Fri, August 26th, 2022

Dear Ole Tyme Customers:

Commodity Alert: Tomatoes

Tomato prices are continuing to rise. Supplies are limited as inclement weather is affecting production in Mexico and the East Coast.

  • East Coast rain has a limited harvest of round and Roma tomatoes
  • Yields are down and quality is fair
  • Cherry and grape tomato prices are holding steady
  • Mexico is dealing with similar issues as heavy rain and flooding have reduced crossings
  • Transportation has been a challenge due to road closures causing delayed inbounds
  • Growers are still assessing crop damage; if any
  • California supply is adequate, however, demand has shifted to the west keeping upward pressure on the market
    • Less acreage was planted this year due to drought conditions and water allocations
    • Quality is good

Expectations: Expect higher markets over the next few weeks until fall crops begin in mid -September.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Sales Representative.


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