Ryan Potatoes is a Western Australian Family owned and operate business, growing, washing, packing & distributing premium Potatoes since 1958.
Supplier to major retailers, supermarkets, fresh food grocers and processors, Ryan Potatoes have been providing Australia some of the finest Potatoes grown in WA for over the last 50 years.
In 1958 Tony & Jan Ryan left the family farm in Manjimup to try their hand at growing potatoes in Pemberton.
With the help of Tony’s father, they purchased some fertile land with an abundant water supply and went about learning the art of growing potatoes. In the early days, the potatoes were hand picked into 65kg sacks and transported to Collins Siding (Pemberton) to be transported by rail to Perth.
GROWING THE FAMILY BUSINESS
After finishing school, Tony’s three sons joined the business which then land was purchased to support the extra family members. As the Business grew, a decision was made to process the potatoes on their farm. A washing and packing plant was built to provide a fresher product to our customers.
To provide fresh potatoes 12 months of the year a farm north of Perth in Dandaragan was purchased to grow Potatoes in the winter months. This farm complements the Pemberton farm which grows through the Summer months.
The Ryan Family prides themselves on providing the quickest harvest to plate of all Western Australian growers. Ryan Potatoes have the ability to grow, wash, pack & sell direct to the buyer. The combination of Pemberton and Dandaragan growing provides high quality fresh potatoes all year round.
Potatoes are harvested early in the morning, washed on site then sent to Perth to be packed at their packing facility in Canning Vale – from paddock to shelf in 24 hours.
Ryan family potatoes are a proud WA family business. There are 9 family members involved in the running of the business as well as providing employment to numerous members of local communities.