Meet the Growers

Did you know the vast majority of all potato farms in the US are family owned?  It’s true! From California to the Carolinas, families just like yours work hard year-round to nurture, grow and deliver potatoes from their farm to your local market.

Take a moment and meet some of the special men and women from across the country who are proud to help feed you and your family.

 

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Russ Wysocki

RPE (aka Russet Potato Exchange) has been around since the ’60s. Started by the Wysocki brothers, RPE continues to be a family business — and one that holds itself to...
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Nick Somers

Nick comes from a family of farmers — he’s third-generation — but is now the only remaining family member who is a farmer. Together, he and his wife share responsibility...
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Justin Isherwood

Bet you didn’t know this. One of Wisconsin’s Healthy Grown potato growers — Justin Isherwood — is an accomplished author. And because of those talents, he has been interviewed on National Public...
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Steve and Andy Diercks

Coloma Farms is a study of innovation and tradition  — a 2,700-acre sustainable farm run by third and fourth generation growers, Steve and Andy Diercks. Steve grew up on a...
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Richard and Rod Gumz

Brothers Richard and Roderick Gumz formed Gumz Muck Farms, LLC in 1994 and are the fourth generation of Gumz family farmers. They grow, store and pack red potatoes and yellow...