R.D. Offutt Co., Fargo, is combining two of its operations — in O’Neill, Neb., and Winnemucca, Nev. — with Farm Fresh Direct LLC, Monte Vista, Colo., to create a national sales and marketing company.
The company, Farm Fresh of America, says the deal makes it the largest grower-owned fresh potato shipper in the U.S.
The two new operations from Offutt add 300 million pounds to Farm Fresh. The company now offers russets, reds, golds, organics, fingerlings, and value-added products like PotatOH microwavable potatoes.
Offutt currently farms 190,000 acres in the U.S., including 60,000 acres of potatoes. Farm Fresh Direct operates six packing operations in Colorado.
The release said Farm Fresh plans to expand its operations and product portfolio, including more PotatOH products.