Discover the San Luis Valley Secret
Colorado’s San Luis Valley is the second largest fresh potato growing region in the U.S. for good reason. Situated at an elevation of 7600 feet, nestled between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains, the valley enjoys mild temperatures and 350 days of sunshine a year. Part of an ancient lake bed, the fertile soil has been enriched by a unique mix of mineral deposits and is further enhanced by abundant annual snow melt. That is why over 150 potato growing families have made the San Luis Valley their home for generations.
Ensuring Colorado Potato Quality
The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) was founded in 1941 to support local growers and shippers with the quality standards, sustainability best practices, research and marketing. Together with the Colorado potato growers from the San Luis Valley and beyond, CPAC has overseen expansion into new potato varieties and a multi-level inspection process that ensures that over two billion pounds of Colorado potatoes each year are the highest possible quality.