Quick and Healthy Baked Potato Pizzas

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Quick and Healthy Baked Potato Pizzas The flavor delicious pizzas, but with baked potatoes! Doesn’t get any better than this! Serves 4 Ingredients 4 (5-to 6-oz.) Russet potatoes, scrubbed 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt 4 teaspoons healthy buttery spread 1/2 teaspoon garlic or seasoned salt Snipped fresh chives or green onion tops (optional) 16 slices turkey pepperoni 1/4 cup warm pasta sauce 1/4 cup Italian blend shredded cheese 1 Tablespoon minced green pepper 1 Tablespoon sliced green onion Directions Cut a wedge out of each potato about 1/8-inch wide and 1-inch deep... Read More

Colorado Potatoes at the 2017 Ag Day at the Capitol

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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

2017 Potatoes USA Annual Meeting

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Representing Colorado in the Mile High City Potatoes USA’s Annual Meeting was held at the Denver Marriott City Center from March 13 to the 16.  Colorado was well represented with both staff from Colorado Potatoes and Colorado potato growers.  David Tonso, Segundo Diaz, Sheldon Rockey and Brian Meisner are all board members of Potatoes USA and grow potatoes in Colorado.  All four were in attendance at the Annual Meeting along with Colorado Potatoes staff members Jim Ehrlich, Linda Weyers and Savannah Schlaufman. Colorado Leading the Way One new Colorado Representative, Sheldon Rockey,... Read More

Colorado Potatoes Hearts RDs!

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March is National Nutrition Month and Colorado Potatoes has partnered with Produce for Kids to celebrate!  Produce or Kids has launched a program called “We Heart RDs” where they distribute kits to in-store registered dietitians and nutritionists around the country.  The kits are filled with tools and resources that RDs can utilize to educate shoppers on healthy lifestyle choices. As part of the “We Heart RDs” program, Colorado Potatoes are also represented on Produce for Kid’s online RD Resource Center.  Here, RDs can download our Kid’s Activity Book and Variety... Read More

Take Your Athletic Performance to the Next Level with Potatoes

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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 Represented on Capitol Hill

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Industry Leaders Educate Lawmakers About Potato Needs On February 13 through 16, 2016, representatives of the Colorado Potato Industry joined growers and industry leaders from around the country in Washington D.C. for the National Potato Council’s 2017 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 how various policies... Read More

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

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“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 salad 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... Read More

Locavores

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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

2017 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest

  The 2017 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest Entrants will submit a video that addresses the following prompt: Why is it important to eat fruits and vegetables? Be sure to include Colorado Potatoes! Videos must be sent to [email protected] by April 1, 2017.  Videos may be sent as an attachment in the following forms: .mp4, .wmv or .mov.   Please indicate if your class is in the Elementary school division or in the Middle and High school division.  Late submissions will not be accepted.  Multiple entries by a single teacher sponsor... Read More

Colorado Potatoes Seeks Industry Partners for Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Challenge

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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 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! Plus, Potatoes USA will match EVERY. SINGLE. DONATION.... Read More