THE WADA STORY
FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1943
Wada Farms is a true American success story
Wada farms is a premier example of what can be accomplished through hard work and tireless dedication. Originally established in 1943, Wada Farms was founded by Frank Wada who immigrated to the U.S. from Japan in 1922.
From the beginning, both Frank and his wife Agnes had a passion for growing the best and most nutritious foods, farming in the fields of San Clemente, California. Following the outbreak of WW II, they moved inland to avoid internment when Japanese Americans were forced to relocate from the west coast.
To pursue their love of farming, they decided to settle in Pingree, Idaho, where they put down family roots. Together, they grew their first crop of Idaho potatoes on 160 acres of rented land in the spring of 1943.
Today, Wada Farms has grown to become one of the nation’s largest suppliers of fresh potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes, with long-standing partner relationships throughout the U.S. and in countries around the world.
From the beginning, both Frank and his wife Agnes had a passion for growing the best and most nutritious foods.
Sustainability – integrated into every aspect of our operations.
At Wada Farms, sustainability is more than just a philosophy – it motivates every part of our farming and packaging operations.