Author:Colorado Potato

Potatoes at Adams State Basketball Game

Adams State Grizzlies Take On Colorado Mines Orediggers On January 27, Colorado Potatoes sponsored the Adams State University Men’s and Women’s basketball teams as they took on the Colorado School of Mines. The ASU women put up a great effort against the Colorado School of Mines women’s team and the ASU men were victorious, beating the Colorado School of Mines men, 60 to 54. Worley Family Farms generously donated bags of Yukon Gold potatoes to give to every person that attended the game.  Athletes, college students, parents and more all... Read More

Colorado Potato Industry Donates to Local Food Bank

Rising to the Challenge The Monte Vista Food Bank has received great support from the Colorado potato industry over the years.  It is rare for them to ever be out of potatoes!  However, they are always in need of support from the community to keep their shelves stocked.  This need is especially high during the holidays. This year, we challenged the entire Colorado Potato industry to help ensure that the local Monte Vista Food Bank remains well-stocked for the holidays and beyond.  The Colorado Potato industry delivered, donating $3,950, for... Read More

Leftover Potato Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Hash Recipe
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the day after Christmas you may be at a loss for what to make.  With a fridge full of leftovers, and your culinary creativity spent, you may have no clue where to start.  Don’t fear, we have you covered!  Check out these leftover potato breakfast recipes!  Whether you have leftover roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, we have the perfect way to transform your leftovers into a delicious breakfast! Breakfast Hash with Leftover Roasted Potatoes This recipe is highly... Read More

Video Contest Salad Bars Awarded

Winning Schools in Elbert and Loveland Receive Salad Bars Recently, two more salad bars were donated by the Colorado potato industry as part of their prize for winning the 2017 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest.  Potatoes USA matched each donation, resulting in four salad bar donations total.  The schools who received the salad bars were Elbert School in Elbert, CO and Mary Blair Elementary, Centennial Elementary and B. F. Kitchen Elementary in Loveland, CO.  Stacy Libal’s 5th grade class from Mary Blair Elementary won the Elementary school division and Stephanie Gillen’s... Read More

Colorado Potatoes Power Ride the Rockies! 

Potato Power! Each year, 2,000 cyclists from around the country and the world travel to beautiful Colorado to participate in Ride the Rockies.  For their 32nd year, Ride the Rockies started right in the heart of the San Luis Valley, in Alamosa, CO!  It is tradition for Colorado Potatoes to participate in Ride the Rockies when their route passes through the San Luis Valley, where we grow our potatoes.  This was the seventh year that riders were treated to a delicious (and free!) Colorado potato along their route.  After 58... Read More

Diaz Travels to Cuba to Represent Colorado Potatoes

On March 27, Segundo Diaz took a break from his farm in Colorado to travel to Cuba.  Diaz joined 15 other members of the U.S. potato industry on an informational exchange mission to Cuba.  The trip began in Havanna, and lasted for five days.  The purpose of this visit was to explore the potential for U.S. potatoes in Cuba, specifically potato seed. They met with officials from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Commercial Affairs and Ministry of Agriculture.  The group was met with “a lot of respect and friendship,” according... Read More

Colorado Potatoes at the 2017 Ag Day at the Capitol

Ag Day at the Capitol Each year, Colorado celebrates the agricultural industry at the Capitol.  On Wednesday, March 22, growers, chefs, state officials and more from around the state gathered to celebrate Colorado-grown food.  Ag Day at the Capitol recognizes Colorado’s agricultural industry and all it does for our state, including feeding Colorado’s population, its stewardship of our resources, and its economic impact. ACF Colorado Chefs Association ED with CCA Chefs Joan Brewster, Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Ag Day Chair David Collie all spoke about the... Read More

Take Your Athletic Performance to the Next Level with Potatoes

Potatoes help to fuel an active lifestyle.  They offer nutrient-dense carbs and potassium that can power athletic performance.  Carbohydrates are a key source of energy for both your brain and muscles.  The National Academy of Science recommends that both adults and children consume 130 grams of carbohydrates a day.  Potatoes are nutrient-dense, so they can provide these carbohydrates along with essential vitamins and minerals.    Potassium is an electrolyte that helps with muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function.  However, before you reach for a banana, you might want to know that... Read More

Colorado Potatoes and Stones Farm Supply Donate Salad Bars to Sargent Schools

“Raising the Bar” at Sargent Schools Colorado Potato growers are once again participating in the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Challenge.  Sargent Schools is the most recent school to receive a salad bar donation in the valley.  Colorado Potatoes partnered with Chris Sittler of Stones Farm Supply to donate a salad bar, and that donation was matched by Potatoes USA, resulting in two bars donated to Sargent Schools. On January 19, Sargent Schools hosted a Potato Bar Event in the Sargent Cafeteria.  In attendance were Chris and Roxanne Sittler... Read More