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Light Supply Continues to Drive Up Watermelon Prices

The August 14th edition of the Legacy Market News provided an overview of weekly market updates in produce, dairy, meat, and more. This week’s report featured important information about the current supply and prices of popular fruit. Here are several key takeaways: STRAWBERRIES — Due to cooler weather, we expect production to downtrend. As a result of the cooler temperatures, fruit size is favorable

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Eat Delicious Pizza with Plant-Forward in Mind!

Pizza is such a versatile dish and always a crowd favorite. There is no limit to what can be used as a topping. With plant-forward dishes becoming increasingly popular, vegan pizza with diverse toppings can make every operation thrive! Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes This pizza simply kicks with flavor. With creamed spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, tofu, and olives, it is the perfect combination that is

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U.S. Winter Wheat Harvest is Over 85% Completed

The August 7th edition of the Legacy Market News provided an overview of weekly market updates in produce, dairy, meat, and more. The report highlighted relevant updates in the flour industry, courtesy of General Mills Foodservice. Here are the primary takeaways: Wheat futures fell lower last week due to harvest pressure in the U.S. and improved crop outlooks internationally Basis premium prices fluctuated for

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Ideas for Delicious Plant-Based Appetizers!

From flavorful dips, salads, and tarts, there are plenty of delicious plant-based options for satisfying appetizers. All guests will want to enjoy these simple yet tasty small bites! Figs-in-a-blanket with Goat Cheese Spicy, honey-glazed figs and goat cheese baked in a puff pastry creates a fun play on the classic pigs-in-a-blanket. The goat cheese can also be substituted for brie, Manchego, or whatever cheese

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Beef Production in May Sees 20% Drop from 2019

This week’s edition of the Legacy Market News included The USDA Economic Landscape report from May. The Economic Landscape reviews monthly statistics about production, price, and trade information for various livestock and poultry programs. Here are several key takeaways from May: 427 million pounds of ready-to-cook turkey was produced, down 13% yearly Production of young chicken totaled 3.6 billion pounds, down 7% yearly Production

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COVID-19 Foodservice Trends for the Second Half of 2020: Part 1

Foodservice looks much different today than it did just five months ago. The COVID-19 pandemic brought uncertainty and rapid change throughout the industry. As foodservice professionals did their best to quickly adapt, several popular consumer food trends and consistent purchasing habits emerged. There is now enough information to evaluate what consumers want in a COVID-19 era dining experience. Here are five trends to be

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Avocados Are 70% Harvested for the Season

The July 24th edition of the Legacy Market News featured the weekly Pro News Market Update from ProMark, which provided up-to-date information on a variety of crops. Here are the main takeaways from the report: Avocados are 70% harvested in California Cauliflower volume is excellent; expect to see lower prices this week The green bell pepper supply is extremely limited on East Coast, and

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Capitalize on the Plant-Based Trend with Chasin Foods

The plant-based diet is more than a fad or trend: it is a revolution. Industry research has found that more than 9.7 million Americans follow a plant-based diet. The popularity of new, plant-based meats has spurred this seismic change – 90% who have tried plant-based meats in the past year would do so again. No longer does a customer have to carry the label

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Peas are 15% Harvested to Date

  The July 17th edition of the Legacy Market News featured a detailed produce report from Lakeside Foods about the current status of popular crops. Here is the current planting and harvest status of the top crops: Peas: Planting complete, 15% harvested Beans: Planting underway, harvest began in early July Corn: Planting complete, harvest projected for July 30th Lima Beans: Planting complete, harvest projected

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As Indoor Dining Closes Again, Here are Tips to Dominate Delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty in the foodservice industry. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom mandated the closure of indoor dining throughout the state of California, although outdoor and patio seating will be allowed. This new development in the pandemic will once again place a premium on efficient delivery. Operators must get creative and adapt to reach their customers through different channels. Here is

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