Hall’s has four generations of experience growing in the Red River Valley
As a fourth-generation family farm, Hoople, ND-based Hall’s has a long history in growing potatoes in the Red River Valley.
The company grows fresh potatoes for the retail and food service markets and pack potatoes in a variety of poly sizes, cartons and 50-pound bags, as well as totes for repackers. The majority of Hall’s acres are made up of red potatoes, but they also grow yellow potatoes as they have seen an increase in yellow demand and adjusted acreage to fit customers’ needs.
The farm was originally started by J.G. Hall. He and his five sons, Joe, Bill, Edward, Bjorn and John began washing and packing potatoes in 1950. The third generation, made up of brothers Greg, Fred and Rodger, and cousin Warren, began taking over operations in the late ’80s, with packing sheds in both Edinburg and Hoople, ND.
Today, Hall’s is run by TJ, Taylor and Jackson Hall, all partners in the company.
“We’re fortunate that the generations before us have left us a strong legacy in the potato market to continue to build on,” Jackson Hall said. “I’m very proud that we are a family-run company that has been able to operate as many generations as we have. We also have done our best to continually improve and adopt new practices and technologies to provide the best end-product that we can for our customers. In doing this, I hope we can setup the company to continue for generations to come.”
Hall’s customers come from many areas of the country though it primarily ships potatoes throughout the Midwest, South, and Northeast regions of the U.S.
“Many of our customers are multi-generational family businesses, just like ours, which have made for strong relationships,” Hall said. “In addition, we strive to provide a consistent and quality product that our customer can rely on again and again so that they can rest assured we will be able to supply them year-after-year.”
Business in 2023 and the prior year have both been good, as Hall’s has experienced strong demand throughout the shipping season.
Working in the Red River Valley is key to the company’s success as it provides excellent soils and growing conditions for not only potatoes, but a variety of crops.
“Our farm grows five different crops, which provides a lot of diversifications while also allowing us to maximize the number of years between potato crops on any one piece of land,” Hall said. “We are also fortunate to have a strong group of people from both the public and private sectors in this area that are constantly researching and helping to improve potato production in our area.”
At Hall’s the family is constantly trying to improve by finding more efficient ways to do things, while also maintaining the quality of the final product.
Recently, in partnership with O.C. Schulz & Sons, the company has started a new brokerage and marketing company, H&S Marketing LLC.