Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
Interview with Richard and Roderick Gumz
Brothers Richard and Roderick Gumz formed Gumz Muck Farms, LLC in 1994. They grow, store and pack red potatoes and yellow globe onions for retail. The farm also raises carrots for processing (slicing and dicing), field corn, soybeans and over 1,000 acres of mint (primarily peppermint). The Gumz family has been raising mint for over 80 years in Indiana and Wisconsin. Richard, Roderick and their brother, Daniel, represent the fourth generation of Gumz family farmers. Daniel and their father, Jerome, still operate the home farm in Indiana.