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Re: How much are you paying per pound for tomatoes

Postby Jenise » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:45 pm

Karen/NoCA wrote:
Jenise wrote:Paid $6/lb for beautiful locally-grown heirlooms in the Canadian Islands over the weekend, including some late varieties like green zebras. Funny, the Island I was on was only about 20 miles west of where I live and at about the same latitude, but we're not even close to getting tomatoes.


Do you suppose they are grown under row covers? I know that several of our growers here, especially if they are in the foothills, use row covers.


Could well be for that all-important early start.
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Re: How much are you paying per pound for tomatoes

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:58 pm

I visited the greenmarket nearest my home. The vendor's scale had broken so they were selling at $4/pint and $7/quart. (I heaped a quart box high!)
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Re: How much are you paying per pound for tomatoes

Postby John Treder » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:52 pm

Picked my first tomato today. Smallish, got a couple of spots on it that'll have to be excised, but By Dad!, it's My First Tomato this year. Were I to allocate the entire bush and water and so forth against this one tomato, it'd be something like $40/lb. However, there are tomatoes and blossoms aplenty on the bush.

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Re: How much are you paying per pound for tomatoes

Postby Drew Hall » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:44 am

Bought some wonderful local grown from a nearby farm tomatoes Sunday from our ShopRite store for .99 a LB. that were fantastic!

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Re: How much are you paying per pound for tomatoes

Postby Karen/NoCA » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:01 pm

I paid $1.50 at the Farmer's Market last week for a few to supplement my garden tomatoes.
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Re: How much are you paying per pound for tomatoes

Postby Carl Eppig » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:23 pm

Guess we'll be going back to the farmer's market or nearby farm for tomatoes. Deer ate the tops off most of our tomato plants and also desimated our beans plants.
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Re: How much are you paying per pound for tomatoes

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:20 am

Paid $1 for Shady Ladies last weekend at the market. Heirloom varieties were more in the $3-$4 range.

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