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Red Gold Honors Family Farms for Quality Achievements


February 22, 2021

ELWOOD, Ind. (2/18/21) – Red Gold honored six growers with the Red Gold Master Grower Award at Red Gold’s 30th Annual Grower’s Banquet. All the Master Growers were awarded with a Red Gold plaque. The Master Growers were Birky Farms of Valparaiso, IN receiving their first Master Grower Award, Busch Farms of Hamler, OH receiving their third Master Grower Award, Howell Farms of Middletown, IN receiving their fifth Master Grower Award, Knick Farms of Ansonia, OH receiving their eleventh Master Grower Award, Miller Farms of Galveston, IN receiving their fifth Master Grower Award and Red Ripe of Walton, IN receiving their eleventh Master Grower Award. The Master Grower Award is given away each year to recipients who have distinguished themselves from others by delivering quality production, and exhibiting professionalism and industry leadership. All growers for Red Gold have had training on good production practices, employee safety, and human resources.

Out of the six growers that were awarded with the Master Grower Award, Birky Farms of Valparaiso, IN was chosen to receive the coveted E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award to honor them as the Tomato Grower of the Year. This was Birky Farms first time for winning the E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award. The Reichart family was pleased to present the award to Galen Birky.

About Red Gold,

Four generations of the Reichart family have been producing the world’s freshest, best tasting tomato products since 1942. When the US entered WWII, the government asked citizens to step up and help the war effort and the call was answered. Since then, Red Gold has become the largest privately owned tomato processor in the nation with three state-of-the-art facilities in Elwood, Geneva, and Orestes, Indiana. The company also boasts a million square foot distribution center in Alexandria and operates the subsidiary RG Transport trucking fleet in Elwood. Red Gold partners with local family farms across Indiana, southern Michigan, and Northwest Ohio to sustainably produce premium quality canned tomatoes, ketchup, sauces, salsas, and juices for foodservice, private brands, brands, export, co-pack, club and retail channels of distribution. The Red Gold family of consumer brands includes Red Gold, Redpack, Tuttorosso, Tomato Love, Sacramento, Huy Fong Sriracha, and Redneck Riviera 1776 BBQ. Superior Quality, Outstanding Service and Operational Excellence are the shared values that contributed to the employee-created mission statement: “To produce the freshest, best tasting tomato products in the world.” Visit the award winning website for great recipes, tips and culinary inspiration… RedGoldTomatoes.com! Red Gold. Family Owned, Grown, and Made.

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