Environmental Stewardship Award
Wysocki Produce Farm was presented with this award in 2003 by the National Potato Council for being a leading in adopting innovations that reduce the risks associated with pesticide application, support wildlife habitat and promote improved water quality and water conservation.
Finalist for Grower Achievement Award
As a finalist for the American Vegetable Grower’s prestigious award in 2010, Wysocki Produce Farm was chosen for showing a commitment to the company’s operation in the areas of food safety, technology and marketing, as well as a commitment to the vegetable industry.
Wysocki Produce Farm is certified under the PrimusGFS audit scheme. This audit scheme is benchmarked and recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI-level audit schemes are the most stringent and preferred by our buying community. WPF was the first potato farm in Wisconsin to be GFSI-level certified and currently one of two certified potato growers in the state. The Wysocki Family of Companies staff continually works to remain current with food safety requirements and developments, including the FDA’s rewrite of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Gold Place Grower
For the 2012 crop year, Wysocki Produce Farm won the first place award from McCain Foods in Plover, Wis., for a storage contract of more than 70,000 hundredweight of potatoes. This award takes everything from the bruise rate and duration of storage to how many of our potatoes meet a minimum weight of 10 ounces into consideration.
This certification recognizes Wisconsin potatoes that are certified by Protected Harvest for adhering to stringent reduced-pesticide, environmentally-friendly growing standards.
Outstanding Achievement Workplace Literacy Award
Paragon Potato Farms and RPE was honored with the award by Wisconsin Literacy, a statewide coalition of 60 literacy agencies, for its work with providing “English as a Second Language” classes to its Spanish-speaking employees.