Ernie New, White Mountain Farm
Ernie New’s son Paul now runs the family business, but Ernie was in charge in 1987 when White Mountain Farm incorporated and started growing organically certified quinoa and potatoes in the gorgeous San Luis Valley of Colorado as part of a research project with professors at Colorado State University. White Mountain claims to be the only successful large-scale quinoa operation in North America, and Ernie gets more orders than he can fill.
Learn more about this delicious Incan superfood (which isn’t a grain!) in this blog post by one of our Fellows >