Posts Tagged: red tomato

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 »

The Business of Food Hubs

Red Tomato Featured in Stateline Publication Our Director of Marketing, Sue Futrell, was featured in a recent article from Stateline, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. What’s more, midsize farmers are typically too large to rely on those channels alone to sell all their food, and lack the volume and distribution resources to sell… 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 »

2016 Year End Reflections

As the days get shorter and our layers more numerous, the change of season helps us all look up from the day to day and reflect. We celebrate the harvest. And we prepare the soil for rest and rejuvenation. Parents often live by the mantra “the days are long but the years are short,” reminding us… Read more »

5 Takeaways from the 2016 Growers Meeting

Wild Pollinators Thrive on Eco Orchards: Early research from Dr. Bryan Danforth at Cornell University appears to indicate that in orchards using Eco protocols there are significantly more wild pollinators than conventional, non-Eco orchards. Dr. Danforth’s research also indicates that wild pollinators are more efficient pollinators than commercial honeybees brought to help pollinate. Learn more… Read more »

Michael Rozyne: TEDxManhattan Sneak Peak

  In order to introduce himself to the TEDxManhattan audience. Red Tomato’s founder and co-director, Michael Rozyne, answered a few questions about himself and the Red Tomato conversation that we call: The Truth in the Middle. Enjoy the sneak peak! 1) What’s the topic you’ll be speaking about? The current food system isn’t built for local,… Read more »

Red Tomato is back in the blogging business!

After a few years off, we’re ready to launch ourselves back into the blogosphere. Over the next several weeks, we’ll introduce our team and their unique insights into local food systems – from the farm, to the trucks, to the kitchen and down the gullet. Shoot us a note and let us know what you… Read more »

Naming Red Tomato

Michael shares some insight into the way back story of Red Tomato: I’m not a baseball freak. But I was one growing up. So the first time I had to explain the origins of the Red Tomato name to a conference audience, I turned to baseball. It was a national conference on food and agriculture… Read more »