

 

 

 

 Fava Beans – Item 20721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mixed Cauliflower – Item 20017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maradol Papaya – Item 10985

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Krey’s Korner to see some of the latest produce arrivals!

 

 

 

 

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Market Report March 29, 2019

By | Produce, What Chefs Want

Tomatoes: Down significantly.  Quality improving.

Potatoes: Large size Idahoes are up a bit.

Red potatoes: Going up with fresh crop Florida starting.  Good quality

Lettuces: Iceberg down some.  Others steady.  Quality is mixed.  Some damage will be evident with epidermal peel and blistering.  Outer leaves may show damage.

Cauliflower: Down some.  Still an unstable market

Broccoli: up $2-3

Grapes: Steady

Strawberries: up $10!  Weather related issues.  Florida season is over, putting pressure on California Light supplies

Melons: Steady

Lemons: up $2

Squash: Steady

Peppers: Coming down.

Onions: Very active.  Up $6-$7

Celery: Remains very high.  Super tight supplies!

Apples: Steady

Cucumbers: Down $3-4

Limes: Up $5

Avocados: Up $8-10!

New Produce Available!

By | Local and Specialty, Produce, What Chefs Want

 Kentucky Grown Mint – Item 40017

 

 

 

 

 

Caulilini – Item 03643

 

 

 

 English Peas – 20921

 

 

 

Pixie Mandarins – Item 02408

 

 

 

 Fava Beans – Item 20721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mixed Cauliflower – Item 20017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to see some of the specialty produce in house?

By | Produce

Have you seen Krey’s Corner?

It’s a quick, weekly video showcasing a few of the in-season specialty produce we have available to order now.

This week, citrus is king, but there are a few other items mixed in.  Got a minute?  Check it out!

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Quality Market Alert – Lettuces

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Quality Market Alert

Due to the continued freezing temperatures in growing areas, we are experiencing quality issues such as degrees of blister, epidermal peel and burn in the following lettuce varieties: romaine, iceberg and leaf.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time.

Item of the Day – Blood Oranges

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Blood Oranges

Item 10535 – 18 lb case

Item 10535 – by the lb

This week we are featuring just a few items that would be great on your Valentine’s Day menus.

The blood orange’s rough, orange-colored skin is often blushed red, with flesh color varying between fruit.  Easy to peel and medium-size; they are usually seedless.  Blood oranges are sweet-sour and tend to be slightly less acidic than standard oranges.

Try these Blood Orange and Poppy Polenta Shortbread Cookies for a beautiful dessert.

Here’s a quick video of just a few of the items we are featuring for Valentine’s Day.

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Strawberry Market Alert

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Strawberry Market Alert

Heavy rain in Southern California for the past 3 days has flooded the strawberry fields and is causing major shortages industry wide right before Valentine’s Day.

Florida strawberries are not able to keep up with demand as they are behind in production due to recent cold weather.

Expect strawberries to be in short supply and prices to increase.

We highly recommend looking at alternative fruit options when planning your Valentine’s Day dinners.

Try dipping bananas, Maraschino cherries, grapes, orange segments or peels, raspberries, kiwi, papaya, mango, fresh coconut, dried apricots as a fruit alternative.

Or try dipping something other than fruit like sweet potato chips, bacon (yum!), edamame, chili peppers, mint leaves, cookies, pickles or whatever you feel like trying.  Isn’t everything better dipped in chocolate?

February Produce News

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February Produce News from the Front Line

Berries

  • Heavy rain has caused flooding in the California strawberry fields and there will be major shortages industry wide on strawberries right before Valentine’s Day
  • Florida strawberries are not able to keep up with demand as they are behind in production due to recent cold weather.
  • Expect strawberries to be in short supply and prices to increase.
  • Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries will also be affected by these weather related shortages.
  • We highly recommend looking at alternative fruit options when planning your Valentine’s Day menus.

Tomatoes

  • Winter tomatoes from Florida and Mexico are in full harvest this month.  Currently both areas are producing well which is leading to very fair pricing to the consumer.  Round slicer, romas, cherry and grape tomatoes are great quality and pricing is fair.

Apples

  • Strong demands and storage volumes are keeping the markets stronger than this time last year.  Look for pricing to slowly increase in the coming weeks.
  • The Granny Smith market is very strong and the price will climb about every two weeks.

Navel oranges

  • Navel oranges are still going strong with very good harvest numbers.  Prices are fair and quality is good

 

Lettuces

  • Iceberg, romaine and most leafy type lettuces are in good supply

 

Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Harvest numbers are a little short, but available

 

Florida, Mexico and Imports

  • Squashes, bell peppers, cabbage, greens and cucumbers should all see better harvest numbers over the next week or two as long as the weather stays warm.
  • Import grapes are in and the quality is good, however, the prices are still on the higher side.
  • Import cantaloupes, watermelons and honey dews all have decent harvest numbers, but the crop is leaning toward the smaller sizes.  Larger sized melons will be harder to come by.

Check out our weekly specials

Prime time for Citrus!!!

In stock now:

  • Paige Mandarins
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Kumquats
  • Blood Oranges
  • Cara Cara Oranges
  • Sumo Mandarins
  • Finger Limes

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