We were talking about this topic earlier today, and thought you would enjoy knowing where some of the farmer’s crops end up.
A large percentage of the dry crops like peas, lentils, garbanzos, and wheat are exported to other countries, but the rest go to companies right here in the USA.
The fresh products, like sweet corn, apples, strawberries and meat typically find their way to grocery stores and restaurants in the region.
Here are some companies who we know use our farmer’s crops to make food products for the rest of you. I’ll bet you’ve enjoyed peas from Farmer Les Ryan, or potatoes from Farmer Ed Schneider!
Potatoes – McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King.
Dry peas – Campbell’s Soup
Wheat – Shepherd’s Grain Mill, Sara Lee, Bimbo Bakeries,
Garbanzo Beans – Sabra Dipping Company (hummus)
Dry Beans – Campbell’s Soup, Hunt’s Chili. A good portion of the dry bean harvest is sold to companies like Camellia dry beans, who repackage huge bags of dry beans into smaller bags for consumers.
Mint – Colgate, Hershey (York Peppermint Patties!), Wrigley
Barley – Anheuser Busch, Coors, Cargill