Meet Mathew Trotman, the farmer who grew the potatoes in your bag.
Second-Generation SustainabilityIn Mathew Trotman’s eyes, farming has always been sustainable: Farmers knew they had to care for the land in order to reap its rewards. But year-after-year, as new technology and practices emerge, the folks at Baley-Trotman Farms continue to push the envelope. Following in his dad (Mark) and uncle’s (Lon) footsteps when they first started the farm in the 70s, Mathew and his brother-in-law Ryan started growing organic potatoes in 2014. One of the primary suppliers of our organic potatoes, Mathew is proud of the advancements they’ve made over the years including operating irrigation pumps and storage cellars with solar energy and working to reduce fuel consumption by taking fewer passes over fields thanks to GPS technology in their equipment.
Kettle Brand Farmer Since: 2015
Location: Baley-Trotman Farms, OR
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.