Meet James L. Mortenson, the farmer who grew the potatoes in your bag.
Grown with LoveIf there’s one thing that keeps James Mortensen going after long days on the farm, it’s the sense that he’s making a difference. “The best part of my job is making people happy,” he says. “Knowing that people all over the country are enjoying what we’ve grown makes it all worth it.” This love for people is a trait that James inherited from his father, also a farmer, whom he considers one of his biggest inspirations. And it’s not just people – like us here at Kettle Brand, James takes pride in sustainable practices and feeling connected to his land, believing it helps him grow the highest-quality potatoes around.
Kettle Brand Farmer Since: 2009
Location: Plainfield, WI
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.