At the end of the Ice Age, melting glaciers scattered Minnesota’s Heartland with shallow hollows amid rolling hills – the perfect landscape for growing quality potatoes. These prairie wetlands gather winter snowmelt and, along with the region’s plentiful lakes, keep the fertile, sandy soil rich and moist to nourish the potatoes.
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For Warren, what matters is "being a steward of the land." Sustainability is his passion, and both he and Wayne are focused on environmentally friendly farming. "We think about how our decisions are going to impact the land, the water, our neighbors and community."
Joel knows the challenges of working with Mother Nature, but for him, it's all worth it just to watch the fields on a nice, cool day after sunset. "There's just nothing better."
Pounds of potatoes grown annually in the Heartland
Average weight of a Russet potato
Total potatoes grown in the Heartland
Average length of a Russet potato
Circumference of the Earth
Laid end to end, that’s enough potatoes to circle the earth 14 times!