Our Impact

Our Impact

Founded in 1996

Red Tomato works relentlessly to bring fresh, local, sustainable food to market. Since our founding our team has mentored countless individuals and organizations.

We continue to put farmers first, ensuring that mid-sized farmers in the Northeast remain a vital part of our communities – both urban and rural.

$47 million

$47 million In local produce sales since 1996

In 2018: 30 presentations/panels, 8 mentorship and speaking events, and service on 19 board and advisory committees.

"Red Tomato is an effective bridge between the farmer and consumer. Their vision is to connect consumers and farmers beyond just buying a nameless, faceless tomato. I share that value."

— Steve Groff, Cedar Meadow Farm

16 orchards and 1794 acres managed under the Eco protocols

59% decrease

59% decrease  of high risk-pesticide use on Eco-certified orchards since 2004

“Red Tomato really helps us be better growers. We have a great, quality-oriented relationship. When I talk to them, I know that it’s not just some guy calling to give me a hard time - they’re looking for the same thing as me: quality.”

— Donny Dzen, Dzen Brothers

When we were first talking about my sending some apples down to Boston, Michael asked me “How do they taste?” I’ve been doing this a long time, and that was the first time a broker ever asked me how the apples taste.

— Zeke Goodband, Scott Farm
62,458,085  pounds of local produce moved since 1996


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