Delivering delicious theatre

quality popcorn since 1987

About Us

Fancy Farm Popcorn is 100% family owned and operated in Bernie, Missouri. Founded by two brothers, Fred and Chris Tanner. Fancy Farm Popcorn is led by Fred’s son Zack, who serves as the president of the company. He’s not the suit-wearing type of president, though; Zack is out in the fields every day, monitoring every aspect of the production. Most of our team members have been here for years and they’re family now.

Our team consists of the Tanner family, dedicated, long time employees, and neighboring grower cooperators who contract popcorn production.

Since 1987 we’ve been growing, harvesting, storing, processing and packaging corn on our Southeast Missouri farm. We’ve built this company from the ground up, and are proud to be the first in the industry to provide our customer with kits that include everything you need for a delicious batch of popcorn.

Every customer, big or small, is treated like our only customer. Whether you’re buying trailer trucks full of our our popcorn or a single pallet, we will do our best to provide you with the most economical way to get our popcorn in your hands.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to profitably and safely produce, sell, and distribute the highest quality popcorn in the world. We will achieve this goal by the grace of God, hard work, mutual respect and teamwork.

Core Values

We believe our core values will prosper and grow our company, its customers, and its employees. Our core values include:

  • Always produce the best product for a fair price
  • Always desire to achieve higher goals
  • Always do your best
  • Always be humble
  • Always try to meet others needs
  • Always be safety minded
  • A united, well managed, team can always accomplish more than an individual
  • Always remember that all good things come from God



How does popcorn pop? Each kernel of popcorn contains a small amount of moisture - around 14%. As the popcorn kernel heats up the water expands, turns to steam and finally bursts the hull open after the pressure inside the grain hits 135 pounds per square inch. As that kernel pops, the steam inside it is released while the soft starch inflates, cools and forms into the fluffy pieces of popcorn that are so tasty.