National television personality Nan Kelley, known for her unique style and mission of bringing families together and telling their stories through her popular One Pan Nan series, announces a partnership with family-owned Red Gold Tomatoes. Nan is the new spokesperson for Red Gold Tomatoes, one of America’s favorite brands and a company that shares her same goals of staying focused on family and her moniker that food brings families together.
In her first role as the company’s spokesperson, Nan interviewed multi-platinum selling country superstar Luke Bryan last week in Fort Wayne, IN at the kickoff of his Red Gold Tomatoes-sponsored 2015 Farm Tour, a unique concert experience set on farms across America that also helps benefit farm families. The interview will be available at RedGoldTomatoes.com soon.
Nan, known for the care, support and comfort level she creates with the artists and people she interviews, has a long and familiar history with Bryan. She was the first and only person to interview Bryan onsite at his inaugural Farm Tour in Statesboro, GA in 2009. She immersed herself in to the Farm Tour experience for a full episode of Great American Country’s Top 20 Countdown (which she continues to host today.)
The relationship with Red Gold started over a year ago in the summer of 2014 when a representative from Red Gold discovered Nan on her One Pan Nan series sharing her recipes, love of people and her shared vision for bringing families together for more quality time. The family-owned Red Gold was interested in working with her. They invited Nan to tour the Red Gold Tomatoes headquarters in Elwood, IN. Red Gold owner, Selita Reichart, even welcomed her in to her home for an episode of One Pan Nan where Nan learned about the unique history of Red Gold. Red Gold, like Nan, believes “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, food is how we show love. Cooking it. Sharing it. Celebrating it. Because life happens around food – both the big and the small moments.” Click HERE for the episode.
For four generations, Red Gold Tomatoes has been operated by the same Midwest family for the last 70 years and currently has the 3rd and 4th generation actively involved in the business. Starting as a father and daughter simply trying to help their country feed the U.S. Army after the bombing of Pearl Harbor – it’s now become a full time operation working with over 50 family farms. But the family canning the tomatoes stays the same.