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
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
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.