The Best in the Business

We are proud to partner with local farmers who are some of the best in the business. Sourced from the fields of Ohio and surrounding areas, our growers are committed to delivering high-quality products using sustainable practices. Many have more than 30 years of experience growing popcorn for America’s best-known brands.

Want to join our elite group of Mennel Popcorn famers? Contact Mennel Popcorn at popcorn@mennel.com.


Meet Rick Fruth, one of our many farmers…

New Vision Farms ‐ Henry County, Ohio

Rick Fruth of New Vision Farms has been growing popcorn for as long as he can remember. He recalls his father harvesting popcorn on the ear in the 1960s before using a combine to shell the popcorn in the field. It’s a process that takes extra patience and care since popcorn is more delicate than yellow dent corn, but Rick takes pride in the precision because it’s a snack that brings people together.

New Vision Farms is a family business with a unique history. It was formed in 2009 by three farm families – the Fruths, Schwieberts and Rettigs – who share similar values, a commitment to sustainability and a desire to grow quality crops. Together, they have more than 80 years of popcorn-growing experience and are ready to take it to the next level with Mennel Popcorn.

Rick and his colleagues at New Vision Farms have supplied Mennel Milling with wheat and specialty crops for several years. When they discovered popcorn was joining the lineup of products, they knew they wanted in.

According to Rick, Mennel’s reputation for integrity, honesty and not taking shortcuts is a great fit for their family company.