South dakota Grown × Popping with pride
"We developed a great reputation for our popcorn product right from the start and have continued to maintain our reputation because of the quality control we have over our product."
Searching our address on a GPS could throw you in the wrong direction. BUT if you use Google or Apple Maps and search "Gaylen's Homegrown Popcorn,' you will be directed to our exact location.
Work: (605) 483-3324
Gaylen's Cell: (605) 480-0628
23546 462nd AVE
Wentworth, SD 57075
Monday - Friday
9am to 5:00pm
A farmer since 1973, Gaylen Backus has been growing popcorn since 1996. After two years
of raising popcorn for another company, he went independent with his own personal
enterprise. Gaylen said, "We developed a great reputation for our popcorn product right
from the start and have continued to maintain our reputation because of the quality control
we have over our product."
Gaylen's Homegrown Popcorn is grown right on the Backus farm so that it is cared for by
Gaylen from planting time until harvest. The popcorn is then harvested and dried to the
correct moisture in one of the storage bins. From the storage bins, the popcorn is then run
through four different types of cleaning equipment. All of this is done on the family farm
south of Wentworth, South Dakota, USA.
I am sure by now you have figured out the reason for the brand name. When Gaylen
allocates the amount of time it takes to prepare the soil, plant and raise the popcorn to
maturity, harvest, dry to the correct moisture, clean, have it packaged and deliver the
popcorn to you. He wants people to know that when they buy and eat Gaylen's Homegrown
Popcorn, he puts his reputation on the line as a person that delivers a quality product!