UPDATE: TOMATOES

August 18, 2022

High temperatures have tightened supplies in many East Coast areas. Demand for California tomatoes is strong; prices are up substantially. Markon First Crop Tomatoes are available.

  • East Coast round and Roma stocks will remain limited until the first week of September
    • High temperatures and rain have caused low yields in the Tennessee and Alabama growing regions
    • Michigan round tomato production started late; however, grape tomatoes are up and running with excellent supply and quality
    • Heat waves affected many local regional deals this summer season, shifting demand to the West Coast
  • Limited California Roma and mature green tomato acreage planted this year has kept volume low
    • The drought created water restrictions for growers and reduced the ability for California growers to handle gaps from other growing regions
    • Mature green tomatoes have average quality; Roma quality is better
  • Mexican Roma, cherry, and grape tomatoes are tight this week as the monsoon season is starting
    • Quality is average
    • Expect supplies to increase in September
  • Expect prices continue rising over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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