Wysocki Produce Farm has been the cornerstone of the Wysocki Family of Companies since it began in the early 1960s. In its infancy, the farm consisted of five acres of cucumbers, 15 acres of oats, 30 acres of potatoes, 30 acres of field corn and 50 acres of alfalfa. Today, Wysocki Produce Farm owns 28,000 acres and farms over 30,000 acres. Of this acreage, over 9,000 acres of potatoes are planted each spring. This farm also grows other consumer produce including peas, sweet corn and green beans, primarily sold to canning companies. Complementary to consumer produce goods, Wysocki Produce Farm also grows soybeans, alfalfa and field corn to sustain its partner farm, Central Sands Dairy.
Farm management transitioned to the second generation of owners during the late 1990s. In 1997, Jeff Sommers merged his farm with the Wysocki Family of Companies and purchased an equal share in ownership, becoming the general manager of the Wysocki Produce Farm.
Wysocki Produce Farm’s “Healthy Grown” potatoes have received accreditation from Protected Harvest, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing and certifying the use of environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural practices through the development of stringent, transparent and quantifiable standards, incentive-based eco-labeling and public education.
Wysocki Produce Farm is PrimusGFS Certified. PrimusGFS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked and full recognized food safety audit scheme. Wysocki Produce Farm continues to be a leader in the potato industry by maintaining compliance with PrimusGFS. The farm’s partner company, Paragon Potato Farms, requires PrimusGFS compliance from all of its growers as well.