As an eighth-generation, family-owned potato farming company, Masser Potato Farms has become one of the most well-known potato companies in the area, packing and distributing over 70 million pounds of potatoes each year from its operations located in
In 1967, Sterman and Geraldine Masser purchased 100 acres from family, and in 1970, they formed Sterman Masser Inc., a firm specializing in the farming and distribution of potatoes. Masser’s continued to grow with Keith Masser, the Masser's son and current President and CEO of Sterman Masser, Inc., joining the company in 1976. In 1984, Sterman ventured into
Today, Masser’s is driven to provide their customers and vendors, including retail outlets and restaurants, with
Masser’s potatoes have even become a household name thanks to its spotlight on The Martha Stewart Show! When producers for The Martha Stewart Show needed a last-minute sampling of potatoes for their October 26, 2007 television program, Masser’s was there to save the day. Martha Stewart was so impressed by Masser’s responsiveness and with the quality of the potatoes that she thanked Masser’s on air and on her website where a Potatoes 101 article and a short video from the show was posted.
But Masser’s is not only known for its potato farming operations; they continue to be an important figure in the community, especially one with a strong history at Penn State. In 1973, Keith graduated from the
Some students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have even directly benefited from Masser’s generosity and community involvement. In the fall of 2003, a new scholarship was formed from a $60,000 gift from Sterman and Geraldine Masser and Keith Masser families, and the trust fund established by their
Even with Masser’s tremendous success, the organization has always kept the roots of the company, its employees, and the community at the forefront of their business. Masser Potato Farms is an Organization that “Gets It.”