Meet Tom Torkelson, the farmer who grew the potatoes in your bag.
Love for Community and Quality Potatoes
Following in the footsteps of the Torkelson men before him, Tom Torkelson began farming in the spring of 1978. Since then, his family has almost quadrupled the size of its farm, which we love – because the more potatoes, the more delicious chips we can make.
Why farming? Tom wanted to work with Mother Nature and he’s always been interested in agriculture after growing up in a family of farmers. When he’s not in the field, he’s an active part of community groups, serving as a member on the grain coop board, local nursing home board, township board – and he just started his 13th year on the school board. What a guy!
Kettle Brand Farmer Since: 2016
Location: Grafton, ND
Kettle Brand potatoes are grown across the country – some as close as an hour drive from our Salem, Oregon, headquarters. Learn more about our other farmers here.