POTD: The world’s largest potato masher

Metro Wire Staff

The village of Plover is now home to the world’s largest potato masher.

The installation was installed on May 19 at the Food + Farm Exploration Center in preparation for its summer opening.

The almost 39-foot-tall, three-ton potato masher is expected to be a tourist attraction and is intended as a “selfie spot” that will draw attention from young people.

The 24-acre site will be operated by the Farming for the Future Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the Pavelski family and incorporated in 2018. The family has operated a multi-generational farm in central Wisconsin since 1873.

The state-of-the-art facility has interactive classrooms and is geared for accessibility, including modified indoor tractors to simulate operating in a field, and four one-acre fields for planting onsite. A large kitchen and other working space is intended to teach all ages from planting to cooking and food preservation. The space is also available for event rental.

The Center, 3400 Innovation Dr. south of Menards off Maple Dr. in Plover, will open sometime this summer.