Our safety culture is held within our team members as a principal value that is beyond compromise. Our team is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable product while working in a safe and enjoyable workplace. All team members are responsible to uphold safe practices, participate in safety education, collaborate changes and concerns with leadership, and maintain a safe, clean, and healthy work environment.
Did you know that:
- A medium potato has only 110 calories and is fat, cholesterol and sodium free?
- Potatoes are 100% gluten-free? Only 19% of Americans rate potatoes as excellent for a gluten-free diet ... help spread the word!
But, that isn't all the spud has going for itself...see below for a list of other significant potato health benefits, as well as sweet potatoes and onions.
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- Fresh, Healthy, Natural
- Naturally Gluten Free
- Excellent Source of Vitamin C...45% of the recommended daily value!
- Good source of Potassium, when eaten with skins on
- Good source of Vitamin B6...important for carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
- Complex carbohydrate, your body's main energy source
- Full of Vitamins & Minerals
- Low in Sodium & Cholesterol
- Naturally fat free
Sweet potatoes are:
- Excellent Source of Vitamin A
- Good source of dietary fiber when eaten with skins on
- Good source of Potassium when eaten with skins on
- Low in Sodium
- Naturally fat free
- Cholesterol free
- High in Vitamin C
- A good source of fiber
- Add abundant flavor to a wide variety of food with only 45 calories per serving
- Sodium, fat, and cholesterol free
We are committed to growing and bringing to market safe, high quality, nutritious, convenient, and delicious food in a sustainable, responsible way while strengthening and supporting our communities. This purpose-driven approach has allowed Sterman Masser, Inc. to thrive as an independent, family-owned, agriculturally based company for multiple generations. Our heritage is the foundation upon which our Vision for the future, our service-based Mission, and our Core Values are built, so that we can continue to make a difference in the world around us for generations to come.
Sterman Masser, Inc. is nationally recognized as one team dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and extraordinary service to satisfied customers. Built to last for generations so that we can make a difference in the world around us.
To serve our employees, our customers and our community
To our employees, we will:
To our customers, we will:
To our community, we will:
We provide a safe place to work and we train each individual to work safely so no one gets hurt.
Our one team is the cornerstone of our success. We are connected as a community at work and desire to make a difference in the community around us.
Our response time is quick and we are flexible and nimble in dealing with customer requests. We jump through hoops to serve our customers.
Deliver on Commitments
In every relationship we do what we say and do it right the first time, every time.
We own every problem and do what we said we would do, even when no one is watching.
Respecting, protecting, and enhancing the natural resources that provide the foundation for our livelihood is critical to both meeting today's needs and to insuring a vibrant legacy for future generations. Focused on continuous improvement and spanning the entire supply chain, our environmental stewardship programs not only reduce our footprint, they contribute to improved product quality and reduced cost. Examples of the types of robust and innovative practices in place at Masser Potato Farms include:
Maintaining soil fertility and vitality through extended crop rotations, USDA soil conservation plans, and minimal use of agricultural chemicals.
Comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, which earned Masser Potato Farms the NPC/EPA Environmental Stewardship Award in 1998.
Precision Farm Management practices, utilizing satellite GPS technology and computerized planting and chemical application equipment to minimize inputs and soil compaction, as well as the number of passes required through a field, thereby reducing fuel utilization and harmful emissions. This also helps insure optimum spacing of plants, which maximizes quality and yield per acre.
Making every drop of water count through the use of low pressure center pivots, drip irrigation, variable frequency pumps to match application to demand requirements, and reclamation, restoration and reuse.
Comprehensive waste management programs built on the principles of "reduce-reuse-recycle," including conversion of broken pallets and scrap wood into mulch, and the collection and return of metal wickets, poly bags, and cardboard.
Innovative renewable energy programs, including an 8-acre "solar farm" that will produce over 1,100 megawatts of electricity per year and provide about 40% of plant requirements for Masser Potato Farms facilities and operations.
The truck fleet of Masser Logistic Services is built to reduce wind drag, thereby increasing fuel efficiency by 1 mile/gallon; trucks are also equipped with auxiliary power units for additional fuel efficiency and extended engine life.
Masser Potato Farms Powered by a "Solar Farm"
In May 2011, Sterman Masser Potato Farms completed the installation of one of the largest solar energy systems in Pennsylvania. The 1-megawatt system in Sacramento, Hubley Township, is producing energy-efficient power to run the crop's irrigation system, equipment storage units, and fans in the grain and packing facilities.
The solar panels cover an estimated four acres and are expected to produce about 1,107,000 kilowatt hours of energy each year, or about 92,250 kilowatts each month. For perspective, the average American home uses about 750 to 1,000 kilowatt hours a month.
While most people think that the "sunny states" such as Florida and California are better suited for solar power systems, experts point out that the climate in northern states like Pennsylvania is more applicable because excessive heat can actually decrease the efficiency of solar panels.