[Market-farming] Pricing Paw Paws

Marlin Burkholder burkholders at glenecofarm.com
Thu Sep 24 14:57:19 EDT 2015


Paw paws must grow better in Ohio than in any other state.  Do you know why
this is?  What other plants or trees grow exceptionally well in your area?
Christine Burkholder
VA


On 9/24/15 9:00 AM, "Richard Stewart" <rstewart at zoomtown.com> wrote:

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