The Florida tomato season is in the books. We asked Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange, how the season went and what are the Exchange’s priorities heading into next year. Here’s what he had to say.
How did the season go for your grower members?
Schadler: From a production perspective, we had a pretty good season with strong yields and good quality. Harvest volume was up approximately 14% compared to the 2020-2021 crop year. The weather was cooperative for the most part, outside of one cold snap in the heart of the winter.