2009 Top 100 Growers: North

 

 

Top 100 Growers: NORTH

Rank
Company
HQ State
2008 Acreage
Acreage Change
Year Founded
Crops Grown in 2008
Previous Rank
1
R. D. Offutt Co.
ND
53,750
-1,250
1974
potatoes
1
2
Hartung Brothers Inc.
WI
27,525
4,151
1975
snap beans, cucumbers, beets, carrots, peas, lima beans
2
3
Black Gold Farms
ND
14,500
500
1928
potatoes
3
4
Paramount Farms Inc.
WI
13,700
-300
1957
potatoes, sweet corn, green beans, peas
3
5
Heartland Farms Inc.
WI
12,203
-1,566
1945
potatoes, peas, sweet corn, green beans
6
6
Wysocki Produce Farm Inc.
WI
9,983
3,938
1964
potatoes, green beans, peas, sweet corn, pickles
14
7
L. Walther & Sons Inc.
MI
8,000
-5,175
1940
potatoes
6
8
Tri Campbell Farms
ND
7,200
N/C
1978
beans, potatoes, watermelon
8
9
Charles H. West Farms
DE
7,076
638
1953
lima beans, peas, cucumbers, sweet corn
11
10
Sackett Ranch, Inc.
MI
7,049
876
1980
potatoes, sweet corn, peas, pickles
13
11
Okray Family Farms, Inc.
WI
6,902
157
1905
potatoes, sweet corn, snap beans
10
12
Borzynski Farms Inc.
WI
6,375
N/C
1973
cabbage, sweet corn, peas, peppers
12
13
Neumiller Farms Inc.
IL
6,180
-820
1965
potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, green beans
9
14
Torrey Farms Inc.
NY
6,124
-1,165
1977
cabbage, cucumbers, sweet corn, peas, pumpkin, squash, beans, onions, carrots, potatoes
7
15
Bula Gieringer Farms
WI
5,665
460
1980
potatoes, sweet corn, peas, beans
15
16
My-T Acres
NY
5,028
83
1961
snap beans, peas, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, beets
16
17
Sowinski Farms Inc.
WI
4,905
855
1932
potatoes, green beans, peas
21
18
Weekly Farms
WI
4,350*
N/C
1974
potatoes, beans, sweet corn, peas
18
19
Gary Bula Farms Inc.
WI
4,200*
N/C
1971
potatoes, snap beans, peas, sweet corn
19
20
Turek Farms
NY
3,605
-1,060
1969
sweet corn, green beans, pumpkins, squash, peas, cabbage
17
21
Worzella & Sons Inc.
WI
3,471
N/C
1964
potatoes, sweet corn, beans
23
22
Kludt Bros. Inc.
NY
3,285
-862
1953
sweet corn, snap beans, squash, beets, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, peas
20
23
Lynn-Ette & Sons Inc.
NY
3,279
259
1986
green beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, cabbage
25
24
Buurma Farms Inc.
OH
3,104
-137
1896
radishes, beets, spinach, escarole, endive, Romaine, green onions, parsley, celery, collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, sweet corn, leeks, dill, cilantro, squash, cucumbers, green beans, Chinese cabbage, carrots
24
25
Dawson Farms
ND
2,800
-700
1966
potatoes
22
 *estimated acreage

 

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