Alsum Farms & Produce to host 5K to benefit FFA chapters

Wisconsin State Farmer

FRIESLAND - Alsum Farms & Produce is inviting runners, walkers and all those who support FFA to join the inaugural Tater Trot 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Alsum Farms & Produce in Friesland to benefit local FFA chapters.

“Alsum Farms & Produce is excited to host the inaugural Tater Trot 5K to help support local FFA Chapters and provide a unique opportunity to learn about the nutritional and economic benefits of Wisconsin Potatoes,” says Alsum’s Nikki Jedlowski, Logistics Manager and Tater Trot 5K Event Coordinator. “Potatoes are a nutrient powerhouse and the Tater Trot 5K promotes the healthy, flavorful and fresh attributes of the spud targeting sports enthusiasts and athletes to fuel performance.” 

Run or walk the scenic rural route nestled within the Amish countryside in Friesland which is the highest point of elevation in Columbia County. Start at Alsum Farms & Produce heading out on Highway EF and around the potato shed. Come south on Highway EF toward downtown Friesland to Hein Street. Loop around Friesland Park and head back north on Highway EF to the finish line at Alsum. All miles and turns will be marked with potato fun facts along the course and plenty of water stations on route.                                                              
To register for the event online, visit: Or print a registration form that can be found at Alsum Farms & Produce website at and mail with payment to: Alsum Farms & Produce, Attn: Nikki Jedlowski, PO Box 188, Friesland, WI 53935.  

Register by Oct. 14 to guarantee a T-shirt.

Registration categories include: ages 12+ ($25), ages 11 & Under ($15), and free kids fun run. 

Packet pickup is available on Friday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Alsum Farm & Produce.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, registration opens at 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

The kids fun run race around the potato shed will start at 9:55 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10 a.m.

Parking is free. Strollers are welcome. Alsum potato samples will be available along with fruit and water post-race. Meet Spudly for a photo op. 

The top three males and females will be awarded in each category.

Alsum Farms & Produce is located at N9083 County Hwy EF, Friesland, WI (If using GPS, use Cambria, WI 53923).