A 4th generation farming family, Gerald and Vicki King
and their children carry on the art of potato farming that began
in 1949 by Gerald’s parents, David and Rhoda King.
In the early
years without machinery, the family would tirelessly pick potatoes
into baskets by hand, and load and unload 50 pound sacks by hand.
Now, machines do most of the heavy lifting!
Gerald and his
brothers grow over 150 acres of potatoes, along with hay and
grains. This family teamwork allows the year-round work of
growing potatoes to progress smoothly. From fieldwork and soil
preparation to planting and harvesting, each step in the growth
process is important.