Big Red Tomato Packers is a comprehensive producer and packer of fine Florida vegetables.  Since 1977, Big Red has supplied customers with delicious, top-quality tomatoes.  In 2007, the company successfully expanded operations to include bell peppers.  Big Red’s farm and packing house operations are committed to excellence in food safety as it ships produce around the United States and Canada. 

Our farms are geographically diversified, with locations in Fort Pierce and Stuart (FL), to help safeguard products from adverse weather events.  Each farm is regularly inspected and audited for food and employee safety.  Farming operations adhere to regulations set forth by the Florida Department of Agriculture and the University of Florida’s Tomato Good Agricultural Practices (T-GAP) and Tomato Best Management Practices (T-BMP).

Our farms use the latest technology to produce a quality product while conserving energy and the environment.

  • Tomatoes and peppers are grown atop plastic beds with drip irrigation. Drip irrigation offers farms control over fertilizer usage and supports water conservation.
  • Updated tractor fleet to reduce emissions
  • Many “Flex Fuel” vehicles to increase fuel efficiency
  • Use of legume cover crops to increase soil health
  • Recycling of used oil
  • GPS guided farming to reduce energy use
  • Recycling of used or damaged cardboard at Big Red Tomato Packers
  • Changing to energy efficient lighting at Big Red Tomato Packers
  • An ongoing bio-fuel and carbon sequestering research program in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture

Big Red and its farms are members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fair Food Program. The program is a “unique partnership among farmers, farmworkers, and retail food companies that ensures humane wages and working conditions for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms.” Through participation, Big Red demonstrates its commitment to social responsibility.