Rigby Produce 2
A talk with Stephanie Mickelson of Rigby Produce. “During a couple of times a year, we’ll pick up spuds out of the lower valley, down to Jerome, American Falls. And then we have growers that grow for us that we pack their potatoes every year from like the Rexford and various places up in that area. So the potatoes that are packed through Rigby produce will be your table stock potatoes that you could buy in the grocery store. It's also the potato products that you'll find at a restaurant, that the restaurants had a recipe for and they do it. Our biggest business is part business, which is actually US food, Sysco. That's what our business is. I think that we've become so lazy in the United States that people thought that having individual potatoes washed and wrapped so they could pop them in their microwave would be a good idea. And believe it or not, it's actually works very good for people, especially, I guess if you have a very small family or you're single or something, they really like the convenience of that product because it's just a matter of putting it in the microwave, setting the microwave for three to five minutes, and you've got a baked potato out of your microwave. I think there's a couple of educational values, for one thing, especially when you have government entities, I think that they start to realize how much regulation can affect us, whereas if we're allowed to, within the industry, make the choices that will affect our facility, we'll probably do a better job than if government regulates it and mandates it.