Tag Archives: Produce

Trends: Purple Power & Street-Food Inspired Dishes

Purple Power As vegetable-centered meals continue to gain popularity, chefs are focusing on unique produce, particularly purple vegetables. Purple is the new green as a wide variety of purple produce provides diners with nutrients and antioxidants as well as bright and tasty options. Prepare oven-roasted slices of purple eggplant and serve over white beans with a lemon caper sauce. Offer ...

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Why Incorporate More Seafood and Produce?

Innovative produce and seafood pairings can bring texture and creativity to your dishes and in turn build your brand and reputation. In addition to unlimited opportunities for flavor, pairing seafood and vegetables can lower food costs and make your menu more manageable through cross-utilization. Produce is versatile, accessible, and affordable, making it an ideal ingredient to differentiate your seafood dishes ...

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Onion Production Resumes in Idaho and Oregon

February 2, 2017 Many growers in the Idaho/Oregon region have resumed onion production and shipments after being affected by record snow storms several weeks ago. Roughly 20% of the sheds in Idaho/Oregon still remain unable to produce. The Northwest season in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington is forecast to run through late April/early May. Limited quantities of Mexican onions have begun ...

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Desert Growing Region Prices on the Move

January 30, 2017 Prices for some Arizona/California commodity items are climbing due to cold weather conditions and poor quality. High yields and weak demand have pushed harvesting ahead of schedule throughout the desert growing season, creating potential shortages moving forward. Cold weather and quality problems are decreasing existing yields and increasing markets. Broccoli Due to high levels of mildew and ...

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Lime Prices Rising

January 30, 2017 Lime prices will rise over the next week due to strong demand and reduced shipments from Mexico. Crossings into South Texas have declined approximately 25% over the past week. Rain and high winds are forecast in the main lime growing region of Veracruz, Mexico over the next five days, reducing harvesting hours and slowing production. Markon First ...

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Rain Continues to Cause Issues for California Strawberries

January 26, 2017 Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are not available; Markon Best Available (MBA) and packer label are being substituted. Oxnard, California received 4.5” to 5.0” of rain this past weekend. West Coast availability is extremely limited. Growers are culling rain-damaged fruit; low temperatures are slowing ripening time. More rain is forecast for the Oxnard region Friday, February 3; ...

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Light Ice in the Desert Growing Region

January 24, 2017 Light lettuce ice has been reported in most Arizona/California growing areas this morning. These conditions are forecast to continue through Friday, January 27. Green Leaf/Romaine Green leaf and romaine prices remain low; stocks are ample Because recent weather conditions have been overcast, wet, and windy, mildew pressure remains prevalent Cold mornings and lettuce ice will be concerns ...

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