In 2012 we had the opportunity to carry on the legacy of Big M Farms in
Vandemere, North Carolina. Pat McCotter and his family spent a lifetime building a 4,500
acre farm in the black lands of Pamlico County, North Carolina. The family cleared,
shaped and ditched the rich organic soil to put together one of the most productive
farms in Eastern North Carolina.
Sackett Potatoes is proud to
carry on where the
McCotter family left off.
The growing season begins in late February with the planting of 1,250 acres of potatoes until late March.
April is the month that 1,200 acres of corn is planted, along with hilling potatoes as they start to come out of the ground. We also grow 1,000 acres of second crop soybeans that are planted after the potatoes are harvested.
The second week of June is when potato harvest begins. Lasting 6 weeks, we will harvest roughly
600 semi loads of potatoes into late July. North Carolina and Missouri supply the majority
of chipping potatoes East of the Mississippi during the months of June and July.
Corn is harvested late August through September, and stored in farm storage for shipment January through May.
Soybean harvest finishes off the growing season in November and early December and is stored on the farm for
Sackett Potatoes continues to improve the farm and equipment over time. We have updated the line of tractors and harvest equipment. 10 new pivots with wells have been installed over the last 4 years.
In 2016 we updated the grading facility with a new washing and grading line to
be more efficient and reliable to service our customers needs.
Want to join our team?
At Sackett Potatoes we are always looking for driven individuals to add to our team.
We offer full time, part time and seasonal positions at competitive wage packages.
If you feel your skills could benefit our organization and would like the opportunity to grow with with a company that’s constantly looking to expand its horizons, please send us your resume’.