UPDATE: FTGE ANNOUNCE HANDLING CHARGE INCREASE

October 8, 2021

The board of directors of the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange (FTGE) voted unanimously today to increase the tomato handling charge billed by their contracted handlers.

  • The increase is primarily based on inflation, particularly the rise in cost of pallets, packaging materials, and labor
  • Handling charges will increase on October 11 moving from $1.95 to $2.95 and will apply to the following items:
  • Cases of round tomatoes
  • Cases of Roma tomatoes
  • Packages of cherry tomatoes
  • Packages of grape tomatoes
  • The Florida tomato season started in light fashion this week with grape tomatoes in the west region of Quincy, Florida

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