Feb 14, 2020AcMoody Farms named Red Gold Master Grower, Tomato Grower of the Year
Red Gold Inc., of Elwood, Indiana, presented Brian and Vern AcMoody of Union City, Michigan, a plaque naming them the winner of the E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award to honor them as the Tomato Grower of the Year.
AcMoody Farms was chosen from a select group of seven master growers, picked from 43 growers for Red Gold Inc. This is Brian and Vern AcMoody’s second time winning the E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award as well as receiving their eighth Red Gold Master Grower Award. Winners received specially designed plaques in recognition of their achievement in growing high quality tomatoes, exhibiting industry leadership, and professionalism. All growers for Red Gold have had training on good production practices, employee safety, and human resources.
As a tomato grower for Red Gold, AcMoody Farms have excelled in stewardship and sustainable practices on their farm and participate in the Red Gold IPM program. his year’s production from AcMoody Farms would account for over 30 million cans of Red Gold whole, diced, stewed, and specialty tomato products. Red Gold is the largest privately owned tomato processor in the country and specializes in premium quality tomato products for markets in all 50 continental states and over 55 foreign countries.
The award was presented during Red Gold’s 29th Annual Growers Banquet in Indianapolis, Indianapolis.
Presenting the award to Brian and Vern AcMoody was the Reichart family, Selita Reichart, Senior Vice President, Beau Reichart, Chief Operations Officer, and Colt Reichart, Director of Marketing, Omni-Channel & Consumer Relations. The banquet is held in conjunction with the Indiana Raw Products Conference, sponsored by Purdue University.
Pictured back row, from left, Colt Reichart, Selita Reichart, Pascual Tepepa, Adam AcMoody, Lance Fraley, Cody Herman, and Beau Reichart. Front row, from left, Vern AcMoody, Janice AcMoody and Brian AcMoody.
About Red Gold,
Four generations of the Reichart family have been producing premium quality 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, export, co-pack and club channels of distribution. The Red Gold family of consumer brands includes Red Gold®, Redpack®, Tuttorosso®, Huy Fong®-licensed products and Sacramento®. Exceptional quality 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 www.RedGoldFoods.com to learn more about Red Gold.