[Market-farming] price green tomatoe

michelle rome michelleann7 at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 24 08:25:46 EDT 2014


Here in the south, good quality green tomatoes are a good thing to have on your farm stand or the fresh market. Folks usually pay the same price as red tomatoes for green tomatoes. It could be a farmers market advantage or niche to have green tomatoes in a market that is flooded with red tomatoes. Markets are flooded with tomatoes this time of year (and okra now) hard to sell unless you have top quality, home grown, authentic smelling and looking tomatoes. We seem to have farmers reselling many commercial looking tomatoes at the farmers markets down here. Price ranges for tomatoes are 1.50 to 3.00 dollars per pound seldom more, seldom less, depending on the market. Hope this helps you from a different perspective. Green tomatoes are a favorite in SC.

Michelle Hromyak
Romy Farms
South Carolina


On Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:48 PM, Beth Spaugh <lists at rhomestead.com> wrote:
 


Thank you Kurt.  This helps.  We have one very low priced farmstand in 
the area (but their tomatoes are trash), so get lots of price comments 
(but also get comments that our prices are very reasonable or even "good").


On 8/23/2014 4:56 PM, clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com wrote:
> A dollar/pound is too little unless you are trying to move a pile at seasons end.  I don't even get $4 for red and wouldn't give the greens away for a buck.   I started out at $3/lb. Then eventually dropped to $2.  I also put them in pints and quarts and convert the per pound price to pint or quart prices.
>
> Kurt Forman
> Clearview Farm
> Palmyra, NY 14522
> Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
>
> --- etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca wrote:
>
> From: Etienne Goyer <etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca>
> To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] price green tomatoe
> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:32:54 -0400
>
> I price them at 1$/lbs too.  I think it is actually fairly cheap, I
> would not go any lower than that.
>
>
> On 14-08-23 10:13 AM, Beth Spaugh wrote:
>> What do you charge for unripe green tomatoes, relative to perfect ripe
>> ones?
>>
>> I charge $4/lb for ripe and was asked for green tomatoes.  Priced them
>> at $1/lb and the folks didn't take them.
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