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There isn’t much change on squash and zucchini pricing from last week.  Markets remain strong and demand exceeds supply.

Tomato markets cranked up again last week, with the cooler weather in Mexico slowing production in the tomato factories.

There are lighter supplies of romaine this week as most growers are preserving supply in order to minimize gaps at the end of the desert season.

Rain in California strawberry growing regions over this past weekend along with rain in the forecast this week will cause supply to be tight.

The Mexican Asparagus crop is currently fairly tight as we start the week.

Egg prices continue to climb as we head towards Easter weekend.

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Mexico has started harvesting new crop onions.

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Hafner Puff Pastries

Puff Pastries - Sweet
Hafner Tart Shell #24250 Fords Produce #24250 - HA 977
Cream Horn

72 per case
Length: 5.25"
4+ Bites
Covered with Casson Sugar, the sweet puff pastry horns are traditionally filled with pastry cream and a drizzle of edible decoration at the mouth of the horn. 

One elegant way to raise the level of the dessert is to dip the large end of the horn into chocolate, let it dry, then fill the horn with a firm pastry cream or Bavarian cream.

Puff Pastries - Savory 4 + Bites
Hafner Puff Pastries by Fords Produce #241190 - HA 706
108 per case
Diameter: 4.7"
Height: 1.7"

If you fill this with chunks of white meat, it is expected to have a white sauce (possibly with tarragon).  With red meat, customers will want a dark sauce with mushrooms and possibly black pepper.

In general, puff pastry can be re-heated up to 250F without any damage to the shell.  They'll always improved in taste when warmed.  In the Mini-Bouchee, the Mini-Fish or the assorted Mini-Bouchees, one would expect a warm appetizer or warm finger food.  For example, a filling made with melted cheese with herbs, some meat or sea food, a mushroom preparation or anything which does not release much water.

In the Mini-Fish, a salmon mousse or a crab salad will look beautiful with fresh herbs.  Our favorite is to fill the Mini-Fish with cocktail sauce, and put peeled and de-veined shrimp into it in an arch shape.  Or course, this would be served cold.

The advantage of the assorted Mini-Bouchee is that you only need to purchase one case to feed up to 72 people, with each person receiving 3 different pieces.

Our Large Savory shells are very useful during the creation of your weekly medley of items to serve in a thick sauce.   Whether sea food, beef or chicken, any sauce based entrée will benefit from this elegant presentation.

Puff Pastries - Savory 1 Bite
Hafner Tart Shells by Fords Produce #24180 - HA 702

240 per case
Diameter: 1.35"  /  Height: 1"
Puff Pastries - Savory 2 and 3 Bites
Hafner Tart Shell #24210 - HA 941

150 per case
Diameter: 1.95" / Height: 1.3"



We look forward to serving you!