UPDATE: TOMATOES

August 4, 2022

Round tomato prices are up slightly due to rain/heat disrupting harvests along the East Coast. Demand has shifted to the West Coast. Markon First Crop Tomatoes are available.

  • California’s Roma and mature green tomato supplies have increased as new fields start up further north in the Central Valley
    • Quality is good
    • Large sizes are most abundant
    • Overall growing acreage is down this year due to water restrictions
  • East Coast supplies of round, Roma and grape tomatoes are tighter this week due to weather
    • Rain causing harvesting delays in the Tennessee/North Carolina region
    • Virginia and many other local summer deals are underway
    • Heat waves along the eastern seaboard may affect fruit quality
  • Mexico’s Baja Peninsula has increased Roma, grape, and cherry tomato volume
    • Quality is excellent
    • All sizes are available
  • Round tomato markets are expected to increase while Roma and grape tomato prices will ease

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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