lays chipsFor four generations the Hoekstra's have produced potatoes on the rich sandy soils of eastern Kankakee County in St. Anne, Illinois.  The company dates back to the 1940's when William was farming with his father, John.  In 1967 William and his two sons, Bob & Jerry began the company, Wm. Hoekstra & Sons, which today is now know as Hoekstra Potato Farms.  The company is owned and operated by Bob and his two sons, Tom & Steve.

Today, at Hoekstra Potato farms, we continue in the tradition by concentrating on producing high quality potatoes for the chipping market.  Our harvest begins mid-July and extends through October.  Commitment to quality has always been a priority at Hoekstra Potato Farms.  Our production practices of using irrigation along with an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program has allowed us to produce high quality potatoes in an efficient and environmentally sound manner.  Our commitment is evident at our grading facility as well as in the field.  In our newly installed lab, we cook potato chips samples to ensure the quality.  That way we can be certain that every load shipped meets our customers requirements. 

Tom Hoekstra
Bob Hoekstra


4 generations of potato farmers

Watch our chipping process!