Author:Colorado Potato

Colorado Potatoes Lending A Hand

Our local growers and shippers continually support and supply our community food banks with fresh potatoes. We’re proud of their constant assistance in ensuring there are always fresh potatoes available. Due to Covid-19 increasing community needs, CPAC, representing approximately 150 growers and 15 warehouses has also made monetary donations totaling $5,000 to the following food banks, to assist with other needs:  Monte Vista Food Bank, Saguache County Food Banks (2), and La Puente Food of the SLV. The Monte Vista Food Bank serves all of Rio Grande County. They have... Read More

2020 Annual Video Contest

Hi all! CPAC is hosting our annual video contest to help Colorado students pass the time and express their gratitude for Colorado Agriculture! Students, here’s your chance to express why you’re thankful for Colorado Ag! Here are all the details to participate: This year’s video contest theme is “What makes you most thankful for Colorado Agriculture?” Please submit your :30-:90 sec. video to by April 22, 2020 at 4:30 PM. Your submission email should include your name, grade, uploaded video. Each submission must have a completed consent form. (Consent... Read More

Celebrating Colorado Agriculture

  It’s National Agriculture Week and it’s the perfect time to celebrate and thank the Ag Industry workers for their dedication and hard work to providing safe, affordable and delicious food for our tables. “While our industry is prepared to proceed with caution and take the necessary steps to limit the rate of infection of COVID-19, our producers will continue to fuel the economy and their communities by providing food and food products all across the state, nation, and world. We look forward to celebrating National Agriculture Week next week... Read More

2020 Doug Monter Scholarship Applications

Colorado Potatoes is now accepting applications for the 2020 Doug Monter Memorial Scholarship.  The Doug Monter Scholarship is a four year scholarship that awards a total of $7,000.   All applications are due to Colorado Potatoes by April 6, 2020.  Applications are available online and can be emailed to or sent to P.O. Box 348, Monte Vista, CO 81144. Applicants must be a graduating male senior from a San Luis Valley high school and be entering college or vocational school as a freshman.  Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree... Read More

Loaded Slow-Cooker Potatoes

Loaded Slow-Cooker Potatoes Using your slow-cooker is the easiest way to make loaded potatoes. 5 hours Serves 6 Ingredient 8 slices Bacon, cooked 2 lb Baby potatoes 2 cloves Garlic 1/4 cup Green onions 1 Black pepper, Freshly ground 1 Kosher salt 1 tbsp Paprika 1 Cooking spray 3 cup Cheddar 1 Sour cream

Potato Festival Ag Tours

It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Potato Festival will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Chapman Park in Monte Vista. As the date is fast approaching, we want to be sure you’re prepared to enjoy the day with us! There is another exciting opportunity available at the Potato Festival to those who want an in-depth look at the potato industry. The annual agriculture tour will be departing from Chapman Park  by bus in Monte Vista at 8 AM and returning at 11 AM.  Hosted by the Executive Director... Read More

Monte Vista Potato Growers

Established in 1938 Monte Vista Potato Growers (MVPG) is a shipping warehouse co-op, in Monte Vista, CO.  Founded in 1938, Monte Vista Potato Growers has continued to be a large player in the Colorado Potato Industry. The warehouse runs roughly 800,000 hundredweight of potatoes (80 million pounds) yearly and is continually increasing volume. MVPG is comprised of 9 individual growers; as they continue to have increased yields, the warehouse is increasing their efficiency, as well! Monte Vista Potato Growers averages 4,000-5,000 sacks daily! (Sacks are calculated in hundredweight.) General Manager... Read More

Colorado Hassleback Potatoes

5280 Culinary- BBQ Provisions Meat and Potatoes just got even better with these gorgeous gems.  We start with some Colorado Yukon Gold Potatoes, add some butter and Rub a Dub and then…. Magic!!!  These bad boys are great with Beef, Chicken, Pork or even topped with some pulled pork. Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary Yield: 6 Ea Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 45-55 Minutes Cook temp: 425 Degrees Ingredients    6 ea                Yukon Gold Potatoes, Medium Sized, Washed 2... Read More