2018 Potato Expo

Representing Colorado Potatoes in Orlando The Potato Expo is the largest conference and trade show for the potato industry in North America. This year was the Potato Expo’s 10th anniversary and was held in Orlando, FL.  The Potato Expo is put on each year by the National Potato Council.  NPC is an organization that represents the interest of U.S. potato producers and provides a unified voice for the U.S. potato industry on national legislative, regulatory, environmental, and trade issues to promote the increased profitability for growers and greater consumption of... Read More

Colorado Potato Industry Donates to Local Food Bank

Rising to the Challenge The Monte Vista Food Bank has received great support from the Colorado potato industry over the years.  It is rare for them to ever be out of potatoes!  However, they are always in need of support from the community to keep their shelves stocked.  This need is especially high during the holidays. This year, we challenged the entire Colorado Potato industry to help ensure that the local Monte Vista Food Bank remains well-stocked for the holidays and beyond.  The Colorado Potato industry delivered, donating $3,950, for... Read More

Leftover Potato Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Hash Recipe
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the day after Christmas you may be at a loss for what to make.  With a fridge full of leftovers, and your culinary creativity spent, you may have no clue where to start.  Don’t fear, we have you covered!  Check out these leftover potato breakfast recipes!  Whether you have leftover roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, we have the perfect way to transform your leftovers into a delicious breakfast! Breakfast Hash with Leftover Roasted Potatoes This recipe is highly... Read More

2017 Spud Bowl Queen

A Long Standing Tradition On November 4, the 71st  annual Spud Bowl was held at at Adams State University.  The tradition began in 1946 when potato farmers in the San Luis Valley would donate potatoes to the University that would be converted into cash to supplement the athletic program.  Spud Bowl continues to be a highlight of the football season to this day.  Each year, Adams State University and the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee partner to award scholarships and crown a Spud Bowl Queen. Spud Bowl Candidates Each school in... Read More

Video Contest Salad Bars Awarded

Winning Schools in Elbert and Loveland Receive Salad Bars Recently, two more salad bars were donated by the Colorado potato industry as part of their prize for winning the 2017 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest.  Potatoes USA matched each donation, resulting in four salad bar donations total.  The schools who received the salad bars were Elbert School in Elbert, CO and Mary Blair Elementary, Centennial Elementary and B. F. Kitchen Elementary in Loveland, CO.  Stacy Libal’s 5th grade class from Mary Blair Elementary won the Elementary school division and Stephanie Gillen’s... Read More

The 2017 Colorado Potato Harvest Wraps Up

Reaping in Taters Potato harvest is a huge undertaking for San Luis Valley potato growers, and this year’s harvest is coming to a close.  It is the final step in a month long work tending to potato plants. Storing Potatoes During Harvest Potatoes take around 2-3 months to grow depending on the variety.  Potato harvest in the San Luis Valley typically occurs in September and October.  These potatoes are then stored for future use, so you can enjoy Colorado Potatoes all year long! The ultra-modern storage facilities control factors like... Read More

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 2018 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest

The 2018 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest For the 2018 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... 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