It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Potato Festival will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Chapman Park in Monte Vista. As the date is fast approaching, we want to be sure you’re prepared to enjoy the day with us! There is another exciting opportunity available at the Potato Festival to those who want an in-depth look at the potato industry. The annual agriculture tour will be departing from Chapman Park by bus in Monte Vista at 8 AM and returning at 11 AM. Hosted by the Executive Director... Read More
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
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
Congratulations to Kam Quarles and Mike Wenkel! Click here to read the full Press Release!
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
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
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
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
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/
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.