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

Doug Monter Scholarship

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Now Accepting Applications! Colorado Potatoes is now accepting applications for this year’s Doug Monter Memorial Scholarship!  All applications are due by April 3, 2017.   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 pursuing a degree in agriculture or related field of study, but all applicants will be considered. Supporting San Luis Valley Students The Doug Monter Scholarship is a four year scholarship that awards a total of $7,000!  ... 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

Potato Noodles with Pulled Pork

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Potato Noodles with Pulled Pork Full Video: Chef Jason Morse demonstrates and new and exciting way to prepare potatoes.  These delicious potato noodles are gluten-free and versatile enough to be substituted into all of your favorite noodle recipes!  Here, Chef Jason tops them with pulled pork, slaw and barbecue sauce for a tasty dish! Condensed Version: Instructions: (Serves 4-6 people) Ingredients: Potatoes, Colorado Russet 4 Ea Use Large Sized Potatoes 1 Tbsp All Purpose Seasoning (Or adjust seasoning profile to match the toppings below) 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Preparation: PREP TIME: 15... Read More

Activity Book for Kids

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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

One-Dish Roasted Potatoes and Apples with Chicken Sausage

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A scrumptious and easy one-dish baked meal that’s perfect for chilly fall and winter evenings. Servings: 4 Ingredients 3-4 red potatoes or your favorite potato variety (about 1 pound) 1 Tbsp canola oil 2 red apples (Fuji, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Gala, etc.) 1yellow onion 4  chicken herb link sausages (12 ounces) 2 Tbsp cider vinegar .5 tsp ground mustard 1 Tbsp honey Instructions Preheat oven to 425 °F. Cut potatoes into chunks, place in 2-quart baking dish. Drizzle with canola oil. Toss to coat. Roast potatoes in oven for about 20 minutes. While... Read More