Giving the land a rest - Crop rotation is one of the most important things a farmer can do when it comes to keeping the land fertile and healthy. Planting the same crop in the same place year after year leaves the soil depleted and unable to produce the highest quality tomatoes. So we make sure every field gets at least two years of replenishment time between harvests.
Wetting the wetlands - What do tomato fields have in common with the wetlands? They both need water to grow. We pull the heat out of the water we use for processing and then reintroduce it into wetland environments, creating whole new areas for migratory birds and local wildlife to flourish. We specifically designed and built our own wetlands at our Orestes and Geneva manufacturing plants and to date, we have identified over 100 species of birds and mammals that call Red Gold home!