Our Company

For four generations, the Red Gold family has been working with local farm families to grow the highest-quality best tasting tomatoes in the world. Starting as a father and daughter simply trying to help their country – it’s now become a full time operation with over 50 partnerships with Midwestern growers.  The Red Gold family story begins in March of 1942 when the government asked citizens to step up and help the war effort by supplying food for our troops.  When Grover C. Hutcherson heard this message, he and his daughter Fran purchased and rebuilt an old abandoned cannery building in central Indiana. The cannery had been destroyed on three separate occasions by fires and a tornado but they managed to rally the community and persevere.

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Red Gold’s legacy continues to this day by staying true to its roots.  The Reichart family has always remained committed to having the best quality tomatoes, employees, growers, and customer service in the industry and is now the only remaining tomato canner left in Indiana.  By putting all of their focus into tomatoes and only tomatoes, Red Gold has become famous across the nation.  It’s evident that the employee created mission statement; “To produce the freshest, best tasting tomato products in the world” is taken seriously!

 

Our Core Values

The core values of Red Gold have always been quality, customer service and competitive pricing. Our family is involved in all aspects of the company, and the 1,300 employees work with family members every day. We feel that our employees are our most valuable resource, and that contributes to a culture of participative teamwork.

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Giving Back

Red Gold also participates in initiatives to support our growers, annual habitat builds, scholarship programs for farmers, and smaller fund raisers throughout the year.  Why?  Because it’s who we are!

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Supporting Communities in Times of Greatest Need

Red Gold hosts an annual 'Run to Crush Hunger' community event, including a Chili Cook-Off every October.  Over the past 30 years, Red Gold has raised over $150,000 for Midwest food banks and Elwood community projects.

Supporting Local Mid-West Food Banks

Red Gold helps those hit by floods, tornadoes and hurricanes.  Red Gold has donated over 100 tons of tomato product to support various communities, including: New Orleans Post-Hurricane Katrina, flood victims in South Carolina and Baton Rouge, and most recently, to the communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

Feeding More Families

In October 2016,, Red Gold partnered with Feeding America to launch a National Crush Hunger Campaign, donating over 1.7 Million Meals to families in need.  You can help us Crush Hunger!
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