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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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66% of Green Bean Crop Planted

The July 10th edition of the Legacy Market News featured a crop report from Seneca Foods Corporation – this report included important updates about several crops around the country. Notable takeaways include: Sweet corn planting is wrapping up this week and into early next week  – recent heat has helped the crop continue to emerge The green bean crop is now 66% planted –

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Staple Plant-Based Foods for Every Menu

Plant-based foods are becoming more and more prominent on full-service plates. These healthy and sustainable foods are exploding in popularity and experiencing tremendous customer demand. Whether vegetarian, vegan, or carnivore, customers are enjoying plant-based meals and expect to see them on the menu. Many chefs have parted with animal proteins of the past to embrace experimentation in a plant-based future. The taste and nutrition

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Expect Higher Prices for Asparagus This Week

Our recap of the July 2nd Legacy Market News focuses on fresh veggies. Here are important updates about supply, prices, and more for a collection of popular vegetables: Avocado: ample supply of 48 count and larger sizes; quality is very good Asparagus: prices are higher than normal, but they will return to standard when Mexican growers achieve peak production in the coming weeks Broccoli:

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Add More Plant-Based Options to Your Menu

More and more Americans are increasing their plant-based food intake, which means it is crucial for restaurants to rethink how they offer vegetarian and vegan menu items. Engaging meat eaters with plant-based options has become an increasingly important key to success. Brands must leverage foods that are naturally high in protein to create vegan options that resemble favorite dishes and redesign menus to make

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29% of Hard Red Winter Wheat Crop Harvested

The June 26th edition of the Legacy Market News included information and statistics about notable changes in the flour market, courtesy of General Mills Foodservice. Here are several key takeaways: Wheat futures prices saw a small drop from last week Hard red spring wheat crop conditions fell from 81% to 75%, but forecasted rain has eased any concerns Conditions for the hard red winter

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Corn Crop Only 45% Planted

The June 19th edition of the Legacy Market News detailed a June crop report from Lakeside Foods. The report included various tidbits of useful information, such as the total % planted, projected harvest dates, and notes about each crop. Check out the table below for more insight from the report. Click here to view the entire June 19th edition of the Legacy Market News.

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COVID-19 Takeaways from Restaurant Owners

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted foodservice, and more specifically, restaurants. Operators are beginning to open back up with new regulations to adhere to social distancing guidelines. However, the new “normal” is promised to look much different than before. Restaurant owners around the country were forced to adapt their business to continue servicing customers through the stay-at-home orders, and many of these changes will

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Total Inventory of Shell Eggs Increases 1.5%

The June 12th edition of the Legacy Market News provided updated information about the nation-wide supply of shell eggs. This week, there was a 1.5% increase in the total amount of shell eggs available, and an almost 3% increase in the U.S. large eggs inventory. This can be attributed to the shortened work-week following Memorial Day, which resulted in a slower week for retail

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