Category:What’s New San Luis Valley Potatoes

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

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


From Potato Growers to Restaurant Owners: The Segers Are Redefining Farm to Table “We knew within the first week that we’ve hit on something” says Wendi Seger, speaking of Locavores, Alamosa’s newest restaurant.  On September 5, 2016, Wendi, along with her husband Matt, opened Locavores, a restaurant committed to serving local, fresh food.  The Segers have been potato farmers in the San Luis Valley for over 20 years, but they saw a need for a fresh and healthy restaurant option, which led them into this new venture.  “In 2009 we... Read More

Industry Partners: Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools

Colorado Potatoes Needs Your Help! We are participating in Potatoes USA’s Salad Bar Challenge again this year! Last year, with the help of the Colorado potato industry, we donated 20 salad bars! This year, we want to exceed that number! You can help us reach this goal! How? By becoming one of our industry partners! How Does it Work? Colorado Potatoes will cover half of the cost of a salad bar donation. That means, you can help get a salad bar to a school who needs one for only $1,550!... Read More

Activity Book for Kids

Introduce Kids to the World of Potatoes! Kids love potatoes, in fact they are the most consumed vegetable in the United States! Plus, they are an important part of their diet, but how much do they really know about how much this vegetable has to offer? Download our Activity Book for free, to teach kids all about the nutritional value of potatoes, while they play fun games! Activity Book for Kids   Activity Book Solutions

Bringing Potatoes into the Classroom

Share the Importance of Agriculture with your Students The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) consists of twenty eight potato growers and shippers that are elected by the one hundred seventy five potato growers of the San Luis valley in Southern Colorado. These potato growers typically produce nearly 2.2 billion lbs. of potatoes annually on sixty thousand acres of irrigated farmland. For perspective, that is sixty thousand football fields of potatoes. These fields provide an annual supply of potatoes to over 18.3 million people. It isn’t easy work. Potato farmers must... Read More

New Nutrition Label

FDA Announces New Nutrition Label On May 20, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced that there will be a new Nutrition Facts label for food products nationwide.  This move to help consumers make more informed decisions about the foods that they purchase and use. First Lady Michelle Obama commented that, “this is going to make a real difference in providing families across the country the information they need to make healthy choices.”  Food manufacturers with annual food sales of $10 and above will have until July 26,... Read More

Potatoes Contribute $596M to Colorado’s Economy!

Colorado Benefits Greatly from Potato Production Informa Economics recently did a study to determine the economic impact of the Colorado potato complex.  What they found was truly astonishing.  In 2014, the potato industry added $596 million to the state economy through a combined business sales output of $1.17 billion and 3,992 jobs!  The potato industry makes up 10% of Colorado’s agricultural and food processing economy. The Potato Industry Creates Many Colorado Jobs The potato industry in Colorado affects much more than the farmers who produce them.  Many indirectly benefit from potato... Read More