From Our Farm To Your Family

Bud Cessna

Bud's Story

Bud’s Popcorn was inspired by my grandfather, Raymond “Bud” Klotz, who dedicated his life to farming his family’s land in Maple Park, Illinois. After a long day of working in the fields, he could often be found lounging in his recliner donning his typical plaid shirt, bib overalls and a giant bowl of popcorn. To an audience of grandchildren, he would share jokes and tell farm stories while little hands dug deep into his bowl.

All ears, I would listen to his recap of what was happening on the farm. This man worked hard. He was tough. He was a fixer and a doer. Sum total of boy’s dream come true. I knew I wanted to be just like him.

Twenty years later, I founded Bud’s on two basic principles: a passion for farming and passion for a tasty snack.

Brad Cessna

Brad Cessna, Founder


The Popcorn

Bud’s Popcorn is a white variety popcorn that has been carefully selected for its flavor and quality of pop. With our popcorn, you will enjoy a perfectly popped kernel that has just the right ratio of tenderness and crispness. Bud’s Popcorn is known for its excellent popping uniformity, which when perfectly popped will leave you with little to no “old maids”.

Bud’s Popcorn is grown on a small scale so that we can closely monitor each crop. All work is done in house, from planting the seed to shelling and cleaning the grain. The corn is dried in our very own handmade corn dryer and we are proud to say that we still employ some of Bud’s equipment in the process. It makes us smile knowing that he is still working alongside of us.

1.5 lb. Bags | $4.99

Where to Buy

Purchase Bud’s Popcorn at one of these fine establishments.

Kuipers Family Farm

1N318 Watson Rd

Maple Park, IL 60151

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Inboden’s Meats

1106 N 1st Street

DeKalb, IL 60115

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Reams Meat Market

250 South Main St.

Elburn, IL 60119

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Green Leaf Gift Shop (at Kish Hospital)

1 Kish Hospital Dr

DeKalb, IL 60115

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Hasselmann Family Farm (Online Sales as well

23706 Harmony Rd

Marengo, Illinois 60152

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Pegs on Main

210 Main St.

Maple Park, Illinois 60151

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Country Store and Catering

456 N Main St.

Sycamore, Illinois 60178

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Sweet Earth

341 W. State St.

Sycamore, Illinois 60178

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Sycamore Hy-Vee

2700 Dekalb Ave

Sycamore, Illinois 60178

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Contact Us

Care to talk about popcorn? Have questions about Bud or interested in carrying our products in your store? Email us and we’ll get back to you in a timely manner.