Red Ripe, Inc. : Kevin WIlson 

How many acres of tomatoes do you farm for Red Gold?


How many acres do you farm?


How many years has this farm been in your family?

Over 70 years

How long have you been growing tomatoes?

Over 45 years.

What do you like best about growing tomatoes?

It is nice to grow or raise something, and see it as a final product.

What awards or special recognition have you received for your tomato farming?

We have been named a Master Grower six times and have received the E. A. Reichart Award once.

What brand of tractors do you prefer?

John Deere

What kind of dog do you have?

Mixed breed

What's your dog's name?


What do you think about while you're on the tractor?

Many is what I like the most about my time alone in the tractors.

Why or how did you get into tomato farming?

I grew up in the tomato fields and factories.

What's something important you keep in mind while planting, caring for, or harvesting your tomatoes?

To do the best that you can, but realize that a lot of it is still up to the good Lord and what He will bless us with.

From your perspective, what is the difference between a can of Red Gold and a can of tomatoes not grown here in Tomato Country?

Everyone involved, from the raising of the tomato seeds, all the way through to the final end product perform their very best.