AcMoody Farms - Union City, Michigan
Red Gold growers since 1995 and proud recent recipients of the EA Reichart Award, Red Gold's recognition of the Best Grower of the Year.
Currently operated by brothers Brian and Vern, AcMoody Farms is starting its fourth generation of farm and family. They take true pride in the tomatoes they grow, and true pride in keeping their family farm managed by actual family members.
Award Winning Quality
"You want a nice firm tomato," says Vern. "You want to be able to cut the top of it. You want it as deep red as you can get it." As Brian puts it, "We consume what we grow, so we believe what we're doing."
Family Makes the Difference
Brian AcMoody on working with Red Gold - “They’re family owned, and only a generation removed from actually having been on our side of it. They were producers in the field along with packing their own tomatoes back then. So I think they understand what we battle out here, versus somebody at a corporate canning company that maybe has never really ever seen a field.”
Red Gold growers since 1995 and proud recent recipients of the EA Reichart Award, Red Gold's recognition of the Best Grower of the Year. They take true pride in the tomatoes they grow, and true pride in keeping their family farm managed by actual family members.
Brothers, friends, business partners, and all around good people. Vern and Brian farmed side-by-side with their father for years, learning how to do things right from the very beginning. Now they rely on each other, their wives, and the fourth generation coming up under them.
“Our goal is to pass the farm on – like our dad passed it on to us – in better shape than he first received it. That’s what we strive for as a family.” - Brian
Vern’s wife, Janice AcMoody didn’t grow up on a farm, but once she joined the family, she jumped in full tilt – eventually running the tomato planter for all 400+ acres. Brian’s wife Kelly also helps out, filling the role of “silent partner” on the farm.
Janice is still in awe of the process she gets to watch unfold: “You put those little transplants in the ground, go back a week later and they’ve got new leaves. Then 100 days later they’re putting fruit on. Just to see it. There’s real pride, knowing that you had a part in that, in growing them.”