Local Grow­ers

Fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles have a per­sonal and dis­tinc­tive place of ori­gin.

Inde­pen­dent & small scale fam­ily farms con­tribute to our regional abun­dance and land­scape with a wide vari­ety of fresh, peak of sea­son pro­duce.

Check out some of our notable farmer pro­files to see who’s grow­ing your food.


Wada Farms

Wada Farms has a 70+ year his­tory of pride, excel­lence and respect – and an obses­sion for pro­vid­ing things of intrin­sic value to their cus­tomers and partners.

Estab­lished in 1943, Wada Farms was founded by Frank Wada, who emi­grated to the U.S. from Japan in 1922 at the age of 13. He and his wife Agnes farmed in San Clemente, Cal­i­for­nia, until World War II broke out. They packed as many belong­ings as their 1934 Ford truck could hold, then moved inland dur­ing the war to avoid intern­ment when Japan­ese Amer­i­cans were forced to relo­cate from the west coast. After set­tling in Pin­gree, Idaho, the deci­sion was made to plant their fam­ily roots and first crop of pota­toes on 160 rented acres of farm­land in the spring of 1943.

By 1972, the Wada fam­ily farm had grown to approx­i­mately 400 acres when Frank’s youngest son, Albert, bought the fam­ily busi­ness from his father. Under his lead­er­ship, Wada Farms Inc. has grown into a suc­cess­ful Idaho-​based agribusi­ness, now farm­ing nearly 30,000 irri­gated acres of crops each and every year.

As a fully inte­grated grower-​shipper of Rus­set, red, gold and spe­cialty vari­eties, Wada Farms Pota­toes oper­ates one of the largest fresh potato pack­ing facil­i­ties in the coun­try. Albert and his wife Chris­tine have four chil­dren; the two boys, Bryan and Chris, are both active in the fam­ily oper­a­tion. In 2010, Bryan Wada was named com­pany president.

Wada Farms has a rep­u­ta­tion not just for qual­ity, but for lead­er­ship in new ways of doing things and under­stand­ing trends and opportunities.