The Miller Family Farm – Galveston, Indiana

  • Welcome to the Miller Family Farm
    Red Gold Tomato growers since the company’s very beginning in 1942. Eldon Miller started growing tomatoes in Galveston, Indiana for the same reason Red Gold began canning them – to help feed the troops during World War II. And he never looked back.
  • Brothers in farming
    Now in the third generation, brothers Drew and Taylor have assumed the mantle. While they both took different paths getting here, they’re now both raising their own families right down the road from where they grew up. Two very unique personalities in many ways – but their bond is stronger than anything.

    “We are definitely polar opposites," says Taylor.  "But I don’t think we could have done it if we were the same.”

    As Drew puts it, “I walk the line. He steers off of it.”
  • Drew Miller: The steady farmer

    Born and bred right here in Galveston, Indiana – Drew’s never felt the need to stray from the land he’s always called home. As he stated, “The only move I’ve made is a half-mile down the road.”

    Drew knew early on that he wanted to continue the family farm tradition and worked alongside his father Phil – excelling at the logistics of day-to-day operations. Along the way he met his wife Ashlie and they now have a daughter of their own. 

    “It’s so fun to get up in the morning, go check tomatoes and have my little girl with me. And to watch her run around the fields…it makes it all just so much better.” - Drew

  • Taylor Miller: The tattooed farmer

    Unlike Drew, Taylor flew from the nest early and often. But he always felt the draw of the farm from wherever he was. In 2007 he came home for good, and today gets to watch his three children – Bryer, Millie and Raegan – grow up where he did.  

    With Drew heading up the business side of things, Taylor has taken their dad’s place out in the fields – planting and harvesting the tomatoes. The experience has given him a true connection to the land.  

    “It’s in our hearts. The ground, the soil, the plants...everything is a part of us. So if you take care of it, it’ll take care of you.”

  • The artful side

    Aside from farming, Taylor also has a strong passion for photography. Through social media he consistently finds the parallel between the two. Whether capturing the sunrise, snapping a view from the harvester, or seeing his kids grow up in the country – Taylor has a real eye for finding the artful side of their lives. As he puts it: 

    “What we do is an art. We’re making something out of nothing...and that’s kind of what art is.”

    Follow @tatfarmer on Instagram to see the world through his eyes.

  • The many sides of Ashlie

    TV correspondent, journalist, mother, cook, bookkeeper, Red Gold recipe innovator – about the only thing Drew’s wife Ashlie doesn’t do is fit the mold of a stereotypical “farm wife.”

    Ashlie: “A lot of times when I meet someone and tell them we farm – they say, ‘Well you don’t look like a farmer.’ I always kind of laugh at that, because I’m like, ‘What’s a farmer supposed to look like?”’

    In addition to all her other roles, Ashlie also serves as a spokesperson for Red Gold – appearing on TV to share both her family experiences and recipe ideas. She’s even blogged for us! Check it out here.

  • The fourth generation

    Drew and Taylor’s kids get to experience life in a way a lot of kids don’t – climbing trees, exploring the creek behind the farm, even just roaming the field with their dads. They also have a crop of cousins to join in these experiences never too far away.

    Here they are with Mason, Eric and Reid – along with Aunt Maghan (the third Miller sibling) and Uncle Kevin.  

    “Whether it’s with our kids, or our nieces and nephews – that bond we’re able to share with them on a day-to-day basis is incredible.”- Taylor

  • Through the eyes of a 2-year-old
    “It really is a blessing raising our daughter Dylan here," says Ashley.  "And it’s neat to kind of see and experience farm life through her eyes. This past year she actually got to help set tomatoes for the first time, and one of my favorite memories was watching her little one-year-old legs trying to keep up – walking down and back in the field. I don’t think the smile left her face.

    The fact that my husband grew up here, and his father grew up here, and to be able to have her call this place home is really special to us.”
  • The dining tailgate
    Spending dinnertime together is incredibly important to the Millers. (Some of the family faves are lasagna, spaghetti and tacos.) Although, as Ashlie will tell you, dinner’s not always at the dinner table – especially come harvest time.

    “A lot of the times it’s out in the fields on the back of a pickup tailgate. And really those are some of my favorite meals. I just love the conversations. Everyone just kind of drops what they’re doing for the day, and enjoys good food and just enjoys each other.”
  • More than just a company

    The partnership between the Miller's and the Reichart's – Red Gold owners – has been strong for over 70 years now. And that family tie is what makes the difference in every tomato.

    “It’s never been a business where you don’t know the owners. They’ve always been involved. When grandpa passed away, and then dad…they were always right there. More like a family organization instead of a big company.” - Drew

  • Welcome to the Miller Family Farm
  • Brothers in farming
  • Drew Miller: The steady farmer
  • Taylor Miller: The tattooed farmer
  • The artful side
  • The many sides of Ashlie
  • The fourth generation
  • Through the eyes of a 2-year-old
  • The dining tailgate
  • More than just a company