Category:What’s New San Luis Valley Potatoes

2nd Annual Meat and Greet

The Colorado FFA Foundation is hosting their second annual Meat and Greet Event, November 15, 2018! Join the fun at the National Western Stock Show Complex and enjoy Colorado Potatoes, beef, lamb and pork prepared by top chefs! Follow this link to learn more and to buy your ticket for this fun event!! http://coloradoffafoundation.org/meat-and-greet/

Colorado Kids!

The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee had 4 Colorado Potato Grower’s Kids participate in the Colorado Kids article contest for the Online Denver Post. We would like to extend a large “thank you” to all the kids that participated and share their articles here.

Food, Fiber & More! Summer AgriCULTURE Institute

The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) was so excited to host a wonderful group of teachers for a week long educational opportunity. The teachers were able to enjoy class time, agriculture discussion from  Marvin Reynolds and Don Shawcroft. The rest of the week the teachers were out about throughout the San Luis Valley. The touring began late Monday morning at the Rahkra Mushroom Farm, followed by a delicious lunch at Locavore’s. The rest of the afternoon was spent touring the JW Mumma Aquatic Species Restoration and the Rio Grand Water... Read More

“What Are You Eating?”

Potatoes USA is preparing to launch the “What Are You Eating?” Campaign on July 1st. This campaign is designed to encourage athletes to consume more potatoes, as a good source of fuel and energy. Read more about the campaign from the following link: “Perishable News” Check out the first video of the campaign:Potatoes. Real Food. Real Performance. What Are You Eating?

Standing Up For Potatoes On Capitol Hill

National Potato Council Fly-In On February 26 through March 1, 2018, representatives of the Colorado Potato Industry joined growers and industry leaders from around the country in Washington D.C., on Capitol Hill, for the National Potato Council’s 2018 Potato D.C. Fly-In.  The National Potato Council holds this annual meeting  to give members of the potato industry a better understanding of and a chance to advocate for the industry’s most pressing federal policy priorities.  This allows representatives to meet with lawmakers, administration officials and regulators and educate them about the importance of the potato industry and... Read More

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

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