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 Naples (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. We constantly update our farm equipment fleet to reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency. To reduce our carbon footprint, Big Red has increased truck capacities by reducing container weights. At the farm level, we have an ongoing bio-fuel and carbon sequestering research program in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture.