The Potato and Progress
The Woerner/Schmieding Connection
In the 1960s, the Schmiedings started a relationship with the Woerner family, who owned and managed a produce farming operation in Alabama. Familiar with the Schmieding reputation for quality, Lester Woerner and his son, Trent Woerner, purchased the Schmieding Produce Company in 2015. This acquisition – in addition to a packing plant and a 1,800-acre farm, both located in the San Luis Valley in Colorado – gives today’s Schmieding Produce the vertical integration needed to meet the needs of produce retailers and food manufacturers across the country.