We’re a fourth-generation family business
We’re making decisions with the goal to one day be a fifth-generation family business. From how we grow, to how we package, to how we ship potatoes and onions to stores, we are acting with the long term in mind, and making wise use of our resources is key.
Clean Energy Commitment
Green-e® is a trusted global leader in clean energy and carbon offset certification. All farms, production facilities and partner farms use 100% renewable sources for electricity. This process involves purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates, which supports renewable electricity production.
Green-e® Energy requires the highest level of environmental quality of any national standard in the United States for renewable energy. We are the first and only Green-e® certified produce supplier.
First & only Green-e®Certified Produce Supplier
Grown & Packaged with 100%Renewable Electricity
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Consistent with consumer and customer demand, we continue to research, test and offer more eco-friendly packaging alternatives, including paper. We are reducing food waste by using light blocker technologies to prevent greening of potatoes in retail and storage situations.
Product development is deep into the next level of recycled materials – compostable packaging and components constructed with an environmentally friendly manufacturing process using 100% virgin “non-wet strength” fiber, water-based inks and Paper Lock® sealing technology.
Light Blocking Bags to Reduce Food Waste
Eco-Friendly Paper Packaging Options
Eco-Friendly CompostablePackaging Options
One of every three bites of food we eat is possible because of the work of natural pollinators like ants, bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and birds. We are leaving unused farmland field corners as protected pollinator habitats. Our farming and agronomy team is reestablishing wetlands and evaluating bioremediation to improve ground and surface water quality by reducing nitrates by more than 50%. Ditches on our land connect with rivers, lakes and streams to create bountiful trout habitat with optimal flow and consistent water temperatures and depth.
We maintain 25 miles of windbreaks and nearly 2,000 acres of prairie and wooded areas to prevent wind erosion. These spaces double as wildlife habitat. Our farms are converting farmland to wetlands to manage watershed and slow runoff, capture nutrients and store carbon. One grower partner maintains 500 of 3,500 farmland acres as natural wetlands.