Our Story

Nice to meet you! Welcome to our history, our purpose, and the values we live by—every single day.

First, a Little video about who we are.

Our story is really one of Jacob van der Schaaf and his daughter, Angela Santiago

Jacob, a Dutch immigrant, longed for the small creamer potatoes of his youth. “I can’t find any potatoes here with the same delicious taste and creamy insides!” he would lament.

In 1996, he put an idea to Angela: why not test out the market for little potatoes?

By going back to the potato’s roots, we uncovered the same types of potato varieties first cultivated—small, highly nourishing, diverse, and packed with flavor.

Our History

Everyone, everywhere deserves to have healthy, great food. 

We believe that millions of people are either not getting enough food or getting too much of the wrong food.  So we are on a mission to better feed the world.

Potatoes are one of the world’s most efficient crops. Not only are they good for you, they’re good for the environment.

By going back to the potato’s roots we have uncovered the same types of potato varieties first cultivated—small, highly nourishing, diverse, and packed with flavor.

Our goal is to cultivate potatoes that are again full of flavor and bursting with nutrition.

This amazing vegetable is a gift and we see it as our job to bring the potato back to its original glory.


Our Core Values

Core Values - importance of family

Importance of Family

We are a family based Company and since our prime support comes from our family, we encourage a healthy work-life balance. We honor the place that family has in our employees’ lives.

Core Values - go beyond

Go Beyond

We acknowledge that employees come to us with their own experience and resources. We support and encourage our employees to go beyond what they bring, beyond what they envision they can do, and certainly beyond a mere job description. We trust in our employees’ passion and creativity so that they can extend themselves not just for the company, but for themselves.

Core Values - elevate others

Elevate Others

We are a diverse and inclusive work environment that embraces new ideas and ways of doing. When we enhance another by recognizing their skills and expertise we contribute to an overall feeling of worth.

Core Values - down to earth

Down To Earth

We are approachable and recognize the common humanity of all. We do not pretend to be other than what we are. Whether we are in the office, in the plant, in the field or with a customer we are approachable, genuine and warm.

Core Values - do what you say

Do What You Say

We walk our talk. Being honest and impeccable really means that we waste no time in pretending, glossing over, or making unfounded promises. We are reliable, accountable and our words communicate an actual reality.

Learn More About Us

We collect all of our favorite, classic, traditional, simple, kid-friendly, nutritious, show-stopping, and even some unexpected potato recipes to share with you to try at home.

Explore our Recipe Center — home to more than 400 recipes staring our favorite Little potatoes!

When you’re trying to help educate and feed the world better, you can’t do it alone. We’re honored to partner with some of the most passionate, creative, and culinary minds – Our Friends.

They love to create and share their expertise for food too, meet all of Our Friends.

Bred to be small, Creamer potatoes are the smallest in the potato family. They’re meant to be….Little, and fully mature in their Little size. Just like a  cherry tomato in the tomato family.

No peeling is required either! Creamers are meant to be eaten with their naturally tasty nutritious skin on – and no cleaning is required because they come prewashed!

Read more about what makes Creamers unique

Visit our handy product locator tool to learn where you can buy Little potatoes at a store near you!

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