Massachusetts Tomato Harvest Statistics
The state’s annual Tomato Contest was held last week and the winners were: Slicing Category - MacArthur Farm, Holliston; Cherry Category - Freedom Food Farm, Raynham; Heirloom Category - Sienna Farms, Sudbury; and Heaviest Category - Kimball Fruit Farm, Pepperell.
“The annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest is a highlight of the summer growing season and provides growers across the commonwealth the opportunity to showcase the delicious tomato varieties grown in Massachusetts,” said Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner John Lebeaux. “I encourage all residents to visit their local farmers’ market or farm stand to find local, high- quality tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables at their peak.”
The 2019 Massachusetts Tomato Harvest by the numbers: 7,241 Farms in Massachusetts. 517 Farms that produce tomatoes. 569 Acres used by these farms. 7.3 million lbs: weight of all the tomatoes produced annually by these farms. $13.6 million: The “street value” of the tomatoes.