6 Successful Farms Promoting the Resurgence of Black Agrarians

President and CEO of Thompson Family Farms, Robert Thompson. Photo courtesy of ThompsonFamilyFarms.net

Thompson Family Farms In Eastern Washington and Oregon:
Washington-based Thompson Family Farms specializes in growing fresh onions and potatoes, and serves as a leading produce supplier to some of America’s major food corporations. In its 2008-2009 season, TFF grew, packed and shipped approximately 300 acres of potatoes and 120 acres of onions. The farm already has packed and shipped 1,000 acres of potatoes and 300 acres of onions this year, boasting production capabilities of close to 35 tons of product per acre.

“As of 2017, TFF partners control and market product from approximately 10,000 acres with access to over 5,000 additional acres,” its website states. The farm provides fresh produce for big food-processing corporations like McDonald’s, Burger King and the Frito-Lay Company.

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