Enterprise Budget for Cherry Tomatoes

Published Dec 4, 2017

In a Nutshell

Two farmers provided enterprise budgets for cherry tomato production in 2017. Cherry tomatoes were grown in a heated greenhouse (Ann Franzenburg), and an unheated high tunnel (Emma Johnson). Revenue and expenses, including a breakdown of labor, was reported by each farmer.

Key Findings

Labor was the largest expense for both Franzenburg and Johnson, accounting for 62% and 68% of their total expenses, respectively. Harvesting and packing was the most time-consuming task on both farms, accounting for 74% of labor-hours at Franzenburg and 62% of labor-hours at Johnson. Both farms had profitable cherry tomato crops, netting $1.31/lb at Franzenburg and $1.54/lb at Johnson.