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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.  Sitting at an elevation of 7600 feet, 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

Founded in 1941, the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) was formed to support local growers and shippers. As the Federal and State Marketing Order, CPAC helps set quality standards, and seeks to innovate in sustainability, best practices, research and marketing. Together with the growers from the San Luis Valley and beyond, CPAC has overseen expansion into new varieties of potatoes and a multi-level inspection process that ensures over two billion pounds of Colorado potatoes grown annually are the highest quality possible.