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Cpac's recipe of the week:

This weeks pick: fudge mocha potato cake

 

 

 

For Potato recipes, photos (food shots, harvest, Potato varieties, etc.) Please contact the CPAc office.

Note: We ask that all of the content used from our website be credited, Courtesy of the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee.

  

 

 

 Colorado Proud Featured Recipe:

Mediterranean Potato Soup Recipe

 

Our new Produce for Better Health Recipe

Potato Spinach Lasagna

 

And for more great recipes...

 Click here to purchase your Colorado Cookbook today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 SLV Potato Festival

 

 

Join us Friday evening for a free concert at Chapman park! THen, on saturday come back out and ejoy all of the POtato Festival Festivities! Saturday evening, the event will move to downtown on Adams Street for live music, food, and shopping!

 Click HERE for a 2015 SLV Potato Fest vendor form or call 719-852-3322 to have one sent to you.

 

 

 

Friday entertainment will feature the TENT SHOW KINGS

 

 

 

2015 Colorado potato Essay Contest

The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee would like to announce the winners for the 2015 Colorado Potato Essay Contest!

High School Winner- Student: Kacey Buttrick, Teacher: Ms. Faust- South Park High School-Fairplay, CO 

Read her essay here.

Middle School Winner-Student: Gabriela Rucker, Teacher: Ms. Wheeler-Casey Middle School-Boulder, CO

Read her essay here.

               

Are you interested in participating in next years essay contest? We send out our contest information to over 700 high schools and middle schools within the state of Colorado every year. If you're interested and want to make sure your school is on our list, please contact Racheal at rwerner@coloradopotato.org

What do you win? Each student winner recieves receives a $300 "Adventure Pack" made up of gift certificates to various activities, attractions, or sporting good stores in their area! The students teacher also wins $300 in cash!

 

 

Colorado Proud Campaign commercials

Click on any of the following images to view our Colorado Proud commercials!

 

   

The Agriculture Education Program's mission is to reconnect youth to agriculture through education and help them to see and understand that agriculture is sustainable, conservation minded and builds important interrelationships with the ecosystem and our culture. The vision of AEP is to promote agriculture through problem solving, critical thinking and hands-on experiences to the learner. CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE K-12 EDUCATION CIRRICULUM.

 

 

 

 Antique Potato Equipment

Shaker

Here is a picture of the antique potato equipment we have displayed in the yard at the CPAC office. A special thanks to Clyde Jones who generously donated the potato shaker to our growing display. We now have a planter,harvester, sorter, and shaker.                    

Harvester

We are grateful to Jim Clare and the San Luis Valley Antique Iron club for their contributions to the impressive collection. It is nice to remember the old days but it sure helps you appreciate the modern equipment we have today.

  

  Beautiful Outside…Beautiful Inside

When we asked consumers  what images comes to mind when they think of Colorado, they answered …fresh…healthy…natural…beautiful…


The Majestic snow-covered peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains jut up 14,000 feet to surround the fertile plateau of the San Luis Valley. Here, at 7600 feet, in the highest and largest commercial agricultural valley in the world, the potato flourishes.
 
This ideal combination of location, climate, soil and practices produces potatoes that not only look good, but are good for you.   From our long-popular Russets to fast-growing specialties, potatoes grown in Colorado are known for their superior color,shape and, in some varieties, nutritional properties. The cool weather also contributes to the smoothness of the skin, while the Valley’s isolation helps eliminate pest and disease.  That’s not even mentioning the flavor that makes them a favorite in both homes and restaurants.  No other potato producing region can boast of this fortune of goods and geography!

Farmers began growing potatoes in Colorado's San Luis Valley about 1875, making it one of the oldest potato growing areas in the country. The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, representing the area Colorado Potato Growers and Colorado Potato Shippers, recently adopted a new theme line to reflect: its reputation   QUALITY AT ITS PEAK.