Tomato Market Report, June 11, 2015

The tomato market is slightly elevated, as transition is the word of the day.

Florida growers are largely producing from the Quincy region. South Carolina started, and the supply will travel north as normal for the summer season.

California desert tomatoes should wrap up as growers from the northern areas are just starting.

Baja Mexico production is increasing, but it’s still behind demand for the moment. Central and Western Mexico are mostly finished aside from a few greenhouses. There was a scare last week as Hurricane Blanca headed toward Baja, but by landfall, it reduced to a tropical storm and the growers are mostly dealing with the effects of heavy rain and high humidity.

Greenhouses from Canada have started; supply should increase in the next couple of weeks

Local Colorado growers are finally getting more sunshine and production is improving.

Heirloom supply dipped this week, we’re getting handfuls, again should improve in a few weeks when the California growers start picking.