The tomato market settled a bit this week as production rolls along for several growing areas.
Northern California is picking up production and fruit is looking fair to good, not the ‘machine-made’ look that we’ve gotten used to from Mexican greenhouses, but for field-grown, under-the-sun variety they are just fine.
Florida production came down a bit as the Quincy deal is in better shape this week and the Carolinas are starting.
Baja growers are ramping up on volume. Good looking vine-ripes and romas are crossing the border from mostly shade-house growers.
Eastern Mexico greenhouses should increase in the next week, a few crossings and the quality looks very good so far.
Canadian greenhouse production increased.
Overall supply is meeting demand.
Heirlooms are starting from California; market remained elevated this week, but should begin to come down.