As a child growing up in Canada, Patrick Leger often helped his parents make homemade ketchup. He never thought this simple tradition would later inspire a business. Yet today, Leger and his wife, Theresa Viggiano, of the Skillman section of Montgomery Township, own and operate First Field, a ketchup company dedicated to using only local, sustainable ingredients. It’s like putting Jersey in a jar…The ketchup is truly a Jersey product. The tomatoes are grown at Katona Farms in Chesterfield and Dusty Lane Farms in Elmer and the First Field test kitchen, where recipes are created, is in Rocky Hill. The company office, where marketing and business decisions are made, is in Princeton, and the ketchup is created at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center in Bridgeton.
/ / Move over Heinz, it’s First Field ketchup