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Kirschenmann Farms

Meet Brian Kirschenmann, the farmer who grew the potatoes in your bag.

Growing the Next Generation

Beyond potatoes, you could also say Brian Kirschenmann grows people. We’re into that! A few years back, Brian took his latest apprentice, Thomas Baker, under his wing to teach him everything he’s learned about farming, from tech to taters.

Thomas, formerly a grocery clerk without a background in farming, now has his hand in running a technologically state-of-the-art potato farm equipped with GPS-driven equipment and more, all part of Brian’s vision to carry on his family’s farming legacy.

Meet Brian and Thomas, see what it’s like to plant potatoes and take a look at the next generation of tater makers.

  • Kettle Brand Farmer Since: 2010
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
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