News That Is As Fresh As Our Produce January 25th, 2013

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1. WEATHER UPDATE
Temperatures have warmed this week and are expected to remain stable with some rain. Fair quality and limited availability is expected.

2. GRAPES

ALERT!

Red and Green Grape supplies are extremely tight as offshore arrivals become lighter.

3. SPRING MIX & SPINACH

ALERT!

The delicate nature of these products has been severely affected by the past freeze.

4. ONIONS

Markets have stabilized but remain strong.

5. LETTUCE

Lettuce markets have softened. Quality is fair with occasional defects such as epidermal peel, light weights and blistering.

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weather update
HONEYDEW & CANTALOUPE 11-14% PINEAPPLE 12-14% Color: Gold
Temperatures have warmed this week and are expected to remain stable with some rain. Fair quality and limited availability is expected. These conditions will remain for the next two weeks.

bean, green
Markets are steady. Quality is fair.

berry–blackberry
Markets are stronger as inclement weather affects supplies.

asparagus
As growing areas experience warmer weather, production has improved. Markets are expected to ease in the next week. Supplies are still tight, especially on White Asparagus.

berry–blueberries
As a result of rain in growing regions, production has slowed down causing light supplies.

berry–raspberry
Good supplies and quality.

avocado hass
Markets are steady. Quality is good.

News That Is As Fresh As Our Produce January 25th, 2013

berry–strawberry
Markets are steady. East and West Coast supplies are good.

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broccoli & cauliflower
have improved as growing areas experience warmer weather. However, supplies remain tight.

The delicate nature of these products has been severely affected by the past freeze. Quality and availability are expected to decline over the next two weeks.

VEGETABLES
Asparagus Beans Broccoli Cabbage Celery Cucumbers Lettuce–Iceberg Lettuce–Leaf Lettuce–Romaine Lettuce–Spring Mix Onions–Red Onions–Yellow Peppers–Green Peppers–Red Potatoes–Russet Squash–Yellow Squash–Zucchini Tomato–Cherry Tomato–Grape
Tomato– Mature Green Tomato – Roma Tomato – V/Ripe

melon–honeydew & cantaloupe
Cantaloupe markets are steady. Larger size fruit is more plentiful. Quality is good. Honeydew markets are stronger as growing areas in Guatemala wind down. Honduras is next.

celery
Markets are steady. Demand has strengthened. Quality is good with instances of blistering noted.

citrus–lemons
Markets are stable. Smaller size fruit is tight. Quality is good.

onions
Markets have stabilized but remain strong. Mexico and Texas are behind due to inclement weather.

citrus–limes
Markets are steady. Quality is good.

citrus–oranges
Good supplies and quality.

green peppers & squash
Green Pepper markets are steady. Supplies from Florida and Mexico are good. Quality is good. Squash markets have eased. However, growing regions in Mexico are experiencing freezing weather causing a shortage of supplies. These conditions are expected to last for 3-4 weeks. Florida will compensate.

FRUITS
Avocado Berry- Blackberry Berry- Blueberry Berry- Raspberry Berry- Strawberry Grape- Red Grape- Green Kiwifruit Lemons Limes Melon–Cantaloupe Melon–Honeydew Oranges Pineapple

cucumber & eggplants
Cucumber markets have eased as supplies from Honduras increase. Eggplant markets are steady with fair quality.

grapes

ALERT!

red peppers
Red Pepper markets have risen. Yellow markets are stable. Quality is good.

Red and Green Grape supplies are extremely tight as offshore arrivals become lighter. Size is running small. Peruvian Red Globes are available.

potatoes
Markets are steady. Quality is good. Cold weather has caused occasional issues with shipping. pping.

lettuce
Lettuce markets have softened. Quality is fair with occasional defects such as epidermal peel, light weights and blistering.

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tomatoes
Good supplies coming from Florida m and Mexico. Quality is good. od.

Please Distribute to:
Executive Chef, General Manager, Kitchen Manager, Purchasing Manager, F&B Manager

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spring mix & spinach

ALERT!

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