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Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers will work with you to ensure you have a thoughtful strategy for maintaining a year-round potato supply.
We will work with you to manage the harvest and shipment of your potato supply all year long.
We are knowledgeable and effective in ensuring you competitive, on-time delivery of your potato supply.
A Vital Link Between Growers & Buyers
Located in Harrisburg, PA, the Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving as a vital link between the state’s potato growers and buyers. The group has been directly benefiting members across the state since its inception in 1922. The major objectives of the Co-Operative are to:
To better advise our members, PCPG is actively involved in the latest trends and processes in the world of potatoes. We are active members of the National Potato Council, United States Potato Board, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and the Produce Marketing Association. PCPG also participates in the Penn State University Potato Research Program.
Another essential role PA Co-Operative Potato Growers plays is assisting potato growers and buyers as they market their products.
To learn more, call us today at (717) 232-5300.
About the Co-Operative
How It Started
The group that evolved into what we recognize today as the Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers, Inc. was established following the first annual meeting of Pennsylvania potato growers in 1917. Held at the State Farm Products Show in Harrisburg, the initial meeting included discussion regarding merchandising, machinery and labor. By 1922, the group had strengthened and organized the Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers.
With the help of the Co-Op, two historical landmarks were built to promote and advance Pennsylvania’s potato industry. Camp Potato was established in 1936 as a headquarters for research and development. Dr. Ernest L. Nixon, uncle of President Richard Nixon, directed much of the work done at Camp Potato.
In 1949, the Potato City Hotel was built in Coudersport, PA as a monument to the potato. The hotel was the site of meetings, banquets, field days and other potato industry events. It is privately owned today.
Since its inception, the Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers has continued to serve as the vital link between potato growers and buyers. Building upon the initial objectives set forth nearly 10 decades ago, the Co-Operative is governed by a board of directors, each one an active potato producer. The same mission that was established from the start prevails today: to increase growers’ abilities to market their potatoes and ensure potato quality and full service to the buyer.