# How much does a bushel of tomatoes cost?

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To understand the cost of a bushel of tomatoes, it helps to know what a bushel is. In the Imperial system, dry good are measured in bushels, and one bushel equals eight gallons by volume. Because bushels are a measure of volume, a bushel of carrots would have a different weight than a bushel of tomatoes, which weighs about 53 pounds. In the US, prices of tomatoes are on the rise, and a pound of tomatoes can cost upwards of \$5.00 per pound, or \$265.00 per bushel. As with all fruits and vegetables, prices fluctuate constantly.
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The cost of a bushel of tomatoes depends on where you are getting it from. Generally you can purchase one from a farmer at the market for around \$30.00.
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