A Few Words About Us
Okray Family Farms was founded in 1905 by Joseph Okray Sr. as the “Joseph Okray and Bros. Company”, which started out as a small trading business in downtown Stevens Point. By 1918, with the acquisition of some land, Okray Produce Co. was formed. Through the depression, the company continued buying land and adding to their acreage during tough times. The development of commercial fertilizer and reverse hydraulic irrigation after WWII furthered the company’s growth, and gave local farmers the ability to irrigate and increase potato yields substantially. By the early 1950’s, other farmers were attracted to the potato business, and the industry in central Wisconsin continued to flourish. Today, the farm produces over 1800 acres of potatoes and over 5900 acres of sweet corn, green beans, peas, soy, and maize annually. They are closely affiliated with Indian Hills Cranberry, LLC.
The Okray Advantage
As a locally owned company, we are able to provide our customers with total quality control of the product we sell. We are not a broker, but a family owned grower, packer, and shipper of our own fresh produce, which allows us to control all aspects of the supply chain.
Voluntary annual 3rd party food safety audits help to further ensure that we are supplying our customers with a safe, high quality product in all regards.
We are able to supply our customers with different varieties, sizes, and quantities of our own locally grown potatoes at competitive prices year round.
- More Vitamin C than an orange.
- High in fiber.
- No fat, no cholesterol.
- More useable iron than any other vegetable.
- Low in sodium and low in calories.
- More potassium than a banana.
- Chock full of complex carbohydrates
Joseph Okray & Bros. Co. is founded.
Okray Produce Co. is incorporated.
Commercial fertilizer becomes readily available in the U.S.
The use of Reverse Hydraulic Irrigation begins to take hold in Central Wisconsin.
Okray Farms builds their new warehouse in its current location;
on River Drive in Plover.
Okray Family Farms joins the ranks of Vegetable Growers' "Top 100 Growers."