In 1959, Tony Amstad purchased his first 20 acres of farmland in Sherwood, Oregon, to begin growing potatoes. Potato farming wasn’t a new venture for Tony though – his family had been farming in the Sherwood area for generations. Tony and his wife DeAnn, who grew up on a potato farm in Idaho, raised six children in Sherwood – each working on the farm and learning the essential elements of quality crops: hard work, persistence and stewardship of the land. Today, Tony and DeeAnn’s sons, Jeff Urbach and Wayne “Skeeter” Amstad, along with nephew, Todd Dimbat, are at the reins of the thriving family enterprise and strive to continue and improve upon the Amstad Produce legacy of “seed to table” potato production.
“We believe in supporting both our global and local community. When we learned our town needed an athletic sports field, Amstad Produce constructed Tater Field for the local youth soccer and baseball teams. Our family continues to maintain this field for ongoing use and enjoyment.”
– Jeff Urbach
– Jeff Urbach, President of Amstad Produce