2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival

Another Potato Festival in the Books! Colorado Potatoes hosted the 10th Annual San Luis Valley Potato Festival in Monte Vista on September 9th.  The Potato Festival is a long tradition in the San Luis Valley that is put on by Colorado Potatoes to celebrate the Colorado potato harvest. Saturday kicked off with the Tater Trot Fun Run 5K.  The Tater Trot is held each year by the Monte Vista Recreation Department.  Runners faced potato-themed obstacles like the potato-sack-hop and mashed potato army crawl.  After carrying a five pound bag of... Read More

The 2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival

The 2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival will be held September 9 in Monte Vista, CO.  The Potato Festival is held each year to celebrate the potato harvest and the potato industry in the San Luis Valley.  This year’s festival has some big changes and promises to be the biggest yet! Country music artist Brooke Eden will be playing this year’s first ever concert at Ski Hi Park Arena! Tickets are $15, and available to purchase online at coloradopotatoes.eventbrite.com or at the Colorado Potatoes office in Monte Vista (1305 Park... Read More

Chefs Announced for 2017 SLV Potato Festival

Having Chef Demonstrations is a long-time tradition at the San Luis Valley Potato Festival! Profession Chefs from the ACF Colorado Chef’s Association treat festival goers to new and exciting ways to prepare potatoes.  Those who attend will also get to interact with the Chefs and sample their recipes.  This year, there will be four Chef Demonstrations, by four outstanding Colorado Chefs! Chef Greg Sever Executive Chef, Morning Star Assisted Living Chef Greg Sever is a proud Colorado Native. Chef Sever began his culinary career as an ACF Apprentice in 1997. He... Read More

The 2018 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest

The 2018 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest Entrants will submit a video that addresses the following prompt: Potatoes Power Performance!  How do Colorado Potatoes power your performance? Videos must be sent to Colorado Potatoes by March 1, 2018.  Videos may be sent as an attachment [email protected]  A You Tube, Vimeo or Drop Box URL can also be sent to [email protected] or via the form above.  Videos may be sent as an attachment in the following forms: MPEG-4, mp4, .mov or m4v.   Please indicate if your class is in the Elementary... Read More

Agricultural Tours for the 2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival

Colorado Potatoes is once again partnering with San Luis Central Railroad and the San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad for the 2017 Potato Festival.  Back by popular demand, there will be train tours and a Farm and Field tour! The San Luis Central Railroad will be offering train rides during the Potato Festival on September 9, 2017, where participants can ride the train from Fullenwider Park past various potato fields and a potato packing shed around Monte Vista.  The ride will take approximately one hour, and is completely free!  Trains will... Read More

National Potato Council’s 2017 Summer Meeting

The National Potato Council held their annual Summer Meeting in Denver, CO from June 28 to the 30.  Potato industry leaders from around the nation came to the Brown Palace to discuss the policies that impact the United States potato industry.  Attendees traveled to beautiful Colorado because Dwayne Weyers, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee member and co-owner of Aspen Produce, is the current President of the National Potato council. The Summer Meeting is open to all growers and industry leaders eager to advance the potato industry’s most pressing policy debates. Attendees... Read More

Brooke Eden to Perform at the 2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival

Country music artist Brooke Eden will be headlining this year’s San Luis Valley Potato Festival on Saturday, September 9.  This year’s Potato Festival promises to be bigger than ever, with the concert moving to Ski Hi Park Arena for the first time! Even ahead of its official release to country radio, Brooke Eden’s heart-bending torpedo “Act Like You Don’t,” immediately sparked rabid response among media and fans. Co-written by the RED BOW Records act, the punchy stand-out track, heralded as “powerful” by The Huffington Post, earned placement on NBC’s TODAY... Read More

Colorado Potatoes Power Ride the Rockies! 

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 miles of... 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