January 15, 2011

Potato Chip Factory

Yesterday Frank had an appointment in Mt. Jackson. Afterward we went to lunch at Denny's and then drove to the Route 11 Potato Chip factory. We had seen their ads and their sign on the interstate, plus I like their chips.

The tour was fairly brief. The plant is only two years old and very clean. They are a waste-free facility; the potato peels and broken chips go to a "herd of Route 11 loving cows."

U.S. Route 11 was the main highway through the Shenandoah Valley before I-81 was built.

If you decide to go there and haven't seen the nearby covered bridge, be sure to drive through it. Meems Bottom Bridge is on Wissler Road.

See photos of the bridge here and here.


  1. Thanks for the tip. I didn't know about the Chip Factory. I will have to check it out.

  2. Thank for commenting. The chips factory is designed so that you can see the process through interior windows. Doesn't take long but it's something to go to on a cold day. And you can sample different flavors of chips.

    I like the sweet potato chips.


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