Mature seedlings in the greenhouse ready for planting
Transplants on the tomato planter
New plants in the field
Trickle irrigation strip waters at the roots, conserves natural resources
Trickle irrigation strip
Ready for harvest
Nice tomato set ready for harvest
Harvesting on the family farm
All these tomatoes and more will be canned in a few hours
Ready for sorting and washing
Washing and floating into the plant
Washing, next step is sorting
Hand sorting is followed by electronic eye sorter
The brine room holds big kettles where the tomato juice, sauce and seasonings are added in the canning process
Peeled tomatoes are floating to next station
Tomatoes are diced and ready to be filled into cans
Cans are being sent down to be filled
Filled cans are going in for vacuum sealing and washing
Cans are labeled
Cans are packed in trays for shipment to the grocery store
Great tasting Furmano’s tomatoes from our field to your table
There’s no secret to our great tasting tomato products. We simply grow the reddest, sweetest tomatoes we can, pick them at the peak of freshness and pack them within 24 hours. The ingredients we use are hard work, good sense, and a desire to make the best tasting tomato products available.
Sure, there is a little more to it. It starts in the fields of our trusted family farms where we harvest the tomatoes at the peak of ripeness, load them on our trucks and make the same day journey to the canning plant in Northumberland.
Once the trucks arrive the tomatoes are immediately tested for color, weight, and ripeness. Only the best make it into the canning process. The tomatoes are washed and prepared for processing (crushed, sliced, diced or whole peeled). Ingredients, herbs and seasonings (if applicable) are added, and the tomato products are filled in cans. The heat from the canning process is just like the traditional canning methods you may use on your stove. We capture the vitamins, minerals and flavor at the peak of freshness so you can enjoy them all year long.
Each batch is cooked to Furmano’s quality standards. The products are tested a second time in line to assure proper color, texture and taste. After cooling, cans are dated and labeled and shipped to your favorite market. We deliver Furmano’s products fresh from our fields to your table.