Economic Feasibility of Growing Organic Cherry Tomatoes in High Polytunnels for Direct Market Venues

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $1,300.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,937.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:
Ed Stockman
Summit Farm


  • Vegetables: tomatoes


  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study

    Proposal summary:

    Standard tomatoes are grown profitably in high polytunnels, and the farmer will explore whether specialty and cherry tomatoes can be grown the same way. These tomatoes will be sold primarily at the local farmers’ market, and the data collected on yield, harvest time, packaging time, price per unit, and other market factors will be used to determine what the economic advantages and disadvantages are.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.