[Market-farming] Pricing Paw Paws

Richard Stewart rstewart at zoomtown.com
Fri Sep 25 09:02:17 EDT 2015


Wild/Native stuff?  Or Domesticated?

This year has been an exceptional year in our area for pawpaws and spicebush…persimmons look kickass too.

Carriage House Farm
North Bend, Ohio

An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855

(513) 967-1106
http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com
rstewart at zoomtown.com

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On Sep 24, 2015, at 2:57 PM, Marlin Burkholder <burkholders at glenecofarm.com> wrote:

> 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
>> 
>> An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855
>> 
>> (513) 967-1106
>> http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com
>> rstewart at zoomtown.com
>> 
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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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