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

Now Accepting Doug Monter Scholarship Applications

  Colorado Potatoes is now accepting applications for the 2019 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 5, 2019.  Applications are available at coloradopotato.org/dougmonter and can be emailed to [email protected] 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... Read More

Mashed Potato Cups

  Serves 12 Ingredients: 1/2 cup 2% milk 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1-1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided 6 cups hot Colorado mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter) 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley Directions: In a large bowl, add milk, butter, salt, pepper and 1-1/3 cups cheese to mashed potatoes. Grease two 6-portion muffin pans; divide potato mixture between pans. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with parsley. Cover and freeze one pan for up to 3 months. Bake the remaining... Read More

2018 PMA Fresh Summit

The 2018 record breaking PMA Fresh Summit has come and gone! What a wonderful weekend of networking, marketing and produce we had! This year the PMA Fresh Summit had over 1,200 exhibitors present from across the world! Colorado Potatoes were well represented among other produce commodities. CPAC had a booth within the Colorado Department of Ag’s (CDA) pavilion, where they met with 3rd party marketers, buyers, shippers and other industry personnel. As the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee continues to seek new and innovative marketing opportunities, it is always interesting to... Read More

Mushroom Potato Soup

Recipe from: “Taste of Home” Ingredients 2 medium leeks, sliced 2 large carrots, sliced 6 tablespoons butter, divided 6 cups chicken broth 5 cups diced and peeled Colorado Potatoes 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 bay leaf 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup heavy whipping cream Directions In a Dutch oven or soup kettle (quart pot), saute leeks and carrots in 3 tablespoons butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the broth, potatoes, dill, salt, pepper and... Read More

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