[Market-farming] Pricing Paw Paws

Richard Stewart rstewart at zoomtown.com
Thu Sep 24 09:00:08 EDT 2015

At one market we are as low as 5/lbs because we are in the flush of the season and there are four more farms selling them.  We wholesale as low as 6/lb.  I and a friend have developed a fairly efficient way to pulp pawpaws and sell for 10/lbs then.  That said that price is pretty high still.  There is an outfit in Athen, Ohio that does a really good job industrializing the process and taking advantage of a fairly depressed/small market demand there and sells pull for as low as 4.50/lbs

Some numbers to play around with.

This year has been a flush year.  We are over 300# wild foraged primarily just on our farm.

Going to take a stab at some wine and vinegar from them as well.

Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm
North Bend, Ohio

An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855

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On Sep 23, 2015, at 8:24 PM, Marlin Burkholder <burkholders at glenecofarm.com> wrote:

> I would be interested in knowing what some of you are getting for ripe Paw Paws.  We are getting a few this year.  We hope to have some for market next year.  We are eating and sharing the ones we have this year and learning how well they will hold in refrigeration.
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