Posts Tagged: local food

Wegmans, Red Tomato, and Farmers

Beautiful stores, high quality, and great selection. People love Wegmans. We’re proud to announce that we’re working with 6 farms in Massachusetts and Connecticut to bring local produce to their stores in Massachusetts! Years in the Making Red Tomato regularly meets with our regions grocery chains to assess interest. We offer source identified local produce,… Read more »

Angel Joins the Wallace Center Food Systems Leadership Network

We’re excited to share that our Director of Operations Angel joins the Wallace Center Food Systems Leadership Network as a mentor to help build capacity across the movement! 1.What is the Food Systems Leadership Network? The Food Systems Leadership Network is a national Community of Practice to support leaders and staff of community-based organizations working… Read more »

Eco Apple Featured in Fruit Growers News

Eco Apple, a program of Red Tomato, was featured in the December 2016 edition of the Fruit Growers News. Program seeks to reward ecological practices More than a dozen apple growers in the Northeast are using a third-party certification program called Eco Apple. Not as strict as organic certification, it’s a way for the growers… Read more »

Red Tomato Receives USDA Award to Innovate Local Food with Integrity

Red Tomato, a Massachusetts based non-profit local food distributor that connects mid-sized Northeast farmers to wholesale markets, has received $492,000 through the United States Department of Agriculture Local Foods Promotion Program for a 3 year project to bring increased scale and value to Northeast farmers. As one of 9 recipients in the Northeast, and only… Read more »

Eco Fruit Rocks! New Animated Video from Red Tomato

If you’ve ever tried finding local, sustainably produced fruit at the grocery store, you know it can be a daunting task. Especially if you live in parts of the country with challenging climate and pest issues, like the Northeast! You often have to decide: Do I want sustainable or do I want something grown closer… Read more »

Summer Dining: Grilling and Crisping

  Asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries can only mean one thing: it’s warm weather time! Two of my favorite things about summer are grilling and dining al fresco. Perhaps it’s the simplicity of eating a dinner of charred vegetables and protein, or the fact that at some point in my roots my ancestors were also cooking… Read more »

It takes a region—or, What’s local for Red Tomato?

Michael talks shop: More and more, consumers really care about locally-grown food. Produce Business magazine (March 2008) sent a team of ‘mystery shoppers’ into stores across the country to see whether retailers are complying with COOL (Country of Origin Legislation) and to see how shoppers feel about it (i.e. whether they care which country their… Read more »