Posts Categorized: News

The Good Food Movement in the Face of Consolidation

When we let Blood, Guts and Truth from Red Tomato into the wild, I had no idea what would happen. In writing it, I struggled with the tone and level of detail– trying to balance facts, history and emotion was a challenge. I might say hitting send was the most nerve-wracking moment of my professional… Read more »

Blood, Guts and Truth from Red Tomato

On August 29th, after 13 years of supplying their regional apple program, Red Tomato received notice from our largest customer that they would be sourcing 4 of 5 apple varieties elsewhere. The harvest was underway. Shipping and warehousing contracts were in place. More than $100,000 of custom packaging sat in inventory. The news came in… Read more »

Red Tomato receives grant from Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement program

Funding supports continued research on impacts of sustainable fruit production in the Northeast. We’re pleased to share that we’ve been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement program. These funds will support Red Tomato’s ongoing efforts to research the impacts of sustainable fruit production on 18 Northeast orchards. Challenges of Growing Produce… Read more »

EcoApple supports sustainable and locally grown fruit in the Northeast.

Northeast orchards set high bar for regional standards EcoApple® supports sustainable and locally grown fruit in the Northeast.   As apple-picking begins across the Northeast, some of the region’s leading fruit growers are working together to promote a high standard of growing practices especially developed for the unique growing conditions of the region. A network… Read more »

Laura Edwards-Orr Recognized in Inaugural Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40

Vegetable Growers news recently announced the winners to their first 40 Under 40 Fruit and Vegetable awards. This award recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are leading the agricultural industry. Laura Edwards, our Executive Director since 2014, has been selected as one of the 40 who is being honored. “These 40 young… Read more »

Michael Rozyne Keynote – What are We Collaborating For?

At the 2018 NGFN Food Hub Conference, a national gathering of organizations similar to Red Tomato, our founder Michael Rozyne presented the keynote, What are we Collaborating For? The hour-long address detailed the importance of an inclusive narrative, and not an organic OR conventional approach to agriculture. Grab the popcorn and settle in! Don’t have time… Read more »

IPM Explained

At the 2018 NGFN Food Hub Conference, a national gathering of organizations similar to Red Tomato, Michael Rozyne presented the keynote ‘What are we Collaborating For?’, which included 3 spoken word segments. An audience favorite was IPM Explained. Put simply? What is Integrated Pest Management?  

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 »

5 Questions About the National Farm to School Network

Laura, our Executive Director was recently named to the Advisory Board of the National Farm to School Network. We paused for 5 questions to learn more about the Networks work and how Luara and Red Tomato can contribute! 1. What does the National Farm to School Network do? The National Farm to School Network increases… Read more »