Local Tomato Brand Celebrates 90th Anniversary with consumer contestWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
TOLEDO, Ohio, — Hirzel Canning Company & Farms, manufacturer of Dei Fratelli tomato products, will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary with its “Pin It To Win It” consumer contest on Pinterest and Twitter.
This nationwide contest will take place from May 1 through May 31, and asks participants to vote for their favorite tomato recipes, photos and share their love of tomatoes on Pinterest for a weekly chance of winning Dei Fratelli prize packs.
Dei Fratelli created the contest to promote their 90th Anniversary as well as healthy eating habits, delicious, nostalgic recipes, and rewards for consumers who love tomatoes.
To participate in the contest, tomato enthusiasts are urged to follow Dei Fratelli’s Pin It To Win It 90th Anniversary board on Pinterest and interact regularly. The board will display tomato recipes through the decades. Various tomato recipes will be shared each week from as far back as the 1920s to as recent as 2013.
“Pin It To Win It is another great opportunity for us to interact with our consumers across the country,” Steve Hirzel, president of Hirzel Canning Company & Farms, stated in the press release announcing the contest.
“We realize that recipe sharing is a big component of Pinterest and we are pleased that Dei Fratelli can be a part of it. It’s great to see our Pinterest followers’ recipes that include Dei Fratelli products and the general enthusiasm for our extensive line of tomato products. This is a terrific opportunity to share recipes and celebrate our 90th anniversary,” Hirzel stated.
Participants are asked to share the board with their followers each week for the four weeks of the contest. They can do this by following the board, re-pinning and liking Dei Fratelli’s pins, in addition to adding their own comments.
To earn additional points, participants can share pins on the “Pin It To Win It” board using the hashtags #DeiFratelli and #TomatoChat on Pinterest and on Twitter by tweeting at @DeiFratelli. The participant who garners the most points will win a Dei Fratelli prize pack. Winners will be announced each Monday of the contest, and the final winner during the first week of June.
Dei Fratelli canned tomato products, pasta sauces, tomato juices, and soups are all-natural and gluten-free, according to the company. It also produces and markets the Silver Fleece brand of sauerkraut.
Dei Fratelli and Silver Fleece brands are sold in most supermarkets in Northwest Ohio including The Andersons, Walt Churchill’s Markets, Giant Eagle, Sautter’s, Kroger, Meijer and Wal-Mart.
The company produces canned tomatoes, tomato products and sauerkraut in three processing locations. It also owns extensive greenhouses and farms in Northwest Ohio where the tomatoes and cabbage are grown and on 30 local independent farms.
Hirzel is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company with its headquarters and main processing plant located on Lemoyne Road in Northwood, Ohio. The company employs about 100 full-time year-long staff and from 300-350 seasonal employees.
Hirzel Canning Company was founded in 1923 by the late Carl R. Hirzel, a brew master by trade. The Hirzel family began growing and canning vegetables. His first product was sauerkraut, sold only in wooden kegs and barrels, followed by its variety of tomato products.
For more information, see www.deifratelli.com.