John Wesley Furman and his wife, Emma, start Furmano Foods. First year production was 360 glass jars of tomatoes canned by J.W., Emma and their six children.
The first frame building was constructed for canning equipment. Peas, beans, corn, and mixed vegetables were added to the Furman line.
The 2nd generation of Furmans runs the family business with the formation of J.W. Furman cannery and expands operations to add industrial-size cans for foodservice.
Started packing tomatoes in larger, #10 foodservice size cans for the restaurant industry.
The Furmano's brand of Italian and tomato products was established when a New York broker suggested that adding an "o" to the family name would make the brand sound more Italian. The 3rd generation of Furmans join the family business.
1,000,000 cases of tomatoes sold, achieving a long-held family goal.
Furmano’s begins packing a full line of cooked beans in foodservice sized cans to meet an emerging trend towards better-for-you eating.
1983 - 1984
The company changes its name from Furman Canning Co. to Furman Foods, Inc. and begins construction on a multi-million dollar, leading edge manufacturing plant. The 4th generation of Furmans join the business.
Furmano’s introduces tomatoes in #10 equivalent shelf stable pouches to meet the need for alternative packaging and custom formulations.
To meet a rising demand for organic options on the menu, Furmano’s introduces a new line of organic products.
Furmano's converts Retail Grocery Tomato Line to lower sodium by using Lower Sodium Sea Salt.
First in the industry, Furmano’s launches a full line of beans in shelf stable pouches.
Chad Geise, 4th generation, succeeds Dave Geise as President/CEO.
Furmano’s installs a new state of the art wastewater treatment plant. The plant generates methane gas that creates electricity which is sent back to the electric grid.
To save time, labor and steps, Furmano’s introduces its full line of Family Favorites - fully prepared and ready to serve for the foodservice/restaurant industry.
Furmano’s launches ready-to-serve convenience with Fully Cooked Ancient Grains and Lentils in two sizes of shelf stable pouches.
From 360 mason jars in 1921 to millions of cases distributed nationwide in 2021, Furmano’s has built a business on farm, faith and family values. Through a commitment to quality, stewardship, stick-to-it-iveness and reliability, we’re now in our fourth generation. We reflect, give thanks and celebrate 100 years.
Furmano's roots run deep in the heart of Pennsylvania's rich, fertile farmland. Since 1921, family-owned Furmano's has produced delicious, wholesome foods. Still guided by the original values that made the Furmano's name synonymous with the quality, the care and dedication with which our products are sourced and processed grows with each generation.
Furmano's heritage of excellence is evident in our stewardship of the land as well as the products we produce. Using environmentally friendly techniques, Furmano's harvests tomatoes at the peak of their color, flavor and freshness - preserving nature's abundance for you.
Consumers today care about where their food comes from. We are proud to say our products are grown and made in the USA. As a matter of fact, our tomatoes are grown locally in PA, DE, MD, and NJ and packed fresh during the summer months for your use throughout the year. Some of the tomatoes are grown on Furmano's family farms and some are grown with our grower partners. Within hours of harvesting, the red ripe tomatoes are canned capturing all of nature's freshness and flavor.
For over 95 years, Furmano's has been dedicated to producing wholesome, delicious food. As a fourth-generation family owned company, we measure every one of our products by what we put on our own tables. In tune with the land and the seasons, we look to capture nature's freshest flavors and bring them into your kitchen to create healthy, great tasting meals.
A Healthy Outlook On Flavor It's hard to improve on the nutritious goodness of nature. But we have found ways to make the most of all that nature provides. Like using lower sodium sea salt to reduce the sodium of our products while keeping the same great taste. Blending the bounty of the land with 100% natural lower sodium salt from the sea. What could be better? Sea salt also contains the essential minerals potassium and magnesium and is easier to metabolize. So, it's healthier for you.
Meals For Generations To Come We believe that creating wholesome food begins by caring for the land on which it is raised, as well as the people who harvest it. Since 1921, we have maintained an unwavering commitment to the preservation of precious farmland. It is our calling to harvest nature's abundance in a way that sustains us all. And we intend to work every day to ensure that the next generation enjoys clean air and a healthy planet.
Warm greetings to you from Furmano's. Here in the heart of Pennsylvania farmland, my great grandfather began canning tomatoes in 1921. Ever since he took his first tomatoes to market, the Furmano's brand has been synonymous with superior quality, great tasting tomatoes. We've come a long way from the days when he and my great grandmother used a family recipe to prepare the tomatoes in a copper kettle on their kitchen stove. But, we've never strayed from the high standards that my great grandfather, J.W. Furman set. We're proud of that.
Today, we're still a family run business, although our "family" now includes hundreds of employees. At Furmano's, we pride ourselves on our quality and flexibility as well as our ability to meet the needs of our customers in multiple marketplaces servicing the retail, foodservice, manufacturing, export, branded, and private label markets.
We combine state-of-the-art agricultural and manufacturing technology with a kinship to the earth that comes from four generations of farming in this region. We still grow most of our tomatoes and vegetables right here in the fertile Susquehanna River Valley, and we process millions of cases of tomatoes at our plant in Northumberland, PA. Holding true to our heritage, we continue to thank God daily for the abundant blessings we've enjoyed over the years. As stewards of the land we work, we are sensitive to ecological concerns. We employ farming techniques that are environmentally friendly as well as safe for the surrounding community. Many of us grew up and still live in the area, so we strive to be a good corporate citizen and a positive contributor.
I welcome you to try our quality, great tasting tomatoes and experience the difference made by generations of excellence.